Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11:0011:50, P&A 5
The prerequisites are PHYC 330 (Introduction to Modern Physics) and MATH 314 (Linear Algebra with Applications).
Monday, 14:0014:50, P&A 184
Professor Akimasa Miyake
office: P&A 25, email: amiyake_at_unm.edu, office hours: Monday 15:0017:00, otherwise you may arrange a meeting by appointment.
Xijie Luo
office: P&A front common space, email: xijieluo_at_unm.edu, office hours: Wendesday 12:3014:30.
J. S. Townsend, "A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics," 2nd Edition (required)
This is an upperdivision course for quantum mechanics, and continues to PHYC 492 "Intermediate Quantum Mechanics II" in Spring 2015. As seen in the syllabus, the basics of quantum mechanics are taught in a selfcontained manner. The course is suitable for undergraduate or graduate students who like to obtain comprehensive understanding of quantum theory and to master its mathematical treatments from scratch. In case you do not satisfy the above prerequisites, you may still discuss a registration with the instructor.
Its associated problems session PHYC 496 should be registered as well. It is quite important to do exercise, in order to digest notions and methods in quantum mechanics learned in the lectures. The session is used not only to help you to start assignments but also to have midterm exams.
The final grade will be determined based on performance of midterm exams and assignments (their weights are 65 % and 35 % respectively, for now). Their problems will be largely selected from the problems found at the end of chapters. Each midterm exam is arranged after every chapter is completed. That is how you can study rather narrow, clearlydefined selections of materials for every exam, while they are still fresh in your mind. Overall it is expected that your learning is more effective and at the same time the load by the course is less stressful this way.
Dates 
Subjects 
Assignments/Exams 
Aug. 18 Mon 
Course overview 
No problem session 
Aug. 20 Wed 
1 SternGerlach experiments: 1.11.2 

Aug. 22 Fri 
1 SternGerlach experiments: 1.21.3  
Aug. 25 Mon 
1 SternGerlach experiments: 1.31.4  Problem session 1 
Aug. 27 Wed 
1 SternGerlach experiments: 1.41.5  
Aug. 29 Fri 
2 Rotation of basis states and matrix mechanics: 2.12.2  Assignment
1 is posted 
Sep. 1 Mon 
Labor day holiday  
Sep. 3 Wed 
2 Rotation of basis states and matrix mechanics: 2.22.3  
Sep. 5 Fri 
2 Rotation of basis states and matrix mechanics: 2.4  Assignment 1 is due 
Sep. 8 Mon 
2 Rotation of basis states and matrix mechanics: 2.5  Midterm exam 1 
Sep. 10 Wed 
2 Rotation of basis states and matrix mechanics: 2.62.7  
Sep. 12 Fri 
2 Rotation of basis states and matrix mechanics: 2.72.8  Assignment 2 is posted 
Sep. 15 Mon 
3 Angular momentum: 3.13.2 

Sep. 17 Wed 
3 Angular momentum: 3.3  
Sep. 19 Fri 
3 Angular momentum: 3.3  Assignment 2 is due 
Sep. 22 Mon 
3 Angular momentum: 3.43.5  Midterm exam 2 
Sep. 24 Wed 
3 Angular momentum: 3.6  
Sep. 26 Fri 
3 Angular momentum: 3.7  Assignment 3 is posted 
Sep. 29 Mon 
4 Time evolution: 4.14.3  
Oct. 1 Wed 
4 Time evolution: 4.4  
Oct. 3 Fri 
4 Time evolution: 4.5  Assignment 3 is due 
Oct. 6 Mon 
4 Time evolution: 4.54.6  Midterm exam 3 
Oct. 8 Wed 
6. Wave mechanics in 1D:
6.16.2 

Oct. 10 Fri 
Fall break  
Oct. 13 Mon 
6. Wave mechanics in 1D: 6.26.4  Assignment 4 is posted 
Oct. 15 Wed 
6. Wave mechanics in 1D: 6.46.5  
Oct. 17 Fri 
6. Wave mechanics in 1D: 6.56.6  Assignment 4 is due 
Oct. 20 Mon 
6. Wave mechanics in 1D: 6.66.7  Midterm exam 4 
Oct. 22 Wed 
6. Wave mechanics in 1D: 6.76.8  
Oct. 24 Fri 
6. Wave mechanics in 1D: 6.9  
Oct. 27 Mon 
6. Wave mechanics in 1D: 6.96.10 

