Instructor 
Prof. Nicola
Spaldin, Room 2007 MRL x7920, nicola@mrl.ucsb.edu

Office
Hours 
Tuesday
2.30  4.30 pm 
TA 
Ridah Sabouni, rsabouni@umail.ucsb.edu 
Office
Hours 
Th 10  11 am, Fr 11 am  noon, 1435 Phelps 
Class Time 
Lecture:
Monday 23.50 pm; Wednesday 22.50 pm, Bren 1414 
Discussion:
Wednesday 33.50 pm, Bren 1414 

Course outline and reading:
Topic 
Cox 
French & Taylor 
Failure
of Classical Physics 
1 

Light as
particles; electrons as waves 
1, 2.1
 2.2 
2 
Electron
diffraction; wave equations 
1, 2.1
 2.2 
2 
Schrodinger
equation, eigenstates 
2.3 
3 
Square
well 
2.3 
3 
tunneling

3.1 
4, 9.1
 9.6 
harmonic
oscillator 
3.2 
4 
uncertainty
relations 
5, 8.5
 8.6 

expectation
values 
5, 8.5
 8.6 

time dependence
of quantum states 
8 

hydrogen
atom, atomic structure 
3.4, 4 
1, 5.5,
12 
exclusion
principle, periodic table 
5 
13 
free electrons
in metals 

bonds and
bands 

periodic
potentials 

Books:
Strongly Recommended: A.P. French and E.F. Taylor, An introduction to quantum
physics, Norton&Co.
Also good reading: P.A. Cox, Introduction to quantum theory and atomic
structure, Oxford Science Publications, OUP
Rules:
There will be a homework set assigned
every Monday which will be due at the beginning of class
the following Monday. You are encouraged to work together
on solving the homework problems but the final write up must
be your own.
Homework which is one day late
can earn a maximum of 75 % of the total score, two days
late 50 %, three days late 25 %, and four days late 0. Homework
turned in after the Monday class is considered 1 day late.
The purpose of this policy is to protect your TA from a deluge
of problems to grade late in the quarter. Your lowest score won't
count towards your grade, so you can skip one homework completely
if you are sick/travelling/busy, etc.
The grade distribution is 30 %
for the homework, 30 % for the midterm (Wednesday November
1st in class) and 40 % for the final (Tuesday, December 12th, 47pm).
LET ME KNOW IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE CONFLICTS WITH THE EXAM.
TIMES.
You'll be allowed to bring in
one singlesided page of notes (8.5 x 11) into the midterm.
For the final you can have notes on both sides.
Here are the notes for class on November 22nd. We also worked through Chapter 5 of Cox.