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Physics 880.05 "Computational Physics"
Winter/Spring, 2003

General Information about 880.05 Nuclear Many-Body Physics

Course title:
Nuclear Many-Body Physics
Text:
There is no single text that covers the relevant material with the methods we want to use. So we'll use many texts (all on reserve at the library) through handouts and lecture notes.
Prerequisites:
The first-year graduate courses (quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, classical mechanics, statistical mechanics). Previous exposure to field theory is not assumed. Email Prof. Furnstahl if you're concerned about your preparation.
Material:
Although the title is Nuclear Many-Body Physics and we will have nuclear examples often in mind, the focus is more generally on many-body (mostly many-fermion) theory in the spirit of Fetter and Walecka's many-body text but updated to include path integral, renormalization group, and effective field theory methods.
Instructors:
Prof. Richard Furnstahl
office: 4004 Smith Lab
email: furnstahl.1@osu.edu or furnstah@mps.ohio-state.edu
phone: 292-4830 (office) or 847-4026 (home)

Dr. Achim Schwenk
office: 4080 Smith Lab
email: aschwenk@mps.ohio-state.edu
phone: 292-0995 (office)
Schedule:
Class meets MW at 10:30pm in Smith 2186.
Office Hours:
By appointment (asking in class is easiest) and . . .
[to be announced] (Furnstahl)
[to be announced] (Schwenk)
Grading:
Assigned problems [100%]
Web Pages:
This info: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~ntg/880/manybody_info.php
Course home page: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~ntg/880/manybody.php

Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
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Physics 880.05 Nuclear Many-Body Physics Information.
Last modified: 04:16 pm, March 24, 2003.
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