Schedule for Physics 491 

(updated frequently during the semester)

note: "T" refers to chapter in Townsend and "G" to Griffiths

useful_integrals.pdf


Week Beginning
Topics lecture notes HW, exams, Solutions
1
Aug 22
essential ideas
 basics of classical statistics
G, Ch 1
lec1  lec2
recitation-1.pdf recitation-1-solutions.pdf
hw1.pdf
hw1-solutions
2
Aug 29
review of 1D Schrodinger Equation
1D bound states
G, Ch 2
lec3  lec5 
recitation-2.pdf recitation-2-solutions.pdf
hw2.pdf
hw2a: 2.1,2.5,2.6,2.10,2.22
 
3
Sept 5
 scattering, tunneling

lec6  lec7
recitation-3.pdf   recitation-3-solutions.pdf
statistics-worksheet.pdf
statistics-worksheet-solutions
4
Sept 12
Linear Algebra for QM
G, Ch 3
 lec4
recitation-4.pdf
recitation-4-solutions.pdf
rest of hw2
hw2 solutions
5
 Sept 19
spin of the electron
T Ch 1
  lec8  recitation-5.pdf
recitation-5-solutions.pdf
hw3: T ch1: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8
hw3 solutions.pdf
6
Sept 26  spinors, rotations, photons
T Ch 2
lec9 recitation-6.pdf
recitation-6-solutions.pdf
hw4: T ch 2: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10
7
Oct 3 (no class Mon. Oct 3 Rosh Hashana 5777) theory of angular momentum
T Ch 3
lec10 recitation-7.pdf
recitation-7-solutions.pdf
hw5 more from chapter 2
hw4-solutions.pdf
8
Oct 10 
Fall Break
(Oct 13,14)
 photon spin
rotation group and representations
Wed. Oct 12 Exam 1
lec11   lec12

hw6 chapter 3
hw5-solutions.pdf
exam #1 Wed, Oct. 12
9
Oct 17 Dynamics
T Ch.  4
lec13
spin1 example solar-neutrino-problem.pdf
recitation-8.pdf
recitation-8-solutions.pdf
hw7 4.2,4.3,4.4,4.6,4.8
10
Oct 24
 The ammonia molecule
ammonia moledule lec14
feature-- muon magnetic moment
recitation-9.pdf
recitation-9-solutions.pdf
hw8 4.9,4.12,4.13,4.14,4.16
hw6-solutions.pdf
11
Oct 31

Masers, magnetic resonance
Friday. Nov. 4 Exam 1A
recitation-10.pdf
recitation-10-solutions.pdf
hw9.pdf
hw7-solutions.pdf
12
Nov 7
multiparticle states
T Ch 5
multiparticle states lec15
recitation-11.pdf
recitation-11-solutions.pdf

13
Nov 14
EPR
Wave Mechanics Recovered T Ch 6
EPR, hidden variables, Bell lec16
Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (1935)
J.S. Bell (1966)
mermin-physics-today38-4
EPR-and_Relativity
Feature: B mesons and EPR
recitation-12.pdf
recitation-12-solutions.pdf
wave mechanics revisited lec17
hw8-solutions.pdf
14
Nov 21 Thanksgiving (24-25)
Monday Nov. 23 Test II




hw 10 ch 6: 1,2,3,8,15,16,18,25
15
Nov 28  HW 9 due Monday
Simple Harmonic Oscillator  T Ch 7
harmonic oscillator lec18 hw9-solutions.pdf

 
hw 11 ch 7: 4,7,8,13
           ch 8: 3,6
16
Dec 5
HW 10 due monday
? Coherent States or Feynman Path Integral if time permits
T Ch 8
Coherent-States (lec19))
http://web.ift.uib.no/AMOS/glauber/
propogator (lec 20)  FPI (lec21)
aharonov-bohm-dephasing (Nature 1998)
hw10-solutions.pdf
coherent-state-worksheet coherent-state-solutions
hw11-solutions.pdf 

Dec 12 Finals Week
HW 11 due monday
 friday dec 16 12:30‐2:30 p.m.