**PHYSICS 6320/7320**

**Quantum Mechanics I**

**Fall 2007**

Instructor:
D. G. Ellis

dge@physics.utoledo.edu

Office:
MH 4002; hours MWF 10-12; phone 4634

Class
Time: MWF 2-2:50, MH 4012

Textbook:
*Quantum Mechanics* by N. Zettili (Wiley, 2001)

**http://www.physics.utoledo.edu/~dellis/phys6320/home.html**

This
is the first half of the standard graduate course in quantum mechanics. It assumes that you have been introduced to
quantum mechanics at the undergraduate level.
This course emphasizes the fundamental non-relativistic theory, with
applications designed to illuminate the concepts. In addition we will present a purely conceptual introduction to
the ideas of quantum field theory. *We
will concentrate on chapters 2-6 and chapter 9 in the textbook.* There will also be some introductory
material from chapters 7 and 10, with the more advanced applications saved for
the second semester.

Homework
problems will be assigned, with one set due every week or two. Late homework will not be accepted. There will be one in-class midterm
examination, and a take-home final exam.
The course grade will be based on all the above, plus classroom
participation.

__Rough Outline__

**1.** Basic
principles. Chapters 2-3. (2 weeks)

**2.** Stationary
states; one-dimensional examples.
Chapters 3-4. (3 weeks)

**3.** Transitions
between states. Chapter 10, sections
3,4. (2 weeks)

**Midterm Exam**. Week of 11
October.

**4.** Angular momentum. Chapters 5,7. (2 weeks)

**5.**
Three-dimensional problems.
Chapter 6. (2 weeks)

**6.**
Perturbation theory. Chapters
9,10. (3 weeks)

__Homework
for first week__

Read Chapters 2 and 3 of the
textbook.

Begin Homework Set #1.