Spring 2000, Section 0101, MARS #46877
WF 11:00-12:50, Room PHY 1402
Instructor: Dr. Ted Jacobson
Room 4117, Phone 301-405-6020
Office hours: Tu,W 2:30-3:30. Feel free to drop in.
|Hock-Seng Goh ("Goh")
Room 4221, Phone 301-405-7279
Office hours: W 10-11, Th 3-4
General course information
Textbook: G. Baym, Lectures on Quantum Mechanics, (Harper-Collins), ISBN: 0-805-30667-6.
Reserve books: The books by Baym, Cohen-Tannoudji et. al.,
Landau & Lifshitz, Sakurai,
and Schwabl are on reserve at EPSL.
Web pages: Homework assignments and supplementary material at www.glue.umd.edu/~tajac/623c/, homework grades and solutions at http://www.glue.umd.edu/~hsgoh/.
E-mail: I encourage students to make use of e-mail for quick correspondence with me regarding lecture material, homework problems, or whatever. I will also use e-mail to communicate with the class at large.
Homework: Assigned weekly and due the following week. Late homework accepted only under dire circumstances. If you know it will be impossible to turn in an assignment on time you must discuss this with me in advance of the due date. The homework is an essential part of the course. I believe most of what you learn will come from doing the homework. You are encouraged to discuss the homework with others, but what you finally hand in should be your own work. Sources (e.g. textbooks or classmates) should be cited when used heavily in a homework solution. Please make sure you include your name and the homework and course numbers and staple the pages together.
Exams: One two-hour mid-term and a final. The final is Friday, May 19, 8:00am-10:00am.
Grading: Based on homework (30%), one mid-term (30%), and
with the best of these raised by 20% and the worst two lowered by 20%.
The lowest two homework scores will be dropped. I cannot say for sure in advance,
but I expect the letter grades to correspond to (roughly) (A) 100-80%, (B) 80-60%, (C) 60-40%.
-stationary state perturbation theory
-addition of angular momenta
-vector & tensor operators
-time dependent perturbation theory
-interaction of matter & radiation
-quantized electromagnetic field
|-parity and time reversal symmetry
-theory of measurement
-path integral formulation
Calendar (with topics covered,
minutes, supplements, & homework)
|Week & Notes||Wednesday||Friday||HW & Suppts.|
|1. 2/2||stationary state
|2. 2/9||stationary state
|second order pert.,
|3. 2/16||WKB||add'n of ang. mom.||hw3|
|4. 2/23||add'n of ang. mom.||vector & tensor ops.,
Irreducible tensor ops.
|5. 3/1||Wigner-Eckart thm.,
projection thm., Lande factor
2 electron atoms
|6. 3/8||2 electron atoms;
many electron atoms;
spin-orbit coupling for many-electron atoms;
density functional method
|3/23||SPRING BREAK||SPRING BREAK||.|
|8. 3/30||molecules, discuss midterm||molecules||hw6|
|9. 4/5||molecules||time-dependent pert. thy.||hw7|
|10. 4/12||time-dep. pert. thy.||golden rule|
|11. 4/19||adiabatic theorem,
Einstein's 1917 paper,
longitudinal and transverse vector fields
Golden rule and Born
|validity of first Born approx.,
partial wave expansion
|14. 5/10||partial wave expansion||low energy scattering,
bound states, scattering length
|FINAL EXAM: Fri. 5/19, 8:00-10:00 am||.|