The following are the course rules. Read them and fully understand them! Violations of the rules below will be considered academic dishonesty and may result in your summary dismissal from our graduate program!
Obviously your degree of long term success in the class and physics in general will depend largely on the enthusiasm and commitment of your personal participation. Passive is not good, active is good. Take charge of learning this material by doing the work required to do so.
I will usually be available for questions right after class. Otherwise, it is best to make appointments to see me via e-mail. My third department/university job is helping to manage the computer network, especially with regard to cluster computing (teaching this is my second and doing research is my first) so I'm usually on the computer and always insanely busy. However, I will nearly always try to answer questions if/when you catch me. That doesn't mean that I will know the answers, of course ...
I welcome feedback and suggestions at any time during the year. I would prefer to hear constructive suggestions early so that I have time to implement them this semester.