QUANTUM MECHANICS


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Lectures and Examination
Stellan Östlund S3006 Soliden,
tel.: 0767619006, email:
stellan.ostlund@physics.gu.se
Office hours: Fridays 13:1515 Soliden Floor 3 room 3006
Book:
Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Any version of this book will be adequate.
Cremona ordered the version ISBN9781292024103.
Note that there is an ebook available on adlibris.
If you have access to any version of the book, don't buy another version; they don't differ enough to warrant a repurchase.
Web page:
CALENDAR SUBSCRIPTION
http://fy.chalmers.se/~ostlund/qm2
http://physics.gu.se/~ostlund/qm2
Below is the inofficial schedule and rooms together with a preliminary course outline;
TIME EDIT DEFINES COURSE TIMES]
Week 35
Historical intro by Michael Fowler
29 Aug 10:00 [ Notes L2 ] Slides 1 [ goals ]
[ Figure Lecture 1 ] [ Fig1 ]
[ Fig2 ]
[ Fig3 ]
Historical introduction
30 Aug 08:00 [ Notes L2 ] Slides 2
[ goals ]
[ double slit movie ]
[ Stern Gerlach exeriment history ] Historical introduction, formalism
Chapter 3
1 Sep 10:00 [ Notes L3 ] Lecture 3 [ goals ] Polarizes and analog to Stern Gerlach experiment
Week 36
Chapter 1, 5
5 Sep 10:00 [ Lecture Notes L4 ] formalism, inner product spaces , Stern Gerlach
6 Sep 8:00 [ Lecture Notes L5 ]
Lecture 4
[ goals ] Time evolution of operators
8 Sep 10:00 Practice [ Notes (Shankar Chapter 5) 1D SchrÃ¶dinger Equation
9 Sep 17:00 Homework 1 due
Week 37
Chapter 4,6,7 (postpone density matrix)
12 Sep 10:00 [ Notes ] (Shankar Chapters 4,6)
[ goals ] Harmonic Oscillator; ladder operators
15 Sep 08:00 [ Notes ]
[ goals ] Rotations
15 Sep 10:00 Practice
Multiparticle spaces, Bell inequality
Week 38
Week 38
Coleman Lecture [ Notes on EPR ]
[ Is the moon there when nobody looks? ]
[ Notes GHZ ]
Week 38 Shankar Chapter 14, sections 13
19 Sep 17:00 Homework 2 due
19 Sep 10:00 [ Notes on EPR ] [ Notes GHZ ] Slides [ goals ] EPR/GHZ/entanglement
20 Sep 08:00 [ Notes ]
[ goals ][ Mathematica notebook for spherical coordinates ] No Cloning, Cryptography, GHZ, Teleportation
22 Sep 08:00 [ Notes ]
rotations
22 Sep 10:00 [ Finite Potential Well Mathematica Notebook ]
rotations
Week 39
25 Sep 17:00 Homework 3 due
26 Sep 10:00 [ Notes ]
[ goals ] [ Additional material on Hunds Rules ][ Atomic ground states in spectroscopic notation ] Wigner Eckart theorem
27 Sep 08:00 [ Notes ]
[ goals ] Density matrices
29 Sep 08:00 [ Notes ] Practice
Wigner Eckart
29 Sep 10:00
[ crystal field splitting example ] Density matrices
Week 40
2 Oct 17:00 Homework 4 due
03 Oct 10:00 [ Notes ]
[ goals ] Symmetries and conservation laws
04 Oct 08:00
[ Notes ]
[ goals ] Symmetries and conservation laws
5 OCTOBER  LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR EXAM
06 Oct 08:00
[ Notes / cont'd from 5 Oct ]
[ goals ] Gauge symmetry
06 Oct 10:00
[ goals ] Gauge symmetry
Week 41
10 Oct 17:00 Homework 5 due
10 Oct 10:00 [ Notes ]
[ goals ] [ SchriefferWolff original paper ] Perturbation theory
11 Oct 08:00 [ Notes ]
[ goals ] Perturbation theory
13 Oct 08:00 [ Notes ] Finish up lectures symmetries perturbation theory
13 Oct 10:00 Practice Go over old exams as practice Perturbation theory
Week 42
17 Oct 10:00 Finish up lectures Applications of twostate models
18 Oct 08:00 Practice Go over old exams as practice Perturbation theory
20 Oct 10:00 Practice Go over old exams as practice symmetries, perturbation theory,
20 Oct 13:15 Practice Go over old exams as practice symmetries, perturbation theory,
21 October 17:00 [ Funny ] Homework 6 due five problems
Week 43
25 Oct 14:00 Tenta Johanneberg / Maskin
Week 49
4 DECEMBER  LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR REEXAM
Week 51
19 Dec 14:00 Omtenta Johanneberg / Maskin
The following topics will make up the exam
General principles, LaGrangian, Hamiltonian, quantization
Harmonic oscillator, resolution of unity
Angular momentum addition, solutions of coupled spins
Heisenberg representation of operators, CampbellBakerHausdorff, functions of operators
Symmetries and conservation laws
Time dependent first order perturbation theory and transition probability
Degenerate second order perturbation theory.
The following two sheets will be provided as a complement to the book.
You may not use any material except
``BETA'' (Mathematics) , but it should not be needed. If you don't have a copy, you may borrow ``BETA'' from someone else
during the exam. Calculators are permitted but are unnecessary.
% of problems handed in  Bonus points 
> 25%  1 
> 50%  2 
> 75%  3 
Score in %  ECTS scale  Chalmers scale  Goteborg U scale 
> 79  A  5  VG 
70  79  B  4  VG 
60  69  C  4  G 
50  59  D  3  G 
40  49  E  3  G 
< 40  F  U  U 