Professor: 
Georg Hoffstaetter 
(607)2555197, 118 Newman Lab,
Georg.Hoffstaetter@cornell.edu (607)2548981, 226 Wilson Lab, www.lepp.cornell.edu/~hoff 

Teaching Assistants:  (1) Steve
Drasco, sd68@cornell.edu,
(607)2556789, 611 Space Science, http://baba.astro.cornell.edu (2) Pierre Thibault, pt68@cornell.edu, (607)2556072, 516 Clark Hall 
Dates 
Literature 
Handouts 
Exercises 
Quizzes and Final Exam 
Grading 
Academic Integrity 
Dates 

Mo  01/ 24/ 05  Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  First lecture 
We 
01/ 26/ 05 
First section 

Fr 
02/ 25/ 05 
Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Qui 

03/ 21  03/ 27  Spring break  
Fr 
04/ 01/ 05 
Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Quiz 
Fr 
05/ 06/ 05 
Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Last lecture 
Th 
05/12/05 12:0014:30 
Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall 
Final Exam

Mo  09:05  09:55  Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Lecture 
Mo  14:30  15:20  Room 611, Space Science  Office hours, TA1 
Tu  14:30  15:20  Room 611, Space Science  Office hours, TA1 
We  09:05  09:55  Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Lecture 
We  13:25  14:15  Room 127, Rockefeller Hall  Section TA2 
We 
15:00  16:00 
Room 516, Clark Hall 
Office
hours, TA2 
Th 
15:35  16:25 
Room 102, Rockefeller Hall 
Section TA1 
Th 
16:30  17:30 
Room 516, Clark Hall 
Office
hours, TA2 
Fr  09:05  Room 132, Rockefeller Hall 
Exercises
due

Fr  09:05  09:55  Room 132, Rockefeller Hall  Lecture 
Fr

10:00  11:50  Room 118, Newman Lab  Office
hours, Prof. Hoffstaetter 
DATA 
TITLE 
01/24/2005 
Modern Physics 
01/26/2005  Derivation of blackbody
radiation 
01/28/2005  Average energy in each mode for
light quanta 
01/31/2005 
Further evidence for photons 
02/02/2005 
The RutherfordBohr Atom 
02/04/2005 
Stimulated emission for black
body radiation 
02/07/2005 
Wave properties of particles 
02/09/2005 
George Thomson's experiment 
02/11/2005  Wave properties of neutrons, atoms and ions 
02/14/2005  The waveparticle duality and
bound states 
Letter
to the Nobel Web 
Detective story about E. and R.
Schroedinger's Bibliography 
02/16/2005  The stationary Schroedinger
Equation 
02/18/2005  Particles in nonrigid boxes 
02/21/2005  Qualitative plots of boundstate
wave functions 
02/23/2005  Stationary states in the square
well 
02/28/2005  Time dependence of quantum states 
03/02/2005  Orthogonality for different
Energies 
03/04/2005  Two quantum particles 
03/07/2005  Orthogonality for different
Energies 
03/09/2005  Two subsequent polarizers for
light waves 
03/11/2005  Conversion of polarization states 
03/14/2005  Quantum amplitudes and state
vectors 
03/16/2005  Projection amplitudes for linear
and circular polarization 
03/18/2005  Quantum amplitudes for circular
polarization 
03/28/2005  Physical correspondence to
polarization states 
03/30/2005  Projection probabilities and ket
vectors 
04/04/2005  Dispersion of freeparticle
packet states 
04/06/2005  The energy time uncertainty
relation 
04/08/2005  Potential steps 
04/11/2005  Approximation of tunneling 
04/13/2005  Expectation values for px 
04/15/2005  Spherically symmetric potentials
and wave functions 
04/18/2005  Normalization and probability
density for spherical symmetry 
04/20/2005  Expectation values for px 
04/22/2005  Angular momentum and magnetism 
04/25/2005  Angular momentum and atomic
systems 
04/27/2005  Spin: intrinsic angular momentum 
04/29/2005  The radial part of the wave
function 
05/02/2005  State vector with spin 
05/04/2005  Wave functions with properties
that resemble Bohr orbits 
05/06/2005  The periodic table 
0th  math questionnaire on 01/24/05  question and answer review of complex numbers 

1st  handed out on 01/28/05, due on 02/04/05  Homework 1 
question and answer 
2nd  handed out on 02/04/05, due on 02/11/05  Homework 2  question and answer 
3rd  handed out on 02/11/05, due on 02/18/05  Homework 3  question and answer 
4th  handed out on 02/18/05, due on 02/25/05  Homework 4  question and answer 
5th  handed out on 02/25/05, due on 03/04/05  Homework 5  question and answer 
6th  handed out on 03/04/05, due on 03/11/05  Homework 6  question and answer 
7th  handed out on 03/11/05, due on 03/18/05  Homework 7  question and answer 
8th  handed out on 03/18/05, due on 04/01/05  Homework 8  question and answer 
9th  handed out on 04/01/05, due on 04/08/05  Homework 9  question and answer 
10th  handed out on 04/08/05, due on 04/15/05  Homework 10  question and answer practice quiz 
11th  handed out on 04/15/05, due on 04/22/05  Homework 11  question and answer 
12th  handed out on 04/22/05, due on 04/29/05  Homework 12  question and answer 
13th  handed out on 04/29/05, due on 05/06/05  Homework 13  question and answer 
1st quiz,  February 
Questions and answers 
2nd quiz,  April 
Questions and answers 
final exam,  May 
Auxiliary material for 2nd quiz
and final exam 

1.  One
handwritten page of formulas 
2.  No
calculators, no computers 
3. 
No lecture notes 
4.  No solutions from the exercises 
5.  No
books 
6. 
No
cell phones 
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