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Spring 2009-2010
* PHY 208 (STX)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Principles of Quantum Mechanics

Daniel R. Marlow

This is the Physics Department's introductory quantum mechanics course. Its intent is to present the subject in a fashion that will allow both mastery of its conceptual basis and techniques and appreciation of the excitement inherent in looking at the world in a profoundly new way. Topics to be covered include: state functions and the probability interpretation, the Schroedinger equation, uncertainty principle, the eigenvalue problem, angular momentum, perturbation theory, and the hydrogen atom.

Sample reading list:
Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly problem sets.

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 35%
Problem set(s) - 35%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAT 204 or MAT 217 and PHY 205 or PHY 207. If PHY 104, PHY 106, or ISC 234 have not been completed, one of them must be taken concurrently..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41300 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th   Jadwin Hall   A09   Enrolled:65 Limit:80