Spaldin, Room 2007 MRL x7920, email@example.com
2.30 - 4.30 pm
||Ridah Sabouni, firstname.lastname@example.org
||Th 10 - 11 am, Fr 11 am - noon, 1435 Phelps
Monday 2-3.50 pm; Wednesday 2-2.50 pm, Bren 1414
Wednesday 3-3.50 pm, Bren 1414
Course outline and reading:
||French & Taylor
of Classical Physics
particles; electrons as waves
diffraction; wave equations
of quantum states
atom, atomic structure
principle, periodic table
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
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, 4-7pm). LET ME KNOW IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE CONFLICTS WITH THE EXAM. TIMES.
You'll be allowed to bring in one single-sided page of notes (8.5 x 11) into the mid-term. 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.