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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Phys 411 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

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Course Info Physics 411 Introduction to Quantum mechanics Section 411001 Fall Semester 2005 Hours Instructor Office Phone Email Office hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 10 am 12 25 pm in P306 Dr Hanno H Weitering 406B Nielsen Physics Bldg 974 7841 or 574 1911 hanno utk edu Tuesday and Thursday 10 00 11 00 a m or see me right after class or make an appointment Textbook Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by D J Griffiths Prerequisites PHY 240 or equivalently MATH 435 Brief course description Introduction to Quantum Mechanics is a two semester course 411 and 412 and is mandatory for all physics majors pursuing the Academic Physics Concentration Roughly 411 deals with the foundations and development of quantum theory whereas 412 is more geared toward the applications of quantum theory The topics of PHY 411 cover chapters 1 4 of Griffith Ch 1 7 of Bransden and Joachain Wave function and the uncertainty principle Fourier analysis Time independent Schr dinger Equation One dimensional examples bound states and scattering states harmonic oscillator Linear algebra formalisms and Hilbert space Schr dinger Equation in three dimensions angular momentum H atom Other recommended reading Quantum Physics by S Gasiorowicz Quantum Mechanics by A Goswani Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by B H Bransden and C J Joachain Grading Scheme Homework 20 points 2 midterms 40 points Comprehensive Final Exam 40 points Maximum score 100 points Homework assignments will be handed out once per week and must be turned it one week later same day We typically have ten homework assignments per semester Homework is graded on a scale from 1 poor to 3 very good or excellent Midterms will be split into a take home problem and a test in class For the take home problems you can take advantage of the opportunity to brainstorm with your class mates and consult other textbooks while I can make the problems much more challenging There will be no class on October 13 Fall break The last class will be on Tuesday Dec 6



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