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PHYSICS 408 Quantum Mechanics II: S. G. Rajeev

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**TEXTBOOKS**

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.

LECTURES

I will lecture on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00-9:30 am in B&L 170.

HOMEWORKS

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.

Homework1

Homework2,

Homework3,

Homework4

Homework5

EXAMINATIONS

There will be a midterm and a final. The dates will
be announced later.

midterm

final

GRADES

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!.

SYLLABUS
AND PRE-REQUISITES (POSTSCRIPT FILE)

OFFICE HOURS

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.