Phy 360

Weeks 1 and 2: The Origins of Quantum Mechanics


Please bring calculators to class.

Class will not meet on September 3  because I will be at Vanderbilt University.


In-Class Demos


Due Thursday Aug 27 at 10:00.

Take the QMVI as a closed book diagnostics test.  Closed book and max time 1.5 hours. (Pledged.)
The QMVI is for diagnostic purposes only and will not affect your grade in any way.

Starting with Maxwell's equations, derive the classical wave equation.  What speed is predicted?

Look up and write down the partial differential equation for one-dimensional diffusion.

Due Tuesday Sept 8 at 10:00.

Griffiths problems 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, and 1.15.

Start on Griffiths Chapter 1  problems 1.7 and 1.9 but finish these problems next week.

Due Tuesday Sept 15 at 10:00.

Griffiths Chapter 1  problems 1.7 and 1.9.

Griffiths Chapter 2  ISW problems 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, and 2.5.

Due Thursday Sept 17 at 10:00.

Griffiths Chapter 2  ISW problem 2.7.  (Use Fourier's trick.)

Griffiths Chapter 2 SHO problems  2.10, 2.11, and 2.12.