PHY308:
Quantum Mechanics I

Instructor: Professor
V. J. Goldman

office: B-137 (Physics) ;
telephone 2-9001

office hours: Wed 11:00-12:00, Thu 2:00-3:00 and drop by

email: Vladimir.Goldman@StonyBrook.edu

office hours: Wed 11:00-12:00, Thu 2:00-3:00 and drop by

email: Vladimir.Goldman@StonyBrook.edu

TA:
HyeYun Park, D-118

office hours: Friday 11am - 1 pm

office hours: Friday 11am - 1 pm

Text: D. J. Griffiths,*
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics*, 2nd edition, Pearson, 2005

Additional: M.R.Spiegel
and J.Liu,* Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables,*

2nd ed.,
McGraw-Hill, 1999 (Schaum's
Outline Series), or equivalent

**Course
organization and grading:**

- Three lectures per week (P-118, MoWeFr 10:00 - 10:53 am)
- Homeworks will be posted on Fridays, due next week Friday in class
- Late
HW:
in B-137 only (slide under the door, if closed), not in mailbox, not to
TA

- Late
HW
penalty: 20% per day, so that model solutions can be
posted next week

- Exams: one Midterm (Fri March 28, in class) and Final (Mon, May 19, 8:45 am - 10:45 am)
- Exams
are
closed book, except can bring 1 handwritten page

- Course grade = 35% HW + 25% Midterm + 40% Final
- There is no provision for doing extra or outside work to improve your grade. The Final exam is comprehensive.

1. The wave function

2. Time-independent Schrodinger equation in 1D

3. Formalism: linear algebra

4. Schrodinger equation in 3D

5. Many particle systems

Material will be presented primarily in lectures, readings assignments from the text, and homework problems.

Lecture will cover the material to be learned, some important examples, and will direct your study from the text,

however some material will be presented in class that is not in the text.

Thus, you should attend class, pay attention while there, and take notes over the material.

You should plan on 2-3 hours of study and doing problems outside of class for every lecture.

The material in the latter part of the course will be based upon material presented in the first part of the course,

therefore you will have to commit the material to long-term memory.

Working together: Students are encouraged to study in small groups, discuss the material and HW problems.

It should be perfectly clear that each person is responsible for completing and submitting the work.

It is NOT acceptable to divide the problems, when one solves problem 1 and the other problem 2.

Exchange of any information between the students during an exam is unacceptable.

**Note:**
If you have a disability that may affect your
ability to carry out the assigned course work,

you are urged to contact
the staff of the Disabled Student Services, Room 128, ECC building.

DSS
will determine with you what accommodations
are
necessary and appropriate.

All information and documentation of
disability is confidential.