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University of California San Diego, Department of Physics
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Spring 2017 Physics 4E Webpage

Welcome to Physics 4E, Quantum Physics, Spring 2017


Course Materials:

Course Information:

Lectures: M, 4-4:50pm, MYR-A 2623; Tu, Th 12:30-1:50pm, MYR-A 2623 (except Th April 6 in Mayer 4322)
Quizzes: some Mondays (see Course Schedule), 4-4:50pm, MYR-A 2623. Attendance required.
Discussion: W 4-4:50pm, MYR-A 2623
Problems: Th 5-6:50 pm, MYR-A 2623
Final exam: Monday June 12, 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., MYR-A 2623
Course Text: Tipler and Llewellyn, Modern Physics, 6th Edition
Text website: http://www.macmillanlearning.com/Catalog/product/modernphysics-sixthedition-tipler
Course Description: See General Catalog

Instructor and TA Information -

Instructor: Jorge Hirsch, 5310 Mayer Hall, Ext. 4-3931, e-mail: jhirsch@ucsd.edu
                     Office Hour: Fr 2-3 pm, MH 5310 or M 11-12 by appointment

Teaching Assistant: Daniel Ben-Zion, dbenzion@physics.ucsd.edu
                                     Office Hour: M 2-3 pm, 5202 Mayer Hall or by appointment

Grader: Chang-Chun Chen, chc422@ucsd.edu
                                     Office Hour: W 3-4 pm, SERF 438

Course Format

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS: Problems from the book will be assigned every week, solutions will be posted on the web page. To fully understand the material, you should work most of the problems on your own without help of the solution key. These homeworks will not be graded.
GRADED HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS: One more challenging problem will be assigned every week, which will be graded. There will be a total of 9 such assignments, to be handed in at the beginning of every Monday lecture (or quiz) starting the second Monday. This will count for 10% of the grade.
QUIZZES: Quizzes will be given on alternate Mondays (four quizzes), the first one on April 17th, see Course Schedule. There will be lectures on the other Mondays. There will be no make-up quizzes.
FINAL EXAM: There will be an in-class final exam on finals week.
COURSE GRADE: The four quizzes will count for 40% of the course grade (10% each), the graded homework assigmentms will count 10%, and the final exam will count for 50% of the course grade.
Grading scale (approximate): A: >80 %, B: >60%, C: >40%, D: >30%.

General Information