PHYS-2210: Quantum Physics I


General Information

Fall, 2013



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

JROWL Room 1C36


Office Hrs: Mon & Thurs 2:00-3:00 or by appointment

Graduate TA

Lucas Seewald (seewal AT rpi DOT edu)

Office Hrs: Tues 1:00-2:00, Wed 2:30-3:30 in JROWL RC34*

Undergrad TAs

Josue San Emeterio (sanemj AT rpi DOT edu)

Office Hrs: Wed 3:00-5:00 in the physics lounge

Adam Lamson (lamsoa729 AT gmail DOT com

Office Hrs: Mon 3:00-5:00 in the physics lounge or Resnick Center

Class Meetings

Tues & Fri, 10:00-11:50 in Sage 5510


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.

*on the top floor of JROWL.  Look for the “Graduate Student Office” sign.


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