PHYS-2961: Quantum Physics I

Tentative Schedule - Fall, 2013

 

Class

Day

Date

Read1

Topic

1

T

8/27

1.1-2

Wave Physics

2

F

8/30

 

Interference

3

T

9/3

1.3-4

Photons

Activity

4

F

9/6

1.5-6

Quantum Interference

5

T

9/10

2.1-2

Wave Mechanics I

Activity

6

F

9/13

2.3-4

Wave Mechanics II

Activity

7

T

9/17

2.5-6

Wave Mechanics III

Activity

8

F

9/20

2.7-9

Wave Mechanics IV

9

T

9/24

3.1-2

Time-Independent Schrodinger Equation

Activity

Review Sheet for Exam 1

Exam 1 from 20122

10

F

9/27

3.2

Time-Independent Schrodinger Equation

11

T

10/1

 

Exam 1

12

F

10/4

3.3-5

Time-Independent Schrodinger Equation

Activity

13

T

10/8

4.1-2

Finite Square Well

14

F

10/11

4.2

Finite Square Well

 

T

10/15

 

NO CLASS MONDAY SCHEDULE

15

F

10/18

4.3

Quantum Harmonic Oscillator

16

T

10/22

4.6

Scattering

Activity

17

F

10/25

4.7

Tunneling

18

T

10/29

5.1

Eigenvalue Equations

Activity

19

F

11/1

5.2-3

Operators and Operator Algebra

Activity

20

T

11/5

5.4

Generalized Uncertainty Relation

Activity

Review Sheet for Exam 2

Exam 2 from 2012

21

F

11/8

5.5 & 5.7

Time Development

22

T

11/12

 

Exam 2

23

F

11/15

6.1-2

Orbital Angular Momentum

Activity

24

T

11/19

6.3

Hydrogen Atom I

25

F

11/22

6.3

Hydrogen Atom II

Activity

26

T

11/26

6.3-4

Zeeman Effect & Spin

 

F

11/29

 

NO CLASS - THANKSGIVING

27

T

12/3

5.6

Quantum Weirdness

28

F

12/6

 

Review

Final Exam 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1Required reading in Townsend.

2Special Relativity was covered in 2012 but not this year.

 

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