HW07

ASSIGNED:     FRI 18 OCT
DUE:                  FRI 25 OCT

1. GRIFFITHS PROBLEM 11.8, PAGE 412. (Hint: See notes.)

2. GRIFFITHS PROBLEM 11.9, PAGE 412.

3. GRIFFITHS PROBLEM 11.10, PAGE 416.

4. GRIFFITHS PROBLEM 11.11, PAGE 416. (Hint: See notes.)

5. GRIFFITHS PROBLEM 11.12, PAGE 416.

6. GRIFFITHS PROBLEM 11.13, PAGE 416.



"I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy."

— Max Born (1882–1970)

My favorite Born story: Born won the Nobel Prize in Physics for first suggesting that |Ψ|2 should be interpreted as a probability. In the original publication that he submitted he actually wrote "that Ψ should be interpreted as the probablity" and only fixed his mistake later in a footenote, added to the page proofs just before publication, translated from the German as, "On second thought |Ψ|2 should be interpreted as a probability and not Ψ." So Born won his Nobel Prize for a single-line footnote added to a manuscript by hand to correct his original mistake.