- Class hours: Tue, Thu, 12.45 pm - 2 pm, Room MPHY 109
- Office hours: Tue, Wed, 10.30-12, in MPHY 309 or with appointment.
- Midterm exam: Friday, March 24, 6.30 pm in MPHY 332. No notes or books allowed, a formula sheet will be provided.
- Final exam: Friday, May 5, 5 pm in MPHY 337. No notes or books allowed, a formula sheet will be provided.
- Please read the Syllabus for more information .
- Primary Textbook:
**Eugen Merzbacher, Quantum Mechanics, 3rd edition**. There are many other textbooks, like Landau-Lifshitz Vol. III, Sakurai, Schiff, etc. which cover the same topics and which might be useful to look into if you feel you need to see a topic from a different angle.

It might sometimes be useful to have a good advanced mechanics book at hand since we will be using some concepts like Hamilton functions, Hamilton principal action and the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. Examples are Landau-Lifshitz Vol. I, and Goldstein. I will also post some relevant notes from my PHYS 601 course below.

Here are two chapters from my PHYS 601 (Analytic Mechanics) notes that
contain material relevant for this course. They might be useful this
semester.

Chapter 1 (Review of Newtonian Mechanics; typeset): This contains
e.g. a
discussion of the Galilei Group.

Chapter 4, sections 1-4 (Hamilton Formalism I; handwritten): A basic
introduction
to the Hamilton formulation of mechanics.

Chapter 4, sections 5-7 (Hamilton Formalism II; handwritten
): This
contains e.g.
an introduction to Hamilton-Jacobi theory.

PHYS 606 Notes: These are early versions of notes which can contain
typos and other kind of errors. Please notify me
of any errors you might notice.

Notes for Chapter I: From Classical Mechanics to Wave Mechanics
[typeset]

Notes for Chapter II, Sections 1 through 4: Wave Mechanics, Part I
[typeset]

Notes for Chapter II, Sections 5 and 6: Wave Mechanics, Part II
[typeset]

Notes for Chapter II, Sections 7 through 9: Wave Mechanics, Part III
[typeset]

Notes for Chapter II, Section 10: Wave Mechanics, Part IV
[handwritten notes]

Notes for Chapter III: First Applications - 1D Problems [handwritten
notes; note that section numbers
have changed]

Notes for Chapter IV, Secs. 1-4: Introduction to Approximation Schemes, Part I
[handwritten notes]

Notes
for Chapter
IV, Sec. 5: Introduction to Approximation Schemes, Part II [handwritten notes]

Notes for Chapter V: Foundations of Quantum Mechanics [handwritten notes]

Notes for Chapter VI: Angular Momentum and Rotationally Invariant
Problems [handwritten notes]

Homework I, due January 26

Solution HW I

Homework II, due February 2

Solution HW II

Homework III, due February 21 (note changed date!)

Solution HW III

Homework IV, due March 2

Solution HW IV

Homework V, due March 9

Solution HW V

Homework VI, due March 21

Solution
HW VI

Homework VII, due April 4

Solution
HW VII

Homework VIII, due April 13

Solution
HW VIII

Homework IX, due April 20

Solution
HW IX

Homework X, due April 27

Solution
HW X