Readings

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.

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