Text: I chose Principles of Quantum Mechanics (2nd edition) by R. Shankar as the official text. The lectures will follow my own notes, available below. I have requested that the books by Shankar, Gasiorwicz, Griffiths, and volume 3 of the Feynman Lectures be placed on reserves at S&E Library. The topics covered in 130a will roughly come from the first 13 chapters of Shankar, but we'll skip some chapters (e.g. chapters 8 and 10) and pieces of chapters. Course Times: Lecture: TTh 11:00-12:20, WLH 2111. Discussion: M 6:00-6:50, PETER 103, Homework: Around 7 problem sets, with about a week to do each. Due in class, at 11:00am (or dropped off earlier). Late HW sets will not be accepted. Midterm: Will be May 8, during the lecture time. Bring bluebooks. Final: Tues June 10, 11:30-2:30. No late or early finals, check your schedule now! Grading: Discretionary = 5%, Homework=20%, Midterm=25%, Final=50%. Advice: How to do well in this class. Physics 130a last year Fun QM links: Many worlds Bell's theorem Schrodinger's cat EPR Paradox |