PHYS-2210: Quantum Physics I

 

General Information

Fall, 2013

 

Instructor

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

JROWL Room 1C36

276-6454

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

Attendance

Not required but in-class activities count toward the grade

Learning

Assessment

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

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.

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.

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

 

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