PHYS 4141 - Spring 2013 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

INSTRUCTOR: Jonathan P. Dowling

Office: NICH 453
E-mail
Office Hours:
T&Th 12:00-1:00 PM

LECTURE:
M-W-F, 12:30-1:30 PM - NICH 435

GRADER: Manish Gupta

TEXT:
Required: David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition
Recommended: James M. Feagin, Quantum Mechanics with Mathematica, 1st Edition
Recommended: Jonathan P. Dowling, Schrödinger's Killer App, 1st Edition

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:
Adobe Reader
Mathematica 8.0.4 for Students
NRL Plasma Formulary (Vector Identities, DIV, CURL, ETC.)
NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions
Review of Ordinary Differential Equations
Review of Partial Differential Equations
Schaum's Outline: Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables, 3ed
The Physics GRE and Practice Exams


CLASS NOTES:

CH01

CH02.1
CH02.2          EX02.2.NB       EX02.3.NB
CH02.3          CH02.3.NB      EX2.3.2.NB
CH02.4          EX02.6.NB
BARTON.CH01.DIRAC-DELTA-FCN
CH02.5.1
CH02.5.2       CH02.5.2.NB
CH02.6          CH02.6.NB

CH03.1
CH03.2
CH03.3
CH03.4
CH03.5.1-3.5.2
CH03.5.3
CH03.6

CH04.1
CH04.1.3
CH04.2
CH04.2.2
CH04.3.1
CH04.3.2
CH04.4.1
CH04.4.2
CH04.4.3

"Indistinguishable Particles in Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction," by Y. Omar
CH05.1.0
CH05.1.1
CH05.1.2
CH05.2.0-5.2.1
CH05.2.2
CH05.3.1
CH05.3.2
CH05.4.1-5.4.2
CH05.4.3-5.4.5


HOMEWORK               ASSIGNED               DUE
HW01                                  FRI 18 JAN                    FRI 25 JAN
HW02                                  FRI 25 JAN                    FRI 01 FEB
HW03                                  FRI 01 FEB                    FRI 15 FEB
HW04                                  FRI 15 FEB                    FRI 22 FEB
HW05                                  FRI 22 FEB                    FRI 01 MAR
HW06                                  FRI 01 MAR                  FRI 15 MAR
HW07                                  FRI 15 MAR                  FRI 22 MAR
HW08                                  FRI 22 MAR                  FRI 12 APR
HW09                                  FRI 12 APR                   FRI 19 APR
HW10                                  FRI 19 APR                   FRI 26 APR
HW11                                  FRI 26 APR                   FRI 03 MAY
 

EXAMS:
Midterm Exam: 5PM–7PM FRI 08 MAR NICH 118
Final Exam: 10AM–12N MON 06 MAY

GRADES:

Homework
33%
Midterm Exam
33%
Final Exam
33%
Participation
1%

COURSE OUTLINE:

WEEK DATES NOTES CHAPTERS
1
Jan. 14-18

1.1 - 1.6
2
Jan. 21-25  Holiday - Martin Luther King Day (M) 2.1 - 2.2
3
Jan. 28-Feb. 1   2.3
4
Feb. 4-8   2.4 - 2.5
5
Feb. 11-15  Mardi Gras Holiday (M) 3.1 - 3.3
6
Feb. 18-22  
3.4 - 3.6
7
Feb. 25-Mar. 1
  4.1, start 4.2
8
Mar. 4-8 Mid-Term Exam: NICH118
5PM–7PM FRI 08 MAR
50% from problems HW01-05
50% from examples worked in class through FRI 01 MAR 
Solutions
Catch up
9
Mar. 11-15
Ketchup 
10
Mar. 18-22   Finish 4.2, 4.3
11
Mar. 25-29
Spring Break (F) 4.4
12
Apr. 1-5 Spring Break (M, W, F)
13
Apr. 8-12
5.1
14
Apr. 15-19
5.1 - 5.2
15
Apr. 22-26   5.3 - 5.4
16
Apr. 29-May 3
  Catch Up
17
May 6-10 Final Exam:
10AM–12N MON 06 MAY
NICH 118
 Non-cumulative
≥50% of problems from HW06-11
≤50% from examples worked in class
Solutions
 

 


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