## Materials/ECE 211A

#### Engineering Quantum Mechanics I

#### Winter
2017

**Location and Time: Engineering II, Room
1335,**** ****Monday-Wednesday
12:00-1:50.**

**This page is no longer
updated. The official course web page is
on Gauchospace. **

__Instructor__:

__Graders__:

**TBA **
**Office Hours: TBA. Location: Bldg. 503 (Eng. II), Conference Room
3513. **
__Textbook__**: Herbert
Kroemer, Quantum Mechanics for Engineering, Materials Science, and Applied
Physics (Prentice Hall). ISBN 0137470983.**

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__Additional
references:__

· **D.J. Griffiths,
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005.
ISBN 0-13-111892-7. **

· **P.W. Atkins and R.S. Friedman, Molecular Quantum
Mechanics, Oxford
University Press (2000).
Particularly good for Chemistry background.**

__Grading__**:**

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**Homework
Assignments 35%**

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**Midterm 30% **

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**Final 35%**

__Tentative Syllabus__

Wave-particle duality,
Schrödinger Equation K Ch. 1

Bound states, Harmonic
Oscillator K
.Ch. 2

Hydrogen atom K.
Ch. 3

Uncertainty relations K.
Ch. 4

Scattering by simple barriers K. Ch. 5

Expectation values and operators K. Ch. 7

Beyond Hermitian operators K. Ch. 9

Variational principle K
.Ch. 12

Eigenfunction expansions K.
Ch. 13

Perturbation theory I K.
Ch. 14

Perturbation theory II K.
Ch. 15

__Announcements__:

### o An undergraduate-level class in
Quantum Mechanics is a prerequisite.

### o Textbook Errata posted here.

### o Additional Errata:

### Ø In
the last paragraph on p. 90, “left” and right” should be interchanged. Also in Fig 2.6-4, p. 91, *P*_{R} and *P*_{L} should be interchanged.

### Ø Chapter 3, p. 100: sentence before Eq.
(3.1-27): to obtain the Cartesian form of the function Y_{1}^{0};
also: Eq. (3.1-28): …(-/+ *P*_{x}_{
}– *i P*_{y})

### Ø p. 110, 4^{th} paragraph: “the
muonium atom, in which the electron has been replaced by a much heavier muon”
with “the muonium atom, in which the proton has been replaced by a much lighter
muon (1/9^{th} of the proton mass)”

### Ø p. 133, Eq. (4.4-3): replace
derivative with respect to *t* with
derivative with respect to *x*. Also, in the next line, invoke Eq. (4.1-5)
and (4.1-8).

### Ø p. 311, Eq. (13.3-8): delete |Y>

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__Homework__:

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__Final__:

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