PHYS 304 -- Quantum Mechanics

SPRING 99 term

Class: Tuesday 9:30-10:30, Hebb 13
Thursday 9:30-10:30, Hebb 13
Friday 14:30-15:30, Hennings 202
Professor: Janis McKenna
Office: Hennings-Physics 260 (Mezzanine)
Phone: 822-4337 (leave voicemail if I'm not in)
Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm, Thursday 2-3:30pm or by special appointment.
Text: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by D. Griffiths
If you're looking for more:
  • Introduction to Quantum Physics by French and Taylor (lower level than Griffiths, great for review)
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol. 3 by Feynman, Leighton & Sands (great book, enjoyable review reading)
  • Quantum Mechanics, vols I & II by Cohen-Tannoudji (yes, this is the guy who got the Nobel Prize last year for cooled trapped atoms.. plenty of worked examples)
  • Quantum Mechanics by Merzbacher (slightly more advance level than Griffiths)
  • Quantum Mechanics,vols I & II by Messiah (if you want something to sink your teeth into -- graduate level QM)

Outline of topics covered in the course:

You will find we will cover most of the material in Griffiths, Chapters 1-5, plus some supplementary material.

PHYS 402 - offered in the winter term next year -- covers the material in the rest of Griffiths plus more advanced topics in QM.

Grading: 50% Final Exam
20% Assignments (10 will be assigned over the term)
15% Midterm Exam 1 -- Thursday, February 11
15% Midterm Exam 2 -- Thursday, March 25

Cheat Sheet for Midterm Exam 1: Inside cover of Griffiths' textbook and these sheets

Cheat Sheet for Midterm Exam 2: Inside cover of Griffiths' textbook and these sheets

Cheat Sheet for Final Exam : Inside cover of Griffiths' textbook and these sheets Please give me or email me suggestions for stuff to add.

Go to PHYS 304 outline page

Janis McKenna, UBC Department of Physics and Astronomy, January 1999.

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