PH 653 QM

PH 653 - Quantum Mechanics                                                          Spring 2016

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 and PH 652.

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


Addition of Angular Momentum

Chap. 15

HW1        Solns1

Variational and WKB Methods

Chap. 16

HW2        Solns2

Time-Independent Perturbation Theory

Chap. 17

HW3        Solns3

Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory

Chap. 18

HW4        Solns4

Scattering Theory

Chap. 19

HW5        Solns5

The Dirac Equation

Chap. 20

HW6        Solns6

Path Integrals - II

Chap. 21

HW7        Solns7


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% (Friday 5/13/16 9:00 am)  Solns:MT
Final exam: 40% (Tuesday 6/7/16 12:00 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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