Physics 412-2
Quantum Mechanics II
Winter 2021
J. A. Sauls


Lecture Notes:

  1. 1/11/2021: Lecture 1 - Hamilton's Principle and Feynman's Quantum Mechanics
  2. 1/13/2021: Lecture 2 - Quantum Interference for Multiple Trajectories
  3. 1/15/2021: Lecture 3 - Feynman's Path Integral for the Arrival Probability Amplitude
  4. 1/20/2021: Lecture 4 - Feynman's Path Integral & Schr̈dinger's Wave Mechanics
  5. 1/22/2021: Lecture 5 - Feynman's Path Integral & Approach to the Classical Limit
  6. 1/22/2021: Discussion 1 - Gaussian Integrals and More
  7. 1/25/2021: Lecture 6 - Charged Particles in Electromagnetic Fields I
  8. 1/27/2021: Lecture 7 - Quantum Mechanics of Charged Particles in EM Fields
  9. 1/29/2021: Lecture 8 - Quantized Energy Levels & Currents of Electrons confined on a 1D Wire
  10. 1/29/2021: Discussion 2 - Technique of Dimensional Analysis
  11. 2/1/2021: Lecture 9 - Gauge Invariance & Potentials in QM I
  12. 2/3/2021: Lecture 10 - Gauge Invariance & Aharanov-Bohm Effect
  13. 2/5/2021: Lecture 11 - Electron in a Magnetic Field - Landau Levels
  14. 2/8/2021: Lecture 12 - Quantum Oscillators I
  15. 2/8/2021: Discussion 3 - Various Questions about Problem Set 2
  16. 2/10/2021: Lecture 13 - Quantum Oscillators II - Coherent States - Construction
  17. 2/12/2021: Lecture 14 - Quantum Oscillators III - Coherent States - Time Evolution
  18. 2/15/2021: Lecture 15 - Quantized Electron Cyclotron
  19. 2/15/2021: Discussion 4 - Eigenvalue Problems in 2D with Cylindrical Symmetry
  20. 2/17/2021: Lecture 16 - Quantized Electron Cyclotron - Degeneracy & Experiment
  21. 2/19/2021: Lecture 17 - Symmetry in QM - Two-Body Problem & Central Forces
  22. 2/19/2021: Discussion 5 - Methods of Solving the Schrodinger equation for bound states
  23. 2/22/2021: Lecture 18 - Central Forces & Angular Momentum Eigenfunctions
  24. 2/24/2021: Lecture 19 - Angular Momentum Algebra, Eigenvectors & Eigenvalues
  25. 2/26/2021: Lecture 20 - Angular Momentum Wave Functions - Generating Function
  26. 3/1/2021: Lecture 21 - Rotations as Groups in 3-space and Hilbert Space
  27. 3/3/2021: Lecture 22 - Hydrogen Spectrum - Wave Mechanics
  28. 3/5/2021: Lecture 23 - Hydrogen Atoms: Degeneracy & SO(3)xSO(3) symmetry
  29. 3/8/2021: Lecture 24 - Orbital Zeeman Effect in Hydrogenic Atoms
  30. 3/10/2021: Lecture 25 - Electron Spin & Normal Zeeman Effect
  31. 3/12/2021: Lecture 26 - Neutron Spin & SU(2) rotations