Place:
Time: Instructor:Office: |
2223 Chamberlin Hall1:20 PM - 2:10 PM, MWFMaxim G. Vavilov 5318 Chamberlin Hall |

Textbook: D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics;

additional reading: J. J. Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics.

Office hours: (tentative time) Thursday, 3:00 pm and by appointment.

Final letter grade will be determined by
the homework (1/3), midterm exams (1/3, 1/6 for each) and by the final
exam (1/3). Homework assignments will be biweekly. Two midterm exams
will be offered after topics 2 and 4.

Topics:

- Basic concepts of Quantum Mechanics:
- Wave functions.
- Observables and their operators.
- Review of Linear Algebra.
- Schroedinger equation in one dimension:
- Propagation of free particles.
- Particles in potential wells.
- Propagation through barriers.
- Schroedinger equation in three dimensions:
- Angular momentum.
- Hydrogen atom.
- Spin.
- Charged particle in magnetic field.
- Approximation methods:
- Time-independent perturbation theory.
- The fine and hyperfine structures of a hydrogen atom.
- Time-dependent perturbations. Fermi golden rule.
- WKB approximation. Semiclassical spectrum. Tunneling rate.
- Scattering theory. The Born approximation.