Welcome to Physics 115c, Quantum Mechanics, for Fall 2009. Lectures are TuTh 9:30-10:45am in Phelps 3515; a 1-hour section meets Fridays 2-2:50pm in the same room. The textbook is `Introduction to Quantum Mechanics,' Second Edition by David Griffiths. The Instructor is Harry Nelson, and he'll hold office hours Thursday 11:15-12:15pm in 5103 Broida, and Friday 2:30pm to 3:30pm in the same office. The TA is Gavin Harnett, and his office hours will be in the PSR on the first floor of Broida. Currently his hours are Mondays, 2-3:30pm and Thursday 1-2:30pm,

Generally, homework will be assigned Tuesdays and due the subsequent Tuesday; late homework will not be accepted, but the two lowest homework grades will be dropped in calculating your grade. Homework will be collected at 4 pm sharp from the box, which is not yet set up, but will be on the first floor. of Broida.

A midterm is currently planned for October 27., May 4. The final will be Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 8am in 3515 Phelps. The current plan is for homework to count 35%, the midterm 25%, and the final 40%.

The plan is to cover Griffiths Chapters 6-12.

- Week 1 -
- Begin reading Griffiths Chapter 6.
- Due Tuesday, Sep. 29 Griffiths Problem 6.2 - use the raising and lowering operators, don't do explicit integrals, for part (b).
- First Lecture, Sep. 24

- Week 2 -
- Continue reading Griffiths Chapter 6.
- Due Tuesday, Oct. 6 Griffths 6.5, 6.7, 6.9, 6.17, 6.18 - Solutions
- Second Lecture, Sep. 29
- Third Lecture (Nelson notes); Oct. 1 - Third Lecture (Stuart notes), Oct. 1

- Week 3 -
- Continue reading Griffiths Chapter 6.
- Due Tuesday, Oct. 13 Griffths 6.23, 6.24, 6.32, 6.33 (6.28 was initially assigned, but since we didn't get to the hyperfine interaction in lecture, this problem will be delayed a week.) - Solutions
- Fourth Lecture, Oct. 6
- Fifth Lecture Oct. 8

- Week 4 -
- Griffiths Chapter 7.
- Due Thursday, Oct. 22 Griffths 6.28, 7.2, 7.5, 7.6, 7.5 - Solutions
- Sixth Lecture, Oct. 13
- Seventh Lecture Oct. 15

- Week 5 -
- Griffiths Chapter 8.
- Due Tuesday, Nov. 3 Griffths 7.14, 7.15, 8.1, 8.3, 8.4,
~~8.5~~8.6 - Solutions - Eighth Lecture, Oct. 20
- Ninth Lecture Oct. 22

- Week 6 -
- Griffiths Chapter 8.
- Midterm Tuesday Oct. 27!
- Tenth Lecture Oct. 29

- Week 7 -
- Griffiths Chapter 9.
- Due Tuesday, Nov. 10 Griffths 8.13, 9.5, 9.6 - Solutions
- Eleventh Lecture, Nov. 3
- Twelfth Lecture Nov. 5

- Week 8 -
- Griffiths Chapter 9.
- Due Tuesday, Nov. 17 Griffths 9.7, 9.8, 9.9, 9.10
- Thirteenth Lecture, Nov. 10 (midterm post-mortem)
- Extra Points on the Midterm by doing these problems
- Fourteenth Lecture Nov. 12

- Week 8 -
- Griffiths Chapters 9 and 10.
- Due Tuesday, Nov. 24 Griffths 9.12, 9.14, 9.18, 10.3 - Solutions
- Fifteenth Lecture Nov. 17
- Sixteenth Lecture Nov. 19

- Week 9 -
- Griffiths Chapter 10.
- No problems assigned.
- Seventeenth Lecture Nov. 24

- Week 10 -
- Griffiths Chapters 10 and 11.
- Due Wednesday, Dec. 9 at final Griffths 11.4, 11.6, 11.7
- Eighteenth Lecture Dec. 1
- Ninteenth Lecture Dec. 3