Professor: 
Georg Hoffstaetter 
2555197, Georg.Hoffstaetter@cornell.edu  
Teaching Assistant:  Pierre Thibault, B83 Rockefeller Hall, pt68@cornell.edu 
Dates 
Literature 
Order of handouts 
Exercises 
Quizes and Final Exam 
Grading 
Dates 

Mo  01/ 20/ 03  Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  First lecture 
Th 
01/ 23/ 03 
Room 115, Rockefeller Hall 
First section 
Fr  02/ 07/ 03  End of add period  
Fr  02/ 14/ 03 
Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Quiz 
Fr  03/ 07/ 03  End of drop period  
Fr 
03/ 14/ 03 
Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Quiz 
03/ 17  03/ 21 
Spring
break 

Fr 
04/ 11/ 03 
Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Quiz 
Fr 
05/ 02/ 03 
Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Last
lecture 
Th  05/ 08/ 03 09:00  11:30 
Room 122, Rockefeller Hall 
Final Exam
(new time)

Mo  09:05  09:55  Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Lecture 
Mo 
10:10  11:00 
Room B83, Rockefeller Hall 
Office hours, Thibault 
We  09:05  09:55  Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Lecture 
We  01:25  02:15  Room 128, Rockefeller Hall  Section 
We 
10:10  11:00 
Room B83, Rockefeller Hall 
Office hours,
Thibault 
We  16:00  17:00  Room 118, Newman Lab  Office hours, Hoffstaetter Lab door locks at 16:30 ! 
Th  15:35  Exercises due  
Th  15:35  16:25  Room 115, Rockefeller Hall  Section 
Fr  09:05  09:55  Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Lecture 
Fr

16:00  17:00  Room 118, Newman Lab  Office hours, Hoffstaetter Lab door locks at 16:30 ! 
01/20/2003 
Modern Physics 
01/02/2003 
Photons and quantum states 
01/24/2003 
Interference of light 
01/24/2003 
Projection amplitudes for linear and circular polarization 
02/03/2003 
Simple models of the atom 
02/05/2003 
Correspondence principle 
02/10/2003 
The stationary Schroedinger equation 
02/19/2003 
Solutions of Schroedinger's equation in one dimension 
02/28/2003 
Coherent states for the harmonic oscillator potential 
02/28/2003 
Two quantum particles 
03/07/2003 
Normalization and probability density 
03/24/2003 
Review of the meaning of the wave function 
04/02/2003 
Scattering 
04/07/2003 
The Dirac delta function 
04/14/2003 
Eigenfunctions for L_{z} and L^{2} 
04/21/2003 
Vibration energies of molecules 
05/02/2003 
Hydrogenlike systems 
1st  week, handed out on  01/23/03, due on 01/30/03  Section and Homework 1 
question and answer 
2nd  week, handed out on  01/30/03, due on 02/05/03  Section and Homework 2  question and answer and a briefer about complex numbers 
3rd  week, handed out on  02/05/03, due on 02/12/03  Section and Homework 3  question and answer 
4th  week, handed out on  02/12/03, due on 02/19/03  Section and Homework 4  question and answer 
5th  week, handed out on  02/19/03, due on 02/26/03  Section  question 
6th  week, handed out on  02/26/03, due on 03/05/03  Section and Homework 5  question and answer 
7th  week, handed out on  03/05/03, due on 03/12/03  Section and Homework 6  question and answer 
8th  week, handed out on  03/12/03, due on 03/28/03  Section and Homework 7  question and answer 
9th  week, handed out on  03/28/03, due on 04/04/03  Section and Homework 8  question and answer 
10th  week, handed out on  04/04/03, due on 04/11/03  Section and Homework 9  question and answer 
11th  week, handed out on  04/11/03, due on 04/18/03  Section and Homework 10  question and answer 
12th  week, handed out on  04/18/03, due on 04/25/03  Section and Homework 11  question and answer 
13th  week, handed out on  04/25/03, due on 05/02/03  Section and Homework 12  question and answer 
1st quiz,  02/14/03: 
Questions and take home exam due on 02/26/03 answers 
2nd quiz,  03/14/03: 
Questions and answers 
3rd quiz,  04/11/03: 
Questions and answers 
final exam,  05/08/03: 
Auxiliary material for quizes
and for the final exam 

1.  Calculators,
programable calculators, but no laptops 
2.  One
handwritten page of formulas 
3. 
Handouts from class 
4.  All questions and solutions of the exercises 
5.  An Introduction to Quantum Physics, French and Taylor 
6. 
Concepts of Modern Physics, Arthur Beiser 
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Last Update: 05082003