PHYS-2210: Quantum Physics I

Tentative Schedule - Fall, 2016

 

Class

Day

Date

Read1

Topic

1

T

8/30

1.1-2

Particles and Fields

2

F

9/2

1.3-4

Photons

3

T

9/6

1.5-6

Quantum Interference

4

F

9/9

2.1-2

Wave Mechanics I

5

T

9/13

2.3-4

Wave Mechanics II

6

F

9/16

2.5-7

Wave Mechanics III

7

T

9/20

2.8-9

Wave Mechanics IV

8

F

9/23

 

Review

9

T

9/27

 

Exam 1

10

F

9/30

3.1-3

Time-Independent Schrodinger Eq. I

11

T

10/4

3.4-5

Time-Independent Schrodinger Eq. II

12

F

10/7

4.1

Finite Square Well

 

T

10/11

 

NO CLASS MONDAY SCHEDULE

13

F

10/14

4.2

Piecewise Constant Potentials

14

T

10/18

 

Piecewise Constant Potentials

15

F

10/21

4.3

Quantum Harmonic Oscillator

16

T

10/25

4.6

Scattering

17

F

10/28

4.7

Tunneling

18

T

11/1

 

Review

19

F

11/4

 

Exam 2

20

T

11/8

5.1-2

Operators and Eigenvalues

21

F

11/11

5.3

Operators and Eigenvalues

22

T

11/15

5.4-5

Generalized Uncertainty Relation

23

F

11/18

6.1-2

Orbital Angular Momentum I

24

T

11/22

6.1-2

Orbital Angular Momentum II

 

F

11/25

 

NO CLASS - THANKSGIVING

25

T

11/29

6.3

Hydrogen Atom I

26

F

12/2

6.3

Hydrogen Atom II

27

T

12/6

6.4-5

Spin

28

F

12/9

 

Exam 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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