PHYS441: Quantum Physics Autumn 2014

Update Oct. 19,2014:

The syllabus, Lecture notes and corresponding Figures are in the two packages you obtained from the RAMs Copy Center. In class last week, I distributed an update, with lecture on the expectation values and with additional homework assignments for EXAM 1, also the Course Schedule – these are linked to from here as a backup I case you missed that class.

In the text, please fix the typesetting problem in the Taylor expansion, and remove the extra multiplication by t in the expression for the time-dependent part of the Schrodinger equation.

In addition to the quantitative problems, you may be asked to briefly explain the main concepts introduced in the lectures.

There are many animations of various quantum-mechanical features available on the web. The one I used for the piece-wise-constant potentials (and will use again on Monday) is at http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/quantum-tunneling