Prof. Benjamin Svetitsky |
Kaplun 409 |
640 8870 |
bqs@julian.tau.ac.il |

Roy Ben-Israel |
Kaplun 510 |
640 7452 |
roybeni@post.tau.ac.il |

The course is given both semesters, 3 hours each week plus 2 hours exercises. This page is for the

Monday 11-12 in Melamed Auditorium

Thursday 14-16 in Dach Auditorium

Monday 9-11Wednesday 17-19 in Shenkar Physics room 222or

- The experimental basis of the quantum theory.
- Wave-particle duality, diffraction; amplitudes and probabilities.
- Wave packets, uncertainty. The Schrödinger equation.
- Free particle in one dimension. Operators: momentum and energy.
- The square well: bound states and scattering states, reflection and transmission probabilities.
- The harmonic oscillator: series solution.
- Operators and observables; commutation relations and the uncertainty principle; eigenvalues and eigenstates.
- Back to the harmonic oscillator: ladder operators.
- Three dimensions: central potential, angular momentum algebra.
- The hydrogen atom: spectrum and wave functions.
- Spin, magnetic moment, interaction with a magnetic field.

- S. Gasiorowicz,
*Quantum Physics*

(includes an annotated bibliography) - More material at Moodle

- R. Eisberg and R. Resnick,
*Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, ...*

- D. J. Griffiths,
*Introduction to Quantum Mechanics*

- R. Shankar,
*Principles of Quantum Mechanics* - C. Cohen-Tannoudji, B. Diu, and F. Laloe,
*Quantum Mechanics* - E. Merzbacher,
*Quantum Mechanics*

- R. P. Feynman, R.B. Leighton, and M. Sands,
*The Feynman Lectures on Physics*, vol. III

- D. Bohm,
*Quantum Theory*

- P. A. M. Dirac,
*The Principles of Quantum Mechanics* - H. J. Lipkin,
*Quantum Mechanics: New Approaches to Selected Topics*

- D. F. Styer,
*The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics*

- L. I. Schiff,
*Quantum Mechanics* - K. Gottfried,
*Quantum Mechanics* - A. Messiah,
*Quantum Mechanics* - L. D. Landau and I. M. Lifshitz,
*Quantum Mechanics: Non-relativistic Theory* - S. Weinberg,
*Lectures on Quantum Mechanics*

- G. Baym,
*Lectures on Quantum Mechanics*

- The first week or two of the semester deal with the birth of
quantum theory. The first chapter of Gasiorowicz is good.
There is much more in Eisberg & Resnick and in Bohm.

- I recommend highly the books of A. Pais:

*Inward bound: of matter and forces in the physical world*

The interplay among theory, experiment, and technology, from the early days of atomic physics and onwards (inwards) to nuclear and particle physics*Niels Bohr's times: in physics, philosophy, and polity*

Scientific biography of Bohr, who stood at the center of the development of quantum theory*"Subtle is the Lord...": the science and the life of Albert Einstein*

Includes a discussion of the state of quantum theory in 1905: Planck, Einstein, etc.

- It is interesting to read and compare the various editions of
Max Born's classic book on
*Atomic Physics*.