**Lecturer**- Dr. Ron Lifshitz
- Shenkar Physics building, Room 421
- Phone: 03-6405145
- E-mail: ronlif@tau.ac.il
**Teaching Assistant**- Mr. Ido Adam
- Kaplun building, Room 510
- Phone: 03-6407452
- E-mail:
**Lectures and recitations**

__Lectures__:

Mondays 11:00-13:00, Melamed Hall

Wednesdays 16:00-17:00, Melamed Hall

__Recitations__:

Mondays 08:00-09:00, Orenstein building, Room 111

**Bibliography**

__Main textbooks__- G. Baym, “Lectures on quantum mechanics”.
- J. Sakurai, “Advanced quantum mechanics”.
- J.D. Bjorken and S.D. Drell, “Relativistic quantum mechanics”.
__Recommended books for further reading__

- E. Merzbacher, “Quantum mechanics”.
- L.I. Schiff, “Quantum mechanics”.
- P.A.M. Dirac, “The principles of quantum mechanics”.
- D.S. Koltun and J.M. Eisenberg, “Quantum mechanics of many degrees of freedom”.
- H.J. Lipkin, “Quantum mechanics: New approaches to selected topics”.
- J.D. Bjorken and S.D. Drell, “Relativistic quantum fields”.
- O. Madelung, “Introduction to solid state theory”.
- M. Tinkham, “Introduction to superconductivity”.
- M.O. Scully and M.S. Zubairy, “Quantum optics”.
- R.P. Feynman and A.R. Hibbs, “Quantum mechanics and path integrals”.
- R.P. Feynman, “QED: The strange theory of light and matter”.
- A. Zee, “Quantum field theory in a nutshell”.
__General background in quantum mechanics (for filling in your gaps)__

- J.J. Sakurai, “Modern quantum mechanics”.
- L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz, “Quantum mechanics (Nonrelativistic theory)”.
- C. Cohen-Tannoudji, B. Diu, and F. Laloe, “Quantum mechanics”.
- K. Gottfried, “Quantum mechanics, Vol.1: Fundamentals”.
- Also, the first chapters in many of the books listed above.
__Related original articles and other links__

- R.P. Feynman, “Space-time approach to non-relativistic
quantum mechanics”, Reviews of
Modern Physics
**20**(1948) 367-387. - S.K. Lamoreaux, “Demonstration of the Casimir Force in
the 0.6 to 6 micrometerm Range”, Physical
Review Letters
**78**(1997) 5-8. - E. Elizalde and A. Romeo, “Essentials of the Casimir effect and
its computation”, American
Journal of Physics
**59**(1997) 711-719. - A. Lambrecht, “The Casimir effect: A force from nothing”, PhysicsWeb (September 2002).
- Philip Gibbs, “Why is the sky blue?”: About Tyndall and Rayleigh, and why the sky is blue (and not purple). A particularly nice explanation.
- F. Wilczek,
“Quantum Mechanics of Fractional-Spin Particles”, Physical
Review Letters
**49**(1982) 957-959. - F. Wilczek, “Anyons for anyone”, Physics World (January 1991) 40-44.
- M. Gell-Mann and K. A. Brueckner
“Correlation Energy of an Electron Gas at High Density”, Physical
Review
**106**(1957) 364-368. - R. B. Laughlin and D. Pines,
“The Theory of Everything”, Proceedings of
the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A.
**97**(2000) 28-31. **Course requirements**- Students are required to hand in their homework assignments every Monday morning at the recitation.
- The course grade will be based on the final exam.
**Handouts****Exercises**(given by Ido Adam and Ron Lifshitz): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.__Fall 2005__

- Fall 2004 (given by Ido Adam and Ron Lifshitz):
1,
2,
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6,
7,
8,
9,
10,
11,
12,
13,
14.

- Fall 2003 (given by Ido Adam and Lev Vaidman): 1,
2,
3,
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5,
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9,
10,
11,
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13,
14.

**Old Exams**- Fall 2004 (Ron Lifshitz and Ido Adam): Moed A (Exam), Moed B (Exam).
- Fall 2003 (Lev Vaidman and Ido Adam): Moed A (Exam, Solution); Moed B (Exam, Solution).
- Fall 2002 (Lev Vaidman and Ido Adam): Moed A (Exam, Solution); Moed B (Exam, Solution).
- Fall 2001 (Lev Vaidman and Shmuel Nussinov): Moed A (Exam); Moed B (Exam).
- Fall 2000 (Benjamin Svetitsky): Moed A (Exam).

*Last updated: February 26, 2006, by Ron
Lifshitz.*