QUANTUM MECHANICS


Course goals: See link
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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 has befored ordered the version ISBN9781292024103 and
they might have copyies. Note that there is an ebook available on adlibris and ebook in the library.
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
https://qm2.openta.physics.gu.se/2018/
Old exams:
Here is the link to those I have copies of
Below is the inofficial schedule and rooms together with a preliminary course outline;
Week 36
Historical intro by Michael Fowler
Sept 4 10:00 [ Notes L2 ] Slides 1 [ goals ]
[ Figure Lecture 1 ] [ Fig1 ]
[ Fig2 ]
[ Fig3 ]
Historical introduction
Sept 5 08:00 [ Notes L2 ] Slides 2
[ goals ]
[ double slit movie ]
[ Stern Gerlach exeriment history ] Historical introduction, formalism
Chapter 3
Sept 7 10:00 [ Notes L3 ] Lecture 3 [ goals ] Polarizes and analog to Stern Gerlach experiment
Week 37
Chapter 1, 5
Sept 11 10:00 [ Lecture Notes L4 ] formalism, inner product spaces , Stern Gerlach
Sept 12 8:00 [ Lecture Notes L5 ]
Lecture 4
[ goals ] Time evolution of operators
Sept 14 10:00 Practice [ Notes (Shankar Chapter 5) Notes: 1D SchrÃ¶dinger Equation Mathematica Notebook
Week 38
Chapter 4,6,7 (postpone density matrix)
18 Sep 17:00 Homework 1 due
Sept 18 10:00 [ Notes ] (Shankar Chapters 4,6)
[ goals ] Fundamental Theory of QM
Sept 19 08:00 [ Notes ]
[ goals ] Harmonic Oscillator
Sept 21 08:00 [ Notes ]
[ goals ] Harmonic Oscillator; continued
Sept 21 10:00 Notes
Week 39
Week 39
Coleman Lecture [ Notes on EPR ]
[ Is the moon there when nobody looks? ]
[ Notes GHZ ]
Week 39 Shankar Chapter 14, sections 13
Sept 25 23:59 Homework 2 due
Sept 25 10:00 [ Notes on EPR ] [ Notes GHZ ] Slides [ goals ] Tensor product states
Sept 26 08:00 [ Notes ]
[ goals ]
EPR, Bells inequality
Sept 28 08:00 [ Notes ]
Non Cloning theorem; teleportation
Sept 28 10:00 [ Finite Potential Well Mathematica Notebook ]
Week 40
Oct 1 17:00 Homework 3 due
Oct 2 10:00 [ Notes ]
[ Mathematica notebook for spherical coordinates ]
[ goals ] [ Additional material on Hunds Rules ][ Atomic ground states in spectroscopic notation ] Wigner Eckart theorem
Oct 3 08:00 [ Notes ]
[ goals ] Density matrices
Oct 5 10:00
[ Notes ]
[ crystal field splitting example ] Rotations, Density matrices
Oct 5 10:00
[ Notes ]
[ crystal field splitting example ] Rotations, Density matrices
Week 41
8 October 17:00 Homework 4 due
Oct 9 10:00 [ Notes ]
[ Periodic Table ]
[ goals ] Symmetries and conservation laws
Oct 10 08:00
[ Notes ]
[ goals ] Symmetries and conservation laws
11 OCTOBER  LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR EXAM
Oct 12 08:00
[ Electromagnetism / ]
[ goals ] Gauge symmetry
Oct 12 10:00 [ goals ] Gauge symmetry
Week 42
15 Oct 17:00 Homework 5 due
Oct 16 10:00 [ Notes ]
[ goals ] Density matrices
Oct 17 08:00 [ Notes ]
[ goals ] [ SchriefferWolff original paper ] Perturbation theory
Oct 19 10:00 [ Notes ]
[ Notes 2016 ]
[ goals ] Perturbation theory
Week 43
Oct 23 10:00 [ Notes ]
Time Dependent Perturbation Theory, Lasers, Variational Method
Oct 24 08:00 [ Notes ] WKB
Oct 26 10:00 [ Notes ] Intro Dirac Theory
Oct 26 13:15 Homework review
27 October 17:00 Homework 6 due problems
Week 44
31 Oct 14:00 Tenta Johanneberg / Maskin
Week 49
13 DECEMBER  LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR REEXAM
Week 1
7 Jan 2019 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 sheets will be provided at the exam
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 