**Fall 2018**

**PHYS 5382 **

**Introduction to Quantum
Mechanics**

**Instructor:** **Dr. Simon Dalley**

Office 207 Fondren Science**. **E-mail: sdalley@physics.smu.edu

**Required Text:** Introduction
to Quantum Mechanics (3rd Edition) by David J. Griffiths and Darrell F. Schroeter, ISBN-13: 978-1-107-18963-8. Other editions are OK
provided you make the translation for problem numbering.

**Classes:** TTh, 3:30 pm-4:50 pm, 157 Fondren Science Building

**Office Hour:** M 2 - 3 pm, 207 Fondren
Science Building

*Videos and
Images*

*Waves and Wavefunctions*

Electron
Double Slit Experiment

Electron wave packet in
ordered array of dopants

Diffraction
from apertures compared to wavelength

Images of
Spitzer (85 cm diam wavelength 3 - 160 microns) vs
Hubble (2.4 m diam visible wavelengths)

Standing waves
& Fourier Decomposition

Beats
(waves of 2 different frequencies added)

*Solutions
of Schrodinger in 1D*

Specific Heat of
Diamond (Quantum SHO vs. Classical models)

Free wave packet (moving),
real part of wave function

Free wave packet (moving) as
sum of harmonic waves

Wave packet at rest, real
part of wave function

Wave packet at rest,
probability density

2D electron
momentum distribution (Gaussian) from photoelectron
spectra

Tunnel effect, probability
density

Wave packet incident on
double barrier, real part of wave function

Surface studies with a
scanning tunneling microscope

Wave Packet traverses finite
square well, probability density

Wave packet hits low upward potential
step, probability density

Wave packet hits high upward
potential step, probability density

*Formalism*

* *Stern-Gerlach
experiment, electron spin has only 2 eigenvalues

Actual image of Stern Gerlach
experiment (they used silver atoms)

Higgs decay to two
photons illustrating time – energy (mass) uncertainty

*Solutions
of Schrodinger in 3D*

Visible light from* *Hydrogen is mix of these colors from
transitions to n=2 Zeeman Effect - hydrogen spectra
lines split in a magnetic field

Spectrum
of Carbon Monoxide diatomic molecule (rigid rotator)

*The meaning of it all*

Schrodinger’s Cat* (by Rebecca Moore)*

Quantum
Entanglement and the EPR Paradox