Tentative weekly course calendar for Phys421 (4 lectures per week)
Week |
Date |
Topics covered |
1 |
aug 28-1 |
Introduction, "old" quantum mechanics, Schroedinger's equation |
2 |
sept 4-8 |
Schroedinger's equation, Born's interpretation No HW due this week! Last day to drop, friday |
3 |
sept 11-15 |
time-independent Schroedinger equation, particle in box HW#1 due friday |
4 |
sept 18-22 |
QM potential: harmonic osciillator, free particle, delta potential: binding and scattering, square-well potential HW#2 due friday |
5 |
sept 25-29 |
QM potential: delta potential, square well potential, tunneling, resonances HW#3 due friday |
6 |
oct 2-6 |
Axoms of QM: Hermitian operator, Hilbert space, discrete and continuous eigen spectrum, measurement process HW#4 due friday |
7 |
oct 9-13 |
uncertainty principle, Ehrenfest theorem, symmetries and conservation laws no HW due this week EXAM1: Friday, Oct 13 |
8 |
oct 16-20 |
QM in 3 dimensions: angular and radial wave equation, infinite well problem, H-atom HW#5 due friday |
9 |
oct 23-27 |
degeneracy, angular momentum, commutators, HW#6 due friday |
10 |
oct 30-3 |
spin, spin measurement, electron in magnetic field HW#7 due friday Last day to withdraw, friday |
11 |
nov 6-10 |
addition of angular momentum, time-independent perturbation theory (TIP) HW#8 due friday |
12 |
nov 13-17 |
TIP (degenerate case) + examples H-atom: relativistic corrections (T, SO), presence of magnetic field No HW due this week EXAM2: Friday, Nov 17 |
13 |
nov 20-24 |
identical particles: bosons, fermions, Pauli principle, atoms + periodic table No HW due this week Finally!!!!!!! Thanksgiving break: Nov 22-24 |
14 |
nov 27-1 |
time-dependent perturbation theory and examples HW#9 due WEDnesday |
15 |
nov 4-8 |
Einstein's equations, Laser, transition rules, Planck's BB radiation HW#10 due WEDNESday Last day of instruction: Dec 8 |
16 |
dec 11-15 |
FINAL: Wednesday Dec 13, 10:15am-12:15 ...... GOOD SUCCESS ....... |