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    Aug 03, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Eckstein is a great professor. I would highly recommend him for Quantum. I personally found the material really interesting, and enjoyed the course.

    Course highlights:

    I really enjoyed the part of the course on Schrodinger's equation, and particle-wave duality. I am one of those curious minded people that always wants the answer to "why?" so it was very satisfying to learn how Schrodinger's equation explained many of the phenomena (such as the concept of shells and orbitals) I studied back in gen chem.

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    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    The textbook is your best friend. I'm not kidding. If you actually read the assigned textbook chapters before going to lecture, you will learn more and have a deeper understanding of the material. I got an A in this class, and it wasn't easy. I would highly recommend taking the time to do additional practice problems from the textbook. It will really help you with the exams. Also, go through the practice exams that the professor puts up. There is no better way to prepare for the exams than by actually taking some! Don't look up the answers on homework problems. If you need help, go to office hours. There is a bit on complex numbers later in the course, so I would recommend brushing up on complex math operations. There is also a bit of basic probability theory in the course (really simple though). All in all, if you put in the right amount of work, you will get the grade you deserve. Quantum physics is a confusing subject, so don't spend too much time trying to wrap your head around some of the concepts. Not even the physicists understand it all.

    • Spring 2016
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    • Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments

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