Lecture Time: Monday and Wednesday 3:30 PM -- 5:25 PM
Lecture Place: ISB, Room 231
Instructor: Prof. Stefano Profumo
Office hours: Tuesday 2:00 PM (or -- better -- by appointment)
An introduction to non-relativistic quantum mechanics, from basic postulates to simple quantum systems and techniques to more advanced, fun topics.
Other Reference Textbooks:
Additional Reading: Click here to download some notes on QFT from Le Bellac
Grading will consist of 40% Homework, 20% Midterm (tentatively scheduled
for Monday, Monday, February 9) and 40% Final (Thursday March 19,
1:30-4:30PM). We will target a
level of difficulty for homework and especially for the two written tests comparable to the ``Written Qualifying exam'' level. Collaboration is strongly encouraged for homework, but is as strongly discouraged for the written tests.
Set number | Topics | Due Date | Solutions |
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1 (pdf) | Math preliminaries | Wednesday, January 21 | pdf (N. Padgaonkar's solutions) |
2 (pdf) | Wave functions & time evolution of states | Wednesday, January 28 | Not yet! |
3 (pdf) | More on time evolution and Harmonic Oscillator | Wednesday, February 4 | (pdf) |
4 (pdf) | 1D problems | Wednesday, February 11 | (pdf) |
5 (pdf) | Midterm prep | Wednesday, February 18 | Sol for #2, 4 |
Midterm (pdf) | Midterm Exam | Wednesday February 11 | Solutions |
6 (pdf) | Propagators, angular momentum preliminaries | Friday, February 27 | Solutions |
7 (pdf) | Angular momentum | Wednesday, March 4 | Not yet! |
8 (pdf) | More angular momentum | Wednesday, March 11 | Solutions |
9 (pdf) | Miscellanea/Review | Thursday, March 19 | Not yet! |