Physics 315: Advanced Quantum Mechanics -- Fall 2010
Prerequisites:Physics 211 and 212 or satisfactory performance
on a placement exam.
Instructor: Roxanne P. Springer (Physics 252, 660-2676, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Time and Place: Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:40am-12:55 pm in
Teaching Assistant: Yu Song (Physics 294, 668-3547, email@example.com).
Text: Desai, "Quantum Mechancs with Basic Field Theory."
Office hours: Mon 4-5pm, Room 252.
Suggested reading out of Desai: Ch. 10, 15, 18, 20-22, 25, 27, 29, 31-38, 41. More detail: Desai
Suggested reading out of Sakurai (Advanced): Ch. 1, 3.
Suggested reading out of Tung: Ch. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10
Suggested Reading out of Shankar: Ch. 8, 21.
We will skip around in our text, and have readings from
additional books, some of the chapters
are only suggestions; some will be review; we will
cover all of the material explicity. There are copies on reserve at the library.
You are not to access any problem solutions from previous years. You
may not access any quizzes, tests, or finals from previous
years. However, you may speak in general terms and get advice from
advanced students. You may work together with your colleagues in the
course to discuss problems and work through conceptual or mathematical
difficulties. But any solutions you turn in must be your own
work. All teaching should be interactive!
Please put your problem sets in the TAs mailbox by 5pm of the
due date. If you anticipate trouble with meeting the problem set
deadline, please speak to me well in advance of the deadline. If you
have not obtained permission from me to turn in your problem set at a
later date and time, or you miss that later date and time without
obtaining additional permission, you will receive no credit for that
Syllabus (not necessarily in order)
Groups in Physics
Formal Aspects of Scattering
Quantization of spin-1/2 systems
Quantization of spin-1 systems
Problem Sets (All problem sets are due at 5pm on the due
Set 1 : due Tuesday 7 Sep 2010.
Set 2 : due Tuesday 14 Sep 2010. See Notes/Hints
Set 3 : due Tuesday 21 Sep 2010.
Set 4 : due Tuesday 28 Sep 2010.
Set 5 : due Tuesday 5 Oct 2010.
Set 6 : due Thursday 14 Oct 2010.
Set 7 : due Thursday 28 Oct 2010.
Set 8 : due Thursday 4 Nov. 2010.
Set 9 : due Thursday 11 Nov. 2010.
Set 10 : due Thursday 18 Nov. 2010.
Set 11 : due Thursday 2 Dec. 2010.
Midterm: 19 October in class, room 299
Final: Wednesday 15 December 9am-12pm room 299
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