PHYS401 QUANTUM PHYSICS I
 University of Maryland, College Park 
Spring 2011
Class: M 34:50PM, WF 33:50PM in PHYS 1402
TA: Simon Riquelme ( incertidumbre at gmail.com, 301 825 4632)
Office hour: 3:15PM Thurs in 4208
Homework  Links  Lectures  
COMPLETE NOTES  
HW1 due 2/7 soln  GNU/octave for windows  1: Intro and some history (1/24)  
HW2 due 2/14 soln  online matlab interpreter  2: ODEs (1/28)  
HW3 due 2/21 soln  PHYS401 MATLAB guide  3: PDEs and Fourier Transforms (1/31)  
HW4 due 2/28 soln  FFT lab  4: Gaussian and the "Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle" (2/4)  
HW5 due 3/7 soln  photon interference  5: Differential eigenvalue problem and finite differences (2/7)  
HW6 due 3/14 soln  Electron interference (physicsworld)  6: Matrix eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Hermitian conjugate (2/9)  
HW7 due 3/28 soln  electron interference (AVI movie)  7: Matter Wave Interference and the Schrödinger Equation (2/11)  
HW8 due 4/4 soln  Exam 1 (2/14)  
HW9 due 4/11 soln  8: Free particle Wavefunction: plane wave and time evolution (2/16)  
HW10 due 4/18 soln  9: Observables and uncertainty (2/18)  
HW11 due 4/25 soln  10: TimeIndependent Schrödinger Eqn and particle in a box (2/21)  
HW12 due 5/2 soln  11: Finite quantum well, boundary conditions, and finite differences (2/23)  
HW13 due 5/9 soln  12: Double QW and attractive delta potential (2/25)  
13: Periodic potential and bandstructure (2/28)  
BONUS: Bandstructure example: finite differences (2/28)  
14: Harmonic Oscillator: Ladder operators (3/2)  
15: Harmonic Oscillator: Raising from the ground state; Numerical results (3/4)  
16: Harmonic Oscillator: Uncertainty and Correspondence principle (3/7)  
17: Harmonic Oscillator: "Brute Force" and Hermite Polynomials (3/9)  
18: Scattering: Transmission and Reflection Coefs (3/11)  
Exam 2 (3/14)  
19: Scattering from delta potential and multiple interfaces (3/16)  
20: Transfer matrix method (3/18)  
21: Tunneling, Resonance, and emergence of bands (3/28)  
22: Transmission Calculation in Finite Differences I (3/30)  
23: Transmission Calculation in Finite Differences II (4/1)  
24: CurrentVoltage Relations (4/4)  
25: IV in 2D (4/6)  
26: Hilbert space and Dirac notation (4/8)  
27: 3D Cartesian coords (infinite cubical well) (4/11)  
28: 3D finite differences (4/13)  
29: Broken Symmetry, Kronecker product, and 3D Harmonic Oscillator (4/15)  
EXAM 3 (4/18)  
30: Classical wave equation beyond 1 dimension (4/20)  
31: Waves on the surface of a sphere (4/22)  
32: Quantum mechanics in sphericallysymmetric potentials (4/25)  
33: Infinite spherical well (4/27)  
34: Classical and Semiclassical Bohr model (4/29)  
35: Hydrogen atom radial equation (5/2)  
36: Angular momentum zcomponent operator and Zeeman effect (5/4)  
FINAL EXAM (5/9)  
University of Maryland, College Park  College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences  Dept. of Physics  Appelbaum Lab
