Physics 580

Quantum Mechanics I

Fall Semester 2017

Announcements



Problem set No. 1, a review of Lagrangian Classical Mechanics, is due on Wednesday September 20, 2017, at 5:00 pm CDT. This problem set covers material on classical mechanics that you should know from your undergraduate courses and that we will go over quickly in the first three lectures.

The solutions to Homework Set 1 were posted on Tuesday October 3, 2017.




We will not have a lecture on Monday September 25.



Due to a family emergency I will be out of town and we will miss the first few lectures, that will made up soon. Our first lecture will be on Monday September 11.


The make up lectures will be on Friday September 15, Friday September 22, Friday September 29, and Friday October 13. All four lectures will be in Rm 144 Loomis Lab from 4 pm through 5:20 pm.


My office hours for today, Tuesday September 19, 2017, will be from 3 pm through 4 pm. We will return to the usual schedule next week.


Problem set No. 2 was posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017. It is due on October 6.

There was a misprint in question 1 of problem 4. The correct files have been uploaded.

The solutions to problem set No.2 were posted on Tuesday October 24, 2017.



Problem set No. 3 was posted on Wednesday October 4, 2017. It is due on Friday October 20, 2017.

The solutions to problem set No. 3 were posted on Tuesday October 24, 2017.



Problem set No. 4 was posted on Friday October 20, 2017. It is due on Friday November 3, 3017 at 5:00 pm.

I have reposted HW set 4 to correct for misprints: one was in problem 1 question 2 (in the definition of alpha) , another in problem 1 question 4 (in the first line it should say "n=0 and m\geq 0", and it should have been the state with m=+1 instead of -1, and on 1.5 (2nd to last line) the states should be |0,0> and |0,1>), and problem 2 question 4 (in the expectation value of J the last term should be cos beta instead of cos gamma). Please see the edited text of the homework set.

The solutions to Problem set No.4 were posted on November 13, 2017.




Problem Set No. 5 was posted on Monday November 6. It is due on Friday November 17


Problem Set No. 6 was posted on Friday November 17, 2017. It is due on Friday December 8, 2017, 5:00 pm.















Last updated 11/17/2017