PHYS 709: Applied Quantum Mechanics

Fall 2000

Instructor: Brett D. DePaola

Office: 333 Cardwell Hall

Class Hours: 11:05 a.m. - 12:20 a.m. TU

Phone: 532-1623



Text: "Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles" (2nd Edition) by R. Eisberg and R. Resnick

Course Description: This course is designed for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in physics and engineering. The goals are to review Schrodinger's theory of quantum mechanics, one electron atoms, and multi-electron atoms and to study quantum statistics, spectra of molecules, and other selected topics for which quantum mechanical treatment is appropriate.

Tests: As indicated in the schedule, there will be three (3) exams throughout the semester (including the final). These tests will be held during the normal class period, or as take-home exams. Results of these tests will determine 80% of the course grade.

Homework: Homework will count for 20% of the course grade. The homework will include traditional problem solving as well as some computational work. All homework should be completed prior to start of the class on the day which it is due. Homework turned in late will be subject to grade penalties. In doing homework, collaboration -- but not outright copying -- is encouraged.

Office Hours: Office hours will be by appointment, and as announced in class.

Final Exam: The course final will be comprehensive. It will take place on Thursday December 14, 2000, from 9:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Cardwell Hall, in the same room that the class is regularly held.

Disabilities: Any student in this course who has a physical or learning limitation that prevents the fullest expression of his or her abilities should contact the course instructor and the Disabled Students Office (Holton 202), in the first two weeks of the course.

Required Notice:

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.

Copyright 2000 Brett D. DePaola as to this syllabus and all lectures. Students are prohibited from selling (or being paid for taking) notes during this course to or by any person or commercial firm without the express written permission of the professor teaching this course.

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