Course Outline
What this course is about:
Concepts and ideas of Quantum Mechanics, first introduced in Y1 general physics courses, and elaborated upon in the Y2 Modern Physics course (PHYS 2P50), are put onto a firm mathematical footing. This is an essential course for Physics and combined majors.
Brock calendar entry:
Wave particle dualism, Schrodinger equation, solution of simple one-dimensional barrier problems and the harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom, angular momentum theory, introduction to perturbation theory and variational methods.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2P50, MATH 2P03, MATH 2P08, and MATH 3P06.
Requirements:
It is important that the students feel comfortable with the linear algebra, complex numbers, calculus, and similar mathematical topics. Elementary classical mechanics is essential.
Textbook:
There is no required textbook for the course. Suggested reading:
R. L. Liboff, Introductory Quantum Mechanics , 4th edition (Addison-Wesley), ISBN 978-0805387148;
D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics , 2nd edition (Addison-Wesley), ISBN 978-0131118928;
R. Scherrer, Quantum Mechanics: An Accessible Introduction (Addison-Wesley), ISBN 0-8053-8716-1.
Topics covered in the course:
1. Basic principles of Quantum Mechanics
2. Quantum Mechanics in one dimension
3. Formalism of Quantum Mechanics
4. Quantum Mechanics in two and three dimensions
5. Spin

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Marking scheme:

4 assignments: 36% (9% each); assignments must be submitted by 5pm on the due date ; penalty for late assignments: -25% per day, including weekends and holidays

midterm test: 14%

final exam: 50%; a student must achieve 50% on the final exam to pass the course

both the midterm test and the final exam will be closed book exams, with only a calculator and one self-prepared formula sheet (letter size, two-sided) allowed.

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