Fall Semester, 2004

Classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 - 10:50 a.m., in Physics
0043.

Office hours: Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 am - noon, Room A17,
Physics Addition.

**Course Web site:**
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~prell/physics480/index.html

**Grading Scheme:**

Problem Sets: 30 %

Midterm Exam: 30 %

Final Exam: 40 %

**Instructor:** Prof. Soeren Prell

My research is in experimental
elementary particle physics. I am a member
of the BABAR collaboration at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, an
international, 600-person collaboration studying fundamental differences
between the way matter and antimatter evolve in time (CP violation). I am
on the faculty at Iowa State University since Fall 2002. I have taught Physics
481 this spring. This is my first semester teaching Physics 480.

Campus Location: Room A417, Physics Addition

Telephone: 294-3853

E-mail:
prell@iastate.edu.edu

Office
hours: Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 am - noon, Room A17, Physics
Addition.

**Grader:** Eon Deok Mun

Email: edmun@iastate.edu

**Required Textbook:** Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
(second edition), David J. Griffiths, Prentice Hall, 2004.

In the Fall semester, we will cover Chapters 1 through 4 and 6. For an
approximate schedule and homework problems see here.

This book will also be the text for part of physics course 481. There will be
additional supplements for 481.

**Other Recommended Textbooks for Reference:**

I highly recommend that you read other quantum mechanics texts to get a different
perspective on the same material. You should peruse several of the
textbooks listed below to find the style that suits you best. We
will sometimes use supplementary material from the second book in the list
(Cohen-Tannoudji), especially in Physics 481..

- The Feynman Lectures in Physics, Volume III, Feynman, Leighton and Sands.
- Quantum Mechanics, Cohen-Tannoudji, Diu and Laloe.
- Introductory Quantum Mechanics, Richard L. Liboff, 3rd ed., QC174.12.L52
- Quantum Physics, Stephen Gasiorowicz, 2nd ed., QC174.12.G37 1996
- Modern Quantum Mechanics, Jun J. Sakurai, Rev. ed., QC174.12.S25 1994

- "Table of Physical Constants" (from the Particle Data Group web site): http://pdg.lbl.gov/2000/consrppbook.pdf
- Table of Basic Integrals: http://www.math.unb.ca/sections/integrals/
- "The Integrator" web page from Mathematica: http://integrals.wolfram.com/ (an alternative to mathematical tables of integrals)
- Look-up Table of Integrals: http://torte.cs.berkeley.edu:8010/tilu
- Pocket Book of Integrals and Mathematical Formulas (Third Edition), by Ronald J. Tallarida (Amazon Price: $22.00)

*Page Author: Soeren Prell**Last Significant Update:
August 12, 2004*