2B22 QUANTUM PHYSICS
TEXTBOOKSRecommended textbooks are:
- Alastair Rae, Quantum Mechanics, 4th ed. (IoP). Closest to
- Brehm and Mullin, Introduction to the structure of matter,
(Wiley). General purpose text.
- Bransden and Joachain, Quantum Mechanics, 2nd ed. (Prentice
More advanced text. The course covers roughly the first half of the
book. May also be useful for later courses.
- Feynman, Leighton and Sands, The Feynman Lectures on Physics,
Vol. III (Addison Wesley).
The first three chapters contain an
excellent introduction to some of the general concepts.
LECTURE NOTESLecture notes will be available after
Note that the lecture notes contain gaps for you to fill in
mathematical working. They are not a substitute for the lectures!
are 1 slide per page and are available in powerpoint.
Handouts are 2
slides per page and are available in pdf only.
File sizes are rounded to 2SF.
- Section 1: The failure of classical mechanics.
- Section 2: Steps towards wave mechanics.
- Section 3: One-dimensional time-independent problems. Handout PDF
- Section 4: The formal basis of quantum mechanics. Handout PDF
- Section 5: Angular momentum in quantum mechanics.
- Section 6: The Hydrogen atom.
- Section 7: Atoms in eletromagnetic fields and spin.
COURSEWORK PROBLEM SHEETS (all pdf)
PAST EXAM PAPERS (all PDF)
exam. Q10 was not covered this year.
exam. Q5 is only partly suitable (ladder operators are no longer in the
course, although you should still be able to do the question from the
definitions given). Q7 was not covered this year. Parts of Q12 (selection
rules for n, l) were not covered this year.
exam. Final part of Q6 (selection rules for n, l) was not covered this
year. Q11 was not covered this year.
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