Tentative weekly course calendar for Phys652 (3 lectures per week)

Week |
Date |
Topics covered |

1 |
Jan 16-20 | chapter 13: radial equation, H-atom no HW due this week No classes: monday Jan 16 |

2 |
Jan 23-27 |
chapter 13: multi-electron atoms, periodic table; chapter 14: spin-kinematics, rotation operators HW#1 due friday Last day to drop on friday |

3 |
Feb 30-3 |
chapter 14: spin dynamics, magnetic moments, paramagnetic resonance, Stern-Gerlach experiment HW#2 due friday |

4 |
Feb 6-10 |
chapter 15: addition of angular momenta, Clebsch_Gordon coefficients HW#3 due friday |

5 |
Feb 13-17 |
chapter 16: variational principle + examples HW#4 due friday CONCEPT TOPIC due wednesday |

6 |
Feb 20-24 |
chapter 16: WKB approximation + examples HW#5 due friday |

7 |
Mar 27-3 | chapter 17: time-independent perturbation theorie (TIP): (non)degenerate, fine structure HW#6 due friday |

8 |
Mar 6-10 | chapter 18: time-dependent perturbation theory, first order, sudden perturbation, adiabatic perturbation No HW due this week EXAM: Friday, March 10 |

9 |
Mar 13-17 | FINALLY!!!!! SPRING BREAK |

10 |
Mar 20-24 |
chapter 18: periodic perturbation, higher-order TD
perturbation theory, interaction picture, Heisenberg picture, em
interaction, photo effect HW#7 due friday |

11 |
Mar 27-31 | chapter 19: scattering theory, Born-approximation (time-dependent) no HW due CONCEPT WRITEUP due wednesday Last day to withdraw on friday |

12 |
Apr 3-7 | chapter 19: Born-approximation (time-independent), partial wave expansion HW #8 due friday |

13 |
Apr 10-14 | chapter 19: hard sphere, resonances, 2-particle scattering HW #9 due friday |

14 |
Apr 17-21 |
chapter 20: Dirac equation, em interaction: spin, No classes: Friday April 21 - SpringFest - |

15 |
Apr 24-28 |
chapter 20: magnetic moment, fine structure HW #10 due WEDday Students' project presentations |

16 |
May 1-5 |
May 1: Last day of instruction FINAL: WEDday, May 3, 1-3pm ........Good success !! |