Lecturer: Prof. Hsiu-Hau LIN

Time: 08:30-09:50 on Tuesdays and Fridays

Location: 普實203

Textbook:

A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics (Second Edition) by Townsend

Course desc

After reading many textbook, I have decided to ba

Townsend’s wonderful textbook. To some extent, it is an amiable version of Sakuria’s

classic textbook (graduate level) on quantum mechanics. I shall follow Townsend’s

textbook closely for Tuesday lectures. As explained below, we will have discussion

sessions on Fridays. If no good questions pop out from you, I will fill in the gap with

more advanced materials related to the weekly topics. Selected homework problems

will be posted on the wikispace every week. Although you are not required to hand in

the answers, you are strongly encouraged to finish all of the selected problems —

solving problems is the necessary muscle-up.

I will try to make the course self-contained in either physics or mathematical aspects.

However, basic knowledge of analytic mechanics and electromagnetism will be helpful

to digest the course contents. Familiarity with linear algebra, partial differential

equations and special functions is of course advantageous. But, it is more important to

raise questions and to educate yourself through various means including mutual

discussions.

Grades:

Quiz (40%)

Midterm (30%)

Final (30%)

Detail schedule and updated information can be found on my wikispace

(hsiuhau.wikispaces.com).