Oct. 29 Wed 
6. Wave mechanics in 1D: 6.10  
Oct. 31 Fri 
7. Onedimensional harmonic oscillator: 7.1  Assignment 6 is posted 
Nov. 3 Mon 
7. Onedimensional harmonic oscillator: 7.27.3  
Nov. 5 Wed 
7. Onedimensional harmonic oscillator: 7.47.5  
Nov. 7 Fri 
7. Onedimensional harmonic oscillator: 7.67.7  Assignment 6 is due 
Nov. 10 Mon 
7. Onedimensional harmonic oscillator: 7.8  Midterm exam 6 
Nov. 12 Wed 
7. Onedimensional harmonic oscillator: 7.97.10  
Nov. 14 Fri 
5. A system of two spin1/2 particles: 5.15.2  Assignment 7 is posted 
Nov. 17 Mon 
5. A system of two spin1/2 particles: 5.25.3  
Nov. 19 Wed 
5. A system of two spin1/2 particles: 5.3  
Nov. 21 Fri 
5. A system of two spin1/2 particles: 5.7  Assignment 7 is due 
Nov. 24 Mon 
5. A system of two spin1/2 particles:5.7  Midterm exam 7 
Nov. 26 Wed 
canceled 

Nov. 28 Fri 
Thanksgiving holiday  
Dec. 1 Mon 
5. A system of two spin1/2 particles: 5.45.5  Assignment 5 is posted 
Dec. 3 Wed 
5. A system of two spin1/2 particles: 5.5  
Dec. 5 Fri 
5. A system of two spin1/2 particles: 5.6  
Dec. 812 
Assignment
5 is due Midterm exam 5 
Students may study subjects of assignments together, but everyone is expected to prepare his/her original answer sheets.
1. Assignment due at 12 pm on Sep. 5 (Fri) [Problems: 1.2, 1.3, 1.7, 1.13, 1.14 Solutions]
2. Assignment due at 12 pm on Sep. 19 (Fri) [Reading the section 2.7 and Problems: 2.10, 2.12, 2.17, 2.22, 2.24 Solutions]
3. Assignment due at 12 pm on Oct. 3 (Fri) [Problems: 3.2, 3.7, 3.19, 3.24, 3.27 Solutions]
4. Assignment due at 12 pm on Oct. 17 (Fri) [Problems: 4.5, 4.10, 4.11, 4.14, 4.15 Solutions]
6. Assignment due at 12 pm on Nov. 7 (Fri) [Problems: 6.1, 6.4, 6.5, 6.14, 6.21 Solutions]
7. Assignment due at 12 pm on Nov. 21 (Fri) [Problems: 7.7, 7.9, 7.13, 7.17, 7.22 Solutions]
5. Assignment due at 5 pm on Dec. 8 (Mon), to be submitted to my mailbox [Problems: 5.1, 5.3, 5.5, 5.10, 5.26 Solutions]
Midterm exams are held during the Monday problems session in a closedbook format. No communication with other students is allowed during the exams.
1. Midterm exam during 24 pm on Sep. 8 (Mon) [Materials covered in the chapter 1 Solutions]
2. Midterm exam during 24 pm on Sep. 22 (Mon) [Materials covered in the chapter 2 Solutions]
3. Midterm exam during 24 pm on Oct. 6 (Mon) [Materials covered in the chapter 3 Solutions]
4. Midterm exam during 24 pm on Oct. 20 (Mon) [Materials covered in the chapter 4 Solutions]
6. Midterm exam during 24 pm on Nov. 10 (Mon) [Materials covered in the chapter 6 Solutions]
7. Midterm exam during 24 pm on Nov. 24 (Mon) [Materials covered in the chapter 7 Solutions]
5. Midterm exam during 10 am12 pm on Dec. 10 (Wed) @ R&A 5 [Materials covered in the chapter 5 Solutions]