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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amazon logo 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