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 !!