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PHIL3622 - Philosophy of Modern Physics
Semester 2, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Dr Adrian Heathcote
In this unit we will look at quantum mechanics, through a study of its central paradoxes: the EPR situation, Schrödinger's Cat, Wave-Particle duality, etc. We will work through the book by R.I.G. Hughes, using Albert's book for some additional material. The unit will involve learning the mathematical basis for QM - though the level of mathematical sophistication required will not exceed ordinary high school mathematics. Relativity theory will be discussed only insofar as it bears upon the problem of interpreting quantum theory.
exercises (40%) and 1x2500wd essay (60%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 credit points in Philosophy
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