Physics 2 : 2019-20 @ Caltech
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432 Downs Lauritsen, Ext. 6595
Office Hour: After lecture, or by email/appointment.
Michael Morales Curi
307 East Bridge
156 Linde Hall, Ext. 4336
Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition.
ISBN-13: 978-0131118928 ISBN-10: 0-13-111892-7.
You are encouraged to find a recitation section that is both enjoyable and beneficial. If you are dissatisfied with your assigned section, feel free to sit in on another one. If you decide to change sections,first get the signature of the instructor of the new section, on your yellow card. Then get the course secretary to sign the drop column on the yellow card. Section times and locations are available on the Sections, Office Hours and Grading Schedule tab above and also the registrar's webpage (http://schedules.caltech.edu/WI2019-20.html#dept_details_PHYSICS). However, the instructors sometimes change room assignments: the course secretary should have the most up-to-date information.
Assignments will be accepted up to one week late for half credit. Requests for extensions, owing to special circumstances, will not be considered unless accompanied by a note from the Dean of Students to the Head TA. One free extension (for up to one week) is allowed without question (your silver bullet) for full credit. Please put a note at the top of your problem set that you are using your silver bullet.
Quizzes will be due on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm throughout the term and will have to be submitted electronically on Gradescope (just like homeworks) . The quizzes must be worked on your own, without collaboration with/from others. Late quizzes will not be accepted, without a Note from the Dean of Students (notes from health services, roommates, etc., will not be accepted). In the case of extenuating circumstances, known in advance, please speak to Prof. Clifford Cheung.
There will be a final exam covering the entire term. There will be no midterm exam. Your grade for the course will be determined by your performance on the final exam (40%), quizzes (30%), and homework, combined with your attendance, performance in recitation class and general level of effort (30%).
We will be using Piazza as a collaborative and interactive online workspace where you can ask questions, discuss concepts and brainstorm with the course instructors and your fellow classmates. And yes, you can post anonymously here. Here is the link to the class' Piazza: here. You should be enrolled automatically to the Piazza but you can also use the previous link to join.
Ombudsfolk are student volunteers who represent the students of each of the undergrad houses. They collect suggestions, comments, complaints, etc, and discuss them with the course instructor and TAs at periodic meetings (free lunch!). This is the best way to transmit your viewpoint on the course, to the instructors. Talk to your ombudsperson! Each house should select an ombudsperson. The recitation TAs will have lunch with the Ombuds on Jan 30 and if necessary again on Feb 20 . Students are also encouraged to discuss any problems regarding the course, directly with Prof. Cheung, or head TA, Michael after lecture/recitation or by appointment.
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(including answers in the back)
and posted class notes
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|Class notes of others||Yes||No|
|Your hand copies of class notes of others||Yes||Yes|
|Photocopies of class notes of others||Yes||No|
|Electronic copies of class notes of others||Yes||No|
|Your returned homework/quizzes/exams||Yes||Yes|
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homeworks/quizzes/exams (posted on webpage)
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of previous years
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