Reality and Resolution
- I often teach ``Modern Physics'' to future engineers who
really do not want to learn physics anymore than I want to teach them.
- Modern Physics in this sense means start from photoelectric effect
and go via Schroedinger equations into a taste of solid state
and nuclear/particle physics in about 40 lectures.
From now on I will just discuss the solid state parts,
noting that the material presented below is also suited to the start
of a solid
In these Sesame Street and MTV days students
do not find equations very interesting,
lecture demonstrations are somewhat limited/dangerous
for these topics and so computer animations come in handy.
- Another committment many of us have is supervising
undergraduate projects, which I enjoy, but find limiting in the sense
often do not know enough to do really interesting things.
- Solution: use 5 to prepare material to add excitement to 3.