Objectives:

- After completing this module, you will be able to find the deBroglie wavelength of free particles. You will have explored the dispersion of a wave packet and be able to use the uncertainty principle to do simple calculations.

June 8

- Read: Matter Waves
- In-class activity: Electron diffraction
- Read: Wave Equations
- In-class activity: Exploring derivatives using a spreadsheet
- What have we learned so far?
- Remember!

- Chapters 6.1 - 6.5, 6.8 - 6.10

Objectives:

- After completing this module you will be able to work with complex variables, verify solutions to the time-independent Schroedinger equation, and know how to interpret the solutions and obtain information from the wave functions.

June 11

- Read: The Schroedinger equation

Read: Interpretation of the wave function

In-class activity: Normalization- Textbook: Chapters 6.4, 7.1

- Remember!

June 12

- Read: Making predictions (Summary)
- Read: One-dimensional problems
(Summary)

In-class activity: Time-dependent solutions- Textbook: Chapters 7.3, 7.4 - 7.7, 7.11

June 13

- Read: Problems and applications

In-class activity: Exploring bound states in potential wells- Textbook: Chapters 7.8 - 7.10

- Remember!

June 14

- Read: Three-dimensional
problems
- Textbook: Chapters 8.1 - 8.4

- Read: Spherically
symmetric potentials
- Textbook: Chapters 8.5 - 8.7

- Read: Angular Momentum
- Read: Tunneling
- Remember!

- Complex Numbers (June 11)
- Quantum Mechanics in 1D (June 13)