Units of study

PHIL3622 - Philosophy of Modern Physics

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kelvin James McQueen

Description

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.

Assessments

exercises (40%) and 1x2500wd essay (60%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL3223

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

PHIL3622

 

Lecture 1

         

 

 

Lecture 2

         
1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 4
2 This class runs from Week 5 to Week 13

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