Quantum Mechanics I

By Prof. P. Ramadevi   |   IIT Bombay
Learners enrolled: 5280
This course is a first level course in the Dirac’s bra(ket) notation which will set foundation to take up advanced level courses

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : BTech Engineering Physics, B Tech Electrical Eng, MSc Physics, MSc – 5 year integrated Chemistry
PREREQUISITES : Must have done the sophomore course on quantum physics and applications where Schrodinger
  equation, wave function and expectation values are taught
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Physics
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 18 Jan 2021
End Date : 09 Apr 2021
Enrollment Ends : 01 Feb 2021
Exam Date : 25 Apr 2021 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1  :  Introduction to Quantum Mechanics-I, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics-II, Review of Particle in Box, Potential Well, Barrier, Harmonic
  Oscillator-I, Review of Particle in Box, Potential Well, Barrier, Harmonic Oscillator-II
Week 2  :  Bound States-I, Bound States-II, Conditions and Solutions for One Dimensional Bound States - I, Conditions and Solutions for One Dimensional
 Bound States - II 
Week 3  :  Linear Vector Space (LVS) - I, Linear Vector Space (LVS) - II, Linear Vector Space (LVS) - III, Basis for Operators and States in LVS - I
Week 4  :  Function Spaces - I, Function Spaces - II, Postulates of Quamtum Mechanics - I ,Postulates of Quantum Mechanics – II
Week 5  :  Classical Vs Quantum Mechanics - I, Classical Vs Quantum Mechanics - II, Compatible Vs Incompatible Observables - I, Compatible Vs
 Incompatible Observables - II
Week 6  : Schrodinger and Heisenberg Pictures - I, Schrodinger and Heisenberg Pictures - II, Solutions to Other Coupled Potential Energies-I, Solutions to
 Other Coupled Potential Energies-II
Week 7  : Hydrogen Atom Wave Functions, Angular Momentum Operators, Identical Particles-I, Hydrogen Atom Wave Functions, Angular Momentum
Operators, Identical Particles-II, Identical Particles,Quantum Computer-I, Identical Particles, Quantum Computer-II
Week 8  :  Harmonic Oscillator -I, Harmonic Oscillator -II, Ladder Operators -I, Ladder Operators -II
Week 9  :  Stern-Gerlach Experiment-I, Stern-Gerlach Experiment-II, Oscillator Algebra Applications-I
Week 10 :  Angular Momentum-1 -I,Angular Momentum-1 -II, Rotations Groups -I, Rotations Groups -II
Week 11 :  Addition of Angular Momentum-I, Addition of Angular Momentum-II, Clebsch-Gordan Coefficient -I, Clebsch-Gordan Coefficient -II
Week 12 : Clebsch-Gordan Coefficient -III, Tensor Operators & Wigner-Eckart Theorem-I, Tensor Operators & Wigner-Eckart Theorem-II, Tensor Operators &
 Wigner-Eckart Theorem-III.

         Dr. Jai D. More 
Hi! I am Jai D. More. I am a doctorate from Mumbai University. I was offered an institute Post-Doctoral position at the Department of Physics, IIT Bombay. I am currently working as a Woman Scientist in the Department of Physics, IIT Bombay. I am passionate about teaching and I have worked about 3 years as an Assistant Professor at various colleges. I am associated with NPTEL as a tutor for the Quantum mechanics I course for 3 cycles. My field of interest is theoretical high energy physics.

Books and references

Modern Quantum Mechanics by Sakurai.

Instructor bio

Prof. P. Ramadevi

IIT Bombay
My field of research is mathematical physics. I have been working on knot invariants from Chern-Simons theory and topological strings.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 25 April 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Bombay.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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