CHEM 482 problem set 1

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Problem Set 1 CHEM 482 Development of Quantum Mechanics Fall 2009 Suggested completion date: September 11, 2009 (This assignment will not be collected.) Read the following sections in Atkins: 1.0, 1.1 (skip 1.1c), 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 (skip 1.5c and 1.5d for now), 1.6 (skip the part on commutators for now) 3.0 (introduction to Chapter 3) A3.7, A3.8, A3.11 Read the following pages in McMahon: 1-18 (example problems are listed separately below) Solve the following: Atkins Discussion Questions: 1.1, 1.2 Atkins Exercises: 1.1b, 1.2b, 1.3b, 1.7b, 1.8b, 1.12b Atkins Problems:
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Unformatted text preview: 1.4, 1.5 (find an approximate solution), 1.9, 1.10 (assume the wavelength is small, hc/λkt>>1) , 1.13 (the function in part d should be ?± −? /2 ² ), 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 3.2 McMahon Examples: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.11 (solutions are given in the text, but you should do the problem on your own first) Supplemental Problem 1.1 Supplemental Problem 1.1 Show that the superposition of two plane waves, ³´µ ( ¶ 1 · ) + sin( ¶ 2 · ) , can be expressed as 2cos( ¸¶· ) ³´µ ( ¶ ²¹ · ) , where ¸¶ = ¶ 1 −¶ 2 2 and ¶ ²¹ = ¶ 1 + ¶ 2 2 ....
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