PHY1520H F GENERAL
Quantum Mechanics
Official description
 Kets, Bras, and Operators; basis sets, Change of Basis and Matrix Representations
 Measurements, Observables, and the Uncertainty Relations
 Continuous systems: Position, Momentum, and Translation
 Density Operators and Pure Versus Mixed Ensembles; entropy
 Time Evolution: Schrodinger Equation; Heisenberg Picture; master equation
 Schrodinger's Wave Equation; free particles; bound states; examples (square well, HO)
 Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics
 Spherical symmetry and the Hydrogen Atom
 Symmetries, Conservation Laws, and Degeneracies
 TimeIndependent Perturbation Theory; fine structure of Hydrogen; scattering
 TimeDependent Perturbation Theory: The Interaction Picture; Fermi’s golden rule
 MultiParticle states; Permutation Symmetry & Pauli Principle
 Textbook

J. J. Sakurai and Jim Napolitano, Modern Quantum Mechanics (3rd Edition)
Additional information
Grading: 5 problem sets worth 10% each; 1 final exam worth 50%
 course title
 PHY1520H F GENERAL
 session
 fall
 group
 general course
 time and location

Lecture: Tue and Thu, 1 pm, MP 1115
 instructor
