29:3742 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II


Spring 2022

Class Information

Instructor Information

Grading Policy

Possible final grades are A+,A,B,C,D,F. The grade of A+ is for performance that is a full grade above an A. Grades are based on homework scores (15%), hour exam scores (25% x2), and the final exam (35%). Exam dates will be determined by the instructor after consultation with the students. Homework assignments and important announcements will appear on the web version of this syllabus (http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/~wpolyzou/phys3742/). Homework solutions, exam solutions, and lecture notes will be posted on the class website here. Homework will be due on Fridays. The lecture notes are for your benefit, but they are no substitute for taking your own good notes during lectures. My lecture notes are normally written during the evening before each lecture and posted on the morning of the lecture. I do not have time to proofread the notes so be warned that they may have errors. If you do not understand something in the posted lecture notes, check with me before or after class. I will try to correct errors as I go so expect changes in the latter parts of the notes.

General Information

This is the second half of a two semester introductory course on quantum mechanics. The course will cover topics in the text that were not covered in 3741, plus some additional topics at the discretion of the instructor.

Homework Assignments and Calendar

  • Week 9
  • Monday, 3/21/2022
  • Lecture 24:
  • Reading:
  • Wednesday, 3/23/2022
  • Lecture 25:
  • Reading:
  • Friday, 3/25/2022
  • Lecture 26:
  • Reading:
  • Homework #10: Assignment 8 - solutions, due Friday, 4/1/2022


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