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Physics 632 -- Winter, 2006

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    Instructor:

    Prof. Robert Perry
    M2056 Physics Research Building
    perry@mps.ohio-state.edu
    397-1031 (work cell phone), 846-0361 (home)

    * Prof. Perry's Office Hours
  • Wednesday 2:30-3:30
  • Thursday 1:00-3:00
  • Friday 1:00-3:00
  • schedule meetings by email or in class


  • Grader:

    Mr. Ho Yin Lee
    3023 PRB
    688-9338
    lee.2567@osu.edu

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    *General Information about Physics 632

    Course title:
    Introductory Quantum Mechanics III
    Text:
    Quantum Mechanics, 1st Edition, by Robert Scherrer

    Topics to be covered:
    Angular Momentum and Spin
    Three-dimensional Quantum Mechanics
    Matrix Mechanics
    Hydrogen-like atoms
    Time-independent perturbation theory
    Variational Principle and Helium
    
    
    Meeting Schedule:
    Five days each week at 10:30 am (MTWRF) in Smith 1009
    Tuesdays at 10:30 am are optional in Smith 1094 (computer room near student lounge)

    0th order Grade Weighting:
    Homework [25%]
    Midterm [35%]
    Final [40%]
    1st order corrections to Grade Weighting:
    Correcting homeworks and tests
    Optional paper (no more than 4 coauthors)
    ---possible topics (Bell's theorem, EPR, any simple application of QM in atomic, condensed matter, nuclear, ... physics, quantum computing [advanced])

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    * Problem Sets

    Homework is due by 4:30 pm Friday. Put in Mr. Ho Yin Lee's mailbox.
    Late homework will be accepted through Monday morning, but you lose 25%.
    Graded homework returned in class Monday, solutions posted here Monday.
    Corrected homework due for partial credit by Friday.

    • Hwk #1 (due 13 Jan) --- 6.2, 6.3, 6.7, 6.9, 6.12, 6.13 solutions
    • Hwk #2 (due 20 Jan) --- HW #2 problems solutions
    • Hwk #3 (due 27 Jan) --- 6.10, 6.14, 6.16, 6.18 (all but 6.14 count double) solutions
    • Hwk #4 (due 3 Feb) --- 1st two problems, 7.1, 7.2, 7.6, 7.7 solutions
    • Hwk #5 (due 17 Feb) 8.4, 8.5, 8.9, 8.10 (counts double), 8.11 solutions
    • Hwk #6 (due 24 Feb) 8.13, 8.15, 8.16, 8.17, 8.18, 8.19 solutions
    • Hwk #7 (due 3 Mar) 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6 solutions
    • Hwk #8 (due 8 Mar) 9.7, 9.9, 9.12, 9.13, 9.14, 9.15 [!!NOTE Wed due date!!] solutions
    • Last corrections due 4:30 Friday, March 10.
    • Optional papers due 4:30 Monday, March 13.
    • You will have a chance to make changes if I get a draft by Wed. March 8.

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    *Examinations - No notes or books should be used other than those provided.

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    *Lecture & Test Notes

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    *Articles

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    * Mathematica Notebooks

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    *Some links of interest

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    Physics 632. Created 4-January-2006. Last modified 22-March-2006.
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