(including lecture notes, problem
sets and hw solutions)
mechnics encompasses virtually all of modern physics. We wil discuss topics of current interest, emphasizing
recent experiments that test quantum mechanics. Why else would anyone
believe such a kooky theory?
grades will be an average
of problem sets, class and problem session participation, two tests, and the final.
problems session: F
1200-1250 Particiption is strongly encouraged.
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