Rayf Shiell - Optical Physics Group, Trent University

Rayf Shiell; rayfshiell@trentu.ca, 705-748-1011 x7023

Summary: An introduction to the foundations of quantum mechanics. Topics include the postulates of quantum mechanics, Hilbert spaces, Dirac notation, one dimensional problems, matrix representations of quantum mechanics, unitary transformations. The course builds upon content matter from the following pre-requisite courses: PHYS-MATH 2130H: Introductory Classical Dynamics, PHYS-MATH 2150H: Ordinary Differential Equations, and PHYS 2610H: Introductory Quantum Physics. Recommended: MATH 2350H: Linear Algebra II: Vector Spaces.

The syllabus from the last time I taught this course can be found **here**, which includes the schedule of class readings.

The formula sheet can be found **here** (also in .doc format for adapting if desired)

The midterm exam for PHYS3610H from academic year 2011-2012 (when this course was the first half of PHYS 4600Y) can be found **here**.

The final exam for PHYS3610H from academic year 2011-2012 (when this course was the first half of PHYS 4600Y) can be found **here**.