PHY4604 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 1 - Fall 2017
Syllabus | Fall 2011 | Fall 2012 | Fall 2013
3 Blue 1 Brown | Feynman Technique | Carthage PHY4200 | MIT Open Courseware
Physics GRE Study
   Mon. Aug. 21  Schrodinger Eq. 			Secs. 1.1 and 1.2  Mermin aritcle
   Wed. Aug. 23  Probability and Normalization 		Secs. 1.3 and 1.4
   Fri. Aug. 25  Momentum and Uncertainty Principle 	Secs. 1.5 and 1.6  Proof  HW1,code

   Mon. Aug. 28  Stationary states 			Sec. 2.1  
   Wed. Aug. 30  The infinite square well 		Sec. 2.2  code  Integrals  
   Fri. Sep.  1  The infinite square well 		Sec. 2.2  HW2  deltafnt.m

   Mon. Sep.  4  No class (Labor Day)
   Wed. Sep.  6  The infinite square well 		Sec. 2.2  
   Fri. Sep.  8  Classes cancelled due to Hurricane Irma

   Mon. Sep. 11  Classes cancelled due to Hurricane Irma
   Wed. Sep. 13  Classes cancelled due to Hurricane Irma
   Fri. Sep. 15  The harmonic oscillator 		Sec. 2.3  HW3  

   Mon. Sep. 18  The harmonic oscillator 		Sec. 2.3
   Wed. Sep. 20  Free Particle, Gaussian wavepacket     Secs. 2.4, 2.5  movie  
   Fri. Sep. 22  Boundary cond. & step potential 	P. 2.34   HW4  

   Mon. Sep. 25  The step potential 			P. 2.34
   Wed. Sep. 27  The rectangular barrier 		P. 2.33   Wave Packet Simulation
   Fri. Sep. 29  Delta-function potentials 		Sec. 2.5  

   Mon. Oct.  2  The finite square well | alternate     Sec. 2.6  HW5 due after Exam 1
   Wed. Oct.  4  Formulas
   Wed. Oct.  4  Exam 1 periods E2-E3 (8:20pm-10:10pm) NPB 1002
   Fri. Oct.  6  No class (UF Homecoming)

   Mon. Oct.  9  Vector spaces  			Sec. 3.1
   Wed. Oct. 11  Linear Operators                       Sec. 3.2  
   Fri. Oct. 13  Hermitian Operators   	          	Sec. 3.3  

   Mon. Oct. 16  Uncertainty Principle                  Sec. 3.5  
   Wed. Oct. 18  Postulates of quantum mechanics 	Sec. 3.4  Two Slit Experiment
   Fri. Oct. 20  Position, momentum eignevectors        Sec. 3.3-3.6  Gram-Schmidt  

   Mon. Oct. 23  Schrodinger Eq. in 3D                  Sec. 4.1  
   Wed. Oct. 25  Angular Momentum Commutators        	Sec. 4.3
   Fri. Oct. 27  Angular Momentum Eigenvalues       	Sec. 4.3  

   Mon. Oct. 30  Angular Momentum Eigenvectors       	Sec. 4.3  
   Wed. Nov.  1  The hydrogen atom  			Sec. 4.2  Simulator
   Fri. Nov.  3  The hydrogen atom  			Sec. 4.2  

   Mon. Nov.  6  3D Particle in a box                   Sec. 4.1.3  
   Wed. Nov.  8  Atomic Orbitals
   Fri. Nov. 10  No class (Veteran's Day)

   Mon. Nov. 13  Formulas      					  
   Wed. Nov. 15  Review
   Wed. Nov. 15  Exam 2 periods E2-E3 (8:20pm-10:10pm) NPB 1002
   Fri. Nov. 17  Spin 					Sec. 4.4

   Mon. Nov. 20  Spin in a magnetic field		Sec. 4.4.2
   Wed. Nov. 22  Thanksgiving holiday
   Fri. Nov. 24  Thanksgiving holiday

   Mon. Nov. 27  Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
   Wed. Nov. 29  Addition of angular momentum CG Coef.  Sec. 4.4.3  
   Fri. Dec.  1  Addition of angular momentum		Sec. 4.4.3  

   Mon. Dec.  4  Two-particle systems    		Sec. 5.1
   Wed. Dec.  6  Atoms  Periodic Table                  Sec. 5.2  

                 Review
   Wed. Dec. 13  3-5pm Final Exam (NPB 1002)