Lect date  Reading Assignment & Resources  HW Assignments  Solutions 
1/17 Wed 



1/19 Fri 

HW01 
Sol 
1/23 Mon 



1/25 Wed 



1/27 Fri 

HW02 
Sol 
1/30 Mon 



2/1 Wed 



2/3 Fri 
 Ch2.3 The Identity and Projection Operators
 Ch2.4b The Product of Operators
 notes and clicker

HW03 
Sol 
2/6 Mon 



2/8 Wed 
 Ch2.5b Changing Representations
 Ch2.6 Expectation Values
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2/10 Fri 

HW04 
Sol 
2/13 Mon 
 Ch3 Angular Momentum
 Ch3.1 Rotations Do Not Commute and Neither Do the Generators
 Ch3.2 Commuting Operators
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2/15 Wed 



2/17 Fri 
 Ch3.4 The Matrxi Elements of the Raising and Lowering Operators
 Ch3.5 Uncertainty Relations adn Angular Momentum
 notes and clicker

HW05 
Sol 
2/20 Mon 
 Ch3.6 The Spin1/2 Eigenvalue Problem
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2/22 Wed 
 Ch3.7 A SternGerlach Experiment with Spin1 Particles
 Ch3.8 Summary
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2/24 Fri 
 Ch4 Time Evolution
 Ch4.1 The Hamiltonian and the Schrodinger Equation
 Ch4.3a Precession of a Spin1/2 Particle in a Magnetic Field
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HW06 
Sol 
2/27 Mon 
 Ch4.2 Time Dependence of Expectation Values
 Ch4.3b Precession of a Spin1/2 Particle in a Magnetic Field
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3/1 Wed 



3/3 Fri 

HW07 
Sol 
3/6 Mon 
 Ch4.6 The energytime Uncertainty relation
 Ch4.7 summary
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3/8 Wed 



3/10 Fri 1:302:45 


 avg 63, stdev 28; max 92, min 21

3/1317 Spring Break 



3/20 Mon 
 Review Exam#1
 Ch5.3 The Addition of Angular Momenta for Two Spin1/2 Particles
 spinHalf.m (updated) and
comm.m
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3/22 Wed 



3/24 Fri 

HW08 
Sol 
3/27 Mon 



3/29 Wed 



3/31 Fri 

HW09 
Sol 
4/3 Mon 



4/5 Wed 



4/7 Fri 
 Ch6.3 The Generator of Translation
 Ch6.4 The Momentum Operator in the Position Basis
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no HW assignment this wk 

4/10 Mon 
 Ch6.5 Momentum Space
 Ch6.6 A Gaussian Wave Packet
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 Skip Ch6.710, which have been covered in Modern Physics I.



4/12 Wed 
 Ch7 The OneDimensional Harmonic Oscillator
 Ch7.1 The Importance of the Harmonic Oscillator
 Ch7.2 Operator Methods
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4/14 Fri 
 Ch7.3 Matrix Elements of the Raising and Lowering Operators
 Ch7.4 PositionSpace Wave Functions
 Ch7.5 The ZeroPoint Energy
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HW10 
Sol 
4/17 Mon 
 Ch7.6 The Largen Limit
 Ch7.7 Time Dependence
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4/19 Wed 
 Ch7.8 Coherence States
 Ch7.9 Solving the Schrodinger Equation in Position Space (please read on your own)
 Ch7.10 Inversion Symmetry and the Parity Operator
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4/21 Fri 1:302:45 


 avg 69, stdev 12; max 93, min 60

4/24 Mon 
 Ch11 TimeIndependent Perturbations
 Ch11.1 Nondegenerate Perturbation Theory
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4/26 Wed 



4/28 Fri 
 Ch11.1b examples on nondegenerate perturbation
 Ch11.2 Degenergate Perturbation Theory
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 HW11
 no need to turn it in; solutions will be posted during the prefinals week

Sol 
5/15/5 MonFri 



5/1 Mon 
 Ch11.3 The Stark Effect in Hydrogen
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5/3 Wed 
 Ch11.4 The Ammonia Molecule in an External Electric Field Revisited
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5/5 Fri 
 review for the final exam



 table updated to this point   
5/10 Wed 23:50 
 final exam Ch17 and 11
 bring a calculator
 Equation sheet will be provided
 PS108


 avg 73, stdev 14; max 88, min 57
