V. J. Goldman
office: B-137 (Physics) ;
office hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00-12:00
office: D-116 Friday 1 - 3
D. J. Griffiths,
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition, Pearson, 2005
organization and grading:
lectures per week (P-117, MoWeFr 10:00 - 10:53 am)
difficult HWs will be given, due in class on due date
(on paper only)
in B-137 only (slide under the door, if closed), not in mailbox, not to
penalty: 20% per day, so that model solutions can be
posted next week
- Exams: two
Midterms (Fri Oct 2, Mon Nov 9,
class) and Final (Tue, Dec 15, 2:15 - 4:15 pm, 2 hours)
are open book, can use your own HWs
grade = 30% HW + 15% each Midterm + 40% Final
no provision for doing extra or outside work to improve your grade.
The Final exam is
1. Time-independent perturbation theory
2. Variational methods
3. WKB (quasiclassical) approximation
5. The adiabatic theorem
6. Quantum measurement "paradoxes"
be presented primarily in lectures, readings assignments from the text,
cover the material to be learned, some important examples,
and will direct
your study from the text,
material will be presented in
class that is not in the text.
Thus, you should
attend class, pay
while there, and take notes over the material.
You should plan
hours of study and doing problems outside of class for every lecture.
in the latter part of the course will be based upon material presented
in the first part of the course,
will have to commit the
material to long-term memory.
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
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.
will determine with you what accommodations
necessary and appropriate.
All information and documentation of
disability is confidential.