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
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.
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.
Students with Disabilities
The University of Iowa is committed to providing an educational experience that is accessible to all students. A student may request academic accommodations for a disability (which includes but is not limited to mental health, attention, learning, vision, and physical or health-related conditions). A student seeking academic accommodations should first register with Student Disability Services (SDS) and then meet with the course instructor privately in the instructor's office to make particular arrangements. Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between the student, instructor, and SDS. See http://sds.studentlife.uiowa.edu/ for information.
A student who has a complaint related to this course should follow the procedures summarized below.
Ordinarily, the student should attempt to resolve the matter with the instructor first. Students may talk first to someone other than the instructor (the departmental executive officer, or the University Ombudsperson) if they do not feel, for whatever reason, that they can directly approach the instructor.
If the complaint is not resolved to the student's satisfaction, the student should go to the departmental executive officer.
If the matter remains unresolved, the student may submit a written complaint to the associate dean for academic programs. The associate dean will attempt to resolve the complaint and, if necessary, may convene a special committee to recommend appropriate action. In any event, the associate dean will respond to the student in writing regarding the disposition of the complaint.
For any complaint that cannot be resolved through the mechanisms described above, please refer to the College's Student Academic Handbook for further information.