Physics 661 -- Quantum Mechanics II -- Spring2020

Instructor: Professor S. Martin
Office: 214 La Tourette
email: spmartin@niu.edu
Office hours: M,W,F 11:00 to 11:50 (or whenever you can find me).

Class meetings: M,W,F 10:00-10:50, 227 La Tourette

Textbook: Principles of Quantum Mechanics, R. Shankar, 2nd edition, ISBN-13: 978-0306447907. Class notes distributed electronically.

Grading: Your numerical score in this class is weighted according to 30% homework, 20% first midterm exam, 20% second midterm exam, 30% final exam. See the syllabus for more grading policy information.

Homework policies: Late penalty: 10% off for each day late up to 4 days; 100% off for > 4 days. I prefer homework papers to be turned in at the end of class, but they are considered on time if turned in by 5:00 PM on the due date. You can turn them in to my mailbox in the Physics main office if I'm not around. Homework papers should be written neatly, single-sided on paper, and stapled. Electronic submission of homework is REQUIRED until further notice. You are encouraged to consult with each other on the homework. However, each of you must turn in only your own work. Do not turn in anything that you have copied, or anything that you do not truly understand. Do not communicate any materials from this class, including homework assignments, to any person or entity outside of NIU, electronically or otherwise.

Exam policies: Exams will be closed book, but you may bring one page of notes in your own original handwriting, and you will be given a formula sheet for coordinate systems and vector derivatives, as here. No electronic devices are allowed.

Midterm 1 exam: Monday, February 17, 2020, 10:00-10:59 AM.
Midterm 2 exam: Friday, April 10, 2020, 10:00-10:59 AM.
Final exam: Monday, May 4, 2020, 10:00-11:59 AM.

See the syllabus for a pdf version of the information listed above and more, including an accessibility statement and a list of physics topics to be covered in the course.

There is no "Blackboard" web page for this course, everything relevant will be handed out on real paper as well as linked to on this web page.

Known corrections for PHYS 660 2019 lecture notes (last updated March 2, 2020).

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Youtube channel for all lectures starting from March 23, 2020.

Homework #1 assignment (due Wednesday, January 22, 2020)

Homework #2 assignment (due Wednesday, January 29, 2020)

Homework #3 assignment (due Wednesday, February 5, 2020)

Homework #4 assignment (due Friday, February 14, 2020)

Information for Midterm 1 (on Monday, February 17, 2020)

Homework #5 assignment (due Wednesday, February 26, 2020)

Homework #6 assignment (due Friday, March 6, 2020)

Homework #7 assignment (due Wednesday, March 25, 2020)

Homework #8 assignment (due Friday, April 3, 2020)

Homework #9 assignment (due Monday, April 13, 2020)

Homework #10 assignment (due Wednesday, April 22, 2020)