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Last updated 2022-Aug-15

Practical matters

The course meets on MWF from 10-10:50am in Crow 206. Class will start on Monday, August 29. The enrollment in this class is such that it allows an interactive and meaningful exposure to the main ideas and techniques of Quantum Mechanics. I look forward to meeting you on August 29!

Instructor: |
Willem
Dickhoff Office: Compton 371; Email: wimd@wuphys.wustl.edu Office hours: Thursday TBA and by email appointment |

AI: | TBA Office: ; Phone: 5-xxx; Email: Office hours: Thursday ... and by email appointment |

Course Textbooks: |
Required: Modern Quantum Mechanics
(Cambridge;3rd edition) (2021) by Sakurai and Napolitano,
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-47332-4 (hardcover). Recommended:
Lectures on Quantum Mechanics (Cambridge; 2nd edition) (2015)
by Weinberg, ISBN-13: 978-1-107-11166-0 (hardcover). You are expected to have a copy of one of these books available at all times. |

Other useful books: | All are expected to be on reserve in the physics
library. Additional books that you should consult once in a
while: Messiah (available as ebook) Cohen-Tannoudji et al. (3 volumes) Landau & Lifshitz Baym Dirac |

The course is defined by the material discussed in the lectures and reviewed in the problem sets. A preliminary schedule is given below with references to the Sakurai book. It includes the covered material in the book, the subject, date of class, and the homework schedule.

FORMAT OF COURSE:

- Three meetings per week (MWF)

- Participate in class!
- Try to read appropriate material for each class (review or preparation).
- Homework assignments every week to be turned in a week later in pdf form on Canvas.
- Homework graded and returned a week later.
- Office hours to be determined
- AI will be available for office hours as well
COURSE GRADE:

- 12 Homework sets for a total of ~40% (includes some numerical work)
- Midterm exam for a total of ~30%
- Final project: preparation and presentation of about half an hour mini lecture to the class about quantum material not previously discussed in class for a total of ~30%
- Participation in class and improved performance over the semester will contribute as well

Homework: | Students are encouraged to form study groups and discuss the homework with each other, but each student must write his or her own solutions. |

Additional material will be uploaded on the Canvas page |

During the evaluation period you can supply your evaluation of the course at the course evaluation website.