**Duration:** 21 weeks.

**Number of lectures per week:** 3

**Assessment:** Weekly problems

**End-of-year Examination:** One 3-hour examination

**Description: **
The course begins with a survey of the foundations of quantum
mechanics, using Dirac notation. It then proceeds to illustrative
solutions of Schrödinger's equation, including bound-state problems,
periodic potentials and scattering theory. This is followed by a
study of symmetries, including displacements in time, spatial
translations, rotations and angular momentum, reflections in space,
and time reversal. Following this, stationary state and
time-dependent perturbation theory are developed. Time permitting,
Feynman's path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics will be
discussed.

**Objectives:** The course aims to present the principles of
quantum mechanics and to apply them to the physical world with the aid
of weekly problem sets.

**Textbooks:** E. Merzbacher, *Quantum Mechanics 3rd Edition*, recommended
among others.

Jun 10, 1998