This is the third in a 3 course sequence in quantum mechanics for undergraduates.
It is a core course for 4th semester BSc physics students

QM1 and QM2 are pre-requisites for this course

The course will meet from 9:10 to 10:25 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
in the seminar hall at CMI.

The course will cover some special topics in quantum mechanics including applications of
time dependent perturbation theory in atomic physics: life-time of an excited state, rates of spontaneous
and stimulated emission, rate of electric dipole transitions, frequency-time relation;
adiabatic theorem and approximations, dynamical and geometric phases (Berry's phase); time evolution operator for
time dependent systems, time-ordered exponential, free particle propagator, Feynman path integral for free
particle and particle in a potential; Aharonov-Bohm effect; harmonic oscillator coherent states, harmonic oscillator
path integral, variational principle and approximations; Pauli equation for spin half electron, relativistic
quantum mechanics: Klein-Gordon equation, Dirac equation, plane waves, spin and helicity,
coupling to EM field, non-relativistic limit, Lorentz covariance, hydrogen fine structure, holes and anti-particles.

Problem set 1
is due by the beginning of lecture on Monday Jan 9

Problem set 2
is due by the beginning of lecture on Monday Jan 16

Problem set 3
is due by the beginning of lecture on Monday Jan 23

Problem set 4
is due by the beginning of lecture on Monday Jan 30

Problem set 5
is due by the beginning of lecture on Monday Feb 6

Problem set 6
is due by the beginning of lecture on Monday Feb 13

The mid-term exam is scheduled for 9:30 am on Thursday 23 Feb 2012 in lecture hall 6.
Notes/books/discussions are not permitted. Answers must be written with a blue pen.

Problem set 7
is due by the beginning of lecture on Monday Mar 5

Problem set 8
is due by the beginning of lecture on Monday Mar 12

Problem set 9
is due by the beginning of lecture on Monday Mar 19

Problem set 10
is due by the beginning of lecture on Monday Mar 26

Problem set 11
is due by the beginning of lecture on Monday Apr 2

Problem set 12
is due by the beginning of lecture on Monday Apr 9

Problem set 13
is due by the beginning of lecture on Monday Apr 16

The final exam is scheduled for 1:30 pm on Friday 27 April 2012 at the seminar hall.
Notes/books/discussions are not permitted. Answers must be written with a blue pen.