

Monday 1:00 in 2242
Quantum Mechanics
Griffiths

Tuesday 1:00 in 2242
Differential
Equations
Blanchard et al.

Thursday 1:00 in 2242
Modern Physics
O'Hanian

week 1
Jan.610 
QM.1: Wave function
Minilecture
guide (ML)
HW Ch.1# 1, 3, 6, 7, 12, 14 (check that these
are the same as we wrote on the blackboard...)

Appendix
B: Complex Numbers
3.4 Complex
Eigenvalues
3.5 Special
Cases: Repeated and Zero Eigenvalues 
Mod.1: Particles
and waves
ML1(cyclotron
4): 1
ML2(Bainbridge
mass spec 14): 4
ML3(relativistic
p 67): 2+3
HW Ch.1 # 2,
4, 6, 8, 12, 22, 30, 3436, 38, 40

week 2
Jan.1317 
QM.2: Schrodinger equation
ML1:
1+2 ; ML2:
3+4
HW: Ch.2 # 2,
6, 13, 14, 17, 19, 38 + completed worksheets

3.6
SecondOrder Linear Equations
3.7 The TraceDeterminant
Plane 
Mod.3: Quanta and
energy
ML1(blackbody
81): 4
ML2(PE effect
90):3+5
HW Ch3 #
1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 18, 20, 24, 26, 28, 30, 34, 38, 44

week 3
Jan.2024 
QM Ch.3: Wavefunctions
as vectors... ML1(eigen):
5+1, ML2: 4=JW
HW: Ch.2 # 13,
14, 17, Ch.3 # 9, 10, 17, 18, 22(ac), 36

4.1
Forced Harmonic Oscillators
4.2 Sinusoidal
Forcing 
Mod.4:
Atomic structure and spectra
ML1(Bohr atom
118): 3=AS
ML2(FranckHertz
127): 2=JR 
week 4
Jan.2731 
Mod.5: Wave mechanics:
free particles
ML1(de Broglie
l 141):
5=SC
ML2(Uncertainty
152): 4=JW
HW: 1, 4, 6,
11, 12, 23, 24, 28, 31, 32, 38

4.3
Undamped Forcing and Resonance
4.4 Amplitude
and Phase of the Steady State
4.5 Tacoma
Narrows Bridge 
Mod.6: Wave mechanics
in potentials
ML1(Particle
in Box 173): 2=JR
ML2(H. Oscillator
195): 1=DV
HW: 2, 4, 9,
10, 12, 48, 50, 56, 66

week 5
Feb.37 
Boas Ch.1:
Series. Pick out a few good problems as you
read. 
NONLINEAR
SYSTEMS
5.1 Equilibrium Point
Analysis
5.2 QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS 
review and
synthesize 
week 6
Feb.1014 
midterm
(Zita to DC) 
5.3
Hamiltonian Systems
5.4 Dissipative
Systems 
no class:
read "Afterward" on the meaning of QM (pp.374385) 
week 7
Feb.1721 
HOLIDAY  shall
we meet to discuss midterm and Afterward? 
3.8
Linear Systems in 3D
5.5 Nonlinear
Systems in 3D
5.6 Periodic
Forcing of Nonlinear Systems, Chaos 
Mod. 7:
Spin and Pauli Exclusion Principle
AS(LS coupling
223): JR(laser
249):
HW: 1, 8, 10, 13, 14, 26, 32, 38 
week 8
Feb.2428 
QM.4: QM in 3D: H atom
JW: Sec.4.1.2,
Prob 4.3 or 4.23; DV: spin or L
HW: 14,
10, 13, 14, 16

6.1
 6.3 Laplace Transforms 
QM4: L (DV)
and S (AS); start QM.5: Identical Particles 
week
9
Mar.37 
QM.6:
Perturbation Theory 
6.4
 6.6 Delta Functions and Qualitative Theory of Laplace Transforms
(& Kreyszig 4.1  4.2) 
QM 7: Variational Principle
or Mod.10: Nuclear Structure 
week 10
Mar.1012 
final exam 
(Sci.
Sem. evals Tues.11.Mar.)
(PS evals Wed.12.Mar) 
(Z to CA) 

Classes will go something
like this in fall:
12: logistics, overview, and questions; 23:
lecture and discussion; 34: inclass work period; 44:45:
making connections; 5:006:30: seminar or presentations
Please arrive on time and plan to stay until 6:30 pm (or
7 for DiffEq, including semianr). If you have a conflict,
please reschedule it. We'll take a couple of 1015
minute breaks each afternoon. Feel free to bring food
and drink to sustain you (quietly).


