**Meets: **MWF 2:30 in Swain West 217

Web Site: http://physics.indiana.edu/~charlie/qm

**Instructor: **Charles Horowitz

Swain West 233

E-mail: charlie@iucf.indiana.edu

Office hours: MF 1:30-2:30 or by appointment

Play an
introductory video (real player format)

**Text: **David J. Griffiths, *Introduction to Quantum Mechanics*.
Note: We will follow the

text fairly closely.

**Grade:** Will be based on homework (40%), a small numerical project
(extra credit), a midterm

(20%), and a final (40%). Class participation will be rewarded extra
credit.

The small numerical project is a chance for you to solve (on the computer)
a simple QM problem which lacks an analytical solution. Details and some
suggested problems will be provided in class. For example, find the ground
state energy of a given 1 dim potential. This should not involve large
amounts of time.

Office: Swain West 129

E-mail: kuli@indiana.edu

**Goal: **The course strives to teach students how to "do" quantum
mechanics, i.e. how to

solve real world quantum mechanical problems. We will work towards
this by

solving some important problems in class and discussing the formalism
and basic

principles of quantum mechanics.

__OUTLINE__

I. Introduction: The Importance of Quantum Mechanics

II. Schrodinger Equation and the Wave Function

III. Solutions to Schrodinger Equation: square well, harmonic oscillator,
free particle, delta function pot

IV. Formalism of QM: Linear algebra, Uncertainty Principle

V. QM in Three Dimensions: hydrogen atom, angular momentum

VI. Identical Particles and Quantum Statistical Mechanics

VII. Perturbation Theory (as time allows)