Instructor: 
Carlo Segre 
segre [at] iit.edu 

166a Life Sciences Building 
312.567.3498 
Office hours: 
TBD Monday & Wednesday 
Schedule: 
Posted at
http://phys.iit.edu/~segre/phys406/13S 
Meetings: 
Monday & Wednesday 15:1516:30, 106 Stuart
Building 
URL: 
http://phys.iit.edu/~segre/phys406/13S/ 
Textbook: 
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics,
Second Edition, David J. Griffiths,
(Pearson Prentice Hall 2005). 
Mathematica: 
To request a download and get started using Mathematica:
 Log into the myIIT portal (http://my.iit.edu)
 Select the Training and Support tab
 In the Office of Technology Services channel, in the center of the
screen, click the link: "NEW! Get Mathematica Software".

Objectives: 

Understand timeindependent perturbation theory.

Understand the variational method.

Understand the WKB and adiabatic approximations.

Understand timedependent perturbation theory.

Understand scattering theory.

Be able to solve applied quantum mechanics problems using the
approximation method appropriate to the situation.

Material: 
 Identical particles
 solids
 quantum statistical mechanics
 Timeindependent perturbation theory
 nondegenerate perturbation theory
 degenerate perturbation theory
 fine structure
 Zeeman effect and hyperfine splitting
 Variational method
 variational principle
 ground state of helium
 hydrogen molecule
 WKB approximation
 the classical region
 tunneling
 connection fomulas
 Timedependent perturbation theory
 twolevel systems
 emission and absorption of radiation
 spontaneous emission
 Adiabatic approximation
 adiabatic theorem
 Berry's phase
 Scattering
 partial wave analysis
 phase shifts
 Born approximation
 Quantum paradoxes
 the EPR paradox
 Bell's theorem
 the noclone theorem
 Schrodinger's cat
 Other topics as appropriate

Homework: 
Homework will be assigned weekly or biweekly, due as shown
on the schedule. All homework assignments
will be collected except as announced. Homework will be due at
the beginning of the class period, prior to the
start of the lecture unless otherwise stated. No late
homework assignments will be accepted unless prior arrangements
are made.

Exams: 
There will be three examinations: two midterms and one final
examination. Policies for the examinations will be set as the semester
progresses.

Grading: 
The percentage weighting for each component are shown below.
The final letter grades will be awarded on a scale as shown below.
This scale may vary up or down slightly, depending on the difficulty
of the examinations.


Homework 
15% 
Midterm Exam 1 
25% 
Midterm Exam 2 
25% 
Final Exam 
35% 

Max % 
Grade 
Min % 
100 
A 
88 
88 
B 
75 
75 
C 
62 
62 
D 
50 
50 
E 
0 

Academic Honesty Policy: 
IIT has a Code of Conduct which is available at
http://www.iit.edu/student_affairs/handbook/pdfs/HANDBOOK_2010_11.pdf (see page 31).
All students in this course are expected to follow this code.
The first violation will result in a grade of "zero" for that
assignment (exam or quiz). Subsequent violations will result
in a failing grade in the course.

Accomodation for Disabilities: 
Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with documented
disabilities. In order to receive accommodations, students must
obtain a letter of accommodation from the Center for Disability
Resources in Life Sciences Building, room 218, 3125675744 or
disabilities@iit.edu.

Important Dates: 

Jan 25  Last Day to Add Courses, Change Sections, etc.

Apr 01  Last Day for Official Withdrawal

May 10  Final Examination 10:3012:30 in 111 SB
