PHY 6645 QUANTUM MECHANICS I  Fall 2018
INSTRUCTOR
Pierre SikivieOffice: NPB 2063
email: sikivie@phys.ufl.edu
tel: 352.392.1923
CLASS TIMES
MWF, 10:40am  11:30pm, in NPB 1101OFFICE HOURS, NPB 2063
MWF, 11:45am  12:35pm, in NPB 2063GRADER
Yifu CaoOffice: NPB 2113
email: yifucao@ufl.edu
Office hour: Tuesdays, 2  3pm.
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK
"Principles of Quantum Mechanics" by R. Shankar, 2d Edition, Springer 1994.We will cover chapters 314.
There are many other useful textbooks on quantum mechanics. You are encouraged to explore alternatives. Here are four that are commonly used in graduate level courses:
 L. Landau and E. Lifchitz, `Quantum Mechanics', Pergamon Press.
 L.I. Schiff, `Quantum Mechanics', 3d Edition, McGrawHill 1968.
 E. Merzbacher, `Quantum Mechanics', 2d Edition, Wiley 1970.
 J.J. Sakurai and J. Napolitano, `Modern Quantum Mechanics', 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press 2017.
COURSE OUTLINE
 Experimental foundations
 Postulates
 The Schrödinger equation
 The classical limit
 The harmonic oscillator
 The path integral formulation
 Uncertainty relations
 Identical particles
 Symmetries and conservation laws
 The rotation group and angular momentum
 The hydrogen atom
 Spin
HOMEWORK
There will be one problem set per week, due on Wednesdays. due August 29: homework #1
 due September 5: homework #2
 due September 12: homework #3
 due September 19: problems 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4, 5.2.6
 due September 26: homework #5
 due October 3: homework #6
 due Oct0ber 10: homework #7
 due October 17: homework #8
 due October 24: homework #9
 due October 31: problems 7.4.5, 7.4.10, 7.5.4
 due November 7: problems 8.6.1, 8.6.2, 8.6.3, 10.1.2, 10.3.2, 10.3.3
 due November 14: homework #12
 due November 28: problems 11.4.4, 12.3.3, 12.3.6, 12.3.7

due December 5: problems 12.3.8, 12.4.4, 12.5.1, 12.5.3, 12.5.5,
12.5.6
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The final exam is in NPB 1101 on Tuesday December 11 from 12:30 to 2:30pm. It will cover Chapters 7 through 12. You may bring a formula sheet.
GRADING
Your final grade will be based on:
the homework 25% a midterm test (Oct. 8) 25% the final exam (Dec. 11) 50%
The current UF policies for assigning grade points may be found at https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/grades.aspx.
CLASS ATTENDANCE
Requirements for class attendance, makeup exams, and other work in this course are consistent with university policies that can be found at https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/attendance.aspx.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should first register with the Disability Resource Center (3523928565, https://www.dso.ufl.edu/drc) by providing appropriate documentation. Once registered, students will receive an accommodations letter which must be presented to the instructor when requesting accommodation. Students with disabilities should follow this procedure as early as possible in the semester.
COURSE EVALUATIONS
Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course by completing online evaluations at https://evaluations.ufl.edu. Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of the semester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of these assessments are available to students at https://evaluations.ufl.edu/results.