Quantum Mechanics I (2020 semester 2)


PGF5001

Prof. Matthew Luzum

TA ("monitor"):  Davi Bastos Costa <davi.costa@usp.br>

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 pm
Typically, lectures will be Mondays and Thursdays.    
Wednesdays will be for discussing the homework problems.

Lecture room:  2024 (212-C)
Virtual lecture room:  293-939-199
Password:  500028

Advice for lectures:
  • Please keep your camera on.  It helps for me to know whether to go slower or faster, or to explain something again.
  • Type questions into the Zoom chat, or raise hand (click "Participants", and then click the button "Raise Hand").   Do this at any time during the lecture.
  • You can download the lecture notes (see below) before the lecture, so it's easier to follow.  However, it is best to also write your own notes during the lecture.

You can discuss the course in the Slack channel or the WhatsApp group.  


Homework

Please send your completed homework as one file to Davi (davi.costa@usp.br) before 23:59 on the due date.  Please use your name as the filename.  For example:   MatthewLuzumHW1.pdf
Update:  Please upload your homework to the Moodle page for the course.

You can complete the homework problems on ordinary paper, and then digitize them with a scanner or camera.   Please use a scanning app such as Adobe Scan, Tiny
Scanner, Camscanner, or something similar, to produce a single clean document.  If you have no camera or no way to digitize a document, please tell me as soon as possible.



Lectures

Lectures are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 pm.  Normally, Wednesdays will be used for problem solving sessions.

Exams

  • Midterm 1 - 28 September (Lectures 1-10, Homework 1-5)
  • Midterm 2 - 12 November (Lectures 11-18, Homework 6-10)
  • Final Exam - 3 December (All topics from the semester)


Suggested textbooks

Main text
  • J.J. Sakurai, "Modern Quantum Mechanics"
Other texts
  • Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics.
  • Weinberg, Lectures on Quantum Mechanics


Evaluation

Grades will be based on homework (10%, depending on assignment of a monitor for the course) and the best 2 out of 3 exams (45% each).  

The two midterm exams will cover ~50% of the material, and the final exam will review the entire semester. The lowest score of the three exams will be dropped, and the remaining 2 scores will determine 90% of your final grade.


Program

Tentative list of topics:
  • General structure of quantum mechanics
  • Examples
  • Angular momentum / spin
  • Approximation methods


Lecture Notes


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HW1.pdf
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Aug 24, 2020, 5:55 AM
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HW10.pdf
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Oct 23, 2020, 7:49 AM
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Nov 7, 2020, 9:38 AM
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HW11.pdf
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Oct 23, 2020, 7:49 AM
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Nov 24, 2020, 3:56 AM
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HW12.pdf
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Oct 23, 2020, 7:50 AM
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Dec 3, 2020, 1:56 AM
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Aug 25, 2020, 6:50 AM
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HW2.pdf
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Aug 24, 2020, 5:58 AM
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Sep 1, 2020, 7:02 AM
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HW3.pdf
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Sep 3, 2020, 11:28 AM
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HW4.pdf
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Sep 8, 2020, 3:41 PM
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Sep 19, 2020, 9:27 AM
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HW5.pdf
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HW6.pdf
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Oct 2, 2020, 10:30 AM
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HW7.pdf
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Oct 10, 2020, 8:12 AM
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Oct 17, 2020, 11:29 AM
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HW8.pdf
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Oct 15, 2020, 9:10 AM
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Oct 24, 2020, 3:13 AM
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HW9.pdf
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Oct 23, 2020, 7:49 AM
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Oct 31, 2020, 5:05 AM
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Notes.pdf
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Nov 26, 2020, 6:48 AM