PHYSICS 151 SYLLABUS   Spring 2014       Prerequisite: P150  

Instructor: Hossein Partovi Office: SQU-430 Tel: 278-6501/6518 email: hpartovi@csus.edu 

web page:  www.csus.edu/indiv/p/partovimh/     

Office Hours: M,W,F, 10-11

     The objective of this course, which is a sequel to P150, is to develop conceptual understanding and working knowledge of the basic features of quantum mechanics as applied to the behavior of matter, including atomic structure.

 

    The primary textbook for this course is Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd ed., by David Griffiths.

 

         Homework is to be submitted (at my drop box, end of hall from Physics office) by 3 PM on Friday of each weak. Late homework will count for no more than half credit if occasional and will not be accepted otherwise.  A fraction of each problem set will be selected and graded.   As usual, working through the examples in the textbook and on the homework problems and thoroughly understanding them is a major component of the learning process.  Do not use solution manuals or any other source of solutions to the homework problems. However, do not hesitate to ask HP or others questions about the homework, or study and work with friends or in groups.  But be certain that such means serve the purpose of removing your misconceptions and gaining a full understanding of the matter at hand, and that the end product is your work.  Needless to say, copying solutions, or letting your partner do the thinking while you do the writing, defeats the very purpose of the exercise and is not acceptable. You will only receive credit for your own work, based on your learning and understanding. Quizzes will deal with material similar to homework and will thus provide a measure of your understanding of it.

         There will be two midterm exams and a final; these will count for 25%, 25%, and 30% respectively.  Homework and quizzes will count for 20%. 

 

 

WEEK

CHAPTER

HOMEWORK

1

Jan 27-31

4

4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 4.9, 4.11

2

Feb 3-7

4

4.13, 4.14, 4.17, 4.19

3

Feb 10-14

4

4.22, 4.24, 4.27, 4.28

4

Feb 17-21

4/5

4.55, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

5

Feb 24-28

5

5.6, 5.12, 5.13, 5.15, 5.16

6

Mar 3-7

5

(1st Exam, Mar 7) 5.22, 5.26, 5.30 

6

Mar 10-14

6

6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.12

7

Mar 17-21

6

6.14, 6.20, 6.21, 6.23

8

Mar 24-28

Spring Recess

 

9

Apr 1-4

7

7.1, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6

10

Apr 7-11

7/8

7.8, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3

11

Apr 14-18

8/9

8.4, 9.1, 9.2, 9.7

12

Apr 21-25

9

(2nd Exam, Apr 25) 9.10, 9.14

12

Apr 10-14

10/11

10.4, 10.5, 10.10 , 11.2

13

Apr 17-21

11

11.3, 11.4, 11.5, 11.6

14

Apr 28-May 2

11

11.7, 11.8, 11.10

15

May 5-9

11

11.12, 11.13, 11.18

16

May 12-16

11

11.19, 11.20

17

May 21

Final Exam

8-10 AM , comprehensive