Quantum Mechanics I

Physics 7501, Autumn 2015

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Instructor and TA contact information:

Instructor: Ulrich Heinz

Office: M2046 Physics Research Building (PRB) (phone: 688-5363)

Office Hours: I have an open door policy (drop in any time with your questions, the worst that can happen is that I ask you to return later).

Course Meets: in Scott Lab, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-12:25 in Room N050 and Thursday 4:10-5:05pm in Room N054.

Graders: (will grade homework for alternate weeks)
1. Abhishek Mohapatra (office: PRB M2025; office hours: Mo 4:00-5:30pm; phone: 688-3293; email: mohapatra.16@osu.edu)
2. Fuyan Lu (office: PRB 3018; office hours: Mo 2:00-3:30pm; phone: 614-530-3580 (message preferred); email: lu.984@osu.edu)
If you have questions related to your graded homework, please contact the grader who graded it.

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Textbook and additional reading references:


Supplemental Reading:

available at Science and Engineering Library (18th Avenue Library)

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Reading assignments:

All section numbers and pages refer to Shankar's text. Reading must be completed by due date listed, to be able to complete the reading quizzes:

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Lecture Notes:

Here I will post scanned copies of my hand-written lecture notes. They are sorted by chapters in Shankar's text.

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Homework assignments and solutions:

Homeworks are usually assigned (i.e. posted here) on Tuesdays and due at 5:00 pm on Tuesday of the following week. Please deliver them to the office of the grader listed on the assignment, sliding them under the office door if the office is locked. You can, of course, turn in the homework any time before the deadline, but note that NO LATE HOMEWORK IS ACCEPTED! If you cannot come to the PRB on the due date, please hand the homework in early. In case of emergency (illness etc.) when you anticipate that you will not be able to finish the homework in time, you must send me an email or call me BEFORE the due date so that alternate arrangements can be made. No homework nor excuses will be accepted after the due date. (Solutions are password protected, they are for the use of OSU students and faculty only, please write to me if you belong to that group and are interested in accessing them.)

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Exam schedule:

1st Midterm Exam: The exam will be given in two parts:
Part 1: Friday, October 2, 2015, in class
Part 2: Monday, October 5, 2015, in class
2nd Midterm Exam: Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, 5:30pm-8:00pm, Scott Lab N050
Final Exam: Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, 2:00-5:00pm, Scott Lab N050

Grading: 30% HW, 20% 1st Midterm Exam, 20% 2nd Midterm Exam, 30% Final Exam

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