PHYS-2210: Quantum Physics I

 

General Information

Fall, 2014

 

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. Please feel free to come in whenever the office door is open.

Graduate TA

Aaron Littlejohn (aaron_littlejohn AT yahoo DOT com)

Office Hrs: Mon & Wed, 10:00-11:00 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: Wed, 1:00-3:00 in the Resnick Center

 

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

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.

 

 

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