- Lectures: Mondays and Fridays, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm in room 299 located in the Physics and Mathematics building.

Yiannis Makris

- Advance Quantum Mechanics, by Sakurai
- Quantum Mechanics, by Merzbacher
- Lectures on Quantum Mechanics, by Weinberg
- Quantum Mechanics with Basic Field Theory, by Desai
- Quantum Mechanics Special Chapters, by Greiner
- Many-Particle Physics, by Mahan

Unfortunately, there is no single textbook for the course. The material covered is based on self prepared lecture notes that will be distributed. However, much of the material covered can be found distributed in a number of textbooks. Some of these are given below.

It is also important to note that some of the material, especially in the beginning, is based on the professors belief on how one must understand the subject. Further the notation found in the above textbooks can be different from the notes.

- Homeworks: 30%
- Two Midterm Exams: 30%
- Endterm Exam: 40%

Grades will be assigned according to the following weighted average:

- Midterm Exam 1: Monday, September 29, 2014; 11:45am-1pm; Room 299
- Midterm Exam 2: Monday, November 03, 2014; 11:45am-1pm; Room 299
- Final Exam Time: Thursday, December 11, 2014; 2pm-5pm; Room 299

- A student needs to get roughly 70% or better in the course to get a B grade or better. So please make sure you are on target for at least that much.
- Attending classes is very important since lectures will be based on self prepared notes. Although the material covered by the lectures can be found in many standard books, it may be difficult to find them in a coherent fashion. As far as possible I will provide typed notes. Since I will have limited time to proof read them carefully, please work out the details and make sure you agree with what is written. Please inform me of any typos you may find in the notes. Please note that different text books use different notations and this can lead to confusions. I will try my best to be consistent in the notes that I provide. If you are unsure about a notation you are welcome to discuss it with me. If you have to miss a lecture for health or other emergencies, it will be your responsibility to make up the material.
- Homework problems will be posted on the web every Friday evening and will be due on the tenth day (ideally during Monday's class). It is highly recommended you look at the problems during the weekend and come to office hours on the following Monday to discuss confusions and tips on solving problems. Homeworks count for 30% of your class grade which you can get by just being regular and learning the material. You are welcome to discuss among yourselves and others to learn to do homework problems. However, when you are beginning to write up the solutions, you should only use your own notes to solve the problem. Better yet, develop a list of formulas that you find important and useful and try solving the home work problems like an exam. You may not see another persons written/typed homework solutions in any form. No student should give out his/her solutions to others.

- Read the lecture notes provided before coming to class.
- Begin to think about the homework problems soon after they are assigned.
- Attend all the lectures.
- Ask questions if you do not understand something. No question is dumb. But it is dumb to not ask questions if you do not understand something.
- The course will be highly mathematical. Learn all the steps in the derivations, but make sure you are also focused on the physics question you are after and do not get lost in the mathematics!
- Follow very strictly the academic "Honor Code".

** Homework Assignments **