R. Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Kluver Academic/Plenum Press
J.J. Sakurai, Meccanica Quantistica Moderna Zanichelli
G. Nardulli, Meccanica Quantistica I, Principi, Franco Angeli.
M. Ademollo, Lecture notes on Applications of Quantum Mechanics (in Italian).
Knowledge acquired: Principles of Quantum Mechanics and applications.
Competence acquired: Knowledge of the principles at the basis of the microscopic phenomena.
Skills acquired (at the end of the course): : Experience in doing calculations in a Hilbert space. Solutions of partial differential equations.
Courses to be used as requirements: Mathematical Analysis II, Analytical mechanics, Physics II.
Total hours of the course (including the time spent in attending lectures, seminars, private study, examinations, etc...): 300.
Contact hours for Lectures :Minimum 108.
The course is held in the I and II semester.
Type of Assessment
Written and oral exam
Historical introduction. Quantum Mechanics axioms. Identical particles. Bosons and fermions. Pauli principle. Elementary applications: stationary Schrodinger equation, One-dimensional cases, harmonic oscillator. Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics. Angular momentum and spin. Addition of angular momenta. Hydrogen atom. Stationary perturbation theory. Time-dependent perturbation theory. WKB approximation. Variational method. Interaction with the electromagnetic field. Elastic-scattering theory: Born approximation, partial-wave expansion.