**November 18:** Homework 8 is due Friday, November 21, at 4:00 pm. (Originally due Thursday, but moved due to make up classes in other courses.) Also, office hours for Wednesday afternoon, November 19, are canceled.

**November 6:** Homework 6 is due Friday, November 7, at 4:30 pm. (Originally due Thursday, but moved due to midterms in other courses.)

**October 14:** Homework 4 is due Friday, October 17, at 4 pm. (Originally due Thursday, but moved due to midterms in other courses.)

**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:** Alex Dahlen, Jadwin 356, 617-872-4659,
*adahlen@princeton.edu*.

**Office Hours:** Tuesday afternoons, 4:00-6:00 pm.

**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 will be drawing material for the lectures from a number of texts including F. Schwabl, *Quantum Mechanics*, Springer and P. J. E. Peebles, *Quantum Mechanics*, Princeton University Press. You're encouraged to get a copy of Schwabl as when I run out of time, I will point at the appropriate section of Schwabl for reading.

**Homework:** Assigned via the course web site on Thursday or Friday.
Due the following Thursday in the department office (208) by 4:30pm,
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.

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

Week | Starting Date | Tentative Topics | ||

Homework Assignments and Solutions | ||||

0 | 8-Sep-2008 | Introduction. | ||

No homework assigned this week. | ||||

1 | 15-Sep-2008 | Why Quantum Mechanics? Structure of QM. | ||

Due: 25-Sep-2008 | Homework 1 | Solutions | ||

2 | 22-Sep-2008 | Harmonic Oscillator. Schroedinger Equation. | ||

Due: 2-Oct-2008 | Homework 2 | Solutions | ||

3 | 29=Sep-2008 | 1D Potentials. | ||

Due: 9-Oct-2008 | Homework 3 | Solutions | ||

4 | 6-Oct-2008 | Wave Packets. Uncertainty Relations. | ||

Due: 16-Oct-2008 | Homework 4 | Solutions | ||

5 | 13-Oct-2008 | Angular Momentum. | ||

Due: 23-Oct-2008 | Homework 5 | Solutions | ||

6 | 20-Oct-2008 | Motion in Electromagnetic Fields. | ||

Due: 6-Nov-2008 | Homework 6 | Solutions | ||

27-Oct-2008 | Midterm Break | |||

7 | 3-Nov-2008 | Central Potential. H atom. | ||

Due: 13-Nov-2008 | Homework 7 | Solutions | ||

8 | 10-Nov-2008 | Spin. Addition of Angular Momentum. | ||

Due: 20-Nov-2008 | Homework 8 | Solutions | ||

9 | 17-Nov-2008 | Time Independent Perturbation Theory. Fine Structure. | ||

Due: ** 1-Dec-2008 ** | Homework 9 | Solutions | ||

10 | 24-Nov-2008 | Identical Particles. Atoms more complicated than H. | ||

Due: 4-Dec-2008 | Homework 10 | Solutions | ||

11 | 1-Dec-2008 | Time Dependent Perturbation Theory. | ||

Due: 11-Dec-2008 | Homework 11 | Solutions | ||

12 | 8-Dec-2008 | Scattering. | ||

Due: ** 8-Jan-2009 ** | Homework 12 | Solutions | ||

14-Jan-2009 | Exam Period, Final Exam January 19, 2009, 1-4 pm. Room 303 Jadwin Hall. Final and Solutions |

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