"TO" refers to the Townsend text and "GR" refers to the Griffiths text.

Date |
Topic |
Reading | HW Due | |
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L1 23 Aug | Stern-Gerlach expts I | TO 1.1-1.6 | HW1: 2 Sep | |

L2 25 Aug | SG Expts II | TO 1.1-1.6 | HW1: 2 Sep | |

L3 30 Aug | Rotation, identity, projection operators | TO 2.1-2.3 | HW2: 9 Sep | |

L4 2 Sep | Matrix representation of operators and changing representations | TO 2.4-2.5 | HW2: 9 Sep | |

L5 6 Sep | Expectation values, photon polarization and photon Spin | TO 2.6-2.8 | HW3: 16 Sep | |

L6 8 Sep | Rotations, commuting operators, Eigenvalues/eignevectors of angular momentum | TO 3.1-3.3 | HW3: 16 Sep | |

L7 13 Sep | Raising and lowering operators, uncertainty relations and angular mo | TO 3.4-3.5 | HW4: 30 Sep | |

L8 15 Sep | Spin-½ eigenvalue problem, SG Expt w/ spin-1 particles | TO 3.6-3.8 | HW4: 30 Sep | |

L9 20 Sep | Hamiltonian and Schrödinger equation, expectation value time dependendence | TO 4.1-4.2 | HW5: 30 Sep | |

L10 22 Sep | Precession of spin-½ particle in B-field,Magnetic Resonance | TO 4.3-4.4 | HW5: 30 Sep | |

L11 27 Sep | The NH_{3} molecule and maser,Energy-time uncertainty relation | TO 4.5-4.7 | HW6: 7 Oct | |

L12 29 Sep | TEST (in class) | TO Chap: 1-3 | ||

L13 4 Oct | Basis states for 2 spin-½ particles Hyperfine splitting for ground state of H | TO 5.1-5.2 | HW7: 14 Oct | |

L14 6 Oct | Addition of angular mo for 2 spin-½ particles EPR paradox | TO 5.3-5.4 | HW7: 14 Oct | |

11 Oct | No class. Fall Break. | |||

L15 13 Oct | Bell inequalities, entanglement, quantum teletransportation | TO 5.5-5.6 GR 12 | HW8: 21 Oct | |

L16 18 Oct | Density operator | TO 5.7-5.8 | HW9: 28 Oct | |

L17 20 Oct | Position eigenstates and Ψ, translation operator, generator of translations | TO 6.1-6.3 | HW9: 28 Oct | |

L18 25 Oct | p̂ in position basis, momentum space, gaussian wave packet, 2-slit expt | TO 6.4-6.7 | HW10: 4 Nov | |

L19 27 Oct | Gen'l props of sols to Sch. Eqn, particle in a box, 1-D scattering | TO 6.8-6.11 | HW10: 4 Nov | |

L20 1 Nov | HO operator methods, raising/lowering ops, position space Ψs, zero-pt energy | TO 7.1-7.5 | HW11: 11 Nov | |

L21 3 Nov | Large-n limit, time dependence,coherent states | TO 7.6-7.8 | HW11: 11 Nov | |

L22 8 Nov | Solving Sch-Eqn in position space, Inversion symmetry and parity operator | TO 7.9-7.11 | HW12: 18 Nov | |

L23 10 Nov | 3D wave mechanics, trans'l invariance & conservation of linear mo, Relative and COM coordinates, grnd state E estimates from uncertainty principle | TO 9.1-9.4 | HW12: 18 Nov | |

L24 15 Nov | Rot'l inv & cons of angular mo, complete set of commuting observables, vibes and rots of a diatomic molecule | TO 9.5-9.7 | HW13: 29 Nov | |

L25 17 Nov | Pos-space rep of L̂ in spherical coords, orbital angular mo eigenfunctions | TO 9.8-9.10 | HW13: 29 Nov | |

L26 22 Nov | Radial Ψ near the origin, Coulomb potential and H | TO 10.1-10.2 | HW 14: 5 Dec | |

24 Nov | No class. Thanksgiving holiday. | |||

L27 29 Nov | Finite spherical well and the deuteron, Infinite spherical well | TO 10.3-10.4 | HW 14: 5 Dec | |

L28 1 Dec | 3D isotropic harmonic osc. | TO 10.5-10.6 | HW 14: 5 Dec | |

Sat., 10 Dec | Final Exam | Cumulative | 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM |