PHYS 4141 - Spring 2012 - 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: Yun Ding

TEXT:
Required: David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition
Recommended: James M. Feagin, Quantum Mechanics with Mathematica, 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 FOR GRIFFITHS:

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

CH05.1.0
CH05.1.1
CH05.1.2
CH05.2.0-5.2.1
CH05.2.2
CH05.3.1
CH05.3.2


HOMEWORK               ASSIGNED               DUE
HW01                              FRI 20 JAN                FRI 27 JAN
HW02                              FRI 27 JAN                FRI 03 FEB
HW03                              FRI 03 FEB                FRI 10 FEB
HW04                              FRI 10 FEB                FRI 17 FEB
HW05                              FRI 17 FEB                FRI 02 MAR
HW06                              FRI 02 MAR              FRI 09 MAR
HW07                              FRI 16 MAR              FRI 23 MAR
HW08                              FRI 23 MAR              FRI 30 MAR
HW09                              FRI 30 MAR              FRI 20 APR (11 problems!) 
HW10                              FRI 20 MAR              FRI 27 APR
HW11                              FRI 27 APR               FRI 04 MAR


EXAMS:
Midterm Exam the week of March 12
Final Exam the week of May 7

GRADES:

Homework
33%
Midterm Exam
33%
Final Exam
34%

COURSE OUTLINE:

WEEK DATES NOTES CHAPTERS
1
Jan. 16-20
Holiday - Martin Luther King Day (M) 1.1 - 1.6
2
Jan. 23-27   2.1 - 2.2
3
Jan. 30 - Feb. 3   2.3
4
Feb. 6-10   2.4 - 2.5
5
Feb. 13-17   3.1 - 3.3
6
Feb. 20-24  Mardi Gras Holiday (M)
3.4 - 3.6
7
Feb. 27-Mar. 2   4.1, start 4.2
8
Mar. 5-9
Catch up
9
Mar. 12-16 Mid-Term Exam:
5:30-7:30PM FRI 16 MAR
NICH 119
≥50% of problems from HW. Paper and pencil only -- no calculators.
Exam will cover HW01–06 and CH01.1–3.4.
FORMULA SHEET
SOLUTIONS
Ketchup 
10
Mar. 19-23   Finish 4.2, 4.3
11
Mar. 26 - Mar. 30
  4.4
12
Apr. 2-6 Spring Break (F)
5.1
13
Apr. 9-13 Spring Break (M, W, F)

14
Apr. 16-20
5.1 - 5.2
15
Apr. 23-27   5.3 - 5.4
16
Apr. 30-May 4
  Catch Up
17
May 7-11 Final Exam (2 hours 7:30AM–9:30AM FRI 11 MAY, NICH 118.  Non-cumulative and ≥50% of problems from HW. Paper and pencil only -- no calculators.
FORMULA SHEET
SOLUTIONS
 

 


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