Introduction

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Course Format Lectures: – Time: Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 – 11:45 – Lecture Room: PHYS 331 – Instructor: Prof. N. Neumeister – Office hours: Tuesday 2:00 – 3:00 PM (or by appointment) – Office: PHYS 374 – Phone: 49-45198 – Email: [email protected] (please use subject: PHYS 460) Grader: – Jun Cheng – Office: PHYS 285 – Phone: 765 464-9735 – Email: [email protected] – Office hours: Wednesday: 11:00-12:00 am, Thursday: 9:00-10:00 am, 3:00-4:00 pm Purdue University, Physics 460 1
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Textbook The textbook is: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics , David J. Griffiths, 2 nd edition We will follow the textbook quite closely, and you are strongly encouraged to get a copy. Additional references: R.P. Feynman, R.B. Leighton and M. Sands: The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. III B.H. Brandsen and C.J. Joachain: Introduction To Quantum Mechanics S. Gasiorowicz: Quantum Physics R. Shankar: Principles Of Quantum Mechanics , 2 nd edition C. Cohen-Tannoudji, B. Diu and F. Laloë: Quantum Mechanics , Vol. 1 and 2 P.A.M. Dirac: The Principles Of Quantum Mechanics E. Merzbacher: Quantum Mechanics A. Messiah: Quantum Mechanics , Vol. 1 and 2 J.J. Sakurai: Modern Quantum Mechanics Purdue University, Physics 460 2
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Syllabus Introduction to quantum mechanics History overview of quantum theory Wave function and Schrödinger Equation Postulates of Quantum Mechanics Time-independent Schrödinger Equation One-dimensional time-independent problems Mathematical formalism Heisenberg quantum mechanics and uncertainty principle Hydrogen atom Angular momentum Identical particles and quantum statistics Purdue University, Physics 460 3
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Mathematical Requirements • Prerequisites: PHYS 344 and PHYS 410 • Linear Algebra: 1. complex number 2. vector, vector space 3. matrix, basic matrix operations 4. linear operators • Calculus: derivative, integral • Differential equations: Linear differential equations See Appendix of your textbook if your math background needs to be refreshed and/or strengthened. Purdue University, Physics 460 4
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Homework • Developing problem-solving skills – There will be approximately 12 homework assignments. – Problem sets will be assigned each Tuesday. – The homework is due and has to be brought to the lecture on Thursday of the following week. – Students may discuss the problems with each other in a general way but should not do the homework as a group effort. No carbon copy homework sets are acceptable. Further, the problem solutions should be clearly and neatly written on one side only of standard size paper. Your fellow students should be able to read, follow and understand the solutions. The quality of the presentation counts towards the grade. Purdue University, Physics 460 5
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Exams and Grades Exams: – There will be one midterm exam and a final exam . All exams are closed-book.
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