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**Quantum Mechanics PHYS 610 **

**Spring 2015 **

**Schedule Number **22524** **

COURSE INFORMATION

Class Days: M W** **

Class Times: 4:00 - 5:15 pm

Class Location: P-149

**Course Overview **

**Professor: **Calvin Johnson

**Contact Information: **

Office Hours Days: M Tu W Th

Office Hours Times (and by appointment): MW 3-4 pm

Office Hours Location: P-135

TuTh 11-12

Description from the Official Course Catalog: Physical and mathematical basis of quantum mechanics. Wave mechanics and the

Schroedinger Equation, matricies and Hilbert space, angular momentum and spin, atomic structure, bound-state perturbation theory, many particle systems, transition rates and time-dependent perturbation theory, scattering, and relativistic quantum mechanics.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will master: linear algebra; fundamental postulates of quantum mechanics; quantum mechanics in one-dimension; quantum mechanics in three-dimensions; spin-1/2 systems; the variational principle and applications; other topics in quantum mechanics such as perturbation theory.

Relation to Other Courses: preparation for graduate research

**Enrollment Information **

Please include information about enrollment for the course including, but not limited to:

Prerequisites: PHYS 410 or equivalent

Adding/Dropping Procedures: Standard SDSU procedures

**Course Materials **

Required Materials: *Principles of Quantum Mechanics*, 2 nd Ed., R. Shankar

**Course Structure and Conduct **

Style of the Course : Traditional Lecture

Individual and Group Activities Required: individual homework, exams, final exam

Technology Utilized in the Course : online notes available at www.physics.sdsu.edu/~johnson/phys610/

**Course Assessment and Grading **

Tentative dates for exams are Wednesday, March 25, 2015 and Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The final exam is

Monday, May 11, 2015, 3:30 - 5:30 pm in P-149.

Scored activities and weighting by percentage of total score: Homework 30%; 2 in-class tests 40% (20% each); Final exam 30%

Grading Scale: 90%= A, 87%=A-, 83%=B+, 80%= B, 77%=B-, 73%=C+, 70%=C, 67% C- , 63%=D+, 60%=D, 57%=D-,

50%=F.

Excused Absence Make-up Policies: Be sure to contact instructor as far as in advance if possible if you are going to miss an exam.

**Other Course Policies **

All exams are closed book, closed notes, no calculators. I will provide a short table of complicated integrals you might need.

You may work together for homework, but avoid copying answers; you won't really understand it and your colleague might be wrong.

**Is it critical to show your work! Both in homework and on exams. If you don't show your work, you risk getting NO **

**credit even if the answer is “correct.”**

Late homework will be docked 50%, and after I have handed out solutions, no homework will be accepted.