**PHYS 709 Applied Quantum Mechanics**

**Fall 2007**

**PDF of Syllabus: **pdf

**Questions?**

You can also email me at
esry@phys.ksu.edu, stop by my office CW 329, or call 532-1620.

**Are you ready yet?**

Take a look at our departmental exam in
quantum mechanics. It is what our department expects someone with a
B.S. in physics to know. In other words, what *you* should know at
the end of this course! We won't be able to cover all of the material on
that exam, but at the end of this course you should be well enough prepared to
be able to pick up the extra topics on your own.

**Guidelines for homework:**

Discuss your homework with classmates as much as you like, but write
your homework solutions
There will be a severe grade penalty for copying.on your own! | |

As a scientist in training, you need to learn to communicate scientific information in an effective, efficient manner. You should consider homework assignments as practice in this art. It is your responsibility to present your homework solutions in a readable, logical manner --- not mine to decipher and interpret them. There will be a grade penalty. | |

In an incorrect solution, I will reward statements in homework and on
exams that show you know it is incorrect and why. I will also reward any
effort above and beyond what is explicitly asked for in a problem.
Conversely, if you give a grossly incorrect solution, but make no indication
that you know it is grossly incorrect, there will be a grade penalty beyond
just getting the problem wrong. |

**Notes:**

Delta function notes

**Exams:**

Mid-term

**Homework assignments:**

Due Aug. 28: HW 1

Due Sept. 4: HW 2

Due Sept. 18: HW 3

Due Sept. 25: HW 4

Due Oct. 2: HW 5

Due Oct. 9: HW 6

Due Oct. 16: HW 7

Due Oct. 30: HW 8

Due Nov. 6: HW 9

Due Nov. 13: HW 10

Due Nov. 20: HW 11

Due Nov. 27: HW 12

Due Dec. 6: HW 13