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PHYS4513 Resources, Spring 2017

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
  • notes and clicker
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
  • notes and clicker
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 Spin-1/2 Eigenvalue Problem
  • notes
2/22 Wed
  • Ch3.7 A Stern-Gerlach Experiment with Spin-1 Particles
  • Ch3.8 Summary
  • notes and clicker
2/24 Fri
  • Ch4 Time Evolution
  • Ch4.1 The Hamiltonian and the Schrodinger Equation
  • Ch4.3a Precession of a Spin-1/2 Particle in a Magnetic Field
  • notes and clicker
HW06 Sol
2/27 Mon
  • Ch4.2 Time Dependence of Expectation Values
  • Ch4.3b Precession of a Spin-1/2 Particle in a Magnetic Field
  • notes
3/1 Wed
3/3 Fri HW07 Sol
3/6 Mon
  • Ch4.6 The energy-time Uncertainty relation
  • Ch4.7 summary
  • notes
3/8 Wed
3/10 Fri 1:30-2:45
  • avg 63, stdev 28; max 92, min 21
3/13-17 Spring Break
3/20 Mon
  • Review Exam#1
  • Ch5.3 The Addition of Angular Momenta for Two Spin-1/2 Particles
  • spinHalf.m (updated) and comm.m
  • notes
3/22 Wed
3/24 Fri HW08 Sol
3/27 Mon
3/29 Wed
3/31 Fri HW09 Sol
4/3 Mon
  • Ch5.7c The Density Operator
  • Ch5.8 Summary
  • notes and clicker
4/5 Wed
4/7 Fri
  • Ch6.3 The Generator of Translation
  • Ch6.4 The Momentum Operator in the Position Basis
  • notes
no HW assignment this wk
4/10 Mon
  • Ch6.5 Momentum Space
  • Ch6.6 A Gaussian Wave Packet
  • notes
  • Skip Ch6.7-10, which have been covered in Modern Physics I.
4/12 Wed
  • Ch7 The One-Dimensional Harmonic Oscillator
  • Ch7.1 The Importance of the Harmonic Oscillator
  • Ch7.2 Operator Methods
  • notes and clicker
4/14 Fri
  • Ch7.3 Matrix Elements of the Raising and Lowering Operators
  • Ch7.4 Position-Space Wave Functions
  • Ch7.5 The Zero-Point Energy
  • notes and clicker
HW10 Sol
4/17 Mon
  • Ch7.6 The Large-n Limit
  • Ch7.7 Time Dependence
  • notes
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
  • notes
4/21 Fri 1:30-2:45
  • avg 69, stdev 12; max 93, min 60
4/24 Mon
  • Ch11 Time-Independent Perturbations
  • Ch11.1 Non-degenerate Perturbation Theory
  • notes
4/26 Wed
  • Review Exam#2
4/28 Fri
  • Ch11.1b examples on nondegenerate perturbation
  • Ch11.2 Degenergate Perturbation Theory
  • notes
  • HW11
  • no need to turn it in; solutions will be posted during the prefinals week
Sol
5/1-5/5 Mon-Fri
  • prefinal week
5/1 Mon
  • Ch11.3 The Stark Effect in Hydrogen
  • notes
5/3 Wed
  • Ch11.4 The Ammonia Molecule in an External Electric Field Revisited
  • notes
5/5 Fri
  • review for the final exam
table updated to this point
5/10 Wed 2-3:50
  • final exam Ch1-7 and 11
  • bring a calculator
  • Equation sheet will be provided
  • PS108
  • avg 73, stdev 14; max 88, min 57