Quantum Mechanics I, 2013

Canvas and rope
Lecture days
Usually Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 AM; starting on August 13, 2013.
Drop test
Everyone should consider taking the drop test. You lose nothing by taking it.
Problem solving sessions will be taken
Assignments will be due from time to time. Please see the page on assignments.
Mid sem: September 28, 2013. End sem: November 16, 2013.

Quantum Mechanics I, 2013

Assignments: Quantum Mechanics I, 2013

Assignment 1: due before August 29
Submit solutions to problems 1.3 and 3.4 to Ronak Soni.
Assignment 2: due before September 10
Write out your understanding of the nature of quantum particles, their description and time evolution. I should be able to print your answer on one A4 sheet (two sides). The material should be prepared in LaTeX an both the source and pdf should be submitted as attachments to an email to me.
Assignment 3: due before September 21
Submit solutions to problems 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 to Ronak Soni.
Assignment 4: due before October 28
Submit solutions to problems 14.1, 14.2, 14.3 and 14.4 to Ronak Soni.

Term paper

Instead of a term paper, you will have to take responsibility for editing a page relevant to this course on Wikipedia. In order to prepare for this, you should first take a look at wikipedia's pages on topics of relevance to quantum mechanics, then decide whether you want to add something or improve an already existing page.

You have to select something within the scope of the course. See the course outline and the keywords in each of the lectures for ideas. You can also look at Wikipedia's list of quantum physics stubs to see whether there is anything in common with the course.

You will have to register as an author. It will probably also help to join the group which is working on improving physics pages. Be warned that wikipedia editors are pretty ruthless with bad or random editing, so some effort has to be made to discuss points (on various talk pages) and convince them that you are doing something worthwhile.

Here are the web pages each person has chosen to edit:

I will look at the actual wikipedia entry, the author pages, the talk pages and the history of each page in order to evaluate performance.

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