PHYS 325  QUANTUM MECHANICS  I 

Semester:  Fall 2023  

Instructor:  Cemal Yalabik  
Office:  Room SA228  Phone 1316  
Office Hours:  Thursdays  12:30  13:20  Room SA228  
All other times  (if available  call 1316 to check)  Room SA228  
Assistant:  Nouha Amine  
Homework:  Policy  Assignments  
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 (Solutions)  %  Thursday, October 19  10:30  12:20 (Room BZ03)  
Second Exam (Solutions)  %  Thursday, November 23  10:30  12:20 (Room BZ03)  
Final Exam (Solutions)  %  ?, January ?  ??:??  ??:?? (Room?)  
Homework/Quiz/Participation  %  
Course Schedule:  
First meeting: Thursday, Sept. 14, 11:30  12:20 in BZ03  
Mondays  15:30  16:20  Room BZ03  
Thursdays  10:30  12:20  Room BZ03  
Recitation:  Mondays  16:30  17:20  Room BZ03  
Textbook:  
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by Griffiths 
Homework: There will be weekly homework assignments in this course.
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.
FZ Policy 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 prefinal 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 prefinal grade. (Also, see below for the attendance requirement.) Therefore a student cannot get a D grade if the prefinal 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  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 The Schrodinger Equation in spherical coordinates (No Thursday Class) 

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