PH
401

QUANTUM
MECHANICS

WINTER
200001

TEXT:Ohanian,
Principles
of Quantum Mechanics, supplemented.
INSTRUCTOR:
Dr.Cecilia
Vogel
Office: 201 Swenson, 7943404
email: phvogel@augustana.edu Web:
helios.augustana.edu/~cv
Office hours: Monday 1:302:30,Tuesday 2:303:00,
Friday 11:1512:15,
by
appointment.
GRADING:
Homework
& Discussion 
20% 
4
exams (20% each) 
80% 
Total 
100% 
Policies:

Homework
to be graded should be turned in to me in person, or to my mailbox, by
4:00
pm on the due date. You may hand in homework up until the beginning
of the next class period for 80% credit. Homework will not be accepted
after graded homework has been returned.

Show all work and justify all answers on homework and exams. Be
prepared to discuss leadin questions at the beginning of each class.

Attendance is required on all days on which examinations are scheduled.
If you have a conflict with a schoolrelated event which you must attend
(for example, intercollegiate sports, field trips), you may take the exam
early.
You must make arrangements with me before the scheduled exam date.
Attendance is highly recommended on all class days, as the book
will be supplemented by lectures and handouts.

Prerequisites: PH201203, 301.

Quantum basic topics to be covered: (subject to change) the Schroedinger
equation, wave packets, operators, infinite and finite square wells, barrier
penetration and tunneling, eigenvectors, eigenvalues, uncertainty relations,
Hamiltonian, time evolution, conservation laws, harmonic oscillator, angular
momentum, spin, exclusion principle, Fermi statistics.
We will also cover various applications of the basics topics, which
may include: alpha decay, atomic energy levels, molecular oscillations,
lasers, conductors, semiconductors, quantum computer, heat capacity, antenna,
NMR/MRI, etc. Please let me know soon if you have specific topics
you want to learn more about  from this list
or otherwise.
Tentative exam schedule:
Exam #1, covering chapters 13, Dec 13
Exam #2, covering chapters 46, Jan 12
Exam #3, covering chapters 79, Jan 31
Exam #4, covering chapters 1012,