Tentative weekly course calendar for Phys651 (3 lectures per week)

Week Date Topics covered
1
aug 29 - sept 2
Introduction; problems with classical physics
2
sept 5-9
chapter 3: double slit experiment; chapter 1: Dirac notation, vector space
no HW due this week
Friday: Last day to drop
3
sept 12-16
chapter 1: Hermitian operator, unitarity, vectors and operators in infinite dimensions
HW#1 due wednesday
4
sept 19-23
chapter 1: commutators; chapter 4: postulates of QM
HW#2 due wednesday

5

sept 26-30
chapter 4: measurement in QM, Schroedinger equation in x- and p- basis;
chapter 5: free particle, infinite square well potential
HW#3 due wednesday
6
oct 3-7
chapter 5: infinite square well potential, delta potential, scattering, step potential
HW#4 due wednesday
7
oct 10-14
chapter 7: harmonic oscillator
HW#5 due wednesday
CONCEPT TOPIC due on wednesday
8
oct 17-21
chapter 6: Ehrenfest; chapter 9: uncertainty relations
HW#6 due wednesday
9
oct 24-28
chapter 8: Feynman's path integral method
No HWdue this week
EXAM: friday, oct28
10
oct 31-nov 4
chapter 10: direct product, identical particles
HW#7 due wednesday
Friday: Last day to withdraw
11
nov 7-11
chapter 10: normalization;
chapter 11: active/passive transformation, infinitesimal transformation
HW#8 due wednesday
12
nov 14-18
chapter 11: finite transformation, time translation, parity, time reversal symmetries; chapter 12: rotation
HW#9 due friday
CONCEPT WRITEUP due on wednesday
13
nov 21-25
chapter 12: 2dim and 3dim rotation
No HWdue friday
Finally!!!!!!! Thanksgiving break: Nov 24/25
14
nov 28-dec 2
chapter 12: angular momentum
HW#10 due friday
15
dec 5-9
chapter 12/13;
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS on wed/fri
Last day of instruction on friday

16

dec 12-16
FINAL: Monday Dec 12, 3:15-5:15pm