**Physics
709** Applied Quantum Mechanics

Fall 2005

TU 2:30-3:45 CW 146

**Instructor: C. D. Lin**

CW230 532-1617

cdlin@phys.ksu.edu

**Help session**: M
5:30-7:00 CW146

Visit me at
my office or send me an e-mail

**Textbook**:
None.

Lecture notes and materials from web will be used.

**Supplements:**

Any typical Quantum
Mechanics textbooks

*Quantum Physics*, S.
Gasiorowicz (G)

*Applied Quantum Mechanics*,
Walter Harrison (H)

*Principles of Quantum
Mechanics*, 2nd ed. R. Shankar (S)

**Grading:
**

two quizzes 20% each

final 20%

Homework 40%

** Examination dates:**

**Exam 1: Oct 13, Thursday (new
date)**

Exam 2: Nov. 17, Thursday

Final exam (comprehensive)

**Guidelines for homework:**

This is a course on applying quantum
mechanics to solving real problems. You are to learn mostly by doing the
homework. One set of homework will be given each week. Typically, lecture notes
and the homework will be posted on the web in the beginning of the week. You
should start looking at the homework problems as soon as possible. The following
Monday during the help session we will have "general" discussions. Students who
got no idea on a particular problem should raise the questions and I will ask
other students to explain, with my help, perhaps. *About
40% of your homework
grade will come from your participation in these discussions. *The following
Thursday you will have to turn in the written homework.

I will not grade each
homework for every student. I will read some and just check the others. You are
free to discuss with other students but you have to write up your own. If you
appreciate the help from an individual classmate, tell me so on your papers.
Remember the best way to learn is to teach. By explaining to others you will
know that you indeed understand or not. So try to help other students and you
can learn from each other. Being able to explain clearly and logically is an
important part of your education.

Some homework will require
computer work. If you are still too green with computers, you may request
additional time by e-mail.

Once you finish a
calculation, look at the answer and ask yourself if it makes sense to you. If
not, say so and why. This will give you extra credit.

**Students with disabilities:**

If you have any condition such as a
physical or learning disability, which will make it difficult for you to carry
out the work as I have outlined it or which will require academic
accommodations, please notify me and contact the Disabled Students Office
(Holton 202), in the first two weeks of the course

**Plagiarism:**

Plagiarism and
cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by failure on the exam, paper
or project; failure in the course; and/or expulsion from the University. For
more information refer to the “Academic Dishonesty” policy in K-State
Undergraduate Catalog and the Undergraduate Honor System Policy on the Provost’s
web page at
http://www.ksu.edu/honor/

**
T****entative Course Outline:**

Here are the topics in
Quantum Mechanics that will be covered. I will start with a short review on each
topic and then select examples from atoms, molecules, condensed matter,
high-energy physics and others, if appropriate, where such a theory has been
used.

1. Simple problems in 1D

2. Simple problems in 3D

3. Symmetry, Operators and
Representations

4. Spin and angular momentum
algebra

5. Two-state problems

6. Simple scattering theory
and applications

7. Perturbation theory