Current Courses

1. Quantum Mechanics II:

  • Undergraduate Course; Sundays & Tuesdays, 10:30-12; Dr Jenab class; class starts on 14/11/97.
  • This course includes chapter 5 to 12 of Griffiths' book.
  • Midtem exam is on Thursday 29/01/98 at 10 am in course class.
  • Final Exam: on 26/03/98 at 10:30, Amphitheater
  • Mr. Jalali will be the teaching assistant of the course.
  • Homeworks are part of your final grades. They will be posted on this page.
  • Due to my meeting at science department, the classes on Tuesdays will be moved to Mondays 15:30 to 17:30, every other week, the same class. I will announce the dates in the beginning of the week here.   The class dated Tuesday 24/02/98 will be held on Monday 23/02/98.

References:

  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics; Griffiths, 2nd edition; 2004 (main text book)
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics III, 2nd ed., Rechard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, Matthew Sands, Addison-Wesley, (2005)
  • Principles of Quantum Mechanics, 2nd ed., Shankar, (2011)
  • Modern Quantum Mechanics; J. J. Sakurai; 2nd Edition

 

Evaluation

In order to promote group work which will be useful in learning quantum mechanics I have decided to have two kinds of evaluation this semester: 

  1. for the people who prefer working individually your grade will be 20 = 10 (midterm) + 10 (final). There will be no extra point and your grades will be strictly your exam sheet grades.
  2. for the students who prefer working in groups: 
    • You have to be in groups of 4.
    • your grade: 21 = 7 (midterm) + 7 (final) + 6 (quiz and exercise) + 1(extra point for video)
    • the quiz and exercise grade is 6 = 3 (psets) + 3 (2 x 1.5 for each quiz). For important  information on dates for psets and quizes please check this link. The quizes will be from problems discussed in TA class and 2 out of 3 quizes are compulsory. 
    • After every two psets every member of each group should evaluate his/her group partners by givig them grades from 0 to maximum 10 and send it to Mr. Jalali. This evaluation will affect your pset grades. Your final grade for two psets = evaluation/40 x original grade.  
    • Please note that on Mondays 3:30 to 4:30 you can discuss your questions in psets with Mr. Jalali if you have not been able to sort them out in your groups.
    • TA class is on Tuesdays 10:30 to 12 every other week in Dr. Jenab class, whenever the quantum class is held on Monday. In TA class problems outside your problem sets and more elaboration on concepts taught in class will be discussed. Please note that the quizes will be chosen from these problems.  

Problem Sets:

  • QM-Pset 1
  • QM-Pset 2: problems 18, 20, 29, 37 of chapter 5 of Griffiths'
  • QM-Pset 3: problems 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 12, 30 of chapter 6 of Griffiths'
  • QM-Pset 4: problems 12, 14, 18, 21, 32, 33, 34, 35 of chapter 6 of Griffiths'
  • QM-Pset 5: problems 3, 4, 5, 11, 13, 14 of chapter 7 and 16, 17 of chapter 8 of Griffiths'
  • QM-Pset 6

Presentations:

The presentations are limited to 15 minutes and all members of the group must have contributed in preparing it and discussing the material. The absence of the members of the group on the presentation day is by no means accepted.  

  • Rashidi-Jannesari-Gholami-Rostami: Bose-Einstein Condensation (Sunday 05/03/98)
  • Seifollahi-Hajikhani-Tavanaie-Lotfali: Quantum Wave Visualization (Sunday 05/03/98)
  • Khansari-Khodakarami-Yaghoubi Rad-Moezi: Entanglement (Sunday 05/03/98)
  • TQT: Kaveie-Mohammadi-Dinvarzadeh-Sedighi: Real-time imaging of Quantum Entanglement (Sunday 05/03/98)
  • Ghayouri-Sabouri-Mirzaie-Fallahzadeh: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Sunday 05/03/98)
  •  Heidari, Ahmadi, Kazemi, Amooei: Quantum Cryptography (Sunday 05/03/98)
  • Rouhafza, pourmand: Quantum Dot (Sunday 05/03/98)

2. Advanced Particle Physics II:

References:

  • Graduate Course; Sundays & Tuesdays, 13:30-15; class 24
  • The Physics of the Standard Model and Beyond; Morii, Lim, Mukherjee
  • Modern Particle Physics, Thomson, 2013 (main text book) (In case you need a summary of the main points in each chapter of the book, you can use the lecture notes of Part III course on particle physics taught by Prof. Thomson in Cambridge.)
  • Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics; Halzen and Martin
  • An introduction to the Standard Model of Particle Physics, Cottingham and Greenwood