# Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

### 2014

## Recent news

*2014.12.10*

Just a point of clarification: the final exam will cover **Chapters 1-6 (i. e. everything)**, and you should use the review sheet for the mid-term **in addition** to the bonus homework assignment to prepare you for the final exam. Also, as one of you noticed, the 14th is a Sunday, so I have decided to move the due date to Monday, 15 December. I will upload the solutions to the bonus sheet on Monday so that you can use it for your preparation.

*2014.12.04*

I have uploaded a bonus homework assignment, sheet 12. It also doubles as a review sheet for the second half of the lecture, meaning *all problems are immediately relevant for the final exam.* You have until 15 December to hand in your answer for bonus points (just drop them off in my mailbox). After the 14th, I will upload the solutions so you can use them for your preparation of the final exam. You need not finish all problems, and anything you submit will count in your favor.

In case some of you want to come in for a therapy session, just send me an email.

Just as a reminder: the space-time coordinates of the final exam are **18 December 2014 in EX 320 from 9 to 12**. Please bring a photo id.

*2014.10.27*

I have uploaded a review sheet for the Midterm, and added more details on the exam below.

## Instructor

**Max Lein**

Earth Sciences Centre

22 Russell Street

Office no. 3141

Office hours: Tuesdays, after the lecture, 17-18

### Teaching assistant

## Location in space-time

**Tuesdays** 16–17 SS 1078

**Fridays** 15–17 MP 134

## Lecture notes

Download here (last update: 2014.12.04)

I appreciate any feedback and questions, *in particular when it comes to typos.*

All necessary course material will be contained in the lecture notes and the homework assignments, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Each chapter also contains references to supplementary material which may be of interest.

## Homework assignments

Students will have one week to complete homework assignments.

**Sheet 01** (due 2014.09.19) problems solutions

**Sheet 02** (due 2014.09.26) problems solutions

**Sheet 03** (due 2014.10.03) problems solutions

**Sheet 04** (due 2014.10.10) problems solutions

**Sheet 05** (due 2014.10.17) problems solutions

**Sheet 06** (due 2014.10.24) problems solutions

**Sheet 07** (due 2014.10.24) problems

**Sheet 08** (due 2014.11.11) problems solutions

**Sheet 09** (due 2014.11.14) problems solutions

**Sheet 10** (due 2014.11.21) problems solutions

**Sheet 11** (due 2014.11.28) problems solutions

**Sheet 12** (due 2014.12.14) problems solutions

## Evaluation

**20 %** weekly homework (two will be dropped)

**40 %** 1 term test

**40 %** final exam

## Exams

The exact dates have not yet been fixed, but expect the tests to be scheduled in the following time periods:

**term test:** 31 October 2014, Room MP 134, 15-17

**final exam:** 18 December 2014, Room EX 320, 9-12

Please make sure to arrive on time and bring a **photo and a student id** with you. The use of cell phones and any other electronic equipment is not permitted.

Please let me know of any collisions with other exams by mail.

### Midterm

The midterm will take place on 31 October 2014, Room MP 134, 15-17. I have added a review sheet which includes a recap of the important keywords. Apart from everything said above, the format of the exam will roughly follow that of APM 351. Keep in mind that coffee is no substitute for sleep.

### Final exam

The final exam will take place on 18 December 2014, Room EX 320, 9-12. The final will cover **everything (Chapters 1-6)**, including material covered in the midterm.

For preparation, feel free to use the review sheet for the midterm in addition to the bonus homework sheet. The format of the exam will roughly follow that of the mid-term and APM 351. Keep in mind that coffee is no substitute for sleep.

## Old news

*2014.10.03*

I have organized a *new new* room for the new Tuesday time slot: **SS 1078**, 16-17. It is right next to the *old new* room SS 1080. That means from now on, we will have two lectures (Fridays, **15-17**, at the usual place), the next one will be on Tuesday, 30 September.

*2014.09.26*

I have organized a room for the new Tuesday time slot: SS 1080, 16-17. That means from now on, we will have two lectures (Fridays, **15-17**, at the usual place), the next one will be on Tuesday, 30 September.

*2014.09.19*

The results are in, and in addition to a 2-hour lecture on Fridays (MP134, 15-17) I will try to organize a room for Tuesdays, 16-17. Office hours are, as usual, directly after the lecture. Howerver, **until I have found a room, everything will stay as it is**. In case you have any questions, please send me a mail.

*2014.09.12*

I will try to split the lecture into a 2-hour session (Fridays, MP134, 15-17) and a 1-hour session. To find a good time which works for everyone, please pick your preferred day/time combinations in this Doodle list. I will keep it open until next week. Up until I have been able to organize a new room, I will stick to the three-hour lecture, though.

*2014.10.13*

I have received the date, time and location for the final exam (see also Final section below): it is scheduled for **18 December 2014 in EX 320 from 9 to 12**.