Readings

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.

The following table lists the reading assignments for each of the seven topics covered in this course.  For more detailed information on these reading assigments, please see the individual assignments in the assignments section.

LEC # TOPICS READINGS
1-7 General Structure of Quantum Mechanics

Griffiths, chapter 3 and Appendix

Ohanian, chapter 4

Shankar, chapter 1

Cohen-Tannoudji, parts of chapters II, III, IV, and V

Sakurai, chapter 1

7-9 Quantum Dynamics

Ohanian, chapter 5

Cohen-Tannoudji, parts of chapters III, IV, and V

Sakurai, sections 2.1-2.4

10-14 Two-state Systems

Feynman, chapter 9

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapter 4

Sakurai, section 2.10

Ohanian, section 9.2

14-16 Angular Momentum and Spin

Griffiths, chapter 4

Ohanian, chapter 7

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapters VI, VII, and IX

17-20 The Radial Equation and Operator Methods Ohanian, chapters 6 and 8
20-22 Addition of Angular Momentum

Griffiths, chapter 4

Ohanian, section 9.3

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapter X

23-24 Introduction to the Quantum Mechanics of Identical Particles

Griffiths, sections 5.1, 5.2, 6.3, and 6.4

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapter XIV