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Prerequisites
This course is intended for first year
graduate students in Physics.
I assume that the students have completed
undergraduate courses in:

Quantum mechanics

Thermal physics  thermodynamics and statistical
mechanics at the level of, say, Kittel and Kroemer

Classical mechanics  basic notiions of phase
space and canonical variables
In addition, graduate courses taken just prior
or concurrently with this course will be valuable background:

Quantum mechanics  harmonic oscillator, spin
states, the rigid rotator, density matrices

Classical mechanics  Liouville's theorem
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modified: 07Jan02 
