Teaching

Vahid Karimipour

Sharif University of Technology

Teaching


The courses that I teach in this semester:

Below you will find the lecture notes of some of the courses I have thaught in the past 25 years in Sharif. The lecture notes are intented for Persian-Speaking students. Each time that I teach a course, I revise the lecture notes.

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Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics I, II and III.

This is a three-semester course on Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics which starts from the basics of Thermodynamics (the axioms of thermodynamics and their consequences) and ends at advanced and optional topics in Statistical mechanics (e.g. nureal networks).

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Quantum Mechanics I and II

This is a two semester course for undergraduate students and starts with the history of quantum mechanics, its postulates and mathematical structure and ends up with advanced topics like radiation and scattering.

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Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

This is a two semester course on quantum computation and quantum information. It is open to all Phd and MS students from departments of physics, mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering. Only in rare cases undergraduate students can enroll in this course. At the end of the course, the student is supposed to be able to follow the the existing literature on the subject and prepare him or herself for doing original research. Those who are from departments other than physics, can self-study the first three lecture notes which introdcues them to the basics of quantum mechanics needed for this course.

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Group Theory

This is a one-semester course for undergraduate and graduate students, intended for students from all parts of theoretical physics. It starts with basic definitions and properties of discrete groups and continues to topological and Lie groups and Lie algebras and their representation theory and ends up with classification of Semi-simple Lie Algebras.

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Critical Phenomena

This is an elementary course in critical phenomena and deals only with the basic concepts and some examples. It is suitable for undergraduate and early year graduate students.

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Elemantary quantum field theory

This is an elementary course in quantum field theory suitable for those students whose field is not high energy physics, but with an interest in the subject. It starts with classical field theory, reviews Klein Gordon and Direc fields and ends up with second quantized field theory formulation of mnay body systems in condensed matter phyiscs.

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Advanced Mathematical Physics

This is a short course in which we start with the basic concepts of point set topology, and continue to homotopy and homology theories, and then manifolds, Riemannian Geometry, fiber bundles and complex manifolds. It is suitable for students in high energy physics and condensed matter physics. A good knowledge of mathemtical physics and group theory is necessary for this course.