- Instructor: Hal Haggard
- Office: 112 Rose
- Office Hours: Tues. 5-6pm & Fri. 4:30-5:30pm
- Email: haggard "usual at" bard.edu
- Phone: +1-845-758-7302
- Class Meeting: 106 Hegeman
- Time: MWF 3:10-4:30pm

- Text: D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 2nd Ed., Addison-Wesley (2004)
- Recommended Text: J. Townsend, A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics Addison-Wesley (2000)

A full syllabus can be downloaded here. This includes a tentative list of topics and schedule.

Schedule of guest lectures.- Take home 1, Due March 13th, 6pm.
- Take home 2, Due May 19th, 5pm.

- Weekly Homework (due on Wednesdays) 50%
- Student lecture 10%
- Take home 1 20%
- Take home 2 20%

- Reading, Chap 1, sections 1.1-3 in Griffiths.
- Homework 1, due Wednesday, February 4th in class: pdf.

- Reading, Chap 1, sections 1.4-6 in Griffiths.
- Homework 2, due Wednesday, February 11th in class: pdf (1.7MB).

- Reading, Chap 3, sections 3.1-3. Appendix A.1-A.2 in Griffiths.
- Homework 3, due Wednesday, February 18th in class: pdf.

- Reading, Chap 2, sections 2.1-2.3.1 (skip 2.3.2 for now), and 2.4 in Griffiths.
- Homework 4, due Wednesday, February 25th in class: pdf.

- Reading, Chap 3, sections 3.4-5 in Griffiths.
- Homework 5, due Wednesday, March 4th in class: pdf.

- Reading, Chap 4, sections 4.3 and 4.4.1-2 in Griffiths.
- Homework 6, due Wednesday, April 1st in class: pdf.

- Reading, Chap 4, sections 4.3 and 4.4.1-2 in Griffiths.
- Homework 7, due Wednesday, April 8th in class: pdf.

- Reading, Chap 4, sections 4.1 and 4.2 in Griffiths.
- Homework 8, due Wednesday, April 15th in class: pdf.

- Reading, Chaps 4 & 5, sections 4.3 and 5.1 and 5.2 in Griffiths.
- Homework 9, due Wednesday, April 22nd in class: pdf.

- Reading, Spin network dissertation chapter, sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.2, and 3.4.1.
- Homework 10, due Wednesday, April 29th in class: pdf.

- Reading, Spin network dissertation chapter, sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.2, and 3.4.1 and Griffiths pp187-188 and section 5.1.
- Homework 11, due Wednesday, May 6th in class: pdf.

- Reading, Chaps 5 & Afterword, section 5.1 and whole afterword in Griffiths.
- Homework 12, due Tuesday, May 12th at 6pm: pdf.

- Lecture of Monday, January 26th, 2015.
- Lecture of Wednesday, January 28th, 2015.
- Lecture of Friday, January 30th, 2015.

- Lecture of Monday, February 2nd, 2015.
- Lecture of Wednesday, February 4th, 2015.
- Lecture of Friday, February 6th, 2015.

- Lecture of Monday, February 9th, 2015.
- Guest Lecture: Adrian Gillerman (HMH notes) Wednesday, February 11th, 2015.
- Lecture of Friday, February 13th, 2015.

- Lecture of Monday, February 16th, 2015.
- Lecture of Wednesday,
February 18th, 2015.

Guest Lecture: Loren Jackson HMH Notes. - Lecture of Friday, February 20th, 2015.

- Lecture of Monday, February 23rd, 2015.
- Lecture of Wednesday, February 25th, 2015.
- Lecture of Friday, February 27th, 2015.

- Lecture of Monday, March 2nd, 2015.
- Lecture of Wednesday,
March 4th, 2015.

Guest Lecture: Max Meynig, HMH's notes included in lecture above. - Lecture of Friday, March 6th, 2015.

- Lecture of Monday, March 9th, 2015.
- Lectures of Wednesday and Thursday,
March 11th and 13th, 2015.

Guest Lecture: Chen Zhang, HMH Notes.

- Lecture of Monday, March 23rd, 2015.
- Lecture of Wednesday,
March 25th, 2015.

Guest Lecture: Liam Schramm, HMH Notes. - Lecture of Friday, March 27th, 2015.

- Lecture of Monday, March 30th, 2015.
- Lecture of Wednesday,
April 1st, 2015.

Guest Lecture: Michael di Rosa, HMH Notes. - Lecture of Friday, April 3rd, 2015.

- Lecture of Monday, April 6th, 2015, missing.
- Lecture of Wednesday, April 8th, 2015.
- Lecture of Friday, April 10th, 2015.

- Guest Lecture by Matthew Deady, Monday, April 13th, 2015.
- Lecture of Wednesday,
April 15th, 2015.

Guest Lecture: Maya Weingrod Sandor, HMH Notes. - Lecture of Friday, April 17th, 2015.

- Lecture of Monday, April 20th, 2015.
- Lecture of Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015.
- Lecture of Friday, April 24th, 2015, missing.

- Monday, April 27th, 2015, advising days, no lecture.
- Lecture of Wednesday, April 29th, 2015.
- Lecture of Friday, May 1st, 2015.

- Lecture of Monday, May 4th, 2015.
- Lecture of Wednesday, May 6th, 2015.
- Lecture of Friday, May 8th, 2015.

- Lecture of Monday,
May 11th, 2015.

Guest Lecture: Zechen Zhang, HMH Notes.

- Whence the Force of F=ma? by F. Wilczek,
.pdf.

- The Fundamental Idea of Wave Mechanics by E. Schrödinger,
Nobel Lecture.

- OSU Physic's SPINS simulation for the Stern-Gerlach experiment.
- Asymptotic Analysis of Spin Networks with Applications to Quantum Gravity, Hal's dissertation. The relevant parts for us are 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.2, and 3.4.1.
- YouTube video with Real-time imaging of quantum entanglment and a very nice set of lecture notes by my friend Dmitri Dounas-Frazer on Laguerre-Gaussian beams for some background.

- Geroch's wonderful
Suggestions for Giving Talks.

- Amy Cuddy's TED talk on posture,
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.

- Joshua Foer's TED talk on memory,
Feats of memory anyone can do.

- Vanessa Van Edwards teaches several online courses on body language, here is the only free one I know of:
7 Scientifically Prove Steps to Increase Your Influence.

- An excellent presentation by Jean-luc Doumont:
Creating Effective Slides: Design, Construction, and Use in Science.

- Doumont refers to the classic critique of the use of PowerPoint by Tufte: The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint,
.pdf.

- For a comprehensive, and research-based, look at scientific presentations see The Craft of Scientific Presentations, by M. Alley,
link.

- Alley has also built up a series of resource videos on the Assertion-Evidence approach; if you find this structure interesting check them out,
link.