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PHYS 851 Quantum Mechanics I Fall Quarter 2009 Class Hours: MWF 10:20 AM to 11:10 AM Class Location: 1420 BPS Textbook: Quantum Mechanics, Volume One, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji Webpage: http://www.pa.msu.edu/ mmoore/851.html Instructor: Prof. Michael Moore Office: 4230 BPS Office Hours: Friday 11:10 AM to 1:10 PM E-mail: [email protected] GRADING POLICY: Grades will be based on HW and two Exams. The weight will be 40% HW, and 60% Exams. HW will be assigned on Mondays, due the following Monday at the start of class. Late HW will not be accepted. HW and solutions will be distributed via the Web-page. Tentative Schedule: Weesk 1+2: 9/2-9/11 Dirac Notation (Chapter 2). Week 3: 9/14-9/19 Postulates of QM and Fundamental Concepts (Chapters 2 & 3). Week 4: 9/21-9/25 Fundamental Concepts and Representations (Chapter 2). Week 5: 9/28-10/1 Matrix Methods and the theory of Quantum Resonance (Chapter 4). Week 6: 10/5-10/9 Simple Problems and scattering in 1d (Chapters 1& 3).
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Unformatted text preview: • Week 7: 10/12-10/16 WKB Approximation and Variational Theory. • Week 8: 10/19-10/23 Wave-packet Dynamics and the Classical Limit (Chapter 1). • EXAM I: 10/26, 1 hour, in-class • Week 9: 10/28-10/30 Algebraic Approach to the 1d Harmonic Oscillator (Chapter 5). • Week 10: 11/2-11/6 Coherent States and Heisenberg Uncertainty Relations (Chapters 3 & 5). • Week 11: 11/9-11/31 Angular Momentum and Spherical Symmetry (Chapter 6). • Week 12: 11/3-11/13 Spin (Chapter 4). • Week 13: 11/16-11/20 Hydrogen Atom (Chapter 7) • Week 14: 11/23-11/25 Symmetry and its Consequences in QM (Chapters 2 & 3). • Week 15: 11/30-12/4 Passive and Active Unitary Transformations (Chapter 3). • Week 16: 12/7-12/11 Quantum Entanglement. • FINAL EXAM: Fri. 12/18 10:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON, 2 hours, in-class....
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