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PHY356H1
Quantum Mechanics I

Official description

The general structure of wave mechanics; eigenfunctions and eigenvalues; operators; orbital angular momentum; spherical harmonics; central potential; separation of variables, hydrogen atom; Dirac notation; operator methods; harmonic oscillator and spin.

More info about the delivery method:

First in-person lecture is currently scheduled for Monday September 27th, 2021. Do not come to MP103 until then.

For the period of Sept. 9 - 23, lectures will be prerecorded and posted on Quercus.


Online, live, Q&A session will be held for students who have questions about the week's lecture material on Thursday Sept. 16th and 23rd at 10AM.

Tutorials (W12/W2), to discuss homework, will begin online and live-streamed on Sept. 22nd. The first in-person tutorials are currently scheduled for Wednesday Sept. 29th, 2021.

Prerequisite
MAT223H1/240H1, PHY250H1, PHY256H1/(CHM222H1, CHM223H1)/CHM225Y1, (PHY256H1 recommended)
Co-requisite
MAT244H1/MAT267H1
Exclusion
CHM326H1, PHY355H1
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
                            Quantum Mechanics 2nd edition  by Claude Cohen-Tannoudji et. al. Wiley VCH 2020

eBook is available on Campus eBook store if desired:

https://www.campusebookstore.com/integration/AccessCodes/default.aspx?bookseller_id=96&Course=STG+PHY+356HF+eBOOK+QUANTUM+MECHANICS+V1+2E&frame=YES&t=permalink
                        
Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
PHY356H1
session
fall
year of study
3rd year
time and location
24L: LEC0101, LEC2001: MR10, Room: MP103 12T: W12/W2
Course URL
https://piazza.com/utoro…
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
Asynchronous
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.