325 JLK. Office hours 4-5 pm MWF, or else by
|Quantum Theory I
||MWF 2:30-3:20||203 JLK||Prerequisites: PHY540, PHY561, PHY651, or
|Transformation theory, linear operators and vector spaces, Schrödinger's equation, rotation group and angular momentum, path integrals, deformation quantization, quasi-hermitian systems, statistics, etc. Applications to various physical systems, as time permits.|
|Grade = Class participation
+ HW + Midterm + Final --- all weighted equally.
Shankar, Chapter 1. Try to do all the exercises!
The story of QM in phase space is described here.
You should read this at your leisure.
Shankar, Chapter 4. Again, you should attempt all
|Assignment #4: Read Shankar, Chapter 7.|
|Assignment #5: Read Shankar, Chapter
|Assignment #6: Read Shankar, Chapters 12 and 15.|
|Assignment #7: Read Shankar, Chapter 8 and pp 581-587 & Section 2 in Chapter 21.|
|Assignment #8: Read Shankar, Chapter
|Assignment #9: Read Shankar, Chapter 16.|
|Assignment #10: For profit: Get
QM qualifier exams and solve them!
|Assignment #11: For fun: Read
this synopsis and look at the cited articles.