Problem Set 02 - Physics 424 Quantum Mechanics Fall 2015 Reading\/Homework Assignment 2 Due in Class Friday Reading Townsend remainder of Chapter 1

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Physics 424: Quantum Mechanics, Fall 2015 Reading/Homework Assignment 2 Due in Class Friday, 9/25/15 1 Reading Townsend remainder of Chapter 1 - Stern-Gerlach Experiments Townsend Section 2.1 - The Beginnings of Matrix Mechanics Townsend Section 2.2 - Rotation Operators Townsend Section 2.3 - The Identity and Projection Operators Townsend Section 2.4 - Matrix Representations of Operators Note: Chapter 2 is a long chapter with a lot of important material. As usual, we will be covering this material in lecture in a slightly different order. Therefore, some of the material listed above will not be covered in class until the following week - we’ll get to it! Problems to work out and turn in (70 pts total) 1. (10 pts) Townsend problem 1.8 -hSziand ΔSzfor a specified quantumstate. “Make up a data set” means give some not-too-unlikely valuesfor the numbers of times each possible measurement result is found.2. (10 pts) Townsend problem 1.3 - MeasureSzfor the state|+niwithspin-up in an arbitrary direction.
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  • Fall '15
  • mechanics, Work, Hilbert space, spinors, Townsend problem, Townsend Section

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