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.


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Course and Contact Info

Professor Collin Broholm
broholm@pha.jhu.edu
Bloomberg 345
x6-7840
Office Hours:
M 2P-4P or
by appointment
TA Andrew Blechman
blechman@pha.jhu.edu
Bloomberg 465
x6-0461
Office Hours:
T 3P-5P or
by appointment



Professor Broholm's Lectures are Monday through Wednesday, 9:00AM-10:00AM in BLBG 278.

Andrew's Section is Thursday, 1PM-1:50PM in BLBG 361.

Sometimes, section and class will switch places; this will be announced in advance in class.



Required Textbooks:
  1. J. S. Townsend, A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics, University Science Books (California) 2000.
  2. D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Ed, Prentice Hall (New Jersey) 2004.




View the Fall Semester syllabus (PDF format).

View the Spring Semester syllabus (PDF format).




Announcements



Homework Assignments

Here are the homework assignments for the course.  Solutions can be obtained in Lecture and Section.


Fall, 2005
Spring, 2006
Problem Set 1 Solutions
Problem Set 2
Solutions
Problem Set 3
Solutions
Problem Set 4
Solutions
Problem Set 5
Solutions
Problem Set 6
Solutions
Problem Set 7
Solutions
Problem Set 8
Solutions
Mathematica
Problem Set 9
Solutions
Problem Set 10
Solutions
Problem Set 11
Solutions
Problem Set 12
Solutions

Midterm     Solutions

Prof. Broholm's Review Lecture

Previous Final Exams:
Fall, 2003
Fall, 2004
Problem Set 1 Solutions
Problem Set 2
Solutions
Problem Set 3
Solutions
Problem Set 4
Solutions
Problem Set 5
Solutions
Problem Set 6
Solutions
Problem Set 7
Solutions
Problem Set 8
Solutions
Problem Set 9
Solutions
Problem Set 10
Solutions
Problem Set 11
Solutions
Problem Set 12
Solutions

Midterm     Solutions

Final Exam, Spring 2004
Final Exam, Spring 2005



Useful and Related Links



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) 2003-5 by Andrew Blechman