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===== In-class Content ===== ===== In-class Content =====
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==== Goals ==== ==== Goals ====
Goals: Students should be able to: Goals: Students should be able to:
-  * articulate what a scientific model is.+  * articulate that the mathematics of quantum mechanics constitutes a mathematical model of physical phenomena.
  * articulate that the state of a system is the condition of the system.   * articulate that the state of a system is the condition of the system.
  * articulate that the quantum state is described by a vector. The quantum state vector represents all of the information we can know about a physical system.   * articulate that the quantum state is described by a vector. The quantum state vector represents all of the information we can know about a physical system.
   
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==== Whole Class Discussion ==== ==== Whole Class Discussion ====
  * What is a scientific model? Can you give some examples? Why are they important? What are their limitations?   * What is a scientific model? Can you give some examples? Why are they important? What are their limitations?

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