|PHYS 325 - QUANTUM MECHANICS - I|
|Office:||Room SA-228||Phone 1316|
|Office Hours:||Thursdays||12:40 - 13:30||Room SA-228|
|All other times||(if available -|
call 1316 to check)
|Exams & Grading:||"Cheat sheets" will not be allowed during the exams,
but you will be provided with sufficient information for solving the
problems without memorization.
There is an attendance requirement for this course: A student may not miss more than 6 hours of class in order to pass the course. Further absences may be compensated by completing assignments which will take much longer time than the corresponding class time.
|First Exam||%||Thursday, October 24||10:40 - 12:30 (LB-Z10)|
|Second Exam||%||Thursday, November 28||10:40 - 12:30 (LB-Z10)|
|Final Exam||%||Monday, January 13||12:30 - 15:30 (MA-301)|
|First meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 9:40 - 10:30 in SA-Z20|
|Tuesdays||9:40 - 10:30||Room SA-Z20|
|Thursdays||10:40 - 12:30||Room SA-Z20|
|Recitation:||Tuesdays||8:40 - 9:30||Room SA-Z20|
|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 8:45, 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 such that the overall average will be over % even if the remaining assessment grades (i.e. Homework+Quiz+Final) average to less than or equal to twice this 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.
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! (If the average is %, the student will need to receive from the remaining assesments [Homework+Quiz+Final] to get a D grade.)
|Week (Monday)||Subject||ExamMathematical preliminaries The wave function||#1The harmonic oscillator||#2
Observables and their relations to eigenvalues and eigenvectors
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") The Schrodinger Equation in spherical coordinates
(No Thursday Class)