### Unofficial Final Course Grades

### Course Information

**Lectures** at TTh 11:30AM-12:45PM in 4M39

2L26

a dot frey at uwinnipeg dot ca

786-9215

**Office Hours** M 10:45-11:45AM or by
appointment

Course Outline (homework policy revised on 10 Jan 2012)

This is the course homepage for PHYS-4601, Quantum Mechanics II.

I welcome feedback and comments on the course. If you're more comfortable commenting anonymously, leave me a note in my mailbox in the department office (3L00A).

#### Texts

**Required**:*Introduction to Quantum Mechanics*by D. Griffiths, 2nd ed.**Supplementary**:*Principles of Quantum Mechanics*by Ohanian**Supplementary**:*Principles of Quantum Mechanics*by Shankar, 2nd ed**Supplementary**:*Quantum Mechanics*by Scherrer

In addition, some extra reading (from other texts, journal articles, etc) may be assigned.

#### Important Dates

- First In-Class Test: Nov 1, 2011
- No TTh Lectures: Nov 30, 2011 to Jan 4, 2012
- Voluntary Withdrawal Date: Jan 19, 2012
- Second In-Class Test: Jan 31, 2012
- Reading Week: Feb 20-25, 2012
- Final Exam: April 17, 2012, 9AM-12PM, 4M39

Review sessions: April 9 & 13, 1:30PM, 3L00B

The exam is open book (Griffiths textbook only)

### Reading Schedule

Reading assignments will be posted on the course web page each week. You are responsible for keeping up with the reading; material covered in the reading will not necessarily be discussed in the class lectures but may be included in tests. If you click the topic title, you'll get a scanned copy of my lecture notes.

Dates |
Topic |
Reading |
---|---|---|

8-15 Sept | Review of Basic QM | Griffiths §1.1-5; §2.1 |

20-22 Sept | Postulates & Linear Algebra | Griffiths §3.1-3; if needed also §A.1-6 |

22 Sept - 4 Oct | Dirac Notation | Griffiths §3.4,6; optionally, Shankar chapter 1 |

6-11 Oct | Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle | Griffiths §1.6 & 3.5 |

11-13 Oct | Time Dependence | Griffiths §3.5; optionally Shankar § 4.3 |

13-20 Oct | 1D QM (Free Particle & Delta-Function Potential) | Griffiths §2.4-5 |

25 Oct | 1D QM (Square Wells) | Griffiths §2.2,6 |

3-8 Nov | 1D QM (Harmonic Oscillator) | Griffiths §2.3 |

10-15 Nov | 3D QM (States & Schrodinger Eqn) | Griffiths §4.1 |

15-17 Nov | 3D QM (Angular Momentum I) | Griffiths §4.1,3 |

22-29 Nov | 3D QM (Angular Momentum II) | Griffiths §4.1,3,4 |

5-10 Jan | 3D QM (Angular Momentum III) | Griffiths §4.4 |

10-12 Jan | 3D QM (Hydrogen) | Griffiths §4.2 |

12-19 Jan | 3D QM (Multiple Particles) | Griffiths §5.1,2 |

19-24 Jan | Interpretation of QM | Griffiths §12.1,2,4 |

2-7 Feb | Intro to Solid State Physics | Griffiths §5.3 |

9-28 Feb | Perturbation Theory (Time-Independent), addendum | Griffiths §6.1-5 |

28 Feb - 1 Mar | Perturbation Theory (Time-Dependent) | Griffiths §9.1,2 |

1-6 Mar | Variational Principle | Griffiths §7.1-2 |

8-15 Mar | WKB Approximation | Griffiths §8.1-3 |

15-27 Mar | Feynman Path Integrals | No Reading |

27 Mar - 3 Apr | Relativistic Quantum Mechanics | Griffiths Elementary Particle text §7.1-2 |

### Homework Assignments

#### Policies

Please see the course outline for the official statement of homework policies, and there will be a revised course outline with new homework policies distributed in January. The following are guidelines for the fall:

