physics department

PHYS 354



Course No.

Course Title

No. of Units





PHYS 354

Quantum Mechanics I




PHYS (342, 353)


Objectives of the course :

This introductory course in quantum mechanics covers the basics of quantum mechanics and its applications .


Course Description :

Topics covered include the basic ideas of wave function, probability density, The operators in quantum mechanics, The Schrödinger equation and its applications in one, two and three dimensions such as free particle, step potential, barrier potentials , particle in a box and the harmonic oscillator, solution of the Schrödinger equation for the hydrogen like atom, the concepts of orbital angular momentum and spin angular momentum. The spin orbit interaction .


Main text books :

Introductory quantum mechanics by R. Liboff, 4th edition (2002), Addison- Wesely.


Subsidiary books :

Quantum Mechanics, by Sara M. McMurry ( 1993 ), Addison - Wesely .

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