PHYSICS 512    QUANTUM MECHANICS II

                                                        Spring 2019

Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00 -- 11:20 PM, Room 104, Harriman Hall

Dmitri Averin,
office hours:  Tuesday, Thursday 11:30-12:30 PM , B-140

Teaching assistant:  Hao-Lan Xu,
office hour:  Wednesday  2:00-3:00 PM, D-126

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''.

This is the second part of the course in graduate quantum mechanics. It will cover the material discussed in Sakurai, Chapters 5-8 and some selection of additional topics related to modern developments in dissipative quantum mechanics and quantum information and measurements. Approximate outline of the course:

    1. Perturbation theory.

    2.  Adiabatic quantum dynamics.

    3.  Scattering theory.

    4. Many-particle systems.

    5. Relativistic quantum mechanics.

    6. Dissipative quantum systems and decoherence in quantum information.

Grading        Homework    25%

                       Midterm         30% 

                       Final                45%


Exam policy: NO printed or photocopied materials, but personal handwritten notes are allowed without limitations. 

Midterm:    Tuesday, April 2,  10 :00 am -- 11:20 am, the lecture room.

Material covered:   Chapter 5 of Sakurai and the material from previous chapters we discussed this semester: Aharonov-Bohm effect, periodic potentials, WKB approximation.

        Midterm                  Solutions

        Final exam              Solutions

Material covered:   Chapters 5,6,7,8 of Sakurai with the emphasis on the material discussed in class and homework assignments after the midterm.

Homework assignments

       Assignment 1          Solutions 1
       Assignment 2          Solutions 2 
       Assignment 3          Solutions 3
       Assignment 4          Solutions 4
       Assignment 5          Solutions 5
       Assignment 6          Solutions 6
       Assignment 7          Solutions 7
       Assignment 8          Solutions 8
       Assignment 9          Solutions 9
       Assignment 10        Solutions 10
       Assignment 11        Solutions 11