#
PHY 312: Quantum Mechanics

This is the first graduate quantum mechanics course in the new
graduate curriculum: Curriculum 2010.
### General Information

**Prerequisites:** undergraduate quantum mechanics or successful performance on a
placement
exam; linear algebra; differential equations.

**Class Meetings:**

**Instructor: **Roxanne Springer

**Office: ** Room 252, Physics and Mathematics
Building
**Phone: **660-2676
**Email: ** rps@phy.duke.edu
**Office Hours: **Mon 3-5pm room 252

**Teaching Assistant: **Marco Bertolini

**Office: ** Room 248, Physics and Mathematics Building
**Phone: ** 660-2682
**Email: **mb266@phy.duke.edu
**Office Hours: **email to schedule meetings

**Principal Text: ** Cohen-Tannoudji, * Quantum Mechanics Volume II
*

**Supplementary Reading: **

The following books have
been placed on reserve at Perkins Library:
- J. J. Sakurai,
*Modern Quantum Mechanics. *
- Cohen-Tannoudji, Diu and Laloe
*Quantum Mechanics, Vol I. *

- R. Shankar,
*Principles of Quantum Mechanics.*
- E. Merzbacher,
* Quantum Mechanics.*

**Collaboration Policy:**

- You are encouraged to discuss the lectures and homework
assignments
with
fellow 312 students so that you can learn the subject from each other.
However,
the written part of the homework assignments must be done individually.
- You may not access problem set solutions or exams from previous years' versions of courses
Phy 211, 212, 312, 315, or 316.
- You may not share your own problem set solutions or exams from 312 with
subsequent 312 students.
- You are free to consult other texts and on-line resources for aid in
solving problems. However, if you come across a solution to an assigned 312
problem, you may not copy it. All work you turn in for problem set credit
must be your own work.

**Comments:**

- A link to the problem sets is at the bottom of this webpage.
- No problem sets will be accepted after their due date without a permissable excuse.
** Speak to me well in advance if you expect to request an extension. **
- Course webpage as well as email will be used to disseminate
information
on problem set corrections,
class schedule emergencies, etc.
- All exams will be closed book. Formulae needed for the exams will
either be provided
or are expected to be known by the student.
- My Teaching Philosophy

###
Syllabus

Here is a list of topics we expect to cover. This list is not
necessarily complete and topics may be added or deleted, depending on
time and the interests of the students.

- The real hydrogen atom - intro to perturbation theory
- Multiparticle systems
- Addition of angular momentum
- Tensor operators; Wigner-Eckart theorem
- SU(2)
- WKB and path integrals
- Time independent perturbation theory
- Time dependent perturbation theory
- Scattering

### Problem Sets

Unless otherwise indicated, problem sets are due at 5pm on the due date, in
the T.A.'s Physics mailbox. **Unless prior permission is obtained well in advance of the deadline, no credit will be given for late problem sets.**

Assignment 1 (Due Tue 24 Jan 2012)
Assignment 2 (Due Tue 31 Jan 2012)
Assignment 3 (Due Tue 7 Feb 2012)
Assignment 4 (Due Tue 14 Feb 2012)
Assignment 5 (Due Tue 28 Feb 2012)
Assignment 6 (Due Thu 15 Mar 2012)
Assignment 7 (Due Wed 20 Mar 2012)
Assignment 8 (Due Wed 4 Apr 2012)
Assignment 9 (Due Wed 11 Apr 2012)
Assignment 10 (Due Wed 18 Apr 2012)
**Reading**

### Optional Seminars

Monday 2 April 2012 room 298, 1-3pm
Monday 9 April 2012 room 090, 1-3pm
~~Monday~~ Thursday ~~16~~ 19 April 2012 room ~~298~~ 299, ~~1-3pm~~ 10:05-11:30am
### Exams

Exam 1: Thu 16 Feb., 10am-11:30am, room 299

Exam 2: Mon 26 Mar., 4:10-6:10pm, Room Phy 299

Final: Fri 4 May 7-10pm Room Phy 299

### Grade distribution:

- problem sets, 25%
- exam 1, 20%
- exam 2, 20%
- final, 35%

### Anonymous Suggestion Box

If you would like to submit anonymous feedback about the course
to rps@phy.duke.edu please click here.