Final - Thu. Dec. 12, 8:00am, 1160 Phelps

We meet Tuesday and Thursday in 1160 Phelps, 9:30-10:45am. The first class is Thursday, Sept. 26. The TA will teach a section on Friday from noon to 12:50 in 1015 Broida Hall.

The lecturer is Harry Nelson, and the TA is Lawrence Lin. Prof. Nelson's office hours are currently Wed. 10am-noon and by appointment. Lawrence Lin's are currently Monday 10-11, Tu 12:30-1:30pm, and Wed. 9-10am, in the PLC.

This is the third quarter of a core course on Quantum Mechanics. The textbook is the same as that used in 115A and 115B: `Principles of Quantum Mechanics' by R. Shankar. We will cover material from Chapters 12 through 19 of Shankar. The principal planned topics include the solution of the radial Schrodinger equation in three dimensions, spin, addition of angular momentum, a variety of numerical techniques, and scattering theory.

One midterm is planned on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Homework is assigned on Thursday, due the next Thursday
**in class**. Homework turned in after class on Thursday
will have 10% of the score removed; homework turned in on
Friday by 5pm will have 20% of the score removed;
homework turned in any time after that will have
50% of the score removed. You may work with others on
working out the problems, but you **must** write up
solutions independently of one another.

We've set the grading formula to be 40% Final, 30% Midterm, and 30% Problems.

Class Notes:

Pages | Lecture Dates |

Pages 1-5 | Sep. 26 |

Pages 6-10 | Sep. 26, Oct. 1 |

Pages 11-15 | Oct. 1, Oct. 3 |

power.xls | Oct. 3 |

Pages 16-20 | Oct. 3 |

Pages 21-25, Hydro. W. F. | Oct. 8 |

Pages 26-30, Constants | Oct. 8, 10 |

Pages 31-35 | Oct. 10 |

Pages 36-40 | Oct. 10, 15 |

Pages 41-45 | Oct. 15, 17 |

Pages 46-50 | Oct. 17 |

Spins Java Applet (Spins Home, Docs: 1,2) | Oct. 22 |

Extra Notes | Oct. 22 |

Pages 51-54 | Oct. 22 |

Pages 55-61 | Oct. 24 |

Pages 62-68 C-G Table,Calculator | Oct. 31, Nov. 5 |

Pages 69-74 | Nov. 5, 7 |

Pages 75-81 | Nov. 7, 12 |

Pages 82-86 | Nov. 12, 14 |

Pages 87-96 | Nov. 14, 19 |

Pages 97-106 | Nov. 19, 21 |

Pages 107-115 | Nov. 26, Dec. 3 |

Pages 116-123 | Dec. 5 |

for Pages 1-13 |

for Pages 14-31 |

for Pages 39-41 |

Assigned Problems:

Link | Date Assigned | Date Due | |

Problem Set 1 | Sep. 26 | Oct. 3 | Solutions 1 |

Problem Set 2 | Oct. 3 | Oct. 10 | Solutions 2, Lawrence's Mathematica Notebook solving Schrodinger Equation |

Problem Set 3 | Oct. 10 | Oct. 17 | Solutions 3 |

Problem Set 4 | Oct. 17 | Oct. 24 | Solutions 4 On Prob. 3, maximize the fraction into the *second* counter only, where the top one is the first. |

Problem Set 5 | Oct. 24 | Oct. 31 | Solutions 5 |

Midterm | Oct. 29 | Oct. 29 | Solutions |

Problem Set 6 | Oct. 31 | Nov. 7 - by 5pm | Solutions 6 |

Problem Set 7 | Nov. 7 | Nov. 14 | Solutions 7 |

Problem Set 8 | Nov. 14 | Nov. 21 | Solutions 8 |

Problem Set 9 | Nov. 21 | Nov. 27 | Solutions 9 |

Problem Set 10 | Nov. 26 | Fri. Dec. 6 | Solutions 10 |

Some Science Links:

Particle Data Group | Source of our table of constants and Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients |

Nobel Prizes | The Nobel e-Museum |

Colloquia Online | Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics |

BBC | British Broadcasting Corporation Science Page |

DMN | Dallas Morning News Science Page (free registration required) |

LAT | Los Angeles Times Science Page |

NYT | New York Times Science Page |

PT | Physics Today (Registration required to view articles) |

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