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Course Dual Degree (B. Tech + Master of Science / Master of Technology)
Semester Sem. V
Subject Code PH311
Subject Title Quantum Mechanics


Mathematical Introduction: Linear vector spaces, inner products, linear operators, eigenvalue problem, generalization to infinite dimensions. Towards quantum mechanics: relevant experiments, wave particle duality, uncertainty principle, postulates of quantum mechanics, Schrodinger equation, probability current and conservation. Simple one-dimensional potential problems: Free particle, particle in a box; scattering in step-potentials, transmission and reflection coefficients. Harmonic oscillator: Obtaining eigenvalues and eigenfunctions using ladder operators. Angular momentum: Rotations in three dimensions, eigenvalue problem of L2 and Lz. Hydrogen atom: Eigenvalue problem, degeneracy of the spectrum, numerical estimates and comparison with experiments.

Text Books

1. R. Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition, Springer.

2. N. Zettili, Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications, Wiley