Course details of PH 403 - Quantum Mechanics I

Course Name Quantum Mechanics I
Total Credits 8
Type T
Lecture 3
Tutorial 1
Practical 0
Selfstudy 0
Half Semester N
Prerequisite
Text Reference E. Merzbacher, Quantum Mechanics, Wiley 1970. P.M. Mathews and Venkatesan , A Text book of Quantum Mechanics, Tata McGraw Hill, 1976. A.Messiah, Quantum Mechanics, North Holland. L. Landau, and E. Lifshitz, Quantum Mechanics, Pergamon, 1956.
Description Historical background: Wave functions, Superposition principle, Wave packets. Schrodinger equation. Probability and current densities. Expectation values and Ehrenfest"s theorem. General formalism: Linear vectors and operators in Hillbert space, observables, commuting operators, momentum representation and uncertainty principle. Unitary transformations, Schrodinger and Heisenberg representations, Equations of motion. Applications: One dimensional potential problems, Linear harmonic oscillator polynomial solutions,creation and annihilation operators. Central forces, angular momentum, spherical harmonics, spin, addition of general angular momenta. Motion in a well. Free and bound states in a Coulomb potential.
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