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

The following table lists the reading assignments for each of the nine 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 Natural Units  
2-4 Degenerate Fermi Systems

Griffiths, chapter 5.3

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapter XI Complement F

4-8 Charged Particles in a Magnetic Field

Griffiths, section 10.2.4

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapter VI Complement E

9-12 Time-independent Perturbation Theory

Griffiths, chapter 6

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapter XI including Complements A-D

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapter XII

See also Shankar, chapter 17 and Sakurai, chapter 5.1-3

13-15 Variational and Semi-classical Methods

Griffiths, chapters 7, 8

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapter XI Complements E, F, G

See also Shankar, chapter 16 and Sakurai, chapter 5.4

16-18 The Adiabatic Approximation and Berry's Phase Griffiths, chapter 10
19-23 Scattering

Griffiths, chapter 11

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapter VIII

See also Shankar, chapter 19

23-24 Time-dependent Perturbation Theory

Griffiths, chapter 9

Cohen-Tannoudji, chapter XIII

See also Shankar, chapter 18 and Sakurai, chapter 5.5-8

25 Quantum Computing