University of Maryland

**Department of Physics**

**Fall 2011 Prof. Carter Hall Physics 401**

**Title: **Quantum Physics I:
Introduces some quantum phenomena leading to wave-particle duality. Schroedinger
theory for bound states and scattering in one dimension. One-particle Schroedinger equation and
the hydrogen atom.

**Prerequisite:
**PHYS273. **Corequisites****:** PHYS374 and MATH240.

**Instructor: **Prof. Carter Hall, Room 4211,
Phone: 5-6103, e-mail: crhall@umd.edu.

**Office Hours:**
Feel free to come by my office at any time, and I'll be happy to talk to you. If
you want to be sure that I'll be there, make an appointment with me via email.

**TA: **Zhe Wen, email: zwen@umd.edu

**Website**:
http://www.physics.umd.edu/courses/Phys401/Hall-Fall-2011/

**Schedule:**

Three meetings weekly: M,W,F........
10:00 am - 10:50 pm (CHEM 0115)** **

W.................11:00 am - 11:50 pm (CHEM 0115)

**Text: **The textbook for the course will be __David ____Griffiths,
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics____, any edition.__ However, because Griffiths does not fully
cover all the material that we will be discussing in class, I recommend as a
supplementary text __Richard
Liboff, Introductory Quantum Mechanics__, Liboff puts
more emphasis on Dirac notation, which we will use extensively this semester.

**Homework:
**There will be a total of
12 homework assignments. The homework assignment will be posted on the course
website each Thursday, and will be due in class at 10:00 am the following
Wednesday. __ It is the student's
responsibility to check the website for the assignment each week.__ You are
encouraged to work together on the homework assignments, but each student must
submit their own original work. Because we have a considerable amount of
material to cover this semester, I will occasionally ask you to work through
some topics as part of the homework assignment before we discuss them in class.
We will work some of the homework problems on the board in the recitation
session on Wednesday (11:00 - 11:50 am). __Therefore no late homework will be
accepted. Also, no make-up homework will be accepted, but the lowest two
homework grades will be dropped when your final grade is calculated. __

**Exams**: We will have in-class exams on Wednesday
October 5th and Wednesday November 9th from 10:00 am to 11:50 am. The final
exam will take place on Wednesday December 21st, from 8:00 am
to 10:00 am in CHEM 0115.

**Dropping
the Course:**

Note: the last day to drop without a “W”
is September 14th. The last day to drop
with a "W" is November 9th.

**Attendance:** Students are encouraged, but not
required, to be present for all lectures. Students are required to be present
for all exams. If a student is absent on an exam day
due to a medical issue, he or she is required to notify the instructor in
advance, and upon returning to class, bring documentation of the illness,
signed by a health care professional. Please see the university attendance
policy at http://faculty.umd.edu/teach/attendance.html.

**Grading:
**Mid-term exams: 20% each;
Final exam: 30%;** **Homework: 30%.

**Academic
Integrity**: The university
honor code is in effect for all homework assignments and exams.