Instructor: 
Carlo Segre 
segre [at] iit.edu 

166a Life Sciences Building 
312.567.3498 
Office hours: 
14:0015:00 Monday & Wednesday 
Schedule: 
Posted at
http://phys.iit.edu/~segre/phys405/12F 
Meetings: 
Monday & Wednesday 11:2512:40, 220 Stuart
Building 
URL: 
http://phys.iit.edu/~segre/phys405/12F/ 
Textbook: 
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics,
Second Edition, David J. Griffiths,
(Pearson Prentice Hall 2005). 
Mathematica: 
To request a download and get started using Mathematica:
 Log into the myIIT portal (http://my.iit.edu)
 Select the Training and Support tab
 In the Office of Technology Services channel, in the center of the
screen, click the link: "NEW! Get Mathematica Software".

Objectives: 

Understand the interpretation of the Schrodinger equation and the
wave function.

Understand the solution of the timeindependent Schrodinger equation
for onedimensional potentials.

Understand quantum formalism including operators and the Dirac notation.

Understand the solution of threedimensional potentials.

Understand how systems of identical particles are solved.

Be able to solve quantum mechanics problems in one and three
dimensions and with identical particles.

Material: 
 The wave function
 Schrodinger equation
 statistical interpretation
 probability and normalization
 the uncertainty principle
 Timeindependent Schrodinger equation
 stationary states
 infinite and finite square wells
 harmonic oscillator
 free particles and delta function barrier
 Quantum formalism
 Hilbert space
 observables
 Hemitian operators and their eigenfunctions
 Dirac notation
 Three dimensional quantum mechanics
 solution in spherical coordinates
 hydrogen atom
 angular momentum and spin
 Identical particles
 two particle systems
 atoms and solids
 quantum statistical mechanics
 Other topics as appropriate

Homework: 
Homework will be assigned weekly or biweekly, due as shown
on the schedule. All homework assignments
will be collected except as announced. Homework will be due at
the beginning of the class period, prior to the
start of the lecture unless otherwise stated. No late
homework assignments will be accepted unless prior arrangements
are made.

Exams: 
There will be three examinations: two midterms and one final
examination. Policies for the examinations will be set as the semester
progresses.

Grading: 
The percentage weighting for each component are shown below.
The final letter grades will be awarded on a scale as shown below.
This scale may vary up or down slightly, depending on the difficulty
of the examinations.


Homework 
15% 
Midterm Exam 1 
25% 
Midterm Exam 2 
25% 
Final Exam 
35% 

Max % 
Grade 
Min % 
100 
A 
88 
88 
B 
75 
75 
C 
62 
62 
D 
50 
50 
E 
0 

Academic Honesty Policy: 
IIT has a Code of Conduct which is available at
http://www.iit.edu/student_affairs/handbook/pdfs/HANDBOOK_2010_11.pdf (see page 31).
All students in this course are expected to follow this code.
The first violation will result in a grade of "zero" for that
assignment (exam or quiz). Subsequent violations will result
in a failing grade in the course.

Accomodation for Disabilities: 
Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with documented
disabilities. In order to receive accommodations, students must
obtain a letter of accommodation from the Center for Disability
Resources in Life Sciences Building, room 218, 3125675744 or
disabilities@iit.edu.

Important Dates: 

Aug 31  Last Day to Add Courses, Change Sections, etc.

Oct 29  Last Day for Official Withdrawal

Dec 04  Final Examination 08:0010:00 in 220 SB
