PH 651 QM

PH 651 - Quantum Mechanics                                                               Fall 2015

Course Summary

Basic principles of nonrelativistic quantum theory and applications. Schroedinger theory, quantum theory of angular momentum, matrix mechanics, perturbation theory, identical particles, scattering. PREREQS: PH 435 and PH 451 or equivalents.

Instructor Office Hours

David McIntyre,, Weniger 311, M 2-3, W 3-4, Th 1-2


R. Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition, (Plenum Press, 1994)

References (Valley Reserve)

1. D. H. McIntyre, Quantum Mechanics: A Paradigms Approach (Pearson, 2012) (QC174.12 .M3785 2012)
2. C. Cohen-Tannoudji, Quantum Mechanics, (Wiley, 1977) (QC174.12 .C6313)

Course Outline


Review, Mathematics

Chaps. 1, 2, 3

HW1        Solns1

Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
Chap. 4

HW2        Solns2

One-Dimensional Problems
Chap. 5

HW3        Solns3

Classical Limit

Chap. 6

HW4        Solns4

Harmonic Oscillator

Chap. 7

HW5        Solns5

Path Integrals

Chap. 8

HW6        Solns6


Homework problems will be assigned periodically. Collaboration on homework exercises is encouraged provided proper attribution is given, but each student must write an independent presentation of the solution. To receive credit, work must be submitted before due date.

Course Evaluation

Homework: 35%
Midterm exam: 25% (Monday 11/9/15 9:00 am)  Solns:MT   QZ1    QZ2
Final exam: 40% (Tuesday 12/8/15 6:00 pm)  Solns:FXM

Students with Disabilities

Accommodations are collaborative efforts between students, faculty and Disability Access Services (DAS). Students with accommodations approved through DAS are responsible for contacting the faculty member in charge of the course prior to or during the first week of the term to discuss accommodations. Students who believe they are eligible for accommodations but who have not yet obtained approval through DAS should contact DAS immediately at 541-737-4098.

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