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Unformatted text preview: PHYS 271: Quantum Physics Course Details Instructor: Prof. Aash Clerk, RPHYS 426 (email via WebCT) Place: MWF, RPHYS 112, 12:30 - 13:30 Office Hours: MW 14:00 - 15:00 (and by appointment) Text: Modern Physics, 3rd Ed. Serway, Moser & Moyer Webpage: Accessible via WebCT Tutorials: Mondays,17:30 - 19:00 or Tuesdays,17:30 - 19:00 PHYS 271: Quantum Physics Grading WebCT Quizzes 5% Problem Sets 15% Midterm Exam 30% Final Exam 50% There will be ~6 problem sets, typically handed out on Friday and due a week later in class. There will be an online WebCT quiz roughly every 1-2 weeks based on the past weeks readings and lectures Will be short. Will be made available Friday; must be completed by before the start of class on Monday. PHYS 271: Quantum Physics Grading WebCT Quizzes 5% Problem Sets 15% Midterm Exam 30% Final Exam 50% Midterm Exam: Thursday, Feb. 19, 19:00-21:00 MAAS 112 (Chemistry Building) Multiple-choice and short answer. ! Final Exam: Multiple-choice and short answer. NB: multiple choice questions will require you to provide a short written justification of your answer What is Quantum Mechanics? The theory which describes the behaviour of physical systems on small , microscopic length scales. Force = (mass) (acceleration) an approximation! Not exactly an intuitively obvious theory Objects dont have definite properties?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2011 for the course PHYS 271 taught by Professor Aashishclark during the Winter '10 term at McGill.

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