Introduction to Quantum Mechanics:
Tuesday and Thursday 4:10-5:25pm
This will be a continuation of the fall course Math
W4391 covering more advanced material.
This course is open to both undergraduate and graduate
students. It can be taken independently and in addition to any
of the Physics department courses on quantum mechanics.
A very detailed set of notes for this course is under
development, with the latest version always available here.
During the fall semester the course covered the first 20 chapters
of those notes. Before each class, please try and read the
chapter in the syllabus announced for that class and come prepared
with questions about whatever you don't understand. I hope
to devote much of the time in each class to going over material
students are finding confusing, rather than repeating everything
that is in the notes.
There will be problem sets due roughly every other week, and a
required final project.
Tuesday, January 20: Review of fall semester, overview of
topics to be covered
Thursday, January 21: The harmonic oscillator and the
Heisenberg group (chapter 21)
to Quantum Mechanics, Fall 2012: Math W4391
to Quantum Mechanics, Spring 2013: Math W4392