Quantum Mechanics II: PH672/772 - Course Information

Day and Time: Mon/Wed/Fri, 10:10AM-11:00AM
Room: CH 396
Instructor: Dr. Ryoichi Kawai
email: kawai@uab.edu
phone: (205) 934-3931
Office Hour: by appointment
Course Website: http://kawai.phy.uab.edu/courses/ph772/



  Required Text Book
Quantum Mechanics
For Engineering, Materias Science, and Applied Physics
Herbert Kroemer
Prentice Hal
ISBN: 0-13-747098-3

Suggested Books
  • Modern Quantum Mechanics
    J. J. Sakurai
    Addison Wesley Longman
    ISBN: 0-201-53929-2

  • Quantum Mechanics, 3rd ed.
    Eugen Merzbacher
    Wiley
    ISBN: 0-471-088702-1

  • Maple an Introduction and Reference
    M. Kofler
    Addison Wesley Longman Limited
    ISBN: 0-201-17899-0

  • Introduction to Maple (3rd Edition)
    A. Heck
    Springer
    ISBN: 0-387-00230-8


Maple Lab
A mathematical program "Maple" will be used in this class. Example programs are provided. You must be able to modify the programs, experiment various different cases by changing parameter values, and write a simple report. Go to Maple Lab Exams
Two in-class tests, midterm take-home exam, and final take-home exam.

Homework
Students must solve all problems in the chapters covered by the lecture.

Grade Policy
  • Blank answer receives no points.
  • Correct answer receives positive points.
  • Incorrect answer receives negative points. In particular, answers that contains obvious self-contradiction, that are obviously contradict with basic laws of physics, or that contains too unrealistic conclusion, lose large points. Simple arithmetic mistake that resulted in unrealistic conclusion is also subject to large negative points. You must be able to check if your answer is reasonable.
    • Grade Scaling
  • A: all take-home exams must have 90 pts or above, all in-class exams must have 80 pts or above, and 70% of homework must be completed.
  • B: all take-home exams must have 80 pts or above, all in-class exams must have 70 pts or above, and 60% of homework must be completed.
  • C: all take-home exams must have 70 pts or above, all in-class exams must have 60 pts or above, and 50% of homework must be completed.
  • F: Otherwise
Schedule
AugustChap. 13.1-13.5, Chap. 16.1-16.3
SeptemberChap. 17.1-17.5, Chap. 18.1-18.2, Chap. 9.1-9.2
OctoberChap. 10.1-10.4, Chap. 8.1-8.3
NovemberChap. 14.1-14.4, Chap. 15.1-15.4, Chap. 12.1-12.3
DecemberChap. 21.1-21.4, Chap. 22..1