Physics
401  Fall 2010  Prof. Hall  M/W/F 10:00 to 10:50 am, W 11:00 to 11:50 



























































































































































































































































Week 
Date 
Lecture Topics 
Due in Class 










1 
30Aug 
Two slit experiment 



1Sep 
Complex numbers, Diff. Eqs. 



3Sep 
Wave phenomena, Expectation values 


2 
6Sep 
Labor day  no class 



8Sep 
Postulates of QM 
Homework 1 


10Sep 
Postulates of QM 


3 
13Sep 
General Solution to the TDSE 



15Sep 
Fourier Sine Series 
Homework 2 


17Sep 
Stationary States, Particle in the box 


4 
20Sep 
Particle in the box 



22Sep 
Free Particle, Fourier Transform 
Homework 3 


24Sep 
Free Particle 


5 
27Sep 
Catchup/Review & Take Home Exam #1 




29Sep 
Orthonormality 
Exam 1 due 


1Oct 
Dirac notation 


6 
4Oct 
Dirac notation 



6Oct 
Dirac brackets 
Homework 4 


8Oct 
The position basis 


7 
11Oct 
Completeness 



13Oct 
The momentum basis 
Homework 5 


15Oct 
Wave mechanics & Dirac notation 


8 
18Oct 
Hermitian Operators 



20Oct 
Uncertainty Principle 
Homework 6 


22Oct 
Harmonic Oscillator 


9 
25Oct 
Harmonic Oscillator 



27Oct 
Harmonic Oscillator 
Homework 7 


29Oct 
Bound states 


10 
1Nov 
Catchup/Review + Take home exam 2 



3Nov 
Matrix Mechanics 
Exam 2 due 


5Nov 
Two State 


11 
8Nov 
Two State 



10Nov 
Two State 
Homework 8 


12Nov 
Transformation of Bases 


12 
15Nov 
1D Scattering 



17Nov 
1D Scattering 
Homework 9 


19Nov 
1D Scattering 


13 
22Nov 
1D Scattering 



24Nov 
1D Scattering 
Homework 10 


26Nov 
Thanksgiving break 


14 
29Nov 
Angular Momentum 



1Dec 
Angular Momentum 
Homework 11 


3Dec 
Angular Momentum 

15 
6Dec 
Angular Momentum 



8Dec 
Angular Momentum 
Homework 12 


10Dec 
Catchup/Review 


16 
18Dec 
Final Exam  8:00 am  10:00 am 

































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































