Schedule

Syllabus Modules Schedule Assignments

Students are expected to study the web-based material, review the corresponding material in textbooks, and complete the homework assignment from the previous module during the time interval indicated in the schedule below. 

class

 

main topic

study these problems before class

23-Jan   Maxwell's Equations:  Quasi-static situations Module 1a
23-Jan   AC and transient circuits Module 1b
30-Jan   Maxwell's Equations:  Electrodynamics Module 2
6-Feb   Electromagnetic waves Module 3
13-Feb   Electromagnetic radiation Module 4
20-Feb   Electrodynamics and relativity Module 5
27-Feb   Fundamental assumptions of QM, Postulates Module 6
6-Mar   One-dimensional eigenvalue problems Module 7
20-Mar   Angular momentum and spin Module 8
27-Mar   Three-dimensional eigenvalue problems Module 9
3-Apr   Approximation methods (time-independent) Module 10
10-Apr   Approximation methods (time dependent) Module 11
17-Apr   Identical particles Module 12
24-Apr   Scattering Module 13

The Web-based material is divided into 13 modules.  Each modules has a physics theme.  It reviews concepts and formulas associated with this theme and presents 10 solved problems.  Each solution addresses the following points:

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Concepts:

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Reasoning:

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Details of the calculation:

Student unfamiliar with the the concepts and formulas needed to solve a problem should refer to their junior/senior-level undergraduate textbook for a review.

Link:  Formula sheet for the qualifying exam