Physics 492 Spring 2017 Schedule: 

(updated frequently during the semester)




Week Topics, Announcements Lecture Notes HW and solutions
1
1/16 no class mon. MLK day
QM in 3 dimensions; 2 body problem Lecture 1   Lecture 2 HW1 ch 9: 1,4,5,6,7,8  
rec492-1.pdf
2
1/23 orbital angular momentum; spherical harmonics    Lecture 4 HW2 ch 9: 10, 11, 12,17,20, plus do
hw2-extra.pdf
HW 1 solutions
rec492-2.pdf
3
1/30
radial equation H
some nuclear physics

Lecture 5   Lecture 6
HW3 ch9:23 ch10: 2,5,7,9,13 and do
kramer-extra 
HW 2 solutions
rec492-3.pdf
4
2/6 some nuclear physics
and 3D Harmonic Oscillator
Lecture 7  Lecture 8 HW4 ch10: 14,15,1718,19
HW 3 solutions
proof of Kramer's relation
rec492-4.pdf
rec492-4-solutions.pdf
5
2/13 perturbation theory
 
  
Lecture 9 non-degenerate perturbation theory
Lecture 10 degenerate perturbation theory
HW5 ch 11:3,4,6,7,10,11,12,15
HW 4 solutions
rec492-5.pdf
rec492-5-solutions.pdf
6
2/20
Hydrogen atom: fine structure
Take home Exam 1  due 2/24
Lecture 11  Lecture 12
no recitation

7
2/27 Zeeman effect
hyperfine, Lamb shift
Lecture 13 Zeeman effect


HW 5 solutions
rec492-6.pdf
8
3/6 Identical Particles  Lecture 14 identical particles I
Lecture 15 identical particles II 
Clebsh Gordon table

HW6 ch 12: 2,3,4,5,6
rec492-7.pdf

3/13
SPRING BREAK


9
3/20 Helium  lecture 16 covalent bond

HW 6 solutions
rec492-8.pdf
HW7 ch13: 2,4,5,7,10,11
10
3/27
Scattering Theory lecture 17 -- Scattering I
rec492-9.pdf
11
4/3 Scattering Theory Lecture 18: Scattering II

rec492-10.pdf
HW 7_solutions
12
4/10 Parital Wave Method
Passover Holiday no class April 11
Lecture 19: Scattering III rec492-11.pdf
HW8 ch14: 3,4,5,10,12,15,17
13
4/17 EM gauge invariance, Ahrnov-Bohm, photons
Exam 2, take home
Lecture 20: gauge  

14
4/24
time dependent perturbation theory

Lecture 21: photons
Lecture 22: Fermi'sGolden Rule
rec492-12.pdf


15
5/1
spontaneous emission
 What is on the final?
Lecture 23: spontaneous emission


HW 8_solutions
no recitation
16
 5/8 Finals week
Thursday May 11 10AM-12Noon
Check schedule, OR 24hr take-home final; pick up at front office