## Phy 360

## Weeks 1 and 2: The Origins of Quantum Mechanics

## Announcements

Please bring calculators to class.

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

## Readings

## In-Class Demos

## Homework

#### 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.**