Instructor: Peter Siegel, Room 8-215,Phone 869-4029,Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Home Page.
Office Hours: Mon 1-2, Wed 1-3, Fri 1-3
Lecture Hours: Mon and Wed 4-6pm via Elluminate-Web and room 4-3-567
Textbooks: Most of the topics we will be covering are from the quantum text Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Second Edition) by David Griffiths. The last two weeks of the course will cover topics from Introduction to Elementary Particles (Second Edition) also by David Griffiths. Griffith's Elementary Particle book is very good. It is worth buying and keeping as a reference.
|Midterm Exam (April 30)||20%|
|Final Exam (June 4)||30%|
Homework: Homework will consist of problems from the text(s) as well as problems and computer programming projects that I will assign. The homework assignments will be posted on my home page. The solutions will be posted on my home page after the due date.
Exams: The midterm exam is worth 20%. It will last one hour, and you may use your textbook(s) and class notes (only). The final will be similar in format to the midterm, but will last two hours. (30%). The time for the final is Monday, June 6, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
|Date||Sections in text||Topic|
|Mon March 19||3.1-3.3**||Relativistic Kinematics|
|Wed 21||3.4-3.5**||Relativistic Collisions|
|Mon 26||3.2.3||Review of Quantum Postulates|
|Wed 28||3.4||Coordinate and Momentum Space Representations|
|Mon April 2||6.1-6.2||Time Independent Perturbation Theory, Fine Structure of Hydrogen|
|Wed 4||4.3||Angular Momentum Operators (SU2) (Hwk 1 Due)|
|Mon 9||4.4.3||Addition of Angular Momentum|
|Wed 11||6.3||Spin-Orbit Interaction|
|Mon 16||5.1||Identical Particles(Hwk 2 Due)|
|Wed 18||5.2||Multi-electron Atoms|
|Mon 23||4.1-4.2**||Symmetry and Conservation Laws|
|Wed 25||4.3**||Isospin (Hwk 3 Due)|
|Mon 30||---||Review Exam|
|Wed May 2||4.4**||Parity and CP|
|Mon 7||9.1-9.2||Time Dependent Perturbation Theory|
|Wed 9||6.1-6.2**||Fermi's Golden Rule, Yukawa Potential|
|Mon 14||6.2-6.3**||Feynman Rules for Scattering and Decays|
|Wed 16||7.1**||Dirac Equation Hwk 4 Due|
|Mon 21||7.2, 7.3**||Free Particle Solutions to the Dirac Equation|
|Wed 23||7.3, 7.6**||Electron-Muon Scattering|
|Mon 28||---||Holiday: Memorial Day|
|Wed 30||9.4**||Electron-Positron scattering, Pion decay|
|Fri June 3||---||Hwk 5 Due|
|Mon 4||4-6pm||Final Exam|