QM Lectures

Graduate Quantum Mechanics Lectures

Michael Fowler, UVa.

These notes cover the essential core topics of a standard graduate quantum mechanics course. The main text used for the class was Shankar, with Sakurai as a secondary text. I also adapted material from Landau, Baym and Messiah. The first lectures here review undergraduate quantum and modern physics as a reminder, this optional material was only covered briefly in class. Towards the end of the course, I added lectures on the Dirac equation, the Berry phase and graphene, not included here. I may upload them later.

1. Reviewing Elementary Stuff...

2. Some Essential Math

3. Mostly 1-D Quantum Mechanics

4. Angular Momentum, Spin and the Hydrogen Atom

5. Interlude: Some More Elementary Stuff...

6. Charged Particle in Magnetic Field

7. The Density Matrix

8. Approximate Methods

9. Perturbation Theory

10. Scattering Theory

11. Other Material...

Two of my other courses:   Graduate Classical Mechanics,   Modern Physics