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  • I understand what an equation means if I have a way of figuring out the characteristics of its solution without actually solving it(P. Dirac, quoted by R. Feynman in his lectures)



    Week Topic Class notes
     Lecture notes
     Extra & material
    1 Order of magnitude physics
     Lec1Intro1, Intro2
     PTable
    2 Order of magnitude 2, Elasticity Lec2, Elasticity1 Elasticity1 scales
    3 Elasticity, Fluid dynamics Elasticity2, Fluid Dynamics1 Elasticity_FluidDyn1 
     4  Fluid dynamics Fluid Dynamics 2Fluid Dynamics  
    5
    Waves Fluid Dynamics (end), Waves Fluid Dynamics And Waves 
    6 Atoms Kelvin Wake, Atom Structure Atom Structure 
    7 Atoms, molecules, materials properties  Materials properties 
    8 Applying extreme cases  Applying extreme cases 
    9 Random walk and all that  Random walk and all that 
    10 Quantum processes1  Quantum processes 
    11 Quantum processes 2
    Special relativity
    Bosons-1 Detailed balance, SR+Bosons
     
    12 Boson exchange
    Bosons-2 Standard Model
     
    13 Standard model
    SM
     To infinity and beyond
     
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    1. “Order-of-Magnitude Physics”, by P. Goldreich, S. Mahajan, S. Phinney.  University of Cambridge (1999).
    2. “Search for Simplicity”. A series of papers by V.Weisskopf, Am.J.Phys. 1984-1986
    3. “Street-fighting mathematics: the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving”, by S. Mahajan (MIT, 2010).
    4. “How many licks? Or, how to estimate damn near anything”, by Aaron Santos, Running press (2009)
    5. "Fly by night physics", by A.Zee, Princeton University Press (2020)


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  • Office hours

    Name Day Hours Building/Room E-mail
    Uri Keshet
    Oleg Krichevsky
    Yuri Lyubarsky
    By appointment - XX/YY


    Lecture/Tutorial

    Group What? Name Day Hours Building/Room
    1 Lecture Keshet, Krichevsky,
    Lyubarsky
    Thursday 14:00-17:00

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      • Homework: A weekly problem set. Non-trivial problems.
        Final exam: Strongly based on homework and class material.
        Final grade: 80% exam, 20% homework.
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