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Physics 215 (Winter 2016): Introduction To Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

Course information

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)

Course description

An introduction to non-relativistic quantum mechanics, from basic postulates to simple quantum systems and techniques to more advanced, fun topics.


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Course outline


Recommended Textbook:

Other Reference Textbooks:

Additional Reading: Click here to download some notes on QFT from Le Bellac

Grading policy

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.

Homework exercises

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.