PHYS301: Quantum Mechanics

Syllabus

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Assignments

Assignments and solutions for 2009: Assignment 1

Sample Problems

Sample Problems on State Vectors Sample Problems on Representations of State Vectors and Operators Sample Problems on Quantum Dynamics

Summaries

Summary of Properties of Bras and Kets

Lecture Notes as at 27 April 2009

Table of Contents and Foreword Ch1: Introduction Ch2: The Early History of Quantum Mechanics Ch3: The Wave Function Ch4: The Two Slit Experiment Ch5: Wave Mechanics Ch6: Particle Spin and the Stern-Gerlach Experiment Ch7: Probability Amplitudes Ch8: Vector Spaces in Quantum Mechanics Ch9: General Mathematical Description of a Quantum System Ch10: State Spaces of Infinite Dimension Ch11: Operations on States Ch12: Matrix Representations of State Vectors and Operators Ch13: Observables and Measurements in Quantum Mechanics Ch14: Probability, Expectation Value and Uncertainty Ch15: Time Evolution in Quantum Mechanics Not all this material, particularly that related to infinite dimensional state spaces is required for PHYS301.

Lecture Slides

As of 27 April 2009.