There is no required textbook for the course. However most of the material
is covered in the textbook by R. Shankar, at a slightly lower level.
The best textbook on quantum mechanics is Volume III of the series by Landau
and Lifshitz which is at a higher level than the course. Every serious
student of quantum mechanics must read the book Principles
of Quantum Mechanics by Dirac (pictured above).
It is however not intended as a textbook.
I will lecture on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00-9:30 am in B&L 170.
I will assign about three problems every week. They will be available for downloading (as POSTSCRIPT files) here every Thursday at 7:00 pm. Homeworks should be handed to your TA for grading by the following Thursday at 8:00 am. The TA for the course is Serkan Zorba.
There will be a midterm and a final. The dates will be announced later.
The grade will be based on a numerical weight of 20% for the midterm, 40% for homeworks and 40% for final. You can get exempted from the final examination and get an automatic A if you write a term paper of sufficient quality: comparable in my judgment to a paper in a leading journal. I will give suggestions of problems for the adventurous.
Your grades are ready. If you send me an email requesting your grade I will reply with the grade.The distribution of grades was A(2), A-(1), B(1), B-(3), C(3). Havea nice summer!.
AND PRE-REQUISITES (POSTSCRIPT FILE)
I will have office hours on
Tuesdays 11:00-12:00 (Bausch and Lomb 351).
Come see me especially if you find the course difficult.