Quantum Mechanics I

This is the homepage for the course PH5100 which I am teaching during Fall 2011 to first-year M.Sc. as well as third-year dual degree M.S. students at IIT Madras.

Objectives: This is the first course of two courses in quantum mechanics. It introduces the students to basic aspects of quantum mechanics.


Two scheduled quizzes 20x2 40%
Final 60x1 60%
Total 100%


There will be several ungraded assignments that will be handed out to the student.

Notes and Handouts

Online Resources

Read chapters 2 and 3 of Jim Hefferon's free book on Linear Algebra
Prof. Balakrishnan's Resonance Article on the Dirac Delta Function;
Prof. Tan's notes on Fourier Series and Transforms;
Prof. Tan's notes on Hilbert Spaces;
Observe the Gibbs phenomenon in the Fourier Series for the square wave;

Official syllabus

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