Quantum Mechanics II (PY 402)


Physics 401/402 (Quantum Mechanics) provides an introduction to quantum mechanics intended for undergraduate students in physics or engineering. Part II (PY402) covers perturbation theory (time independent and time dependent), applications to atomic physics, scattering theory, and a brief introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics.

  1. Lecture:
    TTh 10:15-11:30, RID 315
    Instructor: T. Schaefer, Office RID
    email: Thomas_Schaefer[at]ncsu.edu
    Office hours: Th 2:00-4:00 and by appointment.
  2. Homework:
    Most thursdays a set of homework problems will be assigned. (You can also check the website.) The homework is due thursday the following week.
  3. Exams
    There will be two midterm exams, some quizzes, and a final.
  4. Grade
    Your final grade will be determined by weighting the various portions of the course as follows:
    Midterms: 30%, Quizzes: 10%, Final: 30%, Homework: 30%
  5. Textbook
    Quantum Mechanics by Phillip J. E. Peebles, Princeton Univeristy Press. Supplemental Material:

Course Information: [postscript]

Handouts: [Delta function in dipole field (Griffith, Am. J. Phys.)][Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients]

Rules: Homework is due in class. No late homework accepted. No excuses other than serious illness, death in family, ... Lowest homework score will be dropped.

Questions? Send email to thomas_schaefer(at)ncsu_edu