PHYS-2210: Quantum Physics I
General Information
Fall, 2015
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. |
Prerequisites |
PHYS 1200
(Physics II) or PHYS 1250 (Honors Physics II). MATH
1020 (Calculus II). |
Graduate TAs |
Teresa Esposito (espost2 AT rpi DOT edu) Office Hrs: Thurs 1:00-3:00 in CII 4124. |
Undergrad TAs |
Jorge Alarcon (alarcj
AT rpi DOT edu) Office Hrs: Wed 11:30-1:30 outside of CBIS room 3244. Tyler Leblond
(leblot AT rpi DOT edu) Office Hrs: Tues & Fri 1:00-200 in the HBH room. Tom Merkh
(merkht AT rpi DOT edu) Office Hrs: Wed 10:00-12:00 in the HBH room. |
Class Meetings |
Tues
& Fri, 10:00-11:50 in the West Hall auditorium |
Attendance |
Not required
but in-class activities count toward the grade |
Learning Assessment |
Problem sets
(20%), 2 exams (40%), final exam (30%), In-class activities (10%) |
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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