# PHYS 415 Quantum Mechanics

## Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 at 318 Willamette.

This the second quarter of a one year undergraduate level course.

## Text:

• Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Second Edition, by David Griffiths.

• 7 - 11 January. Griffiths sections 5.1 and 5.2.
• 14 - 18 January. Griffiths section 5.3.
• 21 - 25 January. Griffiths section 5.4.
• 28 January - 1 February. Griffiths sections 6.1 and 6.2.
• 4 - 8 February. Griffiths sections 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5.
• 11 - 15 February. Exam on Tuesday. Griffiths section 7.1.
• 18 - 22 February. Griffiths sections 7.2 and 7.3.
• 25 - 29 February. Continue with Griffiths sections 7.2 and 7.3. Then read section 8.1.
• 4 - 9 March. Griffiths sections 8.2 and 8.3.
• 11 - 15 March. Griffiths section 8.3. Discussion of decaying states and the S-matrix (not in Griffiths).

## Homework:

There will be problems assigned each week in class, due on Tuesdays. Occasionally a problem will involve computer work. I recommend Mathematica, which is available at UO computer labs. If you already know some other computer language like C++, Fortran, Matlab, or Maple, you can use what you know.
1. Tuesday 15 January: Griffiths problems 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5.
2. Tuesday 22 January: Griffiths problems 5.7, 5.9, 5.16, and 5.20.
3. Tuesday 29 January: Griffiths problems 5.23, 5.24, 5.31, and 5.35.
4. Tuesday 5 February: Griffiths problems 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, and 6.9.
5. Tuesday 12 February: Exam.
6. Tuesday 19 February: Griffiths problems 6.14, 6.18, 7.2, and 7.4.
7. Tuesday 26 February: Griffiths problems 7.3, 7.8, and 7.9. You will need to perform some integrations. Please derive any results for integrals that you use (except for trivial integrals like the integrals of powers, sines or cosines, and similar simple results that are generally known by physics students).
8. Tuesday 5 March: Griffiths problems 7.7, 7.19, 7.20.
9. Tuesday 12 March: Griffiths problems 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7.

## Exams:

• Midterm Exam: Tuesday 12 February, in class.
• Final Exam: 8:00 Tuesday 19 March.(!)