Rutgers Physics 417 (Intermediate QM) Spring 2018
Instructor: Sunil Somalwar
Disclaimer: Exam syllabi and formats can evolve from year to year, so do not
take these practice exams to be the canon.
Sample Class Exam..........
Sample Class Exam Solutions
Sample Final Exam............
Sample Final Exam Solutions
Class Exam: Monday 5th March during class
Final Exam: Tuesday 8th May noon-3pm (Usual classroom)
In case of an exam schedule conflict with another course, please talk to
the professor with bigger class first. Ours is a relatively small class
and there is no planned makeup exam.
Homeworks, Exams, and solutions
Homeworks will be collected in class on the due date. If you miss
the class, you can email it to me (see below) or slide it under my
office door asap. Homework will NOT be accepted under any
circumstances after the solutions have been posted. One homework with
lowest score will be dropped at the end of the semester. You will
need a documented excuse for me to drop more than one homework for you.
Emailed homework is ok, but NO huge attachments such as high-res
pictures taken with your phone camera. Convert to pdf, adjust
scanning parameters, and/or compress files so that the total homework
size is not huge. Emailed homework will be graded but NOT printed
There will be a grader for your homeworks. If you have
any questions about your graded homework, please return it to me with
a clear note on it and I will get an explanation/adjustment from the
grader. Please monitor your homework grades and alert me immediately if
you dont see score for a homework that has been returned (in class).
I try to post homeworks substantially ahead of the due date. Please
make sure that you turn in the correct homework!
Homework No 1....
Homework No 1 Solutions
Homework No 2....
Homework No 2 Solutions
Homework No 3....
Homework No 3 Solutions
Homework No 4....
Homework No 4 Solutions
Homework No 5....
Homework No 5 Solutions
Class Exam syllabus: Upto and including homework 5, i.e.
Chapters 1,2, and 3.
For exams, you are allowed ONE ONE-SIDED sheet with ONLY formulae which
you are required to submit with the exam (inside the blue book).
Class Exam Solutions. (Average 71% = 21.2/30)
Homework No 6....
Homework No 6 Solutions
Homework No 7....
Homework No 7 Solutions
Homework No 8....
Homework No 8 Solutions
Homework No 9....
Homework No 9 Solutions
Homework No 10.....
Homework No 10 Solutions
Homework No 11.....
Homework No 11 Solutions
For the final exam, you are allowed ONE ONE-SIDED sheet with ONLY
formulae which you are required to submit with the exam (inside the
blue book). The exam will be cumulative in that there will be no
direct questions on material covered by the class exam, but there will
be problems on new material involving basic topics such as harmonic
oscillator, potential wells, delta functions, etc, which are the bread
and butter examples of solvable QM problems.
Final Exam Solutions
This page is maintained by Sunil Somalwar.