P4331 - Introduction to quantum mechanics

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Course text: "Quantum Physics," 3rd edition, by Stephen Gasiorowicz

Supplementary texts:

- "The Feynman Lectures on Physics", volume III, R.P. Feynman
- "Modern Quantum Mechanics", J.J. Sakurai

- the limits of classical physics
- wave packets and uncertainty relations
- the Schroedinger equation
- eigenfunctions and eigenvalues
- spin one particles
- the general structure of wave mechanics
- dirac notation
- two state systems
- the ammonia maser
- angular momentum
- the hydrogen atom
- the independent particle approximation
- electron waves in solids -- band structure
- scattering from 1D potentials
- the harmonic oscillator I
- the harmonic
oscillator II

- time independent perturbation theory

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