Problem Set 09 - Physics 424 Quantum Mechanics Fall 2015 Reading\/Homework Assignment 9 Due in Class Friday Course announcements There will be no class

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Physics 424: Quantum Mechanics, Fall 2015 Reading/Homework Assignment 9 Due in Class Friday, 11/20/15 1 Course announcements There will be no class Wednesday 11/25 (the day before Thanks- giving). We can do this because we are having two evening exams. Midterm Exam 2 will be 7-9pm Tuesday 12/1/15 in Hasbrouck 134. There will be an optional review session starting 7pm Monday 11/30/15 in Hasbrouck 138. Reading Finish reading Townsend Ch. 6, Wave Mechanics in One Dimension: Secs. 6.9 (Particle in a box) and 6.11 (Summary) are important to read. Sec. 6.10 (Scattering in one dimension) is optional and will not appear on homework or tests, but you may find it interesting. Readings in Townsend Ch. 7, The One-Dimensional Harmonic Oscilla- tor: We will cover Sec. 7.10 (Inversion symmetry and the parity oper- ator) first, so you may want to read it first. The key material we will cover in lecture, homework, and exams is Secs. 7.1 (Importance of the HO), 7.2 (Operator methods), 7.4 (Position-space wave functions), 7.6 (The large- n limit), 7.10, and 7.11 (Summary). Every student of quantum mechanics should work through the recursion-relation solution to the HO TISE , so I would like you to read Sec. 7.9 (Solving the SE in position space) carefully, but it is not in the homework or exams. 1 2015-11-11 P424 HW9.tex c 2015 Donald Candela 1
We will be skipping over Townsend Ch. 8 (Path Integrals). While you don’t need it for this homework, we will start covering Ch. 9 (Wave mechanics in three dimensions) later this week.

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