DUE DATES: Complete the reading
assignments before class.
Homework is due before class the following week,
same day. Please see syllabi for assignment details and
for due dates on papers, presentations, and projects.

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OFFICE HOURS and tea: Wednesdays
1:00 in the Fishbowl, Lab II Rm 2270, or by appointment 

Fall Syllabus
Homework assignments below may change, depending on our pace in
class.



Monday 1:00 in CAL
Electrodynamics
Griffiths

Tuesday 1:00 in 2242
Differential
Equations Blanchard et al.

Thursday 1:00 in 2242
Mechanics
Cassiday & Fowles

week 1 
30 Sept. Ch.12: Intro + Electrostatics. HW:
Ch.1 # 5, 7, 12, 15, 18, 24(a), 26 (just check)
Ch.2 # 12, 21, 28, 20 
1.Oct. Ch.1.1: Intro and modeling 
3. Oct. Ch.1: intro and vectors.
HW: (p.36) #1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 14, 19, 24, Ch.2 # 1,
2, derive eqns (1.12.11) p.34 
week 2 
7. Oct. Ch.2 HW:16, 24, 39,
30, 32, 40, 22
Ch.3: Electrostatics HW: 2, 3, 5, 9 
8.Oct. Ch.1.24: Separation of variables,
slope fields, Euler method 
10.Oct. Ch.2: Newtonian.
HW: (p.65) #3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 14, 20 (actually,
r ~ t^{2}) C.2.1 
week 3 
14.Oct. finish last week's HW! 
15.Oct. Ch. 1.56: existence, uniqueness,
equilibria 
17.Oct. Ch.3: Oscillations.
HW: (p.128) # 1, 5, 7, 8, 9, (and 10, 21, 22, the following week?) 
week 4 
21.Oct. Ch.3 HW: 5, 9, 12,
13, 16
Work through Examples 3.3 and 3.6

22.Oct. Ch.1.8: linear diffeq, integrating factor 
24.Oct. see help sheet handed out in class:
Ch.3 #4, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17  see how far you get, and ask
questions. 
week 5 
28.Oct. EM midterm (after HW Q/A the first
two hours of class)
Ch 3 # 17, 18, 20, (23, 24). Bring questions
about them to class.

29.Oct. (Break? Check Don's syllabus) 
31.Oct. CM midterm (after HW Q/A the first
two hours of class) 
week 6 
4.Nov. Ch.5: Magnetostatics. HW:
worksheet on Ex.5.2; # 1, 2(a,b), 35 , 6, 10, 12,
13 
5.Nov. Ch.2.12: modeling systems, mass on spring,
prey, vector fields 
7.Nov. Faculty retreat. Meet classmates to discuss
Ch.4: 3D motion. Start HW: (p.164) # 1,
2, 3, 4, 6, 17, 18)
Your minilectures on Ch.4.1, 4.2, 4.3. 
week 7 
11.Nov. Magnetostatics and Electrodynamics.
HW Ch.5: Find B(r) for cases in 5 as well as #13, and do #31,
39, (12). 
12.Nov. Ch.2.22.3: more vector fields 
14.Nov. Ch.6: Gravitation and Dynamics.
HW: (p.248) # 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 23, C 6.2, 26, and
derive results on pp.215216 and eqn (6.13.7) 
week 8 
18.Nov. Ch.7: Electrodynamics HW: 2, 5,
7, 10, 11, 12, 17, 25, 29, 27, 31, 34, 42, 45, 49, 59 
19.Nov. Ch.2.45: Euler method for systems, Lorenz
equation 
21.Nov. Ch.8 # 8, 24, 25, and derive (6.9.3)
and (6.11.26), find & sketch turning points on p.237, derive energy
conditions on p.234.
Ch.10: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian. HW:
(p.430) # 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 17, 23, and work
examples 10.5.1, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.4, 10.5.6 (p.404409)

2530 Nov. 
Thanksgiving break 
work on your projects 
review your learning 
week 9 
2.Dec. Ch.9: Electromagnetic waves.
HW: 
3.Dec. Ch.3: Linear systems 
5.Dec. Ch.11: V, Equilibrium and Stability.
possible HW: (p.479) # 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 11 
week 10 
9.Dec. exam 
10.Dec. exam 
13.Dec. exam 
eval week 



