5.73 | Fall 2005 | Graduate

Introductory Quantum Mechanics I


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: Three sessions / week, 1 hour / session

Recitations: One session / week, 1 hour / session

Cohen-Tannoudji, C., F. Laloë, and B. Diu. Quantum Mechanics. Vols. 1 and 2. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2006. ISBN: 9780471569527.

Alternative Textbooks

Shankar, R. Principles of Quantum Mechanics. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1994. ISBN: 9780306447907.

Sakurai, J. J. Modern Quantum Mechanics. Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1994. ISBN: 9780201539295.

Karplus, Martin, and Porter. Atoms and Molecules. Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1970. ISBN: 9780805352184.


Homework 30%
Class Participation/Quizzes 10%
Mid-term Exam (Take Home) 25%
Final Exam (In Class) 35%

You are welcome to work together on the Homework assignments, with the understanding that the final product reflects your understanding of the problem and not anything you’ve copied from someone else. Both the exams will be open-book, open-notes but you should not consult other people about the exam questions. Quizzes will not be announced ahead of time, and no make-ups will be given. Hence attending class is highly recommended.

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2005
Learning Resource Types
Exams with Solutions
Lecture Notes
Problem Sets with Solutions