Quantum Mechanics (Physics 4610)

Weber State University, Spring 2016

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Instructor: Daniel V. Schroeder

Tentative schedule

Syllabus

Reading handouts (some are out of date)

  1. Einstein and de Broglie
  2. Wavefunctions
  3. Time Evolution
  4. The Infinite Square Well
  5. The Schrödinger Equations
  6. Qualitative Solutions of the TISE and accompanying worksheet
  7. Numerical Solutions of the TISE
  8. The Simple Harmonic Oscillator
  9. Multiple Wells
  10. Momentum Space
  11. Scattering from a Barrier
  12. The Principles of Quantum Mechanics
  13. Multiple Spatial Dimensions
  14. Multiple Particles
  15. Particles with Internal Structure
  16. More about Operators
  17. Ladder Operators
  18. Compatible and Incompatible Observables
  19. Spherical Coordinates
  20. Angular Momentum
  21. Spherical Harmonics
  22. The Radial Equation
  23. The Hydrogen Atom
  24. The Helium Atom
  25. Spin 1/2
  26. Spin 1 and Higher
  27. Spins in Magnetic Fields
  28. Addition of Angular Momenta
  29. Bell’s Theorem
  30. Quantum Information

Problem sets: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Review sheets: 1, 2, 3

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