Course content

Postulates of quantum mechanics, Expectation values, The Schrodinger and Heisenberg equations. The state function propagator, Angular momentum eigenvalues and eigenstates, Addition of angular momenta, Orbital angular momentum Eigen functions, The hydrogen energy eigenvalues and eigenstates, Time-independent perturbation theory, Spin-orbit coupling, The Zeeman effect. The WKB approximation, Time-dependent perturbation, The classical radiation field. The quantum radiation field, transition rates for stimulated and spontaneous emission, The lifetime of an excited atomic state.

II. Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:

Upon completion of this course, students will be familiar with the basic principles and significance of quantum mechanics.

Subject-specific Skills

At the end of this course, the students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge to analyze the properties of physical systems of interest.

III. References

[1]. John S. Townsend, A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd University Science Books, (2000)

[2] W. Greiner, Quantum Mechanics (An Introduction), 4th ed., Springer (2008).

[3] David Griffith, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Benjamin Cummings, (2004).

[4] J.J. Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics Revised edition, (1993).

[5]  R. Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, 2nd ed., (2008)

[6] J. Singh, Quantum Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications to Technology 1st ed., (1996).

[7] David A.B. Miller, Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers, (2008). 

[8]  Zettili N. Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications. Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, USA: Wiley, 2009.

General Assessment Method

The general method of assessment includes:

  Assignments       10%

Seminars online Presentations  15%

Mid Exam                 25%

Final Examinations.  50 %