Physics 2 - 2017-18
|News||Course Information||Sections, Office Hours and Grading Schedule||Calendar||Notes||Homework/Quiz/Solutions|
274 Cahill, Ext.4243
Office Hour: Thursday 1pm, Cahill 274
101 Building 15, Ext. 4336
Office Hour: Monday 7pm, Downs-Lauritsen 414
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 Meagan to sign the drop column on the yellow card. Section times and locations are available on the registrar's webpage (http://schedules.caltech.edu/WI2017-18.html#dept_details_PHYSICS).
Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition.
ISBN-13: 978-0131118928 ISBN-10: 0-13-111892-7.
The international version ISBN numbers are ISBN-13: 978-0131911758. ISBN-10: 0-13-191175-9. Beware that there are some defective copies under the name "Pearson New International Edition", whose contents are different from the standard 2nd edition..
Homework will be due every Tuesday by 11:00am, in the boxes located on the second floor of E. Bridge, outside the lecture hall. 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. The work must be your own, not copied from others or the blackboard in recitation. You are encouraged to work the problems with others and to seek out additional help, if you find that useful, but the written work, must be all your own. You should be able to reproduce any solution, you hand in, without help from anyone else. Assignments and exams will be returned to the boxes on the first floor of Bridge Annex.
Quizzes will be due on Mondays at 4:00 pm throughout the term in the quiz boxes beside where homework is due. 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. Chris Martin.
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%).
Each house should select an Ombudsperson. Students should inform them of complaints about the course or make suggestions on how to improve the course. This is the best way to transmit your viewpoint on the course, to the instructors. The Ph2 instructors 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 Professor Martin, or head TA, Ashmeet after lecture/recitation or by appointment.
|You may consult||Homework||Exams/Quizzes|
|Course textbook |
(including answers in the back)
and posted class notes
|Problem specific web sources from |
|Your notes (taken in class)||Yes||Yes|
|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|
|Solutions to this year's prior |
homeworks/quizzes/exams (posted on webpage)
|Homework/quizzes/exams of previous years||No||No|
|Solutions to homework/quizzes/exams |
of previous years
|Emails from TAs||Yes||No||You may||Homework||Exams/Quizzes|
|Discuss problems with others||Yes||No|
| Look at communal materials |
while writing up solutions
|Look at individual written work of others||No||No|
|Post about problems online||No||No|
|For computational aids, you may use:||Homework||Exams/Quizzes|