Welcome! This is
PH6003, a graduate course on Quantum Mechanics.
Lectures on Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition, Steven
- Class Venue:
- Class Times: Mondays
9 - 11:50 am
- My Office: S4-718
yizen [dot] chu [at] gmail [dot] com
- My Office Hours:
Thursdays 11 am - 12 noon
- Atiq Ur Rahman
(Graduate Teaching Assistant):
- Office: S4
7th floor study room
atiqchep [at] gmail [dot] com
- Office Hours:
Thursdays 1-4 pm, or make an appointment by
If you have a disability that you
think I should know about, and if you need special
accomodations, please feel free to speak to me after
class or e-mail me to set up a meeting.
- Academic Integerity
You are encouraged to discuss with
your classmates the material covered in class, and
even work together on your assignments. However, the
work you turn in must be the result of your own
effort. If I find that you copied your work from
some place else, you will immediately receive zero
credit for that particular piece of work. If you
plagarized your classmate, your classmate will also
receive zero credit for her/his/their work, unless
(s)he/they can prove to my satisfaction (s)he/they
were unwilling participant(s) of your dishonesty.
and Grading Scheme
We will be covering
Chapters 2 through 5 of Weinberg.
- General Principles of QM
- Central Potential Problems
- Spin, Rotation, Bosons vs Fermions, etc.
- Approximation Methods
Because I wish to reward
hard work during the semester, I will give most
weight -- 75% of your total grade -- to the
homework you turn in. The final paper will
take up the rest of the 25%.
recommend starting your homework as soon as possible
-- do not wait until the day before it is due to do
: I will
not accept late homework -- just turn in whatever
you have done at the time/day it is due.
Final (25%) (Due Monday 7 January 2019,
- Due Tuesday 24 September: Analytical
Methods 4.1 through 4.11
- Due Monday 15 October: Analytical
Methods 4.12 through 4.23
- Due Monday 5 November: Analytical
Methods 4.24, 4.25, 4.27, 4.29 through
- Due Monday 26 November: Weinberg Problems 3.1
through 3.6; Analytical
Methods 4.47 through 4.52; Problem A:
construct Y_3^m(theta,phi), for all m; Problem
B: In 3D, start with the angular momentum
operators in Cartesian coordinates and convert
them into spherical coordinates.
- Due Monday 10 December: Weinberg 2.2 through
Notes 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1
- Due Wednesday 2 January: Weinberg 4.1 through
Write a 15-20
page paper discussing the basic physics behind
decoherence within the context of quantum mechanics.
You may wish look here
but you should of course feel free to seek out other
If you turn in your final report
on Tuesday 8 January you will receive 80% of the
credit (so if you score 20/25, you'll receive
16/25); if you do so on Wednesday 9 January you will
receive 60% of the credit; and so on. If you turn in
your final report on Saturday 12 January or after,
you will receive 0.
Writing guidelines for final paper
The paper should be written in
English, and the font size should be 12 points.
Your writing will be judged firstly by the accuracy,
breadth and depth of the content; but also by the
clarity of the exposition. Make sure you cite your
sources carefully and provide proper credit whenever
appropriate. Turn in your papers by e-mailing them
to both Atiq Rahman and I. If you write your paper
on MS Word, please convert it to Open Office
format before sending it to me. Extra credit will be
given if you write your paper in LaTeX
you do, just e-mail me your TeX file.
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