Instructor: David Kaplan
Office: Physics C433 (Note: C wing is in the tower beneath the Physics library)
Office Hours: Mondays, 1:30-3:00, Room C433 Physics and Astronomy Building. (and by arrangement at other times).
TA: Chin-Yet Lin, Physics B157, email@example.com
TA Office Hours: Thursdays, 3:00-5:00, Room C441, Physics and Astronomy Building. Starting Thursday 10/3.
Lectures: MWF 10:30-11:20, Physics A110
Quantum Physics, Stephen Gasiorowicz, second edition,
Lectures will include material not in the text.
Homework: Assigned most Fridays
and due the following Friday Discussing the
problems in groups is encouraged, but you must write up your own solutions.
Assignments and solutions will be posted on the web.
Homework will be graded and will constitute 25% of the course grade.
Homework must be turned in in class, or in my mailbox by 12:20 the day
it's due, or it will not be accepted. Better to turn in incomplete than late.
Tutorials: During the quarter, there will be 3 tutorial
sessions (during regular class time)
run by Prof. Vokos in the Physics Education Group. The purpose of these
tutorials is to enhance your grasp of conceptual issues in quantum mechanics.
There will be problems on the homeworks and exams related to tutorial material.
See syllabus for tutorial dates.
Midterm exams: There will be two in-class, one-hour, open-book midterms.
Monday October 29
Friday November 30
There will be no make-up midterm exams.
midterm score or half of the final exam score (whichever is worst) will
The course grade will be computed as follows:
HW=68/100, Midterm #1=23/25, Midterm #2=19/25, Final=28/50
50% of final exam score is dropped, course score = (68/4) + 23 + 19 + (28/2)= 73/100
use of a computer mathematics program such as Mathematica will be
for some of the assigned problems. For information on how to access and use
Mathematica, click here .
Math: A prerequesite for
Physics 324 is Physics 227/228. To see problem sets
and solutions from those courses, check out the course home pages:
Assignments and Solutions