Physics 421: Homework Assignments

 HW # Chapter Problems Date due 1 Griffiths: 1, 2 give a final interpretation/discussion at the end of each problem (remember, it counts for 30% of homework points) 1.18, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9ab, 2.1 fri, sept 15 2 Griffiths: 2 give a final interpretation/discussion at the end of each problem 2.3,  2.5abe,  discuss the difference in the physics (e.g. in |psi|^2 and ) when a particle is in a stationary state versus a superposition state  2.8, 2.10ab, 2.12 fri, sept 22 3 Griffiths: 2 give a final interpretation/discussion at the end of each problem 2.21abc, 2.22, 2.29, 2.33 (do the case: E=V_0) fri, sept 29 4 Griffiths: 2, 3 appendix give a final interpretation/discussion at the end of each problem 2.27 (hint: V symmetric, transcendental equation) 2.41 hint: very short A.9bd A.25 3.4, 3.9 1) scattering: describe (with reasoning) your observations as you vary parameters for the well/barrier; consider plane wave vs wave packet  https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/cheerpj/quantum-tunneling/latest/quantum-tunneling.html?simulation=quantum-tunneling fri, oct 6 No HW this week, prepare for exam:  fri oct 13 5 Griffiths: 3, 4 give a final interpretation/discussion at the end of each problem 3.5a, 3.14, 3.15, 3.18 4.1  (fine to just explore representative cases) fri, oct 20 6 Griffiths: 4 give a final interpretation/discussion at the end of each problem 4.11, 4.15a, 4.16, 4.19a, 4.22 a(pick 3 cases) and b, 4.28 fri, oct,27 7 Griffiths: 4 give a final interpretation/discussion at the end of each problem 4.21, 4.25ab, 4.30, 4.32, 4.34, 4.64a-d fri, nov 3 8 Griffiths: 4, 7 give a final interpretation/discussion at the end of each problem 4.35, 4.36, 4.37ab, 4.38, 4.58,  7.1, fri, nov 10 No HW this week, prepare for exam: fri nov 17 9 Griffiths: 7, 5 give a final interpretation/discussion at the end of each problem 7.6, 7.11,  and  Fine structure corrections: determine Hydrogen’s energy spectrum E_nj for n=2 and n=3 5.4, 5.5, 5.8 WED nov 29 10 Griffiths: 5, 11 give a final interpretation/discussion at the end of each problem 5.9a, 11.2, 11.6 WED, dec 6 FINAL: Wednesday DEC 13, 10:15-12 :15