Assignments

Problem sets are a very important part of this course. We believe that sitting down yourself and trying to reason your way through a problem not only helps you learn the material deeply, but also develops analytical tools fundamental to a successful career in science.

The related readings from the textbooks shown in the table will help understand the assignments.

Texts

Buy at Amazon Griffiths, David J. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004. ISBN: 9780131118928.

Buy at Amazon Ohanian, Hans. Principles of Quantum Mechanics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1989. ISBN: 9780137127955.

Buy at Amazon Shankar, Ramamurti. Principles of Quantum Mechanics. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Plenum Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780306447907.

Buy at Amazon Feynman, R. P. Feynman Lectures On Physics. Vol. 3. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Longman, 1970. ISBN: 9780201021158.

Buy at Amazon Cohen-Tannoudji, Claude. Quantum Mechanics. 2 vols. New York, NY: Wiley, 1977. ISBN: 9780471164326.

Buy at Amazon Sakurai, J. J. Modern Quantum Mechanics. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Pub., 1994. ISBN: 9780201539295.

Buy at Amazon Gasiorowicz, Stephen. Quantum Physics. 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2003. ISBN: 9780471057000.

assignments RELATED rEadingS
Assignment 1 (PDF)

Griffiths, chapters 1 and 2, Appendix

Shankar, chapter 1

Sakurai, chapter 1

Assignment 2 (PDF)

Griffiths, chapter 3, Appendix

Shankar, chapters 1 and 4

Sakurai, chapter 1

Ohanian, chapter 4

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapters II and III

Assignment 3 (PDF)

Griffiths, section 2.3.1, chapter 3

Ohanian, chapter 4

Shankar, chapter 4

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapters II and III

Assignment 4 (PDF)

Cohen-Tannoudji, Complement GIII

Ohanian, chapter 5

Cohen-Tannoudji III D, or Sakurai, sections 2.1 and 2.2

Assignment 5 (PDF) Cohen-Tannoudji, sections IV.A.1., IV.A.2., IV.B, IV.C, Complement CIV and FIV
Assignment 6 (PDF)

Cohen-Tannoudji, Complement FIV

Feynman, Vol. III, section 8.6 and chapter 9

Assignment 7 (PDF) Feynman, Vol. III, section 8.6 and chapter 9
Assignment 8 (PDF) Griffiths, sections 4.1.1 and 4.3
Assignment 9 (PDF)

Griffiths, sections 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3

Ohanian, chapter 7

Shankar, section 12.5

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapter VI, pp. 643-676

Gasiorowicz, chapter 7

Assignment 10 (PDF)

Griffiths, sections 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3

Shankar, pp. 339-345

Ohanian, chapter 6, section 6.2, and chapter 8

Assignment 11 (PDF)

Ohanian, chapter 6, section 6.2, and chapter 8

Griffiths, sections 4.4 and 4.4.3

Assignment 12 (PDF)

Griffiths, sections 4.4.3 and 5.1

Ohanian, sections 9.3 and 9.4

Shankar, chapter 10, sections 15.1 and 15.2

Cohen-Tannoudji, Vol. II, chapters X and XIV

Assignment 13 (PDF)

Griffiths, section 5.1

Ohanian, section 9.4

Shankar, chapter 10

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapter XIV