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Quantum Mechanics

Professor: Fernando Brandao

office: 201 Annenberg
e-mail: fbrandao@caltech.edu



Teching Assistants: 

Enrico Hermann              eherrmann@caltech.edu
Chia-Hsien Shen              chshen@caltech.edu
Ke (Kevin) Ye                    kye@caltech.edu


Office hours (TA):  

Tuesdays 7pm to 8:30pm (4th floor interaction area Lauristen)

Office hours Fernando: none, but I’m always available to meet, just send me an email or talk to me after class to schedule a time


Textbook: 

R. Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Springer Science 1980


Grading:

40%: homework
25%: mid term
35%: final

Homeworks are due before 5pm Wednesday (drop of: outside 418 Downs) 

- Each student is entitled to one late extension of up to one week.
- Any further late homework decreases the grade by half each day delayed (total/2 if one day late, total/4 if two days late, ...)


Syllabus:

1. Introduction

2. One-particle systems with two states and one-particle systems in one dimension 

3. Quantum mechanics in more than one dimension with more than one particle.

4. Identical particles

5. Hydrogen atom

6. Angular momentum and spin

7. Time-independent perturbation theory

8. Time-dependent perturbation theory

9. Scattering theory


Homework:

Ph 125a

Problem Set 1                       Due 10/5                         Solutions
Problem Set 2                       Due 10/12                       Solutions
Problem Set 3                       Due 10/26                      Solutions
Mid Term                               Due 11/02                      Solutions
Problem Set 4                        Due 11/09                      Solutions
Problem Set 5                        Due 11/23                      Solutions
Final                                        Due 12/09

Ph 125b

Problem Set 1                        Due 1/25                        Solutions
Problem Set 2                       Due 2/1                          Solutions
Problem Set 3                       Due 2/8                          Solutions  
Midterm                                Due 2/15                         Solutions 
Problem Set 4                       Due 3/1                          Solutions
Problem Set 5                       Due 3/10                        Solutions
Final                                        Due 3/17                       Solutions



Ph 125a

10/4          PS1                                               K +E
10/11         PS2                                              N+CH
10/18        Recitation 1                                E                 @103 Downs 7:00-8:30pm 
10/25        PS3                                              CH+N
10/25        Recitation 2 (midterm)           K
11/1           Midterm                                      all
11/8           PS4                                               K+N
11/15         PS5                                               E+CH
12/01        
Recitation 3 (final)                    N             @107 Downs 7:00-8:30pm    
12/6          Final                                             all
    

Ph 125b

01/25        PS1                                             CH+Du
02/01       PS2                                              Du+E
02/08      Midterm                                     E+CH
02/15       PS3                                              E+Du
03/01       PS4                                             E(Grade&OH)+Du(OH)
03/08       PS5                                             Du(Grade&OH)+CH(OH)                                
03/15       Final                                            E(Grade)+CH(Grade)




Lecture Notes:

Ph 125a

Lecture Notes 1          (lectures 1, 2, 3)      
Lecture Notes 2         (lectures 3, 4)
Lecture Notes 3         (lectures 5, 6) 
Lecture Notes 4         (letures 7, 8, 9)
Lecture Notes 5        (lectures 10, 11, 12)
Lecture Notes 6        (lectures 13, 14)
Lecture Notes 7

Raussendorf’s lecture notes
You only have to read the following sections: 1, 2.2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 and 5

Ph 125b

Lecture Notes 1  (From page 11 on; Shankar Chapters 14-15)
Lecture Notes 2  (Shankar Chapter 17)
Lecture Notes 3  (Shankar Chapter 18)
Lecture Notes 4  (Shankar Chapter 18)
Lecture Notes 5  (Shankar Chapter 19)
Lecture Notes 6  
Lecture Notes 7

Notes on Second Quantization


Recitation Notes:

Ph 125a

Recitation 1
Recitation 2             
Recitation 3

Ph 125b


Replacement Class:

There will be no class on October 10.
There will be a replacement class at 4pm on October 12 in 103 Downs