Cal. Week Sunday Our Week ---- ---- -------- (1st Quarter) 01 Dec 29 02 Jan 05 03 Jan 12 04 Jan 19 (1) Our first meeting 05 Jan 26 (2) (Real Vector Spaces) 06 Feb 02 (3) (Real Vector Spaces) 07 Feb 09 (4) Met Via Google Hangout 08 Feb 16 (5) (Real Vector Spaces) 09 Feb 23 (6) (Real Vector Spaces) 10 Mar 02 (7) The adjoint operator 11 Mar 09 (8) (Clocks go forward) The Postulates and Electron Spin -Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors -Hermitian and Unitary Matrices 12 Mar 16 (9) More on: The Postulates and Electron Spin 13 Mar 23 (10) More on: The Postulates and Electron Spin (2nd Quarter) 14 Mar 30 (11) Work with problem generator notebook (HP Scientific Computing class starts) 15 Apr 06 (12) Qbits / Tensor Product / Putting 2 bits together 16 Apr 13 (13) Mike out today / "problem session" on entangled states 17 Apr 20 (--) Easter / No Meeting 18 Apr 27 (14) Entanglement / Alice and Bob 19 May 04 (15) The "general case" of Electron Spin (Probably two sessions) 20 May 11 (16) The "general case" of Electron Spin / (Computer Work didn't go well) 21 May 18 (17) Entanglement: Why we suspect the states aren't predetermined 22 May 25 (18) 2nd try at "computer training" Hand out and discuss problems to be worked over the next two weeks 23 Jun 01 (--) M&T gone for two weeks 24 Jun 08 (--) M&T gone for two weeks 25 Jun 15 (19) Less than half the group was there. Mostly we discussed the idea of sticking primarily to new material on Sundays, then doing "lab" and catch-up sessions separately. 26 Jun 22 (20) Unitary operators, both one and two-bit. (3rd Quarter) 27 Jun 29 (21) Linearity and the No Cloning Theorem / Quantum Teleportation. 28 Jul 06 (22) Quantum Circuits: Deutsch's Algorithm 29 Jul 13 (23) General discussion and question session. 30 Jul 20 (24) Some review. Discuss how we'll proceed on special relativity. 31 Jul 27 (25) SR #1 - The concept of relativity before Einstein 32 Aug 03 (26) SR #2 - The Postulates of Special Relativity / Time Dilation 33 Aug 10 (27) SR #3 - Length Contraction, Invariance, The Space-Time Interval 34 Aug 17 (28) SR #4 - Spacetime diagrams and world lines The relativity of simultaneity Started the Snake 35 Aug 24 (29) SR #5 - Finish the Snake Back to Alice and Bob (but considering SR) (Scientific Computing class starts) ----- Planned topics that didn't get done ----- Bell's Inequality Non-Locality The Measurement Problem Interpretations - Copenhagen Interpretations - De Broglie/Bohm Interpretations - Everett Interpretations - Other ----------------------------------------------- 36 Aug 31 () (Philosophy and the Sciences class starts) 37 Sep 07 () 38 Sep 14 () 39 Sep 21 () (4th Quarter) 40 Sep 28 () 41 Oct 05 () 42 Oct 12 () 43 Oct 19 () 44 Oct 26 () 45 Nov 02 () 46 Nov 09 () 47 Nov 16 () 48 Nov 23 () 49 Nov 30 () 50 Dec 07 () 51 Dec 14 () 52 Dec 21 ()