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Unformatted text preview: Physics 137B (Quantum Mechanics), Spring 2011 Please read this page carefully! Pages 2–5 are the contents of a text, most of which is written. Pages 6 and 7 offer some advice. Lecturer —Charles Wohl, [email protected] 486-4730, office hours in 251 Le Conte (the Read- ing Room). Hours will be announced in class. GSI —Michele Kotiuga, [email protected] Hours to be announced. What we cover —We will start with a short review, covering parts of Chapters 1 and 4. The first three main subjects are spin-1/2, more than one angular momentum, and time- independent perturbation theory—Chapters 9, 10, and 11. This may overlap somewhat with your first semester, but probably will go a little deeper. Website —Chapters, homework assignments, solutions, announcements, etc., will be posted on the course bSpace site as we go along. References to chapters, homework problems, etc., are always to MY notes. First reading —Read Chapter 1, Section 1, and the last couple of paragraphs of Section 2. Make sure you understand the relation between the energy levels and the spectrum in Figure 5. Generally we calculate energy levels and we measure spectra. We will need to go back and forth between the two later in the course. Then read as much of Chapter 4 as you feel you need to. First homework —Chapter 1, Problems 1 and 3, due Monday January 24 at 5 PM. The turn-in box is in 251 Le Conte. Homeworks are due on time, and solutions should be available by the next class after they are due. It is essential that you do the problems. It is fair, and in fact recommended (see page 6), that you talk to one another about the problems. Turn in whatever you have done when it is due, even if it is only part of the assignment. We can talk in class about what day homeworks are generally due. Exams, grades —There will be two midterms and a final. Exams will count 75 to 80 percent of the grade and homeworks the rest. The approximate ratios of grades is supposed to be A:B:C = 35:40:25. Readings —Other readings may occasionally be recommended. Hang on to Griffiths if you already have it. Here are some references, to be referred to by author’s name on homework assignments. These books are on reserve in the Physics Library. Bransden and Joachain, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics . Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics ....
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2011 for the course PHY 137b taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Spring '09