PHYSICS 491: Fall 2021



MW 1:30-2:45 PM PAIS 1140   

Recitation: 496 

F: 10:00-10:50 AM 

PAIS 1140  

Prof: Michael Gold email

Office hours:  Tu,Th 1-2PM   (PAIS 3218)

TA: Phuc Duc Loc Ngo Loc  

Office hours:  ?   (rm PAIS ?)

schrodinger speaks

beautiful Weed
We will learn about the important role that symmetry plays.

Students must be masked to attend lectures.

  • schedule 
  • (including lecture notesproblem sets and hw solutions)
  • features  Quantum mechnics encompasses virtually all of modern physics.  We will frequently discuss topics of current interest, emphasizing recent experiments that test quantum mechanics. Why else would anyone believe such a kooky theory?

  • grading: The grades will be an average of problem sets, class and problem session participation (see the recapitulation) , two tests, and a final.
  • problems session:  PHYC 496.001  Particiption is strongly encouraged.
  • The recapitualtion: At the start of each class I will pick a student to summarize (without notes) the previous lecture.  If you have missed the previous class, you will be expected to have reviewed the lecture notes.

  • Physics Links:


    A modern approach to quantum mechanics
    by John S Townsend
    Publisher: Univ Science Books

    suggested #1
    Introduction to quantum mechanics
    by David J Griffiths

    suggested #2
    Introductory quantum mechanics
    by Richard L Liboff
    also now in paperback

     suggested #3
     Feynman Lectures, Vol. III
    A "must read" for every physicist at some point.

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