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Physics 115C - Fall 2002

Final - Thu. Dec. 12, 8:00am, 1160 Phelps

We meet Tuesday and Thursday in 1160 Phelps, 9:30-10:45am. The first class is Thursday, Sept. 26. The TA will teach a section on Friday from noon to 12:50 in 1015 Broida Hall.

The lecturer is Harry Nelson, and the TA is Lawrence Lin. Prof. Nelson's office hours are currently Wed. 10am-noon and by appointment. Lawrence Lin's are currently Monday 10-11, Tu 12:30-1:30pm, and Wed. 9-10am, in the PLC.

This is the third quarter of a core course on Quantum Mechanics. The textbook is the same as that used in 115A and 115B: `Principles of Quantum Mechanics' by R. Shankar. We will cover material from Chapters 12 through 19 of Shankar. The principal planned topics include the solution of the radial Schrodinger equation in three dimensions, spin, addition of angular momentum, a variety of numerical techniques, and scattering theory.

One midterm is planned on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Homework is assigned on Thursday, due the next Thursday in class. Homework turned in after class on Thursday will have 10% of the score removed; homework turned in on Friday by 5pm will have 20% of the score removed; homework turned in any time after that will have 50% of the score removed. You may work with others on working out the problems, but you must write up solutions independently of one another.

We've set the grading formula to be 40% Final, 30% Midterm, and 30% Problems.

Class Notes:
PagesLecture Dates
Pages 1-5Sep. 26
Pages 6-10Sep. 26, Oct. 1
Pages 11-15Oct. 1, Oct. 3
power.xlsOct. 3
Pages 16-20Oct. 3
Pages 21-25, Hydro. W. F.Oct. 8
Pages 26-30, ConstantsOct. 8, 10
Pages 31-35 Oct. 10
Pages 36-40 Oct. 10, 15
Pages 41-45 Oct. 15, 17
Pages 46-50 Oct. 17
Spins Java Applet (Spins Home, Docs: 1,2) Oct. 22
Extra Notes Oct. 22
Pages 51-54 Oct. 22
Pages 55-61 Oct. 24
Pages 62-68 C-G Table,Calculator Oct. 31, Nov. 5
Pages 69-74 Nov. 5, 7
Pages 75-81 Nov. 7, 12
Pages 82-86 Nov. 12, 14
Pages 87-96 Nov. 14, 19
Pages 97-106 Nov. 19, 21
Pages 107-115 Nov. 26, Dec. 3
Pages 116-123 Dec. 5
Errata for Class Notes:
for Pages 1-13
for Pages 14-31
for Pages 39-41

Assigned Problems:
LinkDate AssignedDate Due
Problem Set 1Sep. 26Oct. 3Solutions 1
Problem Set 2Oct. 3Oct. 10Solutions 2, Lawrence's Mathematica Notebook solving Schrodinger Equation
Problem Set 3Oct. 10Oct. 17Solutions 3
Problem Set 4Oct. 17Oct. 24Solutions 4 On Prob. 3, maximize the fraction into the *second* counter only, where the top one is the first.
Problem Set 5Oct. 24Oct. 31Solutions 5
MidtermOct. 29Oct. 29Solutions
Problem Set 6Oct. 31Nov. 7 - by 5pmSolutions 6
Problem Set 7Nov. 7Nov. 14Solutions 7
Problem Set 8Nov. 14Nov. 21Solutions 8
Problem Set 9Nov. 21Nov. 27Solutions 9
Problem Set 10Nov. 26Fri. Dec. 6Solutions 10

Some Science Links:
Particle Data Group Source of our table of constants and Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients
Nobel Prizes The Nobel e-Museum
Colloquia Online Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Science Page
DMN Dallas Morning News Science Page (free registration required)
LAT Los Angeles Times Science Page
NYT New York Times Science Page
PT Physics Today (Registration required to view articles)

hnn@hep.ucsb.edu 12/05/02

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