Quantum
Mechanics II
Physics
732Spring 2013
MWF 8:50 AM
2223 Chamberlin Hall
Prof. Lisa Everett
5215 CH, 24699
leverett@wisc.edu
Prerequisites: Physics 731. Please see Prof. Everett
if you wish to take Physics 732 and have not taken 731.
Lectures: 8:509:40 AM MWF
Location:
2223 Chamberlin Hall
Office Hours: By appointment (ask
before/after class or send email).
Lecture Notes (Link)
Homework Assignments (Link)
Problem sets will be due
approximately 1 week after they are assigned. Further details
will be provided at the homework link given above.
Exams: There will be three inclass
(50 minute) midterm exams, and one 2hour cumulative
final exam.
All exams will be closed notes, closed book. The
exam
dates are
 Midterm 1: 2/8/13,
8:50  9:40 AM.
 Midterm 2: 3/15/13,
8:50  9:40 AM.
 Midterm 3: 4/19/13,
8:50  9:40 AM.
 Final Exam:
5/13/13, 12:252:25 PM, in 1313 Sterling Hall. There
will be 4 problems on the exam. As previously stated, one problem
will be on the topic of identical fermions. The other three
problems will be selected from all material this semester covered in
the lecture notes and on the homework with the exception of time
reversal symmetry.
Be sure to inform
Prof.
Everett well in advance if you have any conflicts with the scheduled
exam dates.
For all exams, you will be given a ClebschGordan Table
(Link).
Grading Policy: The final grades will
be determined as follows: 25% homework, 45% midterms (15% each), and
30% final.
Other Rules for Class:
 Show up
 Pay attention
 Work hard
If you need to miss class because of religious or
personal reasons, please let Prof. Everett know ahead of time, unless
an
emergency makes that impossible.
Text: The main texts are
 J. J. Sakurai, Modern
Quantum Mechanics, Revised Ed., AddisonWesley Press
(1994). Note: there is a new (2nd) edition with
coauthor J. Napolitano. These will be labeled as S1r and S2, in what should be
selfexplanatory notation. Feel free to use either
edition. The bookstore should have the Revised Ed. in stock.
 R. Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics,
2nd Ed., Springer (1994). This text is not required, but is
highly recommended.
Material Covered: We
will cover the remainder of Sakurai, which includes symmetries,
approximation methods, identical particles, and scattering.
Depending on time remaining,we will cover atomic physics topics in
greater depth, and provide an introduction to relativistic quantum
mechanics.
Supplemental Texts:
Particularly recommended (but not required)
texts are
 L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifschitz, Quantum
Mechanics, Pergamon Press (1959).
 K. Gottfried, Quantum
Mechanics, Vol 1: Fundamentals, Benjamin (1966).
 E. Merzbacher, Quantum Mechanics, 3rd Ed.,
Wiley (1997).
 L. Schiff, Quantum
Mechanics, McGrawHill (1968).
An incomplete list of other useful texts is
 G. Baym, Lectures on Quantum Mechanics,
Westview Press (1974).
 C. CohenTannoudji et
al., Quantum Mechanics, Wiley (2006).
 R. Feynman and A.R. Hibbs, Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals,
McGrawHill (1965).
 A. Messiah, Quantum Mechanics, Dover (1999).
More mathematical references that are useful
include
 F. Byron and R. Fuller, Mathematics of Classical
and Quantum Physics, Dover (1992). First published in
two volumes by AddisonWesley in 1969.
 P. Dennery and A. Krzywicki, Mathematics for
Physicists, Dover (1996). First published by Harper
& Row in 1967.
 P. Morse and H. Feshbach, Methods of Theoretical Physics,
McGrawHill (1953).
Now published by Feshbach publishing.
