PHY 571/NAN 571  Quantum Physics/Graduate Course 
Time:  Mon./Wed. 5:306:45 pm 
Location:  PS F462 
Instructor:  Prof. Dmitry Matyushov Office: PSF 348 Phone: (480)9650057 Email: dmitrym@asu.edu Office hours: Monday 3  5pm, Wednesdays, 2  3:30 pm; for "evening only" students I will be available for one hour after class and by email appointment. 
Text:  Quantum Physics (3rd edition), by Stephen Gasiorowicz 
PHY 571/NAN 571 library reserve  
Webbased quantum physics resources  
Course web page:  http://theochemlab.asu.edu/teaching/phy571/phy571.html 
Link to PHY 571 by John Venables:  http://venables.asu.edu/quant/index.html 
Optional Texts:  Applied Quantum Mechanics, by Walter A. Harrison (World Scientific, 2000) 
Modelling Molecular Structures , by A. Hinchliffe (Wiley, 2001) 
Abstract 
This course is for several sets of students, including Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering students, and can take its character to some extent from those who join the course. It is a core course for the new Professional Science Masters' degree in Nanoscience. It may also interest other graduate students across Science and Engineering disciplines. It can be taken as a 'final' course in Quantum Physics, or in preparation for the PHY 576577 course Quantum Theory series in the following year. For EEE students, it is a complementary or parallel course to EEE 434/591, taught by Prof. N. J. Tao or D. Ferry at a comparable level. PHY 571 has been taught by Prof. John Venables for many years and this class draws on the structure and material developed by him. 
List of modules: 

Tentative timetable 
Syllabus 
Grading: 
Homework:  Five sets of problems will be given during the semester, each of which must be turned in at the beginning of class on the due date.  50% 
Midterm exam:  A onehour midterm exam will be given in class (Oct. 15).  25% 
Final exam:  A cumulative, twohour exam (Dec. 15, 4:506:40 pm)  25% 
All exams are openbook and opennotes. 
Homework Assignments: 
No.  Assignment  Solutions  Assigned On  Due Date  
1  08/27/08  09/15/08  
2  09/15/08  10/06/08  
Midterm  10/15/08  10/16/08  
3  10/16/08  11/10/08  
4  11/19/08  12/01/08  
Final 
Lecture Notes (posted by the end of each week): 
Week 1  Week 2  Week 3  Week 4  Week 5  Week 6  
Week 7  Week 8  Week 9  Week 10  Week 10cont  Week 11  
HartreeFock  Week 13  Lab 2  Week 15  Week 16  E. Spectr.  
Week 17  
Gaussian'03 manual 
Supplement materials (Gasiorowicz): 
Suppl. 1  Suppl. 2  Suppl. 4  Suppl. 5  Suppl. 7  Suppl. 14 
Links to quantum web resources: 

http://www.quantumphysics.polytechnique.fr/ 

http://fermi.la.asu.edu/Schroedinger/html/Schroedinger.html 
Lecture notes from Prof. John Venables: 
Lecs. 13  Lecs. 45  Lecs. 68  Lecs. 914  Lecs. 1518 