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||Introduction to Quantum Mechanics,
Second Edition, David J. Griffiths,
(Pearson Prentice Hall 2005).
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Understand the interpretation of the Schrodinger equation and the
Understand the solution of the time-independent Schrodinger equation
for one-dimensional potentials.
Understand quantum formalism including operators and the Dirac notation.
Understand the solution of three-dimensional 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.
- The wave function
- Schrodinger equation
- statistical interpretation
- probability and normalization
- the uncertainty principle
- Time-independent Schrodinger equation
- stationary states
- infinite and finite square wells
- harmonic oscillator
- free particles and delta function barrier
- Quantum formalism
- Hilbert space
- 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 will be assigned weekly or bi-weekly, 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
There will be three examinations: two midterms and one final
examination. Policies for the examinations will be set as the semester
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.
|Midterm Exam 1
|Midterm Exam 2
|Academic Honesty Policy:
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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, 312-567-5744 or
Sep 03 - Last Day to Add Courses, Change Sections, etc.
Oct 31 - Last Day for Official Withdrawal
Dec ?? - Final Examination (date and time to be posted)