Quantum Mechanics I
Fall 2001
Good work with the final! All solutions available, and the
distributions for the midterm and the final posted.
Quick links
Homeworks
Miscllaneous Notes
Lecture Notes
Useful books
Relevant Articles
Useful Links

Lectures:
Mon Wed Fri 9:0010:00 160
DWINELLE
 Discussion section: Wed 45 3113 ETCHEVERR, F 23 9 LEWIS

Homeworks:
weekly, due Mondays, 4pm

Exams: one Midterm, one Final
Instructor:
Hitoshi Murayama

Email:
murayama@physics.berkeley.edu

Phone:
21019 (no voice machine), 4865589 (LBNL, with voice machine)

Office:
447 Birge, 50A5109 (LBNL)
 Office Hours: Fri 111
TA: Matthijs Randsdorp

Email:
matthijs@socrates.berkeley.edu

Phone: 25647

Office:
277 LeConte
 Office Hours: TBA
TA: Jarah Evslin

Email:
jarah@uclink4.berkeley.edu

Phone:

Office: 475 Birge
 Office Hours: TBA
Prerequisites
 137AB or equivalent
Course Outline
 Fundamental Concepts
 Quantum Dynamics
 Symmetry in Quantum Mechanics
 Approximation Methods
Useful books

"Modern Quantum Mechanics," J. J. Sakurai,
Addison and Wesley (1994). (required)

"Quantum mechanics," by Albert Messiah, Amsterdam,
NorthHolland Pub. Co. (1961).

"Quantum mechanics: nonrelativistic theory," by
L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, 3rd ed., rev. and enl.,
Oxford, New York, Pergamon Press (1977).
Lecture Notes
Relevant Articles
 The SuperKamiokande Collaboration, "Evidence for
Oscillation of Atmospheric Neutrinos," Phys. Rev.
Lett. 81, 15621567 (1998), hepex/9807003
 R. P. Feynman, "SpaceTime Approach to NonRelativistic
Quantum Mechanics," Rev.
Mod. Phys. 20, 367 (1948)
 Y. Aharonov and D. Bohm, "Significance of Electromagnetic
Potentials in the Quantum Theory," Phys.
Rev. 115, 485 (1959)
 W.T. Lee, O. Motrunich, B. E. Allman, and S. A. Werner,
"Observation of Scalar AharonovBohm Effect with
Longitudinally Polarized Neutrons," Phys.
Rev. Lett. 80, 31653168 (1998)
 R. Colella and A. W. Overhauser, S. A. Werner,
"Observation of Gravitationally Induced Quantum
Interference,"Phys.
Rev. Lett. 34, 1472 (1975)
 S. A. Werner and J. L. Staudenmann, R. Colella, "Effect
of Earth's Rotation on the Quantum Mechanical Phase of the
Neutron," Phys.
Rev. Lett. 42, 1103 (1979)
 A review
talk on neutron interferometry. It has an emphasis on the
AharonovCasher effect, which has a line charge and a
maagnetic moment going around it. This is the opposite from
the AharonovBohm effect, where the magnetic field (one can
view this as a "line magnetic moment") is at rest and the
charge moves around it. Hopefully this example addresses some
of your skepticisms about the AharonovBohm effect. The
review has nice pictures.
 A. Tonomura, N. Osakabe, T. Matsuda, T. Kawasaki,
J. Endo, S. Yano and H. Yamada, "Evidence for AharonovBohm
effect with magnetic field completely shielded from electron
wave," Phys.
Rev. Lett. 56, 792 (1986)
 S. A. Werner, R. Colella, A. W. Overhauser, C. F. Eagen,
"Observation of the Phase Shift of a Neutron Due to Precession
in a Magnetic Field," Phys.
Rev. Lett. 35, 1053 (1975). Also, Rauch et al,
Phys. Lett. 54A, 425 (1975).
 J.S. Bell, Physics 1, 195 (1964).
Experimentally more accessible case was discussed in John
F. Clauser, Michael A. Horne, Abner Shimony, and Richard
A. Holt, Phys.
Rev. Lett. 23, 880 (1969).
 Stuart J. Freedman and John F. Clauser, "Experimental
Test of Local HiddenVariable Theories," Phys.
Rev. Lett. 28, 938 (1972). The inequality used in
this work was explained in detail in John F. Clauser and
Michael A. Horne, "Experimental consequences of objective
local theories," Phys.
Rev. D 10, 526 (1974). See also more recent
experiments: Alain Aspect, Philippe Grangier, and Gérard
Roger, "Experimental Tests of Realistic Local Theories via
Bell's Theorem," Phys.
Rev. Lett. 47, 460 (1981). Alain Aspect, Jean
Dalibard, and Gérard Roger, "Experimental Test of
Bell's Inequalities Using TimeVarying Analyzers," Phys.
Rev. Lett. 49, 1804 (1982). There still appear
to be some proponents for hidden variable theory around. I
happened to find one quantph/0007102.
 For a recent study of atmoic parity violation, see
S. C. Bennett and C. E. Wieman, Phys.
Rev. Lett. 82, 24842487 (1999). This works
shows 2.5 sigma deviation from the Standard Model.
 CPLEAR Collaboration (A. Angelopoulos et al.),
"First Direct Observation of Time Reversal Noninvariance in
the Neutral Kaon System," Phys.
Lett. B444, 4351 (1998).
 The
Basics of MRI (Medical Resonance Imaging) by Joseph P. Hornak.
Homeworks
Miscellaneous Notes
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