This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5612, part of CU Boulderâ€™s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. This course teaches commonly used approximation methods in quantum mechanics. They include time-independent perturbation theory, time-dependent perturbation theory, tight binding method, variational method and the use of finite basis set. In each case, a specific example is given to clearly show how the method works. At the end of this course learners will be able to: 1. use time-dependent perturbation theory to obtain first- and second -order corrections to energies and wavefunctions, 2. use time-dependent perturbation theory and obtain transition rates, and 3. use tight binding method, variational method and finite basis set to obtain approximate solutions of various quantum mechanics problems.