Instructor Prof. Zhigang Wu Office: 443 Meyer Hall Phone: (303) 2733068 E-Mail: zhiwu@mines.edu Lecture Location and Time 363 Meyer Hall, Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays @ 02:00-02:50 PM Office Hours Teaching Assistant Rahman Rezwanur (347 Meyer Hall, rrahman@mymail.mines.edu) |
Syllabus Here you can find the lecture schedule, handouts, assignments, solutions, etc. Contents Schroedinger equation, uncertainty, change of representation, one-dimensional problems, axioms for state vectors and operators, matrix mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent perturbation theory, time-dependent perturbations, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum; semiclassical methods, variational methods, two-level system, sudden and adiabatic changes, applications. Prerequisites |
Homework Assignments Exams Three exams will be scheduled: two mid-terms and one final, and all of them are closed book. Grading Homework (30%) + Midterm Exams (2 × 20% = 40%) + Final Exam (30%) A: 90-100%, B: 80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%, F: 0-59% Honor Code Homework assignments have to be done INDEPENDENTLY. Group discussions are encouraged but you still need to finish the problems by yourself, and report it in your notes. If you use any materials form books other than the textbook, papers, online resources, please also report in your notes. No deduction will be made if you report; otherwise I treat it as an academic integrity violation. Error in Grading The complaint of grading error in homework should be returned to TA. If you and the TA cannot make a consensus, you need to put it in writing and return it together with your original assignment to the instructor, and the instructor will review it. For the grading error in exams, you should argue with the instructor directly. |
Textbook Quantum Mechanics with Basic Field Theory, by B. R. Desai, Cambridge University Press, 2009. |
Useful Reference Books |