PHYSICS 505, QUANTUM MECHANICS I

Fall, 2007


ANNOUNCEMENTS

None yet.


Course Instructor: Ed Groth, Jadwin 264, x8-4361, groth@princeton.edu.

Office Hours: Most afternoons - give a call before walking across campus! Almost surely Wednesday afternoons, 2:00-4:00 pm.


Teaching Assistant: Zhaofeng Li, B124 Engineering Quad, x8-5968, zhaofeng@princeton.edu.

Office Hours: TBD.


Course Manager: Laurel Lerner, 210 Jadwin, x8-4403, lerner@princeton.edu.


Lectures: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 am - 12:20 pm, Jadwin A10.


Text: I don't plan to follow any particular text. There are any number of appropriate quantum mechanics texts. Two that I will be reading when preparing lectures will be F. Schwabl, Quantum Mechanics, Springer and P. J. E. Peebles, Quantum Mechanics, Princeton University Press.


Homework: Assigned via the course web site on Thursday or Friday. Due the following Thursday in the department office (208) by 5pm, returned the next Thursday. 50% of grade. Collaboration encouraged (but not copying!). Late homework may receive only half or none of the grade depending on how late it is and how it fits into the grading schedule!

Midterm: None.

Final: 50% of grade.


DOWNLOADING COURSE MATERIALS

The homework assignments will be available for downloading. They will be pdf documents.


WEEKLY TOPICS AND HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Week Starting Date Tentative Topics
Homework Assignments and Solutions
1 17-Sep-2007 Introduction. Why Quantum Mechanics? Structure of QM.
Due: 27-Sep-2007 Homework 1 Solutions
2 24-Sep-2007 Harmonic Oscillator. Schroedinger Equation.
Due: 4-Oct-2007 Homework 2 Solutions
3 1-Oct-2007 1D Potentials.
Due: 11-Oct-2007 Homework 3 Solutions
4 8-Oct-2007 Wave Packets. Uncertainty Relations.
Due: 18-Oct-2007 Homework 4 Solutions
5 15-Oct-2007 Angular Momentum.
Due: 25-Oct-2007 Homework 5 Solutions
6 22-Oct-2007 Motion in Electromagnetic Fields.
Due: 8-Nov-2007 Homework 6 Solutions
  29-Oct-2007 Midterm Break
7 5-Nov-2007 Central Potential. H atom.
Due: 15-Nov-2007 Homework 7 Solutions
8 12-Nov-2007 Spin. Addition of Angular Momentum.
Due: ** 26-Nov-2007 ** Homework 8 Solutions
9 19-Nov-2007 Time Independent Perturbation Theory. Fine Structure.
Due: 29-Nov-2007 Homework 9 Solutions
10 26-Nov-2007 Identical Particles. Atoms more complicated than H.
Due: 6-Dec-2007 Homework 10 Solutions
11 3-Dec-2007 Time Dependent Perturbation Theory.
Due: 13-Dec-2007 Homework 11 Solutions
12 10-Dec-2007 Scattering.
Due: ** 10-Jan-2008 ** Homework 12 Solutions
13 17-Dec-2007 Wrap up.
No additional homework this week.
  16-Jan-2008 Exam Period, Final Exam and Solutions.


Copyright © 2007, Princeton University Physics Department and E. J. Groth