Spring 2012

# Feb 2

I've been working on the introduction to my paper. I have a dummy thesis which I will modify as the semester goes on. I also wrote the part introducing the formalism of Orthodox QM. In writing it I came to the problem of where the formalism ends and where interpretation begins. Maybe we should talk about this, really meaning I would like to bounce my ideas off of you.
I've been reading the Feynman-Hibbs book. I have a few questions about the basics. I imagine I will have more to come.
What exactly is the amplitude/what does it mean
Why do paths contribute equal amounts
Eq 2.16 and the change in end points...
Why exactly 3.11 is good approximation
I wanted to talk about advising stuff as well. I need to reform my final plan app with percentages and whatnot. I thought we should figure that out before I start my independent tests.
 40% for 4 exams (E&M, classical, statmech, QM) 20% QM philosophy 40% solar paper (background + summer work)