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Date | Lectures | Assignments | Notes | |

09/22 | Problems with classical theory and emergence of quantum mechanics.(notes) | HW 1 (solutions) | WS 1 | |

09/25 | Wave aspects of matter.(notes) | WS 2 | papers: 1, 2, 3 | |

09/27 | Linear spaces. Dirac notation.(notes) | HW 2 (solutions) | WS 3 | |

09/29 | Bra-ket algebra. Operators.(notes) | WS 4 | ||

10/02 | Properties of operators. Commutators.(notes) | HW 3 (solutions) | WS 5 | |

10/04 | Projection operator. Matrix representation. (notes) | WS 6 | ||

10/06 | Measurements. Eigenvalues and expectation values. (notes) | |||

10/09 | Compatible observables and uncertainty relations.(notes)(supplement) | WS 7 | ||

10/11 | Complete sets of commuting observables. (notes) | HW 4 (solutions) | WS 8 | |

10/13 | Change of basis. Infinitesimal unitary trasformations. (notes) | WS 9 | ||

10/15 | Infinitesimal and finite unitary trasformations. Translation in space. (notes) | WS 10 | ||

10/18 | Position, momentum, and translation. (notes) | HW 5 (solutions) | WS 11 | |

10/20 | Momentum operator in the position basis. Gaussian wave packets.(notes) | WS 12 | ||

10/23 | Gaussian wave packets. (notes) | WS 13 | ||

10/25 | Time evolution of the system.(notes) | HW 6 (solutions) | WS 14 | |

10/27 | Time evolution of expectation values. The virial theorem.(notes) | WS 15 | ||

10/30 | The Schroedinger versus the Heisenberg picture.(notes) | WS 16 | ||

11/01 | Midterm (9 am, Weniger 304) (solutions) | |||

11/03 | Time-dependent and time-independent Schroedinger equation.(notes) | WS 17 | ||

11/06 | Energy quantization. Scattering in 1D. (notes) | WS 18 | STM Nature Physics | |

11/08 | Tunneling through potential barriers.(notes) | WS 19 | ||

11/10 | No class: Veterans day. | |||

11/13 | Parity operator. Symmetric potentials and parity. (notes) | HW 7 (solutions) | WS 20 | papers: 1, 2 |

11/15 | Harmonic oscillator (coordinate representation). (notes) | WS 21 | ||

11/17 | Harmonic oscillator (number representation). (notes) | WS 22 | ||

11/20 | Time development of the oscillator. (notes) | WS 23 | ||

11/22 | The classical limit. WKB approximation.(notes) | HW 8 (solutions) | PRL1998-WKB | |

11/24 | Thanksgiving | |||

11/27 | WKB approximation (ctd). (notes) | WS 24 | ||

11/29 | Path integrals.(notes) | |||

12/01 | Conceptual and philosophical problems of QM. (notes) | Final Exam: Thursday, December 7 at 2 PM |
Bell-Compact,
Sci07-entanglement, Nat07-Bell, RPP1978-Bell, Nat03-EPR, Sci03-Bell, Sci05-EPR, PRB1935-Bohr, PRB1935-EPR, | |