`Last edit: 18 Sep 2002`

**Ga** refers to the Gasiorowicz text, **Gr** to the Griffiths text.

Date |
Topic |
Reading | HW Due |
---|---|---|---|

L1 22 Aug | Origins of QM. Blackbody radiation (BBR): Rayleigh-Jeans v. Planck | TEC Notes | HW1: 30 Aug |

L2 27 Aug | Origins of QM. BBR2, C_{V} of solids:Dulong-Petit v. Debye, Compton scattering | TEC Notes | HW1: 30 Aug. HW2: 6 Sep |

L3 29 Aug | Origins of QM. Bohr model of Hydrogen | TEC Notes | HW2: 6 Sep |

L4 3 Sep | The wave function and superposition | Ga2+3; Gr2.4 | HW2: 6 Sep |

L5 5 Sep | The wave function and the uncertainty principle | Ga2+3; Gr2.4 | HW2: 6 Sep |

L6 10 Sep | The wave function, uncertainty principle and Fourier analysis | Ga2+3; Gr2.4 | HW3: 13 Sep |

L7 12 Sep | The 1D Schrödinger equation and probability current | Ga3; Gr2.1 | HW3: 13 Sep |

L8 17 Sep | Momentum space and expectation values | Ga3; Gr2.1 | Hw4: 20 Sep |

L9 19 Sep | Gen'l features of the 1D Schrödinger equation | Ga3; Gr2.1 | Hw4: 20 Sep |

22 Sep | Exam 1 this week | ||

L10 24 Sep | Particle in a 1D potential | Ga5; Gr2.3.2 -- 2.6 | Hw5: 18 Oct |

L11 26 Sep | Particle in a 1D potential | Ga5; Gr2.3.2 -- 2.6 | Hw5: 18 Oct |

L12 1 Oct | Particle in a 1D potential | Ga5; Gr2.3.2 -- 2.6 | Hw5: 18 Oct |

L13 3 Oct | Particle in a 1D potential | Ga5; Gr2.3.2 -- 2.6 | Hw5: 18 Oct |

L14 8 Oct | Formalism of quantum mechanics | Ga 4; Gr3 | Hw5: 18 Oct |

L15 10 Oct | Formalism of quantum mechanics | Ga 4; Gr3 | Hw5: 18 Oct |

15 Oct | No class | ||

L16 17 Oct | Formalism of quantum mechanics | Ga 6; Gr3 | Hw6: 2 Nov |

20 Oct | Exam 2 this week | ||

L17 22 Oct | Formalism of quantum mechanics | Ga 6; Gr3 | Hw6: 2 Nov |

L18 24 Oct | Formalism of quantum mechanics | Ga 7; Gr3 | Hw6: 2 Nov |

L19 29 Oct | Formalism of quantum mechanics | Ga 7; Gr3 | Hw6: 2 Nov |

L20 31 Oct | 3D Schrödinger equation | Ga9+10; Gr3 | |

L21 5 Nov | 3D Schrödinger equation | Ga9+10; Gr3 | |

L22 7 Nov | 3D Schrödinger equation | Ga9+10; Gr3 | |

L23 12 Nov | Orbital angular momentum | Ga11; Gr4.3 | |

L24 14 Nov | Orbital angular momentum | Ga11; Gr4.3 | |

20 Oct | Exam 3 this week | ||

L25 19 Nov | Orbital angular momentum | Ga11; Gr4.3 | |

L26 21 Nov | Hydrogenic atom | Ga12; Gr4.2 | |

L27 26 Nov | Hydrogenic atom | Ga12; Gr4.2 | |

28 Nov | No class | ||

L28 3 Dec | Course Review | ||

5 Dec | No class | ||

10 Dec | Final Exam | Cumulative |