PHYS-2961: Quantum Physics I

Tentative Schedule - Fall, 2014

 

Class

Day

Date

Read1

Topic

1

T

8/26

1.1-2

Wave Physics

2

F

8/29

 

Interference

3

T

9/2

1.3-4

Photons

Activity

4

F

9/5

1.5-6

Quantum Interference

5

T

9/9

2.1-2

Wave Mechanics I

Activity

6

F

9/12

2.3-4

Wave Mechanics II

7

T

9/16

2.5-6

Wave Mechanics III

Activity

8

F

9/19

2.7

Wave Mechanics IV

9

T

9/23

2.8-9

Wave Mechanics V

Activity

10

F

9/26

 

Review

Exam 1 Review Sheet

Exam 1 2012

11

T

9/30

 

Exam 1

12

F

10/3

3.1-5

Time-Independent Schrodinger Equation

Activity

13

T

10/7

4.1

Finite Square Well

14

F

10/10

4.1

Finite Square Well

 

T

10/14

 

NO CLASS MONDAY SCHEDULE

15

F

10/17

4.2

Piecewise Constant Potentials

Activity

16

T

10/21

4.3

Quantum Harmonic Oscillator

17

F

10/24

4.6

Scattering

Activity

18

T

10/28

4.7

Tunneling

Activity

19

F

10/31

5.1-2

Eigenvalue Equations and Operators

Activity

20

T

11/4

5.3

Operators and Operator Algebra

21

F

11/7

5.4

Generalized Uncertainty Relation

22

T

11/11

 

Exam 2

23

F

11/14

5.5 & 5.7

Time Development

24

T

11/18

6.1-2

Orbital Angular Momentum

25

F

11/21

6.3

Hydrogen Atom I

26

T

11/25

6.3

Hydrogen Atom II

 

F

11/28

 

NO CLASS - THANKSGIVING

27

T

12/2

6.3-4

Zeeman Effect & Spin

28

F

12/5

 

Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1Required reading in Townsend.

 

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