Week 4: Scattering basics
Scattering of waves from objects -- classical waves, quantum fields. We will start with the basics: partial wave expansion method, Born approximation, and ladder diagrams.
- Jami's old notes from advanced quantum mechanics course involving 3d Schrödinger equation, hydrogen atom, and scattering problem.
Updated 30.1.2023: added weekly special
Updated 31.1.2023: added Monday's videos and solutions, python script for Ramsauer-Townsend effect.
Updated 2.2.2023: added Wednesday's videos (there were no solutions to add).
Updated 3.2.2023: added Thursday's videos and solutions.
Pages 394 to 414.
Bruus&Flensberg does not discuss basic scattering theory at all, but Griffiths has a very clear presentation of the partial wave expansion and other things that we will cover this week.
Pages 1225-1234 from Cheng Chin, Rudolf Grimm, Paul Julienne, and Eite Tiesinga. Feshbach resonances in ultracold gases. Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 1225 (2010).