PHYS 452 Quantum Mechanics II (Fall 2017)
Location & Contact Info
Instructor: Sergiy Bubin
Lecture Hours: Tue,Thu 9:00 AM  10:15 PM in room 7.427
Recitations: Thu 3:00 PM  4:15 PM in room 7.427
Office Hours: Tue,Thu 10:20 AM  11:30 AM in room 7.204 (or by appointment)
Phone: +7 (7172) 69 46 63
Email: sergiy.bubin@nu.edu.kz
Course Description
A significant part of this course is dedicated to the approximate methods of quantum mechanics:
the variational method including the HartreeFock approach), stationary and timedependent
perturbation theory, semiclassical approximation, and adiabatic approximation. Students will also
learn the basics of quantum scattering theory. If time permits, some elements of relativistic
quantum mechanics and/or the formalism of second quantization will be considered. The course will
include two lectures per week accompanied by a recitation.
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 both at the introductory and more advanced level,
some can be found in the library, and can also be very useful in this course.
Students are encouraged to explore those. Examples of the introductory level textbooks 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 Assignments
Quizzes
Exams
Lecture Materials
Important note: Lecture materials provided below may be inclomplete
and should not be considered a substitute for notes taken in class or textbook materials
Lecture
 Date
 File
 Topic

Lecture #1 
Sep 5 
lec01.pdf 
Variational method. 
Lecture #2 
Sep 7 
lec02.pdf 
Variational upper bounds for excited states. RayleighRitz method. 
Lecture #3 
Sep 9 
lec03.pdf 
Variational method applied to helium atom. 
Lecture #4 
Sep 12 
lec04.pdf 
Hydrogen molecular ion. 
Lecture #5 
Sep 14 
lec05.pdf 
HartreeFock method. 
Lecture #6 
Sep 19 
lec06.pdf 
Stationary perturbation theory for nondegenerate states. 
Lecture #7 
Sep 21 
lec07.pdf 
Stationary perturbation theory for degenerate states. 
Lecture #8 
Sep 23 
lec08.pdf 
Stark effect in hydrogen atom. 
Lecture #9 
Sep 26 
lec09.pdf 
Relativistic correction in hydrogen. 
Lecture #10 
Sep 28 
lec10.pdf 
Spinorbit interaction. 
Lecture #11 
Oct 3 
lec11.pdf 
Zeeman effect. 
Lecture #12 
Oct 5 
lec12.pdf 
Hyperfine structure. 
Lecture #13 
Oct 17 
lec13.pdf 
WKB approximation. 
Lecture #14 
Oct 19 
lec14.pdf 
BohrSommerfeld quantization rules. Semiclassical barrier tunneling. Cold emission of electrons from metal. Gamow's theory of alphadecay. 
Lecture #15 
Oct 24 
lec15.pdf 
Timedependence and transitions between states. 
Lecture #16 
Oct 26 
lec16.pdf 
Timedependent perturbation theory. 
Lecture #17 
Oct 31 
lec17.pdf 
Harmonic perturbation. 
Lecture #18 
Nov 2 
lec18.pdf 
Selection rules for electric dipole transitions. 
Lecture #19 
Nov 7 
lec19.pdf 
Dynamics of twolevel atom. Rabi oscillations. 
Lecture #20 
Nov 9 

Fermi golden rule. 
Lectures #2122 
Nov 16 
lec2122.pdf 
Quantum scattering. Partial wave analysis. Phase shifts. 
Lecture #23 
Nov 21 
lec23.pdf 
LippmannSchwinger equation. Born approximation. 
Lecture #23 
Nov 23 
lec24.pdf 
Adiabatic theorem. 
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.
