P511 Quantum Mechanics
Department of Physics, Indiana University
Final exam is in SW21 on Tuesday December 16 at 8 a.m.
Here is the cover sheet showing the formulae you will have available.
You will also have the sheet of Clebsch-Gordan coefficients from the
Particle Data Book that was shown in class.
go to lecture notes
go to homework assignments
Instructor: Steven Gottlieb
Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:10 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. in
Swain West 217
Grader: Hamed Shojaei
This is a first year graduate course in Quantum Mechanics.
Course policies and a bibliography are detailed in
for the course.
About the Textbook
The textbook is Modern Quantum Mechanics
by J.J. Sakurai. We are using the Revised Edition, published by
Addison Wesley (1994).
I expect to cover the first 3-4 chapters in P511.
States of a quantum mechanical system
Kets, bras, and operators
Position and Momentum
Time evolution and the Schrodinger equation
Schrodinger and Heisenberg Pictures
Simple Harmonic Oscillator
Rotation group, Euler angles, SO(3), SU(2)
Eigenstates of angular momentum
Addition of angular momentum
Symmetries (to be covered as time allows)
Student Academic Support Center
Material Relating to Lectures Will Appear Here
(PDF) Notes for
1 - Introduction and Historical Perspective (September 2).
Magnetic Moments of the Alkali Metal Atoms, John B. Taylor, Phys. Rev. 28, 576 - 583 (1926)
Stern and Gerlach: How a Bad Cigar Helped Reorient Atomic Physics
Notes related to derivation of Eq. (3.7.54) discussed
Thursday, November 20, 2008.
Homework Assignments Will Appear Below
Assignment 1 (Due Thursday, September 11, 2008)
Assignment 2 (Due Tuesday, September 16, 2008)
Assignment 3 (Due Tuesday, September 23, 2008)
Assignment 4 (Due Tuesday, September 30, 2008)
Assignment 5 (Due Tuesday, October 7, 2008)
Assignment 6 (Due Thursday, October 23, 2008)
Assignment 7 (Due Tuesday, October 28, 2008)
Assignment 8 (Due Tuesday, November 4, 2008)
Assignment 9 (Due Tuesday, November 11, 2008)
Assignment 10 (Due Tuesday, November 18, 2008)
Assignment 11 (Due Tuesday, December 9, 2008)