Quantum Mechanics I
### Quantum Mechanics I (Spring '09)

Text and reference books: A. Beiser, Perspectives of Modern Physics;
J. Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics;
C. Cohen-Tannoudji, Quantum Mechanics; Landau and Lifshitz, Quantum
Mechanics (Course of Theoretical Physics, Vol.3), Schiff;
and so on. Two classics are Dirac's monograph and the Feynman lectures
(vol.3).

Course outline: Aspects of modern physics -- blackbody radiation,
photoelectric effect, de Broglie waves, interference experiments, Bohr
atomic model.
Quantum mechanics -- Stern-Gerlach experiments, double slit experiments,
interference of amplitudes, Dirac kets/bras/operators, matrix
representations, uncertainty relations, position/momentum operators, time
evolution and the Schrodinger equation, Schrodinger/Heisenberg pictures,
harmonic oscillator (creation-annihilation operators etc), position space
representations and Schrodinger's equation, potential wells
(reflection/transmission, tunnelling), the harmonic oscillator and Hermite
polynomials, angular momentum.

Midsem exam, 35%,

Short quiz, 15%,

Endsem exam, 50%.

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