Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:50 PM  2:40 PM in 275 Giltner Hall http://www.pa.msu.edu/courses/PHY471/ 
Instructor:
Thomas Glasmacher 
Class goal  Topics covered include: Wave mechanics; operators; Schrödinger equation in one dimension; stationary states; evolution of states in time; energy, position and momentum representations 
Prerequisites  PHY
215 or PHY 215B MTH 235 or MTH 255H PHY 321 
Textbook  Hans C. Ohanian, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Prentice Hall: Englewood Cliffs, 1990 
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Homework 
There will be twelve homework assignments. You are encouraged to discuss the homework problems and solution strategies with your peers, but you need to work out your own solutions. You will be given credit for what is on your paper, done in a logical, orderly way. In addition, you are expected to be able to explain the solutions you turn in and will not receive credit for solutions you cannot explain. All assignments will be graded. The lowest two homework assignment scores will be dropped in calculating the final course grade. On the due date assignments are due at 1:50 PM before class begins directly to me: 
Exams 
First
midterm exam: Monday, October 04, 1:50 PM – 2:40 PM 
Presentations  Each student will give one fiveminute inclass presentation and prepare a onepage summary sheet. In the third week of classes I will model the presentation and specify the format of the summary sheet. Summary sheets are due two days prior to your presentation. 
Grading  Your final grade will be based on your homework scores (25%), two midterm exam scores (20% each), the final exam score (30%), and the fiveminute presentation and summary sheet (5%). 
Updated August 28, 1999