LEC # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
---|---|---|

1 | Introduction: mathematical basis for quantum mechanics | |

2 | Postulates of quantum mechanics | |

3 | Two-level systems | Problem set 1 out |

4 | Time evolution | |

5 | Schrodinger / Heisenberg / interaction representation; wavefunction | Problem set 1 due |

6 | Multi-particle systems: tensor product spaces | Problem set 2 out |

7 | Entanglement | |

8 | Mixed states and the density matrix | |

9 | Entropy and thermal states | Problem set 2 due |

10 | Open quantum dynamics: introduction and Krauss forms | Problem set 3 out |

11 | Liouville equation and Lindblad formalism | |

12 | Liouville equation and Lindblad formalism (cont.) | |

13 | Introduction to the harmonic oscillator | Problem set 3 due |

Review for midterm exam (lectures 1–12) | Problem set 4 out | |

Midterm exam | ||

14 | Number and coherent states | |

15 | The electromagnetic field | Problem set 4 due |

16 | Quantized fields | Problem set 5 out |

17 | Time-independent perturbation theory | |

18 | Time-independent perturbation theory (cont.) | |

19 | Time-dependent perturbation theory | Problem set 5 due |

20 | Stimulated and spontaneous emission | Problem set 6 out |

21 | Interaction of the EM field with atoms | |

22 | Scattering theory | |

23 | Scattering examples | Problem set 6 due |

24 | Applications | |

Review for final exam (lectures 13–24) |

## Calendar

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Fall
2012

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*assignment*Problem Sets

*grading*Exams with Solutions

*notes*Lecture Notes