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Computational Physics

Class Meetings:
ARC building (105), Monday 1:403:00pm, and Wednesday 1:403:00pm
Instructor: Kristjan Haule
Office: Serin E267
email:
haule<at>physics.rutgers.edu
Office hours:
Thursday 4pm
Text:
Principles of Quantum Mechanics, by R. Shankar,
Second Edition, Springer, (chapters 1  15)
Homework: There will normally be
a homework assignment each week.
Late homeworks will not be accepted without
special permission, generally requested in advance. Homeworks will be
graded and will be a significant
contribution to your final grade (40%).
 Homework 1, Due date: 9/26, Solution
 Homework 2, Due date: 10/5, Solution
 Homework 3, Due date: 10/17 Solution
 Homework 4, Due date: 10/26 Solution
 Midterm 10/31/2016 Midterm 2016 solution, histogram
 Midterm 2015 Midterm 2015 solution,
 Midterm 2014 Midterm 2014 solution,
 Homework 5, Due date: 11/30 Solution
 Homework 6, Due date: 12/13 Solution
 Homework 7, Due date: 12/19 Solution
 Final 2016, 12/19 Final Solution 2016
 Final 2015, Final Solution 2015
 Final 2014, Final Solution 2014
Exams: There will be one midterm
exam (30%) and a final exam (30%). They will be inclass openbook
exams. You will
be permitted to use Shankar book and your notes. Other books are not
allowed. Internet is not allowed.
According to Rutgers academic calendar, we do not have a class Wednesday Nov 23.
Midterm exam:
Monday 10/31 at 1:40 to 3:00
Final exam:
Monday 12/19 at 1:40 to 4:00. Note that the room number is ARC 204.
Gradebook:
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Syllabus:
Chapters
 Weeks
 Topic


1  2.0
 Linear vector spaces and braket notation
 23  1.0
 Transition from classical to quantum mechanics
 4  1.5
 Postulates of quantum mechanics
 57  2.0
 Onedimensional problems; Harmonic oscillator
 10  1.0
 Higher dimensions; elementary treatment of identical particles
 11  1.5
 Symmetries, quantum numbers, and conserved quantities
 12  2.0
 Rotational invariance and angular momentum
 13  1.0
 The hydrogen atom
 1415  2.0
 Spin and addition of angular momentum

Chapter numbers refer to text of Shankar.
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