PHYS 7230 - Quantum Theory II - Spring 2019

Course Description

Continuation of PHYS 7220. (4 credits) Prerequisites: B or better in PHYS 7220.


Modern Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition, by Jun John Sakurai and Jim Napolitano (Cambridge University Press, 2017).


Prof. Paolo Gondolo
Office: 310 INSCC
Office hours: by appointment.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:45am-12:40pm, Room JFB 325.


Letter grades are assigned using a point system according to the following table.

Letter grade A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D-
Points required 220 200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20

Points are assigned based on (a) participation in class and (b) homework. Participation in class consists of in-class discussions and in-class problem solving. 100 points of class participation are available throughout the semester. Homework consists of solutions to end-of-chapter problems from the textbook. Regular homework is due by the end of the Tuesday class. Extra homework can be turned in during any class. Ten points are available for each problem completely solved. Homework scores are based on the correctness of the solution and on the logic and clarity of the writing. The basic guidance to receive full credit is that the solution submitted must be understandable of and by itself to someone knowledgable in the subject without any need to consult the text of the problem or guess the calculation and reasoning.


Cheating of any kind on homework or exams is a very serious violation of University rules and is unethical. Students caught cheating will receive a failing grade for the course and will be sent on to the University Disciplinary Committee for further action.


Monday, January 16, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 20, Presidents' Day
Sunday-Sunday, March 12-17, Spring Break

Students with Disabilities

The University of Utah provides equal access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities. If you need accommodations in this course, contact the Center for Disability Services, 162 Olpin Union Bldg, 581-5020 (V/TDD) to make arrangements for accommodation.