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Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

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Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
SUPA Graduate SchoolOctober/November 2008
David J. MillerUniversity of Glasgow
Recommended Text:
Quarks & Leptons
by F. Halzenand A. Martin(though this is not really necessary)http://www.physics.gla.ac.uk/~dmiller/lectures/RQM_2008.pdf
 
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1.The Schrödinger equation
Non-relativistic quantum mechanics
2.The Klein Gordon Equation
A relativistic wave equation for bosons
3.The Dirac Equation
A relativistic wave equation for fermions
4.Quantum Electrodynamics
The Dirac equation in an electromagnetic potential
5.Scattering and Perturbation Theory
Feynman rules, cross-sections and widths
6.Quantum Chromodynamics
Quarks, gluons and color, renormalisation, running couplings
 
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1. The Schrödinger Equation
Consider a plane wave with energy and momentum :It should not be surprising that these operators do not commute with time and positionrespectively, and indeed obey the usual commutation relations:These values can be extracted using the energy and momentum
operators
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[see later for what I really mean by “=“]

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