## reorganization of PHY356 (Quantum I) notes.

Posted by peeterjoot on December 22, 2012

Looking for something in my old notes while studying for my optics exam, I found that my old phy356 notes were very disorganized. That was my first attempt to compile my class notes into a bookish unit, and it was not done terribly well. Here’s a reorganized version:

https://sites.google.com/site/peeterjoot/math2010/phy356.pdf

The new structure is

Basic formalism

- Dirac Adjoint notes
- Lecture notes: Review
- Problems

Commutator and time evolution

- Rotations using matrix exponentials
- On commutation of exponentials
- Desai Chapter II notes
- Unitary exponential sandwich
- Lecture notes: Review
- Problems

Dynamical equations

- Problems

Free particles

- Notes for Desai chapter IV
- Lecture notes: Review
- Problems

Spin 1/2

- Lecture notes: Review
- Lecture: Orbital and Intrinsic Momentum
- Problems

Gauge invariance, angular momentum and spin

- Interaction with orbital angular momentum

Stern-Gerlach

- Lecture: Stern Gerlach

Lecture: Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics

Bound state problems

- Hydrogen like atom, and Laguerre polynomials
- Lecture: Bound-state problems
- Lecture: Hydrogen atom
- Problems

Harmonic oscillator

- Lecture: Harmonic oscillator
- Problems

Coherent states

- interaction with a electric field

Rotations and angular momentum

- Lecture: Rotations and Angular Momentum
- Notes for Desai Chapter 26

Exam prep and review

- Questions from the Dec 2007 PHY355H1F exam
- Questions from the Dec 2008 PHY355H1F exam
- A problem on spherical harmonics (2010 final exam reflection)

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