Quantum Mechanics 301
An introductory course for mature learners

Critical Topics

A complete set of lecture notes for most of these topics is available.

bullet Quantum Theory of Spin 1/2
bullet Spin States
bullet The Spin Operators
bullet Commuting Observables
bullet Observables with Continuous and/or Unbounded Values
bullet Momentum
bullet Momentum Wave Functions
bullet Gaussian State
bullet Product Observables
bullet The Hamiltonian and the Schrodinger Equation
bullet Spin 1/2 in a Uniform Magnetic Field
bullet Time-Energy Uncertainty Principle
bullet Compatible/Incompatible Observations in the Heisenberg Picture
bullet Ehrenfest's Theorem
bullet Spectrum of the SHO Hamiltonian
bullet Stationary States and Classical Mechanics
bullet Charged Particle in an Electromagnetic Field
bullet Gauge Transformations
bullet Rotations in Three Dimensions
bullet Rotations in Quantum Mechanics
bullet Spin Precession as a Rotation
bullet Angular Momentum Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
bullet Position Representation of Angular Momentum Operators
bullet Two Spin 1/2 Systems: Observables
bullet Angular Momentum Addition
bullet Spin Correlations and Quantum Weirdness: The EPR Argument
bullet Spin Correlations and Quantum Weirdness
bullet Bell's Theorem
bullet Degenerate Perturbation Theory
bullet Hyperfine Structure
bullet Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory
bullet Fermi's Golden Rule
bullet The Radiation Field
bullet Electric Dipole Transitions



David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015