





Instructor:
Gil Refael
refael{at}caltech.edu

TA's:
Michael
Beverland <mbeverla...caltech.edu> 
Final due Wednesday, March 20th, 5pm. Instructions (you can download before taking the exam) Exam download Regarding Mathematica: it is not needed for the exam  so to keep things even, let's keep it as not allowed. 
Course syllabus and details 
Lecture Notes Jan 8th  Precursors to quantum mechanics: Blackbody and photoelectric effect. Jan 10th  Schroedinger eqaution and Gaussian wave packets I. Jan 15th  Probability density. Jan 17th  Probability density in momentum space, uncertainty and measurement. Jan 22nd  Wave packets galore. Jan 24th  Time independent SE, particle in a box, BohrSommerfeld quantization. Jan 29th  Hilbert spaces, operators, Dirac notation, etc. Feb 12th14th  Harmonic Oscillators. Feb 18th  deltafunction potentials. Feb 20th  RayleighRitz variational method. Feb 26th  twowells bound state. Feb 28th  Hydrogen atom radial part. March 5th  Angular momentum commutators. March 7th  Angular momentum ladder operators and eigenstates. March 12th  Spin1/2. March 14th  EPRparadox and Bell inequalities. Lecture video streams curtesy of the Academic & Research Committee. 
PS1  Black body and DeBroglie waves. PS2  wave packets and probability density. PS3  More dynamics. PS3  solution (analytical part)
PS5  Harmonic Oscillator.
PS6  solution (analytical part)

