Quantum Mechanics II
Spring 2005
Good Job, Everybody!
Final Exam Solution posted
Lecture notes on spontaneous symmetry breaking,
and Dirac equation posted
Quick links
Homeworks and Exams
Lecture Notes
Miscellaneous Notes
Useful books
Relevant Articles
This course is a continuation of 221A
in Fall 2004 Semester. It introduces more advanced aspects of Quantum
Mechanics.

Lectures:
Mon Wed Fri 9:0010:00, 3 LeConte
 Discussion section: Tu 34 (175 Barrows), Wed 23 (71 Evans)

Homeworks:
weekly, due Fridays, 4pm

Exams: one Midterm, one Final
Instructor:
Hitoshi Murayama

Email:
murayama at
physics

Phone:
21019 (no voice machine), 4865589 (LBNL, with voice machine)

Office:
447 Birge, 50A5109 (LBNL)
 Office Hours: Fri 10:1011:50
TA: Mattew Cargo

Email:
mcargo at berkeley

Phone: N/A

Office: 443 Birge
 Office Hours: Wed 34, Thu 23
Prerequisites
 221A
Course Outline
 Scattering Theory
 ManyBody Problems
 Quantization of Radiation Field
 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
Useful books

Modern Quantum Mechanics, J. J. Sakurai, Addison and Wesley
(1994). (required)

Quantum mechanics, by Albert Messiah, Amsterdam,
NorthHolland Pub. Co. (1961).

Quantum mechanics: nonrelativistic theory, by L. D. Landau
and E. M. Lifshitz, 3rd ed., rev. and enl., Oxford, New York,
Pergamon Press (1977).
 "Advanced
Quantum Mechanics", J. J. Sakurai, Addison and Wesley
(1967).
 "Relativistic
Quantum Mechanics", James D. Drell and Sidney
D. Bjorken, McGrawHill (1965).
Lecture Notes
Homeworks and Exams
 HW #1
 HW #2, solutions in notebook and PDF
 HW #3, solutions in notebook and PDF
 HW #4, solutions in notebook and PDF
 HW #5, solutions in notebook and PDF
 HW #6, solutions in notebook and PDF
 HW #7, solutions in notebook and PDF
 Midterm and hints on ThomasFermi model
for Al+ positive ion in notebook and PDF, another notebook
for Mathematica v4.1. Solutions in notebook
and PDF, and the comparison plot of the
ThomasFermi and actual levels of Al in PDF.
 HW #8, solutions in notebook and PDF
 HW #9, solutions in notebook and PDF
 HW #10, solutions in notebook and PDF
 HW #11, solutions in notebook and PDF
 HW #12 (corrected), solutions in notebook and PDF
 TakeHome Final Exam, solutions in notebook and PDF. Matt
also provided a technique to attack the problem 1(c) using the spin
network he covered in the section. Here is the scanned handwritten
notes in PDF (4.1 MB) and a
notebook file
used for a part of the calculation.
Miscellaneous Notes
Relevant Articles
 Rutherford
Scattering by Michael Fowler (Virginia)
 The
Thomson Model of the Atom, Rutherford's
Experiment  Part I: 1906 to Early 1911, Rutherford's
Experiment  Part II: The Paper of 1911, by John L. Park.
 "Scattering of 750MeV Electrons by Calcium Isotopes", by
J. B. Bellicard et al, Phys.
Rev. Lett. 19, 527529 (1967).
 "Elastic Electron Scattering from Lead208 at 175 and 250
MeV", by J. B. Bellicard and K. J. van Oostrum, Phys.
Rev. Lett. 19, 242244 (1967).
 "The
FrankHertz Experiment" from HyperPhysics
 A site on
MultiConfiguration HartreeFock by Charlotte Froese Fischer
(Vanderbilt), and its Java
Applet by Simon Rochester, a student of Dima Budker.
 Ground
Levels and Ionization Energies for the Neutral Atoms and Basic
Atomic Spectroscopic Data from NIST
 "Wavelengths
and Energy Level Classifications for the Spectra of Aluminum (Al
Ithrough Al Xlll)," Victor Kaufman and W. C. Martin,
J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 775858
(1991), the original reference to the NIST energy spectrum for
Al. It explains the mysterious "y ^{2}D" state.
 WWW Table of
Nuclear Structure and Adopted Level
Scheme Drawings
 "Observation of Stationary Vortex Arrays in Rotating
Superfluid Helium", by E. J. Yarmchuk, M. J. V. Gordon,
and R. E. Packard, Phys.
Rev. Lett. 43, 214217 (1979).
 Vortex lattices in atomic BEC by Ketterle
group
 The Casimir effect: a force from mothing, PhysicsWorld,
September 2002 by Astrid Lambrecht