Physics 829  (Spring 2011)

Quantum Mechanics III

Lectures:  Mon. & Wed. 2:30 - 3:18 and Fri. 1:30 - 3:18 in Koffolt Lab Room 205                                 
Instructor: Mohit Randeria 

This is the third course in a three-quarter sequence designed primarily for graduate students in Physics 


(1) Physics 827 (Autumn 2010) and 828 (Winter 2011)  
(2) special functions and PDE's taught in E&M       
Outline of topics to be covered this quarter.

           * Identical Particles

           * Dirac Equation

           * Bell's Inequality


The Text Book for Physics 829 will continue to be                                   

"Principles of Quantum Mechanics" (2nd Edition) by R. Shankar, (Springer, 1994) [ISBN 0-306-44790-8] 

Although I will follow Shankar's development in general, I may also deviate from the book on several points or cover topics not discussed in text-book. 

Other useful references:

"Quantum Mechanics" Vols. I & II by C. Cohen-Tannoudji, B. Diu and F. Laloe, (John Wiley & Sons, NY, 1977).

"Lectures on Quantum Mechanics" by G. Baym, (W.A. Benjamin, NY, 1969).

"Feynman Lectures on Physics" Vol. III by R.P. Feynman, R.B. Leighton and M. Sands, (Addison Wesley, Reading, Mass., 1965).


Exam Schedule:

All Examinations will be closed-book and no notes will be permitted.

Office Hours: Thursdays, PRB 2024 8:30 - 9:30 AM (or by appointment)

Home Work Assignments   

Home work will be assigned on a regular basis throughout the quarter.

Homeworks should be placed in the grader's mailbox in PRB.

Grader:  Dr. Vladimir Prigodin ( )

You will be able to download the problem sets from here as they are available. 


HW#1  (due 4/8/11)

HW#2  (due 4/15/11)

HW#3  (Now with added problems, due 4/25/11)

HW#4  (due 5/2/11)

HW#5  (due 5/20/11)

HW#6  (due 6/3/11 in class)

If you have any questions about this Class, please contact me:

Office : Physics Research Building, Room 2024
Phone: 292 2457