PHYSICS 511     QUANTUM MECHANICS

                                                        Fall 2019

Tuesday, Thursday, 11:30 -- 12:50 PM, Room 112, Harriman Hall

Dmitri Averin,

office hour:  Thursday 1:00-2:00 PM , B-140

Teaching assistant:   Hare Krishna,

office hour:   Monday  2:00-3:00 PM, A-105

Textbook:   J.J. Sakurai and Jim Napolitano, ``Modern quantum mechanics''

Supplementary         L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz, ``Quantum mechanics'',

reading:                       R. Shankar, ``Principles of quantum mechanics'',

                                       N.D. Mermin, ``Quantum computer science''.

This is a course in graduate quantum mechanics. It will cover the material discussed in Sakurai and some selection of additional topics related to modern developments in quantum information and quantum measurements. Approximate outline of the course:

    1. Basic concepts:  Hilbert space, quantum dynamics, measurements.

    2.  One dimensional problems.

    3. Angular momentum, spin.

    4. Symmetry in quantum mechanics.

    5. Hydrogen atom.

    6. Elements of quantum information and computation.

Grading        Homework    25%

                       Midterm         25% 

                       Final                50%


Exam policy: NO printed or photocopied materials, no smart phones or other computing devices, but personal handwritten notes are allowed without limitations. 

Midterm:     Tuesday, October 22, in the lecture time/room    (11:30-12:50, Room 112). 

Material covered: Chapters 1, 2, and Sec. 3.4  of  Sakurai with the emphasis on the topics discussed in class and homework assignments.

        midterm                   solution

   Final:   Wednesday, December 18, 11:15 - 1:45 pm, lecture room

Homework assignments

     Assignment 1            Solution 1
     Assignment 2            Solution 2
     Assignment 3            Solution 3
     Assignment 4            Solution 4
     Assignment 5            Solution 5
     Assignment 6            Solution 6
     Assignment 7            Solution 7
     Assignment 8            Solution 8
     Assignment 9            Solution 9
     Assignment 10         
     Assignment 11          Due:  Tuesday, November 26, in class