Readings

Required Text

[Griffiths] = Griffiths, David J. and Darrell F. Schroeter. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2018. ISBN: 9781107189638.

References

[Cohen-Tannoudji] =  Cohen-Tannoudji, Claude, et. al. Quantum Mechanics, Vol. 2. Wiley, 1991. ISBN: 9780471164357.

[Shankar] =  Shankar, Ramamurti. Principles of Quantum Mechanics. Plenum Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780306447907.

[Sakurai] =  Sakurai, J. J. Modern Quantum Mechanics. Cambridge University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9781108422413.

WEEK # READING
1

[Griffiths] Chapter 6

[Cohen-Tannoudji] Chapter XI

[Shankar] Chapter 17

[Sakurai] Sections 5.1-5.3

2

[Griffiths] Chapter 6

[Cohen-Tannoudji] Chapter XI and Chapter XII

[Shankar] Chapter 17

3

[Griffiths] Sections 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5

[Cohen-Tannoudji] Chapter XII

[Shankar] Chapter 17

4

[Griffiths] Chapter 8 on WKB approximation

[Shankar] Section 16.2

5

[Griffiths] Chapter 9

[Cohen-Tannoudji] Chapter XIII and/or [Shankar] Chapter 18

6 [No readings]
7 [No readings]
8 [Griffiths] Sections 9.2 and 9.3 for interactions of atoms with light. Chapter 10 for the adiabatic approximation.
9

[Cohen-Tannoudji] Chapter VI Complement E, which has a nice treatment of Landau levels.

[Sakurai] pp. 130-139

[Shankar]’s treatment of Landau levels begins from Page 587.

10 [No readings]
11

[Griffiths] Chapter 11

[Cohen-Tannoudji] Chapter VIII and/or [Shankar] Chapter 19

12 [No readings]
13

[Griffiths] Chapter 5

Optional:

  • [Shankar] Chapter 10
  • [Cohen-Tannoudji] Chapter XIV

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