Lecture Time: Monday and Wednesday 3:30 PM -- 4:55 PM (includes 10' break)

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.

- Math preliminaries
- The Postulates of QM
- Problems in 1D
- The Harmonic Oscillator
- Path Integral
- Heisenberg Unvertainty Relations
- Symmetries and Conservation Laws
- Angular Momentum
- The Hydrogn Atom
- Spin
- Addition of Angular Momenta

*Modern Quantum Mechanics*by J.J. Sakurai (1 day reserve)

Other Reference Textbooks:

*Principles of Quantum Mechanics*(2nd Ed.) by R. Shankar (1 day reserve);*Lectures on Quantum Mechanics*by G. Baym (1 day reserve)

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, February 8) and 40% Final (8-11AM, Monday March 14). 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 |
---|---|---|---|

1 (pdf) | Sol. by L. Morrison | ||

2 (pdf) | Sol. by L. Morrison | ||

3 (pdf) | Sol. by L. Morrison | ||

4 (pdf) | Sol. by L. Morrison | ||

5 (pdf) | Sol. by L. Morrison | ||

Midterm (pdf) | Solutions by Yours Truly | ||

6 (pdf) | Sol. by L. Morrison | ||

7 (pdf) | Sol. by L. Morrison | ||

8 (pdf) | Sol. by L. Morrison | ||

9 (pdf) | Sol. by C. Helling | ||

Practice Final (pdf) | Solutions by Yours Truly | ||

Final (pdf) | Solutions by Yours Truly |

Last reviewed 18/1/2016 by Stefano Profumo.