E.S. Swanson office: 213 Bureau of Mines ph: 515-6016 email: firstname.lastname@example.org office hours: 11:00 - 12:00 daily url: http://fafnir.physics.ncsu.edu/AQM
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:50 -- 11:05, in Cox 204.
To learn Quantum Mechanics at a level commensurate with the study of physics at the graduate level.
Principles of Quantum Mechanics by R. Shankar. $66.00 at Amazon. $58.70 ($44.05 used) at the book store, $56.10 at Varsitybooks, $55.00 at Barnes and Noble. You may also wish to consult Quantum Mechanics by Cohen-Tannoudji, Diu, and Laloë, Modern Quantum Mechanics by JJ Sakurai, or Quantum Mechanics by E. Merzbacher.
The course is organized as follows. Chapters in grey will not be covered. Extra material is denoted by green text.
January 10 classes begin January 11 class cancelled January 17-18 no classes (MLK) February 14 Academic Difficulty Reports due March 7 Midterm March 10 Last Day to Drop Course without Academic Penalty March 13-17 Spring Break April 19-21 no classes (Easter/Passover) May 5 last day of classes May 11 Exam 8:00-11:00
Assignments shall be given every Thursday and are due the following Thursday unless otherwise indicated. Solutions are posted near room 213 in the Bureau of Mines, are kept on file in the library, and are available on the web.
Grades are determined numerically according to the formula
final = 0.3 assignments + 0.5 exam + 0.2 midterm
Late assignments will only be accepted upon the approval of the course marker. Incomplete grades (missing midterm or exam) will result in an IN which becomes an F automatically after six months if no action is taken.
No attendance will be taken.
PY401/402 or equivalent or the instructor's permission.
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Further information may be found in Appendix L of the Handbook for Advising and Teaching
Any student with a disability is invited to set up an appointment to arrange academic accommodations.
There is no laboratory with this course.
There are no pass-through charges with this course.