Advanced Quantum Mechanics II: PH672/PH772 Course Information
Day and Time: 
M/W/F 10:10AM11:00AM 
Room: 
CH 396 
Instructor: 
Dr. Ryoichi Kawai 
email: 
kawai@uab.edu 
phone: 
(205) 9343931 
Office Hour: 
Monday 2:00PM3:00PM 
Course Website: 
http://kawai.phy.uab.edu/courses/ph772 
Textbook
J. J. Sakurai Modern Quantum Mechanics (Addison
Wesley Logan, 1993)  Required
Exams
Several takehome exams. One inclass comprehensive exam
at the end of term.
Quizzes
From time to time, open book inclass quizzes will be held.
You can open only your own notebook and textbook. No photocopy of books
nor notebooks are allowed. The date and topics of a quiz will be
announced one week before it will ne held.
Homework
Answers will be presented in the class by students.
Grade Policy
 Blank answer receives no points.
 Correct answer receives positive points.
 Incorrect answer receives negative points. In particular,
answers that contains obvious selfcontradiction, that are obviously
contradict with basic laws of science, or that contains too
unrealistic conclusion, lose large points. Simple arithmetic mistake
that resulted in unrealistic conclusion is also subject to large
negative points. You must be able to check if your answer is reasonable.
 "A" will not be given if you receive zero or negative point for any
individual problem in any takehome exam. This does not mean that
positive points for all problems guarantee "A".
 Neither "A" nor "B" will be given if you receive zero or
negative point for two or more problems.
 Minimum requirement: 70% of takehome exams, 60% of inclass
exam and quizzes, and 80% of homework.
Schedule
 AugustSeptember: Angular Momentum and Spherical Systems
 OctoberDecember: Approximation Methods and Application of Quantum Mechanics
