**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).

**Email:
**dbkaplan@phys.washington.edu

**Telephone: **685-3546

**TA:
**Chin-Yet Lin, Physics B157, chimney@u.washington.edu

**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

**Text***:
Quantum Physics,* Stephen Gasiorowicz, second edition,

Wiley 1996,
**
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.**

**Grades: **One
midterm score or half of the final exam score (whichever is worst) will
be dropped.

The course grade will be computed as follows:

- Homework counts as 25% of the final grade
- 50% of your final exam score counts as 25% of the final grade
- Count 25% each are the best two of : (a) Midterm #1 score, (b) Midterm #2 score, (c) 50% of final exam score

HW=80/100, Midterm #1=17/25, Midterm #2=7/25, Final=33/50

Midterm #2 score is dropped, course score = (80/4) + 17 + 33 = 70/100

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

**Computer: **Basic
use of a computer mathematics program such as *Mathematica* will be
helpful

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:**
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