PHYS 452: Quantum Mechanics II (Spring 2015)
Location & Contact Info
Instructor: Sergiy Bubin
Lecture Hours: Tue,Thu 12:00 PM  1:15 PM at room 8.318
Recitations: Thu 9:00 AM  10:15 AM at room 7.427
Office Hours: Tue,Thu 2:00 PM  3:00 PM at room 7.204 (or by appointment)
Phone: +7 (7172) 69 46 63
Email: sergiy.bubin@nu.edu.kz
Course Description
In this course, students learn quantummechanical perturbation theory, quasiclassical approximation, systems of identical quantum particles  fermions and bosons, HartreeFock approximation for many particle systems, and the quantum scattering theory. The course concludes with elements of relativistic quantum theory.
Course Info
Syllabus: syllabus.pdf
Required Textbook
David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (2nd Edition)
Other Useful References
Many other texts exist on quantum mechanics at the introductory level,
some can be found in the library, and can also be very useful in this course.
Students are encouraged to explore those. Examples are:
 Richard Liboff, Introductory Quantum Mechanics (4th Edition)
 Robert Scherrer, Quantum Mechanics: An Accessible Introduction
 Robert Eisberg, David O. Caldwell, and Richard J. Christman, Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles
 Ira N. Levine, Quantum Chemistry (6th Edition)
Homework Submission Guidelines
The submission of only answers is not acceptable. Homework must show
sufficient proof that a derivation of the solution was carried out.
Any student wishing to have the best possible grades on homework returned must:
 Staple pages together and clearly indicate problem numbers
 Turn in neat and readable homework as points may be deducted otherwise
 Show work! Solutions or answers turned in without explanation will not receive full credit
Homework submission in paper form is strongly preferred. However, electronic submissions
via email (e.g. a pdf file of scanned pages) are acceptable for those students who are
away or must miss a class when the homework is due.
Homework Assignments
Quizzes
Exams
Lecture Materials
Warning: Lecture materials provided below may be inclomplete
and are no substitute for notes taken in class or textbook materials
Lecture
 Date
 File
 Topic

Lecture #1 
Jan 13 
lec01.pdf 
Variational method. 
Lecture #2 
Jan 20 
lec02.pdf 
Variational method for excited states. RayleighRitz scheme. 
Lecture #3 
Jan 22 
lec03.pdf 
Variational method applied to the helium atom.

Lecture #4 
Jan 20 
lec04.pdf 
Hydrogen molecular ion.

Lecture #5 
Jan 27 
lec05.pdf 
The HartreeFock approximation. 
Lecture #6 
Jan 29 
lec06.pdf 
Stationary perturbation theory for nondegenerate states. 
Lecture #7 
Feb 3 
lec07.pdf 
Stationary perturbation theory for degenerate states. 
Lecture #8 
Feb 5 
lec08.pdf 
The Stark effect in hydrogen atom. 
Lecture #9 
Feb 10 
lec09.pdf 
Relativistic (massvelocity) correction in hydrogen atom. 
Lecture #10 
Feb 12 
lec10.pdf 
Spinorbit interaction. 
Lecture #11 
Feb 14 
lec11.pdf 
The Zeeman effect. 
Lecture #12 
Feb 17 
lec12.pdf 
The WKB approximation. 
Lecture #13 
Feb 24 
lec13.pdf 
BohrSommerfeld quantization rules. Semiclassical barrier tunneling. Gamow's theory of alphadecay. 
Lecture #14 
Feb 27 
lec14.pdf 
Connection formulae in WKB. 
Lecture #15 
Mar 10 
lec15.pdf 
Timedependence and transitions between states. 
Lecture #16 
Mar 12 
lec16.pdf 
Timedependent perturbation theory. 
Lecture #17 
Mar 17 
lec17.pdf 
Harmonic perturbation. 
Lecture #18 
Mar 19 
lec18.pdf 
Fermi's golden rule. Second order transitions. 
Lecture #19 
Mar 31 
lec19.pdf 
Selection rules for dipole transitions. 
Lecture #20 
Apr 2 
lec20.pdf 
Oscillator strength. Scattering of classical particles. 
Lecture #21 
Apr 7 
lec21.pdf 
Quantum scattering. Partial wave analysis. Phase shifts. 
Lecture #22 
Apr 9 
lec22.pdf 
The Born Approximation. 
Lecture #23 
Apr 21 
lec23.pdf 
The adiabatic theorem. 
Lecture #24 
April 23 
lec24.pdf 
Berry's phase. 
Lecture #25 
Apr 28 
lec25.pdf 
AharonovBohm effect. 
Lecture #26 
Apr 30 
lec26.pdf 
Relativistic quantum mechanics. KleinGordon and Dirac equations. 
Found an error on this page or in any of the pdf files? Send an email to the instructor at sergiy.bubin@nu.edu.kz.
