Self Evaluation #1
(Chem113A W’07, Fri. 02/02/07 5:00-7:00pm+20mins, 100+5pts, max=100pts)
By writing down my name, I confirm that I strictly
obey the academic ethic code when taking this exam.
Five questions + one extra credit question. Please budget your time. You may want to start with the parts you
are more familiar with. Formula sheets are attached at the end. Need more formula? Please raise your hand.
(ii) It is very important to show calculation or algebraic details.
(iii) Theme and coverage of SE#1 is shown below.
(iv) Academic ethics need to be strictly obeyed. No exceptions
and no kidding.
Theme of SE#1.
This flowchart may summarize how quantum mechanics works in
modern science. The theme of this exam is to put this flowchart into practice. Step
#1, “Spectroscopic Phenomena”
“Physical Model”, asks for a high level of
experience, insight, creativity, and original thinking (that’s exactly why we integrate
“research frontiers” and “advanced topics” into this course) and may be better left
for problem set exercises. In the following, we will practice the other 3 steps.
 Big Picture: with CM, Who Needs QM? (total = 24 pts)
(a) Warm-up (1 pts)
Relax and you will do better. In this course, we have adopted different mechanisms to make the lectures/materials
more entertaining and impressive, in order to communicate serious, deep concepts in QM. For example, please
the most relevant answer
to the following question (no explanation needed):
The thought experiment which
Schrodinger used to illustrate the inconsistency between microscopic theories and macroscopic theories is called:
(Remark: for (a) and (b), right answer, get 1 point and thank you for being so engaged in lectures; wrong
answer, deduct 50 points—what were you doing in lectures?)
(b) Goals of this course (1 pts)
In this course, we have established ambitious goals, high standards, and solid (exhausting?) action plan in order
not only to understand the amazing microscopic world but also to apply the true understanding one day in our
careers (and if possible and lucky enough, to save a lot of lives?!).
The lecture materials come from different
textbooks, research articles, and the instructor’s exposure and research experience in QM. Please
circle one of
the following books
that is least likely to be referred by the instructor and least relevant to this course?