PHYS425: Quantum Mechanic II

Course schedule Homework Schedule

1.  Instructor

Prof. James MacDonald
270 Sharp Lab
jimmacd@udel.edu

Office hours (subject to change)

Prof. James MacDonald
270 Sharp Lab
M 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Tu 2:45 - 3:45 pm

 

 

2.  Books

Textbook: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Third Edition, D. J. Griffiths & D. F. Schroeter, CUP

The material to be covered is:

Chapter 7. Time-Independent Perturbation Theory
Chapter 8. The Variational Principle
Chapter 10. Scattering
Chapter 11. Quantum Dynamics



3. Grading

Weighting for exams and homeworks:

Exam 1
16%
Exam 2
16%
Exam 3 16%
Final exam
32%
Homework
20%

Grade Scale:

85% - 100%
A
80% - 85%
A-
75% - 80%
B+
65% - 75%
B
60% - 65%
B-
55% - 60%
C+
45% - 55%
C
40% - 45%
C-
35% - 40%
D+
25% - 35%
D
20% - 25%
D-
0% - 20%
F

4. Examinations, quizzes and homework.

There will be three in-semester 'midterm' exams, and a final exam in finals week.

The final exam is on 5/27/2020, Wednesday 10:30AM - 12:30PM.

The final exam is on all material covered in the course.

Homework is to be handed in at the beginning of class on the date given ithe homework schedule. You should first try to do the problems by yourself.  However, if you are stuck you are free to discuss the problems with other students in class. You may not copy the solutions from someone else or have them do the problems for you. You may not look at solutions from previous years, other classes, the web, the instructor’s solution manual, etc.

Each homework set is graded on a scale from 0 to 10.

5. Make-up Exams

Make-up exams will only be given in the case of an excused absence as defined by the University. If you know of a conflict ahead of time, you must let me know in advance that you will be absent. If you experience an illness, accident or life event, you must notify me at the earliest possible time.

6. Academic Dishonesty

You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the University's Policy on Academic Honesty, which is in the Student Guide to University Policies. This policy applies to this course.

 

Schedule (subject to change)

Class

Day & Date

Class Notes

Homework and Exam Schedule

       

1

M Feb 10

Non-degenerate perturbation theory
 

2

W Feb 12


 

3

F Feb 14

Degenerate perturbation theory  

4

M Feb 17


 

5

W Feb 19

Hydrogen fine structure 1st homework due

6

F Feb 21


 

7

M Feb 24



8

W Feb  26

The Zeeman effect  2nd homework due

9

F Feb 28



10

M Mar 2


 

11

W Mar 4

Hydrogen hyperfine splitting  3rd homework due

12

F Mar 6

Variational principle -Theory  

13

M Mar 9

Helium atom ground state

14

W Mar11


Exam 1 Solutions

15

F Mar 13

Class cancelled 

M Mar 16 - F Mar 27

Spring break  
16

M Mar 30

Hydrogen molecule ion
17

W Apr 1

Hydrogen molecule 4th homework due
18

F Apr 3

Scattering

19

M Apr 6



20

W Apr 8

Partial wave analysis 5th homework due
21
F Apr 10
 
22 M Apr 13 Phase shifts
23 W Apr 15 Space Grant Symposium Exam 2 Solutions
24 F Apr 17 Born approximation  
25 M Apr 20 Born series
26 W Apr 22 Quantum dynamics 6th homework due
27 F Apr 24 Emission and absorption of radiation
28 M Apr 27
Spontaneous emission

29 W Apr 29 Fermi's golden rule 7th homework due
30 F May 1

31 M May 4
The adiabatic approximation
32 W May 6
8th homework due
33 F May 8  
34 M May 11 Aharonov - Bohm effect
35 W May 13
Exam 3 Solutions
36 F May 15 Translational symmetry, Conservation Laws 
37 M May 18 Parity, Rotational symmetry
  W May 20    9th homework due

W May 27
10:30AM - 12:30PM

Final exam

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Homework Schedule

Homework # Due Date
1 Solutions Feb. 19
2 Solutions Feb. 26
3 Solutions Mar. 4
4 Solutions Apr. 1
5 Solutions Apr. 8
6 Solutions Apr. 22
7 Solutions Apr. 29
8 Solutions May 6
9 Solutions May 20