Teaching assistant: Sami Demirci, office FL347

Course page in korppi

Course page in koppa, with lecture materials

Before Monday's class you must read the given reading assignments for
each week. With the help of these you should solve some simple preliminary
exercise problems and *be prepared to discuss your solutions in
class on Monday.*

On Monday we will first discuss the solutions to the homework problems from the previous week (except for the first week). We will then take a break for lunch and at 12 move to discuss in groups the solutions to the preliminary exercises and then discuss them on the blackboard. The lecturer can also discuss on the blackboard any other questions you have on the reading assignment material.

After the Monday class you should start working on the main homework exercise problems. The class on Wed will be a tutorial session for working on these problems together. The solutions must be returned in writing, every student individually, by Friday 15h.

*NB*: every week there are two sets of exercise problems:

- The preliminary exercises which you should do while reading the assignment, these will be discussed in groups in class on Monday.
- The written exercises, for which you hand in your solutions in writing by Friday afternoon. Note: written solutions to these exercises will not be distributed, only discussed in class; for anything that was not clear you are welcome to ask the lecturer/TA

- "Modern Quantum Mechanics" by J.J. Sakurai (older edition, you might try looking for this online), newer edition by J.J. Sakurai and J. Napolitano (should become available in FYS4). The lecturer strongly recommends you acquire this book and keep it at your side at every hour of the day and night. The older edition is fine for the A-part of the course, but lacks a discussion of the quantized electromagnetic field that will be needed in part B, this has been added in the new edition.
- Lecture notes of Tero Heikkilä from the 2017 course, available in the koppa page above
- Lecture notes of Kimmo Tuominen from Helsinki, available in koppa
- Lecture notes of Kari J. Eskola, URL and password will be sent by email
- Kvanttimekaniikka II by J. Niskanen (in Finnish, available in FYS4, for sale at LIMES)
- Quantum Mechanics, by Bransden and Joachain (available in FYS4)

- Week 1 class Mon Sep 10 at 10-12: reminder of elementary quantum mecanics
- Week 2 class Mon Sep 17: time dependent perturbation theory
- Week 3 class Mon Sep 24: coupling of matter to a classical electromagnetic field
- Week 4 class Mon Oct 1: scattering theory basics (Lippmann-Schwinger equation, Born approximation)
- Week 5 class Mon Oct 8: more scattering theory (optical theorem, partial waves)
- Week 6 class Mon Oct 15: basics of rotations (symmetries and groups, representations, rotations)
- Week 7 class Mon Oct 22: more rotations (addition of angular momenta, spherical tensor operators, Wigner-Eckart theorem)

- Exercise 1, discussed in the tutorial session (laskupaja) Wed Sep 12 at 10-12, return Fri Sep 14th, solutions discussed in class Mon Sep 17th
- Exercise 2, discussed in the tutorial session (laskupaja) Wed Sep 19 at 10-12, return Fri Sep 21st, solutions discussed in class Mon Sep 24th
- Exercise 3, discussed in the tutorial session (laskupaja) Wed Sep 26 at 10-12, return Fri Sep 28th, solutions discussed in class Mon Oct 1st [typos in problems corrected Sep 27th]]
- Exercise 4, discussed in the tutorial session (laskupaja) Wed Oct 3 at 10-12, return Fri Oct 5th, solutions discussed in class Mon Oct 8th
- Exercise 5, discussed in the tutorial session (laskupaja) Wed Oct 10 at 10-12, return Fri Oct 12th, solutions discussed in class Mon Oct 15th
- Exercise 6, discussed in the tutorial session (laskupaja) Wed Oct 17 at 10-12, return Fri Oct 19th, solutions discussed in class Mon Oct 22nd
- Exercise 7, discussed in the tutorial session (laskupaja) Wed Oct 24 at 10-12, return Fri Oct 26th, solutions discussed in class Mon Oct 29th

- Updated list of exam questions, posted 24.10.
- Book a time slot for your exam at (doodle link)