# PHYS 487 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

## Schedule

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Week | Date | Lecture | Discussion | Homework | Reading |
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1 | 08/23 | Review of Phys486 | none | review Griffiths chapter 2 | |

08/25 | Review; time-independent perturbation theory | G 6.1 | |||

2 | 08/30 | time-independent perturbation theory | HW1 (due 09/3), solutions | G 6.1 | |

09/01 | degenerate perturbation theory | G 6.2 | |||

3 | 09/06 | Labor Day | Discussion 2, solutions | HW2 (due 9/10), solutions | G 6.2, 6.3.1 |

09/08 | degenerate perturbation theory; relativistic corrections | ||||

4 | 09/13 | spin-orbit corrections; addition of angular momenta | Discussion 3, solutions | HW3 (due 9/17), solutions | G 6.3.1, 6.3.2 |

09/15 | addition of angular momenta | G 6.3.2, G 4.4.3 | |||

5 | 09/20 | the Zeeman effect | Discussion 4, solutions | HW4 (due 10/01), solutions | G 6.4 |

09/22 | hyperfine structure | ||||

6 | 09/27 | Midterm 1 | Discussion 5, solutions | G 7.1 | |

09/29 | Variational principle | ||||

7 | 10/04 | the helium atom | Discussion 6,solutions |
HW5 (due 10/8): make up week (see announcements) |
G 7.2 |

10/06 | the hydrogen ion | G 7.3 | |||

8 | 10/11 | Time-dependent perturbation theory | Discussion 7, solutions | HW6 (due 10/15), solutions | G 9.1 |

10/13 | Time-dependent perturbation theory | ||||

9 | 10/18 | absorption and emission | Discussion 8, solutions | G 9.2, 9.3 | |

10/20 | spontaneous emisison, dipole selection rules | ||||

10 | 10/25 | selection rules; sudden approximation | Discussion 9, solutions | HW8 (due 10/29), solutions | G 9.3, 10.1 |

10/27 | adiabatic approximation | ||||

11 | 11/01 | review/synthesis | none | ||

11/03 | Midterm 2 | ||||

12 | 11/08 | adiabatic approximation and geometric phase | Discussion 10, solutions | G 10.1-10.2 | |

11/10 | coupling to EM fields | ||||

13 | 11/15 | Aharonov-Bohm | Discussion 11 | HW9 (due 11/19), solutions | G 8.1 |

11/17 | WKB | ||||

14 | 11/22 | Thanksgiving break | none | none | |

11/24 | Thanksgiving break | ||||

15 | 11/29 | WKB | none | HW 10 (due 12/03), solutions | G 8.2-3 |

12/01 | WKB | ||||

16 | 12/06 | review/synthesis | none | none | |

12/08 | Questions | ||||

12/10 | Final exam |