[May 2] Final Info
It will be on Wednesday, 11 May 2016, starting at 9:00 in SAZ-03
It will be a comprehension exam with large number of short questions; duration about 1 hour.
All topics of the semester as in the re-scanned lecture notes are included.
Closed books/notes/devices. This will NOT be in the workshop format.
[May 2] Lecture Notes
including new contents and removing uncovered ones with typo corrections are posted.
[Apr. 12] Midterm-2 Info
It will be on Tuesday, 19 April 2016, starting at 8:40 in SAZ-02 (regular class/time)
3 or 4 problems. Not very lengthy. You can primarily prepare based on the lecture notes.
Contents of midterm-2 start from Wigner-Eckart theorem till the end of Ramsey Interferometry.
Note that first midterm topics are not directly included.
Closed books/notes/devices. I shall provide complicated expressions if necessary.
[Mar. 29] Orbital Angular Momentum of Light
You can read this paper as an introduction to the subject.
[Mar. 19] Term Project-2
is posted with a due date of Tuesday, 3 May 2016. It is centered around the
laser noise which determines its linewidth.
[Mar. 13] Notes on tensors and Wigner-Eckart theorem
is scanned.
[Mar. 1] Midterm-1 Info
It will be on Tuesday, 8 March 2016, starting at 8:40 in SAZ-02 (regular class/time)
3 or 4 problems. Not very lengthy. You can primarily prepare based on the lecture notes.
Contents of midterm-1 includes till the end of Zeeman Effect.
Note that we skipped (you are not responsible from) the part on "Many-body Quantum Mechanics" [pages 65-90] from the notes.
Closed books/notes/devices. I shall provide complicated expressions if necessary.
[Feb. 18] Lamb shift in electric circuits
This is an important experimental paper on this.
[Feb. 18] Practice Set-2
is posted; it will not be collected, but strongly suggested as a practice.
[Feb. 18] Clebsch-Gordan Sheet
is available in the Review of Particle Physics website.
[Feb. 11] Practice Set-1
is posted; it will not be collected, but strongly suggested as a practice.
[Feb. 5] 1st Midterm date and a sample exam with solutions
First midterm will be on 8 March 2016, Tuesday at the lecture hour (8:40); more info to follow close to exam date.
To give a feeling about its difficulty, here is the previous midterm-1 exam together with its
solutions.
[Jan. 28] Term Project-1
is posted with a due date of Friday, 18 March 2016. It is centered around the
quantum projection noise paper.
Deadline is strict, submit all you have got by the deadline.
[Jan. 28] Scanned Lecture Notes
for the full semester with minimal formatting is available for download.
[Jan. 28] First Meeting
will be on Thursday, 28 Jan. 2016 at 10:40. This is a 4-hour/week course. So, we shall have two lectures on Thursdays.