Winter-Spring
2019 Welcome! This is
PH6004, a graduate course on Quantum Mechanics.
- Textbook:
Lectures on Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition, Steven
Weinberg
- Class Venue:
S4-621
- Class Times: Mondays
10-11:50 am; Wednesdays 9-9:50 am
- My Office: S4-718
- E-mail: yizen [dot] chu [at] gmail [dot] com
- My Office Hours:
Mondays 1-2 pm
- Graduate Teaching
Assistant: Oktavianus Gea
- Office:
S4-402
- E-mail:
oktavgea1994 [at] g [dot] ncu [dot] edu [dot] tw
- Office Hours:
Wednesdays 1-3 pm
- Yi-Zen
- Disability 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.
Syllabus
and Grading Scheme
We will be covering
Weinberg's Chapter 4 and beyond. This includes:
- Spin, Rotation, Wigner-Eckart, Bosons vs Fermions etc.
- Symmetries & Conservation Laws
- Approximation Methods, Zeeman & Stark
Effects, Berry Phase
- Open Quantum Systems
- Path Integrals
- Scattering, Optical Theorem, "In" and "Out"
States
- Canonical Formalism, Constrained Hamiltonian
Systems
- Quantum theory of electromagnetic radiation
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%.
Additional
MaterialHomework (75%): I recommend starting your homework as soon as possible -- do not wait until the day before it is due to do it! Note: I will not accept late homework -- just turn in whatever you have done at the time/day it is due. - Due Wednesday 13 March: HW 1
- Due Monday 8 April: HW 2.
- Due Wednesday April 24: Problems 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 10.1 through 10.8 of QM Notes.
- Due Wednesday May 22: HW
4.
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. Do not plagiarize! Turn in your
papers in PDF format; and e-mail them to
both Oktavianus and me.Linear algebra explained in Dirac bra-ket notation can be found in Chapter 4 of Analytical Methods in Physics. Additional notes on QM here. Quantum Mechanics Textbooks - Principles of Quantum Mechanics, by Shankar
- Modern Quantum Mechanics, by Sakurai and Napolitano
- Quantum Mechanics, by Cohen-Tannoudji, Diu, Laloe
Path Integrals - Quantum
Mechanics and Path Integrals, by
Feynman and Hibbs
- Techniques
and Applications of Path Integration,
by Schulman
- Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics ..., by Kleinert
Quantum Computing Resources - Quantum Computation Course, by Preskill
**Lecture Notes on Quantum Information Science**, by Aaronson**Lecture Notes on Quantum Information**, by Watrous**Qubits, Quantum Mechanics, and Computers**Course at UC Berkeley
**Quantum Computer Science**, by Mermin**Quantum Computing since Democritus**, by Aaronson
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