PHYSICS 472 - Quantum Mechanics II

Spring 2008

Prof. Norman Birge

E-mail:  birge "at"

Office:  4224 BPS, 355-9200, ext. 2203

Click here for a review of Dirac Notation

Click here for a review of Tensor Products

Click here for a review of Angular Momentum and Spin

 Click here for the homework and exam schedule

Course Information

Office Hours:

Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 and Thursday 2:00 - 3:30pm, or by appointment. 


MWF, 1:50-2:40pm, Room 1420 BPS

Required Text:

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, David J. Griffiths, 2nd edition


There will be 12 assignments due on Fridays at the beginning of class.  The lowest homework score will be dropped when calculating your final grade.  You are welcome to consult with your peers when doing your homework, but you are responsible for completing the problems yourself.  Copying somebody else's homework is not acceptable.


Jianghao Yu, yujiangh "at" (office hours by appointment)


There will be 2 midterm exams and a final.  The dates for the midterm exams are tentatively February 18 and March 31.  The final exam is Wednesday, April 30 at 12:45pm.  All exams are closed book.  The final exam will be cumulative.


Homework      30%     Max. grade cut-offs:  >90%  4.0      >70%  2.0
Midterm #1     20%                                        >85%  3.5      >65%  1.5
Midterm #2     20%                                        >80%  3.0      >60%  1.0
Final Exam     30%                                        >75%  2.5      <60%  0.0
                    These cut-offs may be lowered, but they won't be raised.

Course Outline:

Here is a tentative list of sections we will cover in Griffiths:

4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 6, 7, 9, and 12. 

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Last updated 1/4/2008