Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Quantum mechanics is the scientific theory that explains the behavior of systems below the level of the atom. It is a part of the standard model, the synthesis of theories to explain the universe on a small scale. The name quanta, comes from a package, because energy exchanges come in multiples of a minimum amount, as if they came in packages and not as if they were something continuous.

  1. Schrödinger equation
  2. One-dimensional potential
  3. Operators
  4. Fundamentals of quantum mechanics
  5. Harmonic oscillator
  6. Angular momentum
  7. Hydrogen atom
  8. Spin
  9. Variational method
  10. Disturbance theory 

Basic Information

Workload
45 hours

Mandatory: 

  • Ballentine LE. Quantum Mechanics. A Modern Development. Singapore. World Scientific Press. 2015
  • Griffiths DJ. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. 2017.
  • Shankar R. Principles of Quantum Mechanics. New York. Springer Verlag. 1994

Complementary: 

  • Dirac PAM. Lectures on Quantum Mechanics. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. 1970.
  • Sakurai JJ. Modern Quantum Mechanics. New York. Addison-Wesley Publications. 1994.
  • Zetilli N. Quantum Mechanics. New York. John Wiley & Sons. 2001.
  • Dirac PAM. The Principles of Quantum Mechanics. Oxford. Oxford University Press. 1999.
  • Cohen-Tannoudji C, Diu B and Laloe F. Quantum Mechanics. John-Wiley & Sons. 1977.