This will change often. Don't print this out; check back
frequently.
Styer's book is great; it's not very mathematical, though. So for the remaining third of the course we'll work through the same material again, this time in a much more mathematical way. For this part of the course, we'll use Spins and Quantum Measurement, by David McIntyre. I think that the opportunity to see two different presentations of the same phenomena will give us a chance to think some about different levels of explanation, and ponder to what extent mathematicizing something is helpful in explaining it.
We can do lots of adjusting midcourse. If you don't like Styer's book and are hungering for more, we can move through it more quickly.
Class  Date  Reading  Comments 
1  Tuesday, January 7  No reading 

2  Friday, January 10  Styer Chapters 1, 2, and 3 

3  Tuesday, January 14  Styer Chapters 4 and 5 

4  Friday, January 17  Styer Chapter 6, Mermin article  
5  Tuesday, January 21  Probability  
6  Friday, January 24  Probability  
7  Tuesday, January 28  Styer Chapter 6, Mermin Physics Today Article  
8  Friday, January 31  Styer Chapter 8  
9  Tuesday, February 4  Styer Chapter 9  
10  Friday, February 7  Styer Chapters 10, 11. Feynman Lectures?  
11  Tuesday, February 11  Styer Chapter 12  
12  Friday, February 14  Styer Chapter 14  
13  Tuesday, February 18  Styer Chapter 15  
14  Friday, February 21  McIntyre  
15  Tuesday, February 25  McIntyre  
16  Friday, February 28  McIntyre  
17  Tuesday, March 4  McIntyre  
18  Friday, March 7  McIntyre  
19  Tuesday, March 11  McIntyre  
20  Friday, March 14  McIntyre  
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