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PHYS4513 Resources, Spring 2018

Lect date Reading Assignment & Resources HW Assignments Solutions
1/17 Wed
1/19 Fri HW01 Sol
1/22 Mon
1/24 Wed
1/26 Fri HW02 Sol
1/29 Mon
1/31 Wed
2/2 Fri
  • Ch2.3 The Identity and Projection Operators
  • Ch2.4b The Product of Operators
  • notes and clicker
HW03 Sol
2/5 Mon
2/7 Wed
  • Ch2.5b Changing Representations
  • Ch2.6 Expectation Values
  • notes and clicker
2/9 Fri HW04 Sol
2/12 Mon
  • Ch3 Angular Momentum
  • Ch3.1 Rotations Do Not Commute and Neither Do the Generators
  • Ch3.2 Commuting Operators
  • notes and clicker
2/14 Wed
2/16 Fri
  • Ch3.4 The Matrxi Elements of the Raising and Lowering Operators
  • Ch3.5 Uncertainty Relations and Angular Momentum
  • notes and clicker
HW05 Sol
2/19 Mon
  • Ch3.6 The Spin-1/2 Eigenvalue Problem
  • notes
2/21 Wed
  • OSU closed due to inclement weather
2/23 Fri
2/26 Mon
  • 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
2/28 Wed
  • Ch4.2 Time Dependence of Expectation Values
  • Ch4.3b Precession of a Spin-1/2 Particle in a Magnetic Field
  • notes
3/2 Fri
3/5 Mon HW07 Sol
3/7 Wed
  • Ch4.6 The energy-time Uncertainty relation
  • Ch4.7 summary
  • Brief review of Chapters 1-3
  • notes
3/9 Fri
1:30-2:45
  • Exam#1 Ch1-3
  • Equation sheet will be provided
  • Bring a calculator
  • PS109 (different from lecture room)
3/12 Mon
    Review of Exam#1
3/14 Wed
3/16 Fri
3/19-23
  • Spring Break
3/26 Mon
3/28 Wed HW08 Sol
3/30 Fri
4/2 Mon
4/4 Wed HW09 Sol
4/6 Fri
  • Ch5.7c The Density Operator
  • Ch5.8 Summary
  • notes and clicker
4/9 Mon
4/11 Wed
  • Ch6.3 The Generator of Translation
  • Ch6.4 The Momentum Operator in the Position Basis
  • notes
no HW assignment this wk
4/13 Fri
  • Ch6.5 Momentum Space
  • Ch6.6 A Gaussian Wave Packet
  • notes
  • Skip Ch6.7-10, which have been covered in Modern Physics I.
4/16 Mon
  • Ch7 The One-Dimensional Harmonic Oscillator
  • Ch7.1 The Importance of the Harmonic Oscillator
  • Ch7.2 Operator Methods
  • notes and clicker
4/18 Wed
  • 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
4/20 Fri
  • Ch7.6 The Large-n Limit
  • Ch7.7 Time Dependence
  • notes
4/23 Mon
  • brief review of Ch4-6
  • 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
4/25 Wed
1:30-2:45
  • Exam#2 Ch4-6
  • Equation sheet will be provided
  • Bring a calculator
  • PS109 (confirmed)
4/27 Fri
  • Ch11 Time-Independent Perturbations
  • Ch11.1 Non-degenerate Perturbation Theory
  • notes
4/30-5/4 Mon-Fri
  • prefinal week
4/30 Mon
  • 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
5/2 Wed
  • Ch11.3 The Stark Effect in Hydrogen
  • notes
5/4 Fri
  • review for the final exam
  • Ch11.4 The Ammonia Molecule in an External Electric Field Revisited
  • notes
5/11 Fri 2-3:50
  • final exam Ch1-7 and 11
  • bring a calculator
  • Equation sheet will be provided
  • PS108