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Final: Friday, Dec 13 SC6105, 9am

Please check the registrar's final schedule also! Final covers material from the course.

Final Review notes.

I will provide an equation sheet. I suggest you rework old homework problems and review the examples from class as well as your old exams. (I don't post exam solutions, I just go over them in class).

Old practice 3 test solutions

A good place to troll for multiple choice questions is too google gre physics sample questions.

Class information

Your grade for the lecture portion of the course will consist of:

The lecture portion is 75% of your whole grade and the lab is 25%.

Office hours will be on Wednesdays from 2 to 5pm on the 9th floor of Stevenson. I can be found in either SC6906 (my office) or (usually) SC6924 (the Johns/Sheldon/Webster Lab area).

The official class room is SC5105 in the basement of the Physics Building.

The final will be on Friday December 13th at 9am in the same room. Here is a link to the Registrar's final exam schedule for all classes.

We will be using the Thornton Modern Physics book. ("Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers" Steven T. Thornton and Andrew Rex.4th edition)

Lectures/Schedule


Lecture 1: Aug 21
Ch 1: Introduction to the class. Origins of "Modern Physics". 
Experimental Basis for Quantum Theory. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 1.1-1.3,1.5,1.6 

Lecture 2: Aug 23
Ch 3: Experimental Basis of Quantum Theory. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 3.1-3.3

Lecture 3: Aug 26 (Delayed)
Ch 3: Experimental Basis of Quantum Theory. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 3.4-3.5

Lecture 4: Aug 28
Ch 3: Experimental Basis of Quantum Theory. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 3.6-3.9

Lecture 5: Aug 30
Ch 4: Structure of the Atom. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 4.1-4.2

Lecture 6: Sept 2
Ch 4: Structure of the Atom. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 4.3-4.4

Lecture 7: Sept 4 (Last day to drop a class with no entry on the record)
Ch 4: Structure of the Atom. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 4.5-4.7

Lecture 8: Sept 6
Special Topic(PDF) Gamma particle spectroscopy

Lecture 9: Sept 9
Ch 5: Wave Properties and QM I. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 5.1-5.3

Lecture 10: Sept11
Ch 5: Wave Properties and QM I. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 5.4-5.5

Lecture 11: Sept 13
Ch 5: Wave Properties and QM I. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 5.6
(Cutoff date for material in Test 1)

Lecture 12: Sept 16
Ch 5: Wave Properties and QM I. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 5.7-5.8

Lecture 13: Sept 18
Ch 6: QM II. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 6.1

Lecture 14: Sept 20
Ch 6: QM II. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 6.2

Lecture 15: Sept 23
Ch 6: QM II. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 6.3

Test 1: Sept 25
Covers material up to Lecture 12



Lecture 16: Sept 27
Ch 6: QM II. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 6.4-6.5

Wavefunction spreadsheet excel file

Lecture 17: Sept 30 Ch 6: QM II. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 6.6 Lecture 18: Oct 2 Go over test 1, catch up on other subjects if behind Lecture 19: Oct 4 Ch 6: QM II. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 6.7 Lecture 20: Oct 7 Ch 7: Hydrogen. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 7.1-7.2 Lecture 21: Oct 9 (Mid-semester undergraduate deficiency reports due) Ch 7: Hydrogen. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 7.1-7.2 No Lecture : Oct 11 (Fall Break: No Class) Lecture 22: Oct 14 Ch 7: Hydrogen. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 7.3 Lecture 23: Oct 16 Ch 7: Hydrogen. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 7.4 Lecture 24: Oct 18 (Last day undergraduate students may withdraw from fall semester classes) Ch 7: Hydrogen. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 7.5-7.6 (Cutoff for material in test 2) Lecture 25: Oct 21 Ch 8: Atomic Physics. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 8.1 Lecture 26: Oct 23 Ch 8: Atomic Physics. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 8.2 Lecture 27: Oct 25 Ch 8: Atomic Physics. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 8.2-8.3 Test 2: Oct 28 (Covers material up to Lecture 27 Lecture 29: Oct 30 Ch 9: Classical and Quantum Statistics. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 9.1-9.2 Lecture 30: Nov 1 Ch 9: Classical and Quantum Statistics. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 9.3 Lecture 31: Nov 4 Go over test 2, catch up on subjects. Lecture 32: Nov 6 Ch 9: Classical and Quantum Statistics. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 9.4 Lecture 33: Nov 8 Ch 9: Classical and Quantum Statistics. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 9.5-9.6 Lecture 34: Nov 11 Ch 9: Classical and Quantum Statistics. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 9.6 Lecture 35: Nov 13 Ch 9: Classical and Quantum Statistics. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 9.7 (limit for material for test 3) Lecture 36: Nov 15 Ch 10: Structural Properties of Solids. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 10.1 Lecture 37: Nov 18 Ch 10: Structural Properties of Solids. Reading for this Lecture: Ch 10.2 Test 3: Nov 20 Lecture 38: Teacher's Choice No Lecture: Nov 25 (Thanksgiving: No Class) No Lecture: Nov 27 (Thanksgiving: No Class) No Lecture: Nov 29 (Thanksgiving: No Class) Lecture 39: Dec 2 Go over Test 3, catch up on subjects Lecture 40: Dec 4 (Last Day of Class) Review of the Class Final Exam: Dec 13 Comprehensive, mandatory

WebAssign (Homework) Info

Webassign Assignment 2 and 3 solutions

Webassign Assignment 4 solutions

Webassign Assignment 5 solutions

Webassign Assignment 6 solutions

Webassign Assignment 7 solutions

Webassign Assignment 8 solution Page 1 and Page 2

Worksheet 2 (FAQ)

Worksheet 2 Solutions

Worksheet 3

Worksheet 3 Solutions

Worksheet 4 (due Oct 4)

Worksheet 4 (solutions)

Worksheet 5 (due Oct 14)

Worksheet 5 solutions

Worksheet 6 (due Nov 18)

Worksheet 6 solutions

We'll be doing most homeworks on the computer this semester. The computer package we'll be using is called WebAssign. You can get to their info page by clicking on the link below.

Web Assign Info Page

Additionally I may hand out a problem or 2 each week for you to turn in. I expect to see all steps completely worked out in these problems and I will grade these myself to get an idea of how you are doing.

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