Physics 325A Syllabus


        Physics 325      Quantum Mechanics     Winter Quarter 2014

     Schedule


     Week        Reading         M                 W                F

     Jan  6      Ch 5        Atoms&Molecules Band Structure    Quantum 
                                                               Stat mech                
     Jan 13      Ch 5        Blackbody    Ch 6 Pert Theory     Pert Theory
                             radiation                         QUIZ 1           

     Jan 20      Ch 6        *Holiday*       Fine Structure    Degenerate
               ** Mon Jan 20 is a Holiday                      Pert theory 

     Jan 27**    Ch 6        Zeeman effect   Review            EXAM 1
               ** Fri Jan 31 Midterm EXAM 1 
                             
     Feb  3      Ch 7        Variational     Helium            Hydrogen ion
                             Principle                      

     Feb 10      Ch 8        WKB             Tunneling         QUIZ 2      
                             Approximation   

     Feb 17**    Ch 9        *Holiday*       TimeDeptPertTh    Radiation 
               ** Mon Feb 17 is a Holiday                      Review 2

     Feb 24**    Ch 9-10     EXAM 2          10-Adiabatic      Berry's phase
                                             Theorem
               ** Mon Feb 24 Midterm EXAM 2 
                             
     Mar  3      Ch 11       Scattering      QUIZ 3            Born approx
                             theory          Partial Waves

     Mar 10**    Ch 12       12-Measurement  Bell's theorem    Review 3
               ** Fri Mar 14 is the Last Class!

     Mar 17***               FINAL EXAM
              *** Mon Mar  17  8:30-10:20 Final Exam PAA 110