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Quantum Fundamentals
 
Winter 2017

Syllabus

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Day Topic:
  Subtopic
Reading   (Bridge Book)
  (Main, Alternate,  Deep)
Due Dates
1
Mon
1/9
Snow Day
  No Class
 
 
2
Tue
1/10
Linear Algebra Review
  Website
 
 
3
Wed
1/11
Linear Algebra Review
 
 
HW 1
See Review Website
4
Thu
1/12
Linear Algebra Review
 
 
5
Fri
1/13
Linear Algebra Review
 
 
HW 2
See Review Website
6
Mon
1/16
MLK Holiday
  No Class
 
 
7
Tue
1/17
Stern Gerlach Experiment
  Stern Gerlach Paper
  Stern-Gerlach Experiment
  Stern Gerlach PhET
  Sequential Stern Gerlach Expts.
  Spins Intro Activity
 
 
 
 
 
     
8
Wed
1/18
Quantum State Vector
Probability
  Postulates
McI 1.3-1.4
T 1.3-1.5, L 11.2
 
McI 1.5
HW 3
Practice Sol.
Solutions
9
Thu
1/19
Spin Unknowns
  Spin Reference Sheets
 
 
  
10
Fri
1/20
Change of Basis
 
 
 
HW 4
Solutions
 
11
Mon
1/23
Projection
  Projection
McI 2.2-2.4
T 1.4
 
12
Tue
1/24
Interferometer
  Interferometer Activity
 
 
 
   
13
Wed
1/25
Properties of Hermitian Matrices
Eigenvalue Eqns.
Operators
  Matrix Activity
Diagonalization
 
 
McI 2.1
T 1.5-1.6, L 11.1, 11.6
McI 2.1.2
HW 5
Practice Sol.
Solutions
 
14
Thu
1/26
Expectation Value
Uncertainty Relations
Experimental Uncertainty
McI 2.3
McI 2.5
 
   
15
Fri
1/27
Schrodinger's Equation
 
 
 
HW 6
Practice Sol.
Solutions
16
Mon
1/30
Time Development
  Time Development Activity
McI 3.1
L 3.4-3.5
 
17
Tue
1/31
Spin Precession
McI 3.2
L 11.9
 
 
   
18
Wed
2/1
Rabi Oscillations
McI 3.2
L 11.9
 
 
HW 7
Practice Sol.
Solutions
19
Thu
2/2
The Wavefunction
  Example Time Evolved Wavefunctions
Operators and Functions
McI 5.3
McI 5.1-5.2
  
20
Fri
2/3
The Infinite Square Well
  ISW Sim
McI 5.4
 
 
HW 8
Practice Sol.
Solutions
21
Mon
2/6
The Infinite Square Well
  Energy Eigenstates
  Time Evolved Eigenstates
  Superposition
 
 
 
   
22
Tue
2/7
Superposition and Time Dependence
  ISW 1
McI 5.5
 
23
Wed
2/8
Superposition and Time Dependence
  ISW 2
McI 5.8
 
 
HW 9
Practice Sol.
Solutions
24
Thu
2/9
The Finite Square Well
Quantum Spookiness
  EPR
  EPR & Entanglement Tutorial
 
McI 4.1
 
   
25
Fri
2/10
Review
 
 
 
HW 10
Practice Sol.
Solutions

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