|Professor: Susan Kovesi-Domokos
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||Mon, 3:00-4:00PM or
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Table of Clebsch-Gordon Coefficients
Previous Midterm Exams:
Fall 2005 Midterm Solutions
Fall 2006 Midterm Solutions
Fall 2007 Midterm Solutions
Fall 2008 Midterm Solutions
Fall 2009 Midterm Solutions
Lecture Notes on 2-Level Resonances
Articles on the Magic of Two-Particle Spin Spinglets
Prof. Broholm's 12/10 Review Lecture
Previous Final Exams:
Fall, 2005 Solutions
Fall, 2006 Solutions
Fall, 2007 Solutions
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!
There are many excellent quantum mechanics texts out there. Most are above the level of the course, but can be informative or helpful conceptually. An undergraduate text between Griffiths and Townsend in sophistication is Liboff "Introductory Quantum Mechanics." Townsend was inspired by Sakurai "Modern Quantum Mechanics," if you like Townsend and are curious about a more advanced treatment. Also similar at the graduate level is Schwinger "Quantum Mechanics: Symbolism of Atomic Measurements." Among other popular authors are Merzbacher and Messiah, and Shankar "Principles of Quantum Mechanics" is pretty much standard. For the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics, there are standard books by John von Neumann and George Mackey. Landau and Lifschitz "Quantum Mechanics:Non-Relativistic Theory"(volume 3 of their 10 volume "Course of Theoretical Physics") has always been an undisputed classic.
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.
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