## PHYSICS 6320/7320 (Quantum Mechanics I)

*
**Last updated on **
August 16, 2012*

**Textbook**: Quantum Mechanics, by N.
Zettili.

*Reference:* *Mathematical Methods for Physicists*, by George B. Arfken; *
NIST Handbook
of Mathematical Functions*, Edited by F Olver *et al*.

**Lecturer**: Dr. Bo Gao

**Office**: MH 4021 **Phone**: 530-4628

**Schedule**:
MW 3:00 pm-3:50 pm, F 2:00 pm-2:50 pm

**Office Hours**: MWF 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, or by appointment

**Website**:
http://bgaowww.physics.utoledo.edu

**Prerequisites:**

Undergraduate QM and working knowledge of matrices and
differential equations are recommended. Some knowledge of special functions is also
helpful.

**Topics:**

- Introduction (Chapter 2, Chapter 3)
- 1-D problems and their applications (Chapter 4)
- Introduction to angular momentum theory (Chapter 5)
- 3-D problems and their applications (Chapter 6)
- Approximate methods for stationary states (Chapter 9)
- Perturbation theory
- Degenerate perturbation theory
- Variational method
- Semiclassical method

**Exams:**

- Midterm Exam: After the 1-D problems.
- Final Exam: TBA.

**Grades:**

Grades are based on three scores according to the following
combination

Homework: |
10% |

Midterm Exam: |
40% |

Final Exam: |
50% |