Tuesday and Thursday, 12:3013:45, P&A 5
The prerequisite is PHYC 491 (Intermediate Quantum Mechanics I).
Monday, 13:0013:50, P&A 5
Professor Akimasa Miyake
office: P&A 25, email: amiyake_at_unm.edu, office hours: Tuesday 14:0016:00, otherwise you may arrange a meeting by appointment.
Adrian Chapman
office: P&A 30, email: akchapman_at_unm.edu, office hours: Thursday 10:0012:00 by contacting him at his office.
J. S. Townsend, "A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics," 2nd Edition (required)
This is an upperdivision course for quantum mechanics, and is a sequel to PHYC 491 "Intermediate Quantum Mechanics I" in Fall 2013. 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 497 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.
We plan to finish the textbook over two semesters (Fall 2013 and Spring 2014), so it is expected that we cover the second half of materials in Spring. If time permits, I will explain briefly recent research activities related to quantum mechanics and quantum information.
Dates 
Subjects 
Assignments/Exams 
Jan. 20 Mon 
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday  
Jan. 21 Tue 
overview 

Jan. 23 Thu 
9. Translational and rotational symmetry
in the twobody problem: 9.19.3 

Jan. 27 Mon 
No problem session  
Jan. 28 Tue 
9. Translational and rotational symmetry
in the twobody problem: 9.39.5 

Jan. 30 Thu 
9. Translational and rotational symmetry
in the twobody problem:9.59.6 

Feb. 3 Mon 

No problem session 
Feb. 4 Tue 
9. Translational and rotational symmetry
in the twobody problem:9.69.8 

Feb. 6 Thu 
9. Translational and rotational symmetry
in the twobody problem:9.89.9 
Assignment 1 is
posted 
Feb. 10 Mon 

No problem session 
Feb. 11 Tue 
9. Translational and rotational symmetry
in the twobody problem:9.9 

Feb. 13 Thu 
10. Bound states of central potentials:
10.110.2 
Assignment 1 is due 
Feb. 17 Mon 

Midterm exam 1, 1214 
Feb. 18 Tue 
10. Bound states of central potentials: 10.210.3  
Feb. 20 Thu 
canceled by SQuInT workshop  
Feb. 24 Mon 
10. Bound states of central potentials:10.4 (Makeup class at 13) 

Feb. 25 Tue 
10. Bound states of central potentials:10.5  
Feb. 27 Thu 
11. Timeindependent perturbations: 11.1  Assignment 2 is posted 
Mar. 3 Mon 
No problem session 

Mar. 4 Tue 
canceled by APS March meeting  
Mar. 6 Thu 
11. Timeindependent perturbations: 11.111.3  Assignment 2 is due 
Mar. 10 Mon 
Midterm exam 2, 1214  
Mar. 11 Tue 
11. Timeindependent perturbations: 11.311.4  
Mar. 13 Thu 
11. Timeindependent perturbations: 11.411.5  
Mar. 17 Mon 
Spring break  
Mar. 18 Tue 
Spring break  
Mar. 20 Thu 
Spring break  
Mar. 24 Mon 

No problem session 
Mar. 25 Tue 
11. Timeindependent perturbations: 11.511.6  
Mar. 27 Thu 
11. Timeindependent perturbations: 11.611.7  Assignment 3 is posted 
Mar. 31 Mon 
No problem session  
Apr. 1 Tue 
12. Identical particles:
12.1 

Apr. 3 Thu 
12. Identical particles: 12.2  Assignment 3 is due 
Apr. 7 Mon 
Midterm exam 3, 1214  
Apr. 8 Tue 
12. Identical particles: 12.212.3  
Apr. 10 Thu 
12. Identical particles:12.3  Assignment 4 is posted 
Apr. 14 Mon 
No problem session  
Apr. 15 Tue 
12. Identical particles:12.4  
Apr. 17 Thu 
13. Scattering: 13.1  Assignment 4 is due 
Apr. 21 Mon 
Midterm exam 4, 1214  
Apr. 22 Tue 
13. Scattering: 13.2  
Apr. 24 Thu 
13. Scattering: 13.313.4  
Apr. 28 Mon 
No problem session  
Apr. 29 Tue 
13. Scattering: 13.413.5  
May 1 Thu 
14.
Photons and Atoms: 14.1 
Assignment 5 is posted 
May 5 Mon 

No problem session 
May 6 Tue 
14. Photons and Atoms:14.2  
May 8 Thu 
14. Photons and Atoms:14.3  Assignment 5 is due 
May 15 Thu 
final week 
Midterm exam 5, 1012 
Students may study subjects of assignments together, but everyone is expected to prepare his/her original answer sheets.
1. Assignment due on February 13 (Thu) [Problems: 9.7, 9.10, 9.17, 9.19, 9.20 Solutions posted on Feb. 14]
2. Assignment due on March 6 (Thu) [Problems: 10.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.12, 10.18 Solutions posted on Mar. 7]
3. Assignment due on April 3 (Thu) [Problems: 11.3, 11.5, 11.9, 11.16, 11.18 Solutions posted on Apr. 4]
4. Assignment due on April 17 (Thu) [Problems: 12.2, 12.3, 12.7, 12.8, 12.10 Solutions posted on Apr. 18]
5. Assignment due on May 8 (Thu) [Problems: 13.2, 13.4, 13.8, 13.10, 14.5 Solutions posted on May 9]
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, 12:0014:00 on February 17 (Mon) [Materials covered in the chapter 9 Solutions]
2. Midterm exam, 12:0014:00 on March 10 (Mon) [Materials covered in the chapter 10 Solutions]
3. Midterm exam, 12:0014:00 on April 7 (Mon) [Materials covered in the chapter 11 Solutions]
4. Midterm exam, 12:0014:00 on April 21 (Mon) [Materials covered in the chapter 12 Solutions]
5. Midterm exam, 10:0012:00 on May 15 (Thu) at Room 5 [Materials taught in the class about the chapters 13 and 14 Solutions]