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Quantum Mechanics I (PHY 212) and Quantum Theroy I (PHY 513)
Instructor: Dr. [Sabieh Anwar]. Office hours are Tuesday, 10am to 12 noon.
Textbooks: "Quantum Mechanics: Theory and Experiment" by Mark Beck and "A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics" by John S. Townsend. (Primary textbooks). Three copies are available in the Course Reserve section in the LUMS Library.
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Invoking quantum states and their transformations through the polarization concept (3 lectures)
Here is an interesting list of animations showing the polarization states of light.
Homework 1: (due date=10 September 2015; 5:00 pm) Homework on Polarization Description of Light in the Ket Notation. Solution.
Recitation on Quantum states exemplified by the polarization of light, 4 September 2015. Solution.
States and operators (5 lectures)
Homework 2: (due date=1 October 2015; 5:00 pm) Homework on Quantum Operators. Solution.
Quiz 1: Quiz 1 and its solution.
Reading suggestions for the first eight lectures: Beck Ch 1 to 5.
Spin-1/2 systems (3 lectures)
Reading suggestions Beck Ch. 6.
Time evolution of quantum states (4 lectures)
Reading suggestions Beck Ch. 9 and Townsend Ch. 4.
Homework 3: (due date=15 October 2015; 10:00 am) Homework on Miscellaneous Concepts. Solution.
Recitation 2: (16 October 2015) Evolution on the Bloch sphere and its solution.
Angular momentum in quantum mechanics (3 lectures)
Homework 4: (due date=4 November 2015; 5:00 pm) Homework on Generalized Angular Momentum. Solution.
Quiz 2: Quiz 2 and its solution.
Quiz 3: Quiz 3 and its solution.
Homework 5: (due date=20 November 2015; 10:00 am) Homework on Miscellaneous Topics. Solution.
Reading suggestions Beck Ch. 7 and Townsend Ch. 3.
Wavefunction (3 lectures)
Reading suggestions Beck Ch. 10 and Townsend Ch. 6.
Wave mechanical problems in 1D (4 lectures)
Reading suggestions Beck Ch. 11
Recitation 3: (26 October 2015) Recitation on wave mechanics.
Supplementary material and simulations:
Homework 6: (due date=2 December 2015; 5 pm) Homework on wave mechanics in one dimension. Solution.
Quiz 4: Quiz 4 and its solution.
The Harmonic Oscillator (4 lectures)
Homework 7: (due date=15 December 2015; 5 pm) Homework on the harmonic oscillator. Solution.
Reading suggestions Beck Ch. 12 and Townsend Ch. 7
Supplementary material and simulations:
I will not assess you on three-dimensional wave mechanics.
Wave Mechanics in Three Dimensions (0 lectures)
Recitation, reading suggestions and simulations:
Video recordings:
Angular part of Schrodinger equation for a central potential. [1]
Orbital angular momentum. [2]
Radial momentum operator, Rigid rotor[3]