HW04

ASSIGNED:     FRI 20 SEP
DUE:                  FRI 27 SEP

1. GRIFFITHS PROBLEM 9.1, PAGE 343.

2. GRIFFITHS PROBLEM 9.2, PAGE 343.

3. GRIFFITHS PROBLEM 9.3, PAGE 343.

4. GRIFFITHS PROBLEM 9.6, PAGE 345.

5. GRIFFITHS PROBLEM 9.7, PAGE 348.

6. GRIFFITHS PROBLEM 9.20, PAGE 365.



Isidor I. Rabi (July 1898 – 11 January 1988)

Rabi story as told to me by laser experimentalist, Ali Javan, a graduate student at the time, who witnessed the actual event:


In October of 1955 Rabi was walking down the hall in the Columbia University Radiation Laboratory deep in thought, wearing his usual suit and tie, with his hands folded tightly behind his back.

Suddenly out of an office doorway burst the German experimental physicist with the improbable name of Polycarp Kusch. Kusch raced up to Rabi, jutted out his right hand, and bellowed, "Rabi! You moost shake my hand! I haf just von der Nobel Prize in Physics!"

Rabi, who had won his own Nobel Prize ten years earlier, for his treatment of the driven time-dependent two-level system, kept both hands clasped tightly behind his back and instead looked at the excited Kusch up and down in total silence for a full minute.

Then in disbelief Rabi suddenly squealed back in reply, "YOU!?"