PHYS-2210: Quantum Physics I


General Information

Fall, 2014



Professor Wayne G. Roberge (roberw AT rpi DOT edu)

JROWL Room 1C36



Office Hrs: Mon & Thurs, 2:00-3:00 or by appointment. Please feel free to come in whenever the office door is open.

Graduate TA

Aaron Littlejohn (aaron_littlejohn AT yahoo DOT com)

Office Hrs: Wed, 9:00-11:00 in the Resnick Center (JROWL, 1st floor)

Undergrad TAs

Angelo Imperiale (impera2 AT rpi DOT edu)

Office Hrs: Thurs, 10:00-12:00 in the Resnick Center


Wei Lu (luw2 AT rpi DOT edu)

Office Hrs: Mon, 4:00-6:00 in JROWL 1C38 (the student lounge)


Thomas Merkh (merkht AT rpi DOT edu)

Office Hrs: Mon & Thurs, 3:00-4:00 in the Resnick Center

Class Meetings

Tues & Fri, 10:00-11:50 in Low 4050


Not required but in-class activities count toward the grade



Problem sets (35%), 2 exams (40%), final exam (20%), In-class activities (5%)



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.


Quantum Physics by John S. Townsend is required.


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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