PHYS 325 - QUANTUM MECHANICS - I |
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Semester: | Fall 2014 | |||
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Instructor: | Cemal Yalabik | |||
Office: | Room SA-228 | Phone 1316 | ||
Office Hours: | Thursdays | 16:40 - 17:30 | Room SA-228 | |
Fridays | 16:40 - 17:30 | Room SA-228 | ||
All other times | (if available - call 1316 to check) | Room SA-228 | ||
Homework: | Policy | Assignments | ||
Exams & Grading: | (You can prepare notes on a single sheet of paper to bring to the exam.) | |||
First Exam | % | Oct. 16 | 15:40 - 17:30 (SA-Z20) | |
Second Exam | % | Nov. 27 | 15:40 - 17:30 (SA-Z20) | |
Final Exam | % | Jan. 5 | 15:30 - 17:30 (SA-Z02/SA-Z03/SA-Z04) | |
Final (Retake) Exam | % | Jan. ?? | ??:00 - ??:30 (S?-Z??) | |
Homework+Quizzes | % | |||
Attendance + Participation etc. | % | |||
Course Schedule: | ||||
Tuesdays | 13:40 - 15:30 | Room SA-Z20 | ||
Thursdays | 15:40 - 16:30 | Room SA-Z20 | ||
Recitation: | Thursdays | 16:40 - 17:30 | Room SA-Z20 | |
Textbook: | ||||
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by Griffiths |
Homework for this week: There will be weekly homework assignments in this course. Homework is due on the Tuesday of the following week at 13:45, in class, before class starts.
Problem solving sessions: Occasionally, we will hold problem solving sessions, during the recitation hour. A problem will be asked, and all students will be expected to solve the problem on their own. You can use your textbooks or notes, but may not discuss the problem with your friends. You may discuss it with the instructor. You will have to complete the solution and hand it in during the session, your solution will be graded as a quiz.
You can view your grades through the Stars system.
In order to get a D grade from this course, a student must show an overall achievement level of %. An important part of this achievement must be accumulated through regular studying, before taking the final exam. The student must demonstrate this by accumulating sufficient pre-final points from the first and second exams and the homework+quizzes such that the overall average will be over % if the final exam grade is less than or equal to twice the pre-final grade. (Also, see below for the attendance requirement.)
Therefore a student cannot get a D grade if the pre-final achivement level is below % from the first and second exams and the homework.
This means, a student will receive the FZ grade (and will not be able to take the final exam) if the average is lower than % from the first and second exams and the homework+quizzes! (If the average is %, the student will need to receive at least twice that: , from the final exam to get a D grade - attendance+participation is extra credit - but it may also go negative! If you miss more than 6 hours of lectures, you will need to compensate that by assignments which will take much longer time to do, or you will get an FZ.)
You can calculate the sub-average of your grades related to the FZ grade through this link.
Week | Subject | Exam | #1 | #2
The uncertainty principle; Dirac notation Quantum Mechanics in three dimensions The Schrodinger Equation in spherical coordinates The Schrodinger Equation in spherical coordinates applet (Choose "complex orbitals") Angular momentum No Thursday class Angular momentum Tuesday class only |
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