- Assignments will only be posted on this web page,
**NOT**handed out in class! - Assignments will be posted Thursday, students will present them the
following Tuesday, and assignments are due the next Thursday.
**Starting with assignment 12**, assignments are due by 11:59PM Thursdays to the dropbox outside room 2L26. Make sure to label your assignment with your name and "QMII." - Collaboration is allowed, but you must write up your own solutions independently (in your own words).
- Late assignments will only be accepted with prior permission from the instructor.
- Assignments that are not neatly organized and written will receive
**zero credit**(one warning allowed). Please see the course outline. - If you find a mistake in grading, please see the instructor.

#### Student Homework Presentations

When homeworks are assigned on Thursday, a student will be assigned to present each problem for a few minutes the following Tuesday. The presentation does not need to be a complete solution, merely some thoughts about the problem and an indication of how to proceed. A demonstration of effort will earn full participation credit (see the course outline). If you are presenting on Tuesday and need advice, please come by office hours on Monday or otherwise contact me.

#### Homework Sets

*Solutions removed*

- Assignment 1 due 15 Sept

Student presenters: (1) T. Chau (2) B. Dietz (3) P. Gregoryanz - Assignment 2 due 22 Sept

Student presenters: (1) J. Fast (2) C. Loftson (3) M. McClarty - Assignment 3 due 29 Sept

Student presenters: (1) M. Mercredi (2) K. Yu (3) T. Chau (4) PROBLEM REMOVED - Assignment 4 due 6 Oct

Student presenters: (1) B. Dietz (2) J. Fast (3) P. Gregoryanz - Assignment 5 due 13 Oct

Student presenters: (1) C. Loftson (2) M. McClarty (3) M. Mercredi - Assignment 6 due 20 Oct

Student presenters: (1) K. Yu (2) T. Chau (3) B. Dietz - Assignment 7 due 27 Oct

Student presenters: (1) J. Fast (2) P. Gregoryanz (3) C. Loftson - Assignment 8 due 10 Nov

Student presenters: (1) M. McClarty (2a,b,c) M. Mercredi (2d,e,f) K. Yu - Assignment 9 due 17 Nov

Student presenters: (1) T. Chau (2) B. Dietz (3) J. Fast - Assignment 10 due 24 Nov

Student presenters: (1) P. Gregoryanz (2) C. Loftson (3) M. McClarty - Assignment 11 due 5 Jan
**No student presentations** - Assignment 12 due 12 Jan

Student presenters: (1) M. Mercredi (2) K. Yu (3) T. Chau (4) B. Dietz - Assignment 13 due 19 Jan

Student presenters: (1) J. Fast (2) P. Gregoryanz (3) C. Loftson - Assignment 14 due 26 Jan

Student presenters: (1) M. McClarty (2) M. Mercredi (3) K. Yu - Assignment 15 due 9 Feb

Student presenters: (1) T. Chau (2) J. Fast - Assignment 16 due 16 Feb

Student presenters: (1) B. Dietz (2) P. Gregoryanz (3) C. Loftson - Assignment 17 due 1 Mar

Student presenters: (1) M. McClarty (2) M. Mercredi (3) K. Yu (4) T. Chau - Assignment 18 due 8 Mar

Student presenters: (1) B. Dietz (2) J. Fast (3) P. Gregoryanz - Assignment 19 due 15 Mar

Student presenters: (1) C. Loftson (2) M. McClarty (3) M. Mercredi - Assignment 20 due 22 Mar

Student presenters: (1a,b) K. Yu (1c,d) T. Chau - Assignment 21 due
**3 Apr**

Student presenters (**presentations on 29 Mar**): (1) J. Fast (2) P. Gregoryanz (3) C. Loftson

*Last updated: 16:40 on 20 Apr 2012;
solutions removed: 12:20 on 10 May 2012*