PHY 313 :  Quantum mechanics I
(August-December, 2019)

This is a first course on non-relativistic quantum mechanics.

Course contents :
Wave-particle duality
One dimensional problems
Uncertainty principle
Central potential, angular momentum and spin
Interaction of quantum systems with radiation
Approximation methods (WKB, variational, perturbation)
Time dependent phenomena
Scattering theory

Books :
Principles of quantum mechanics by R. Shankar
Quantum mechanics : An Introduction by Walter Greiner

Evaulation :
Class tests : 40 %
Midsem     : 30 %
Final         : 30 %


The double slit experiment

See also Hitachi experiments done in 1989 and a movie* of its results.
* This movie is courtesy Hitachi.com and is locally cached for easy access.


  ▶   23.8.2019   Problem Sheet - 1      

  ▶   23.8.2019   First quiz on 3.9.2019. Will cover everything taught in class until 23.8.2019.

  ▶   Office hours : You are welcome to meet me on Wednesdays 10 AM to 11 AM for consultation.

  ▶   6.9.2019   Quiz 1 : Question paper       Brief solutions      

  ▶   15.9.2019   Problem Sheet - 2      

  ▶   12.10.2019   Problem Sheet - 3      

  ▶   14.10.2019   Second quiz on 29.10.2019. The test will cover harmonic oscillator (using raising/lowering operators), 1D periodic potential, coherent states, symmetries and invariance principles (including rotational invariance in two dimensions). Taught until 14 Oct 2019.

  ▶   Early warning : Third test will be held sometime during 8-14, Nov 2019.

  ▶   21.10.2019   Midsem exam : Question paper       Brief solutions      

  ▶   Notes on coherent states (Due to Prof. Steven Anlage, UMD).

  ▶   2.11.2019   Third (and happily the last) quiz on 14.11.2019. Will cover rotational invariance in three dimensions, angular momentum algebra and the hydrogen atom.

  ▶   7.11.2019   Problem Sheet - 4      

  ▶   19.11.2019   Test-3 : Question paper       Brief solutions      

  ▶   21.11.2019   Test-2 : Question paper       Brief solutions      

  ▶   The portion for the end-sem exam will be everything covered in this course.

22.11.2019   Some statistics related to the marks :

70% of marks already determined based on quizzes and midsem exam.
average : 39.3/70.0
Standard deviation : 20.9

  ▶   25.11.2019   Problem Sheet - 5      


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