Math 148b  
Topics in
Mathematical Physics 

Winter 201415  

Instructor: Rupert
Frank,
178
Sloan, rlfrank@caltech.edu 



We consider
quantum mechanical systems with many particles described by the
Schrodinger equation. While this is far from being solvable
analytically or numerically, there exist approximations (Hartree theory
for bosons and ThomasFermi theory for fermions) that are
asymptotically correct and that we will discuss in detail. Further
topics include the HVZ theorem and stability of matter. 









