- The first day of class will be Wednesday, January 18.
- This class meets every Monday and Wednesday at 1:40PM in ARC-108.

**Instructor:**

Prof. David Shih

Office: Serin E370

Email:
dshih@physics.rutgers.edu

Phone: (848) 445-9072

Office hours: By appointment

**General**:

This is a continuation of Physics 501, Quantum Mechanics I. The course format will be similar to that of Physics 501.

**Textbooks and Syllabus**:

- Principal (required) text:
*Principles of Quantum Mechanics (2nd Edition)*, by R. Shankar.

Please note that some of the lectures will be less closely tied to the textbook this semester than was typically the case last semester. You may wish to consult the Book List for suggestions of other books appropriate to the level of this course.

**Lectures:** Monday and Wednesday, ** 1:40-3:00pm,
ARC 108**.
Lecture should be as interactive as possible; you are definitely
encouraged to ask questions, or express what is confusing you, in
the lecture. Also, I strongly recommend that you read the
corresponding textbook material

**Homeworks:**
Since people usually "learn by doing," the homeworks are an
extremely important part of the course experience.
Homeworks will be assigned at intervals of 1 or 1.5 weeks; they
will be graded and returned to you.

**Exams:**
There will be a final exam on ** May 8, 1:30-4:30pm, in SEC 217
**. You
will be allowed to use any textbook you like, your own notes, and any
official course materials (handouts, problem set solutions). Internet will not be allowed.

**Web site:** If you are looking at a paper copy of this
document, it is actually a printout of the course home page located
at http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/grad/502. Please bookmark this
location. It will be used frequently for listing homework assignments
and communicating other details about the course.

**Communication:** My posted office hours are as listed
above, but you are free to see me at other times as well. If it's
a quick question, just drop in; otherwise it might be advisable to
phone or email ahead to make an appointment. Also, feel free to
contact me by email about any aspect of the course.

**Grades:**
To arrive at the final grade I will do a numerical calculation
first (with weights of approximately 50% for homeworks and 50% for
exams). This will then be adjusted, based on factors like class
participation, to arrive at a final letter grade.

A histogram of the final exam scores is here.

A histogram of the course grade (50% homework, 50% final) is here.

**Students with disabilities:**
Please read here.