PHY 511/512: Quantum Mechanics I,II
Fall 2010 / Spring 2011, Stony Brook
Tue, Thu: 9:50-11:10, in P-122

Instructor: Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Abanov, Associate Professor
Office: B-102
Phone: 2-8174
E-mail: alexandre.abanov @
Web page:

Teaching Assistant: Xu-Gang He
E-mail: hexugang @

Catalog description

First course in a two-part sequence. Topics include basic quantum physics and mathematical apparatus; application to one dimensional examples and simple systems. Symmetries, angular momentum, and spin. Additional topics as time permits.

Second course in a two-part sequence, covering variational principles, perturbation theory, relativistic quantum mechanics, quantization of the radiation field, many-body systems. Application to atoms, solids, nuclei and elementary particles, as time permits.


The final grade for this course will be based on grades for weekly homeworks (25%), the grade for the midterm exam (30%), and on the grade for the final exam (45%).

Syllabus of the course QM II

Syllabus of QM I (Fall 2010)

Earlier Homeworks for QM I, PHY 511, (Fall 2010)


Recommended Books

Additional Books

Online resources


Syllabus of the course QM II

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Last updated May 12, 2011