171.303/4: Introduction to
Quantum Mechanics I/II
Welcome to the website for the Johns Hopkins undergraduate
quantum mechanics course. From here, you can get contact
information, download assignments and solutions and check for
announcements. Many links on this page are to PDF files. To
view them, you can
download
Acrobat Reader for free.
Course and
Contact Info
Professor Broholm's Lectures are Monday through
Wednesday,
9:00AM10:00AM
in BLBG 278.
Andrew's Section is Thursday, 1PM1:50PM in BLBG 361.
Sometimes, section and class will
switch places; this will be announced in advance in class.
Required Textbooks:
 J. S. Townsend, A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics,
University Science Books (California) 2000.
 D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd
Ed,
Prentice Hall (New Jersey) 2004.

Homework
Assignments
Here are the homework assignments for the course. Solutions can
be obtained in Lecture and Section.
Fall, 2005

Spring, 2006

Midterm Solutions
Prof. Broholm's Review Lecture
Previous Final Exams:
Fall, 2003
Fall, 2004

Problem Set 1 
Solutions 
Problem Set 2

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Problem Set 3

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Problem Set 4

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Problem Set 5

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Problem Set 6

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Problem Set 7

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Problem Set 8

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Problem Set 9

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Problem Set 10

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Problem Set
11

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Problem Set
12

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Midterm Solutions
Final Exam, Spring 2004
Final Exam, Spring 2005 
 Linear Algebra review (PDF)  these
are my notes from the first couple of sections reviewing some of the
basic and important tools of linear algebra.
 Mathematics Primer (PDF)  This
is a review of mathematical tools useful for a firstyear
graduate student taking the graduate courses. Almost everything
in here is too advanced for this course, but I include
it here for the few useful things it has. Also, you can feel
free to look it over and see what kind of mathematical trickery you
would use as a graduate student.
 Quantum simulations
 This is a project being constructed by Jeffrey Wasserman and
Professor Oleg Tchernyshyov here at The Johns Hopkins University's
Physics Department. The idea is to provide a quantum mechanics
lab where you can do "experiments". The material is actually
aimed at the graduate course, but there are still a few things that
can be learned as an undergraduate.
 Physics department at Johns
Hopkins University.
For even more links than you might know what to do with, see what
Google.com has on "
quantum
mechanics". Beware, however: there is a
lot of crap
out there!
A great book to look at is Mr.
Tomkins In Paperback, by George
Gamow. It is written for the general public, and has very little
to no math in it, but
it has some beautiful explanations. The idea is that Mr. Tomkins
goes to a physics lecture and, taking us all for surprise, falls
asleep. However, he has some great dreams where all
the phenomena of relativity and quantum mechanics becomes macroscopic.
As an example, he must learn how to hit a billiard ball when
confined to a small space of a pool table, and hence it's momentum
becomes very uncertain. I heartily recommend you get a hold of
this book and take a look at it.
(c) 20035 by Andrew Blechman