School: School of Arts and Sciences
Semester: Monsoon 2023 (August 1, 2023 - November 26, 2023)
Application Deadline: July 28, 2023
Lecture Time & Weekdays
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Quantum Mechanics is probably the most profound scientific development in modern times. Its development and advancement has revolutionised human activities. Be it the electronic instruments we use today, be it the development of solar cells as a renewable source of energy, be it the spectroscopy that we need for any biological or chemical discoveries, there is hardly any sphere of activities that does not need quantum mechanics. In this course the students will be exposed to this subject which involves the most dramatic departure from our understanding of the macroscopic world at the microscopic scales. Students will be introduced to the probabilistic concepts in studying the microscopic world which involves both new theoretical developments as well as rigorous mathematical concepts from linear algebra, differential equations and many more.
In Quantum Mechanics I, to start with, the failure of classical physics in the microscopic world will be discussed in terms of some very important experiments. Subsequently the idea of quantum mechanics will be introduced. Finally few simple quantum mechanical systems will be introduced and related mathematical concepts will be taught.
On completion of the course, students will be able to describe:
They will have skills to do the following:
Students will also gain following competence:
Pedagogy: Lectures, problem solving, assignments and related discussions.
Expectation from Students: The students are expected to attend the class regularly and also are expected to engage in all discussions. Not only the suggested text book, but they are expected to consult other textbooks, articles and suggested online resources. They are expected to solve regularly the problems provided during the lectures and in problem sheets.
Attendance Policy: As per Ahmedabad University Policy
Berkeley Physics Course Volume 4
Tata McGraw Hill