Professor: 
Georg Hoffstaetter 
2555197, Newman Lab 118, Georg.Hoffstaetter@cornell.edu  
Teaching Assistants: 
Tanja Hinderer (Section 1) 2558007, Clark 235, tph25@cornell.edu Pierre Thibault (Section 2) 2556072, Clark 516, pt68@cornell.edu 
Dates 
Literature 
Order of handouts 
Exercises 
Quizes and Final Exam 
Preparation 
Grading 
Dates 

Mo  01/ 26/ 04  Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  First lecture 
We 
01/ 28/ 04 
First
section 

We 
02/ 25/ 04 
Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Quiz 
Fr 
03/ 19/ 04 
Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Quiz 
03/ 20  03/
28 
Spring break 

Mo 
04/ 19/ 04 
Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Quiz 
Fr 
05/ 07/ 04 
Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Last lecture 
Th 
05/ 13/ 04 09:0011:30 
Room 132, Rockefeller Hall 
Final Exam

Mo  09:05  09:55  Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Lecture 
Fr 
09:05 
Room 132, Rockefeller Hall 
Exercises
due 
We  09:05  09:55  Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Lecture 
We  13:25  14:15  Room 127, Rockefeller Hall  Section 1 
We 
15:00  16:00 
Room 516, Clark Hall 
Office hours,
Thibault 
We 
15:30  16:30 
Room 235, Clark Hall 
Office hours, Hinderer 
Th 
13:30  14:30 
Room 235, Clark Hall 
Office hours, Hinderer 
Th 
15:35  16:25 
Room 102, Rockefeller Hall 
Section 2 
Th 
16:30  17:30 
Room 516, Clark Hall 
Office hours,
Thibault 
Fr  09:05  09:55  Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Lecture 
Fr

10:00  12:00  Room 118, Newman Lab  Office hours, Hoffstaetter 
01/26/2004 
Modern Physics 
02/02/2004 
Photons and quantum states 
02/09/2004 
Interference of light 
02/11/2004 
Projection amplitudes for linear and circular
polarization 
02/16/2004 
Simple models of the atom 
02/23/2004 
Correspondence principle 
03/01/2004 
The stationary Schroedinger equation 
03/08/2004 
Solutions of Schroedinger's equation in one
dimension 
03/17/2004 
Orthogonality for different Energies 
04/02/2004 
Two quantum particles 
04/09/2004 
Coulomb potential 
04/16/2004 
The Uncertainty Principle 
04/21/2004 
Scattering 
Eigenfunctions for L_{z} and L^{2} 

Vibration energies of molecules 

Hydrogenlike systems 
0th  math questionare on 
01/28/04 
question and answer  
1st  week, handed out on  01/30/04, due on 02/06/04  Homework 1 
question and answer 
2nd  week, handed out on  02/06/04, due on 02/13/04  Homework 2  question and answer and a briefer about complex numbers 
3rd  week, handed out on  02/13/04, due on 02/20/04  Homework 3  question and answer 
4th  week, handed out on  02/20/04, due on 02/27/04  Homework 4  question and answer 
5th  week, handed out on  02/27/04, due on 03/05/04  Homework 5  question and answer 
6th  week, handed out on  03/05/04, due on 03/12/04  Homework 6  question and answer 
7th  week, handed out on  03/12/04, due on 03/19/04  Homework 7  question and answer 
8th  week, handed out on  03/19/04, due on 04/02/04  Homework 8  question and answer 
9th  week, handed out on  04/02/04, due on 04/09/04  Homework 9  question and answer 
10th  week, handed out on  04/09/04, due on 04/16/04  Homework 10  question and answer 
11th  week, handed out on  04/19/04, due on 04/23/04  Homework 11  question and answer 
12th  week, handed out on  04/26/04, due on 04/30/04  Homework 12  question and answer 
13th  week, handed out on  04/30/04, due on 05/07/04  Homework 13  question and answer 
1st quiz,  02/ 25/ 04: 
Questions and answers 
2nd quiz,  03/ 19/ 04: 
Questions and answers 
3rd quiz,  04/ 19/ 04: 
Questions and answers 
final exam,  05/ 13/ 04: 
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: 01282004