PHYS-2210: Quantum Physics I
General Information
Fall, 2016
Instructor |
Professor Wayne G. Roberge (roberw AT rpi DOT
edu) JROWL Room 1C36 276-6454 Office Hrs: Tues, 4:00-5:00 and Thurs, 3:00-4:00 or by
appointment. |
Prerequisites |
PHYS 1200
(Physics II) or PHYS 1250 (Honors Physics II). MATH
1020 (Calculus II). |
Graduate TAs |
Kory Beach (beachk2 AT rpi DOT edu). Office Hrs: Wed,1:50-3:50 in JROWL 1C28
(aka the Huntington Room or HBH). Colin Daniels (daniec4 AT rpi DOT edu). Office Hrs: Thu,12:00-1:50 in Low 3116. |
Undergrad TAs |
Jorge Alarcon Ochoa (alarcj AT rpi DOT edu). Office Hrs: Wed, 4:00-6:00 in JROWL 1W20 (aka the Resnick Center). Ziyi Lin (linz5 AT rpi DOT edu). Offce Hrs: Mon,10:00-12:00 in JROWL 1C28 (aka the Huntington Room or HBH). |
Class Meetings |
Tues
& Fri, 10:00-11:50 in Academy Hall Auditorium. |
Attendance |
Not required
but in-class activities count toward the grade. |
Learning Assessment |
Homework (20%), 3 exams (75%), in-class
activities (5%). There will not
be a final exam. |
Learning Outcomes |
A student who
successfully completes this course will be able to: ·
Apply quantum theory to describe nonrelativistic physical
systems. · Solve algebraic and
numerical problems in quantum mechanics. |
Text |
Quantum Physics by John S. Townsend is required. The Ghost in the
Atom
edited by P.C.W. Davies and J.R. Brown is suggested. |
Website |
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/phys/Dept2/Courses/PHYS2210/adm/QPI_Home.htm Check
often for homework assignments and special announcements. |
Academic Honesty |
Students are responsible for upholding the rules of
academic honesty as spelled out in the Rensselaer
Handbook. Students are encouraged to collaborate on homework but must
write up solutions independently. Students may not copy or paraphrase
homework solutions obtained from the internet, textbooks, or any other
sources. A
single instance of cheating will result in a failing grade for the course. |
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