**Dr. Wolfgang Christian**

Office: Dana 171

Phone: 894-2322

Email: wochristian@davidson.edu

## PHY 360: Quantum Mechanics

### Fall 2009

*Text:* Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (2nd edition) by David
Griffiths and *Physlet Quantum Physics* by Mario
Belloni, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox.

*Lecture:* T,Th 10:00-11:15 (Required)

*Office Hours:* MW 1:30-2:30, F 11:30-12:30, and Th 11:15-12:15 and
other times by appointment. You can usually find me in the Dana building
from 8:00 to 5:00. I teach Introductory Physics MW from 10:30 to 11:30 and I reserve the hour before
this lecture and before
Quantum Mechanics lecture for my own class preparation.

*Help sessions:* Students sometimes request that I have informal (and optional) evening help sessions. No new
material is covered. I rely on on students to guide the discussion of topics. These sessions are most popular before a major
review but they can be scheduled whenever there is sufficient interest.

**Description: Phy360**

Quantum Mechanics with applications to exactly solvable systems.

*Prerequisites: Intermediate Mechanics (Phy 330) and Electricity and
Magnetism (Phy 350)*

The successful student will obtain a thorough introduction to the theory
Quantum Mechanics including:

- Quantum mechanical solution of simple systems such as the harmonic
oscillator and a particle in a potential well.
- Improved mathematical skills necessary to solve differential equations and
eigenvalue problems.
- Experience in computer simulation and modeling.

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