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Physics 214: Modern Physics (Spring 2019)

 

Syllabus

 

Lecture notes

Solutions to homework (password-protected)

Other

 

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

HW1

HW2

HW3

HW4

HW5

HW6

HW7

HW8

HW9

HW10

HW11

HW12

HW13

HW14

HW15

Lab Manual

 

 

Course schedule

 

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

January 14

Galilean coordinate transformation

Read: Ch37: 1

HW1: Homework on the lecture notes

January 16

Einstein’s principle of relativity-1

Read: Ch37: 1

No homework

January 17

No lab

January 18

Einstein’s principle of relativity-2

No homework due

January 21

Happy Holiday!

Read: Ch37: 1

No homework

January 23

Simultaneity

Read: Ch37: 2

HW2: Ch37: 1

January 24

No lab

January 25

Time dilation

Read: Ch37: 3

HW2: Ch37: 2,3,4,5

HW1 due

January 28

Time dilation: Applications

Read: Ch37: 3

HW3: Ch37: 6,7,8

January 30

Length contraction

Read: Ch37: 4

HW3: Ch37: 9,10

January 31

No lab

February 1

Length contraction: Applications

Read: Ch37: 4

HW3: Ch37: 12,13,14

HW2 due

February 4

Lorentz transformation

Read: Ch37: 5

HW4: Ch37: 16

 

February 6

Lorentz transformation: Applications

Read: Ch37: 5

No homework

February 7

Lab #1

RELLAB a, b, c

February 8

Lorentz velocity transformation-1

Read: Ch37: 5

HW4: Ch37: 17,18,19,20,22

HW3 due

February 11

Lorentz velocity transformation-2

Read: Ch37: 5

No homework

February 13

Relativistic Doppler effect

Read: Ch37: 6

HW5: Ch37: 23,24,25

February 14

Lab #2

RELLAB d, e, f

February 15

Lab visit (Currens Hall 111)

HW4 due

February 18

Relativistic momentum

Read: Ch37: 7

HW6: Ch37: 27,29,30

February 20

Relativistic energy

Read: Ch37: 8

HW6: Ch37: 33,35,40,41

February 21

Lab #3

RELLAB g, h, i

February 22

Photoelectric effect

Read: Ch38: 1-2

No homework

HW5 due

February 25

X-ray production

Read: Ch38: 1-2

HW7: Ch38: 1,6,7,9;12,14

February 27

Homework review

No homework

 

February 28

No lab

March 1

Exam 1

No homework

HW6 due

March 4

Compton scattering

Read: Ch38: 3

HW8: Ch38: 15,17,18,19,22

March 6

Exam 1 review

No homework

March 7

Lab #4

Photoelectric Effect and Planck’s Constant

March 8

The uncertainty principle

Read: Ch38: 4

HW8: Ch38:  23,24,25

HW7 due

March 18

De Broglie waves

Read: Ch39: 1

HW9: Ch39: 3,6,11,14

March 20

The nuclear atom

Read: Ch39: 2

HW9: Ch39: 17

March 21

Lab #5

Emission Spectrum of Hydrogen

March 22

Bohr’s model of the atom-1

Read: Ch39: 3

HW9: Ch39: 20,21,29,30

HW8 due

March 25

Bohr’s model of the atom-2

Read: Ch39: 3

No homework

March 27

Blackbody radiation-1

Read: Ch39: 5

HW10: Ch39: 38,40,41,43,61

March 28

Lab #6

Measurement of the q/m Ratio of the Electron

March 29

Blackbody radiation-2

Read: Ch39: 5

No homework

HW9 due

April 1

Wave functions and Schrödinger equation-1

Read: Ch40: 1

HW11: Ch40: 4,5,6,7

April 3

Wave functions and Schrödinger equation-2

Read: Ch40: 1

No homework

April 4

No lab

April 5

Particle in a box

Read: Ch40: 2

HW11: Ch40: 10,11,14,18,20

HW10 due

April 8

Particle in a well

Read: Ch40: 3

HW12: Ch40: 21,22,26

April 10

Homework review

No homework

April 11

Lab #7

Electron Diffraction

April 12

Exam 2

No homework

HW11 due

April 15

Potential barriers and tunneling

Read: Ch40: 4

HW13: Ch40: 27,29,30

April 17

Exam 2 review

No homework

April 18

Lab #8

Nuclear Counting and Statistics

April 19

Harmonic oscillator

Read: Ch40: 5

HW13: Ch40: 34,35,36,37

HW12 due

April 22

Hydrogen atom-1

Read: Ch41: 3

HW14: Ch41: 10,14,16,17

April 24

Hydrogen atom-2

Read: Ch41: 3

No homework

April 25

Lab #9

Graphical Schrödinger Equation

April 26

Zeeman effect

Read: Ch41: 4

HW14: Ch41: 18,19

HW13 due

April 29

Electron spin

Read: Ch41: 5

HW15: Ch41:22,25

May 1

Exclusion principle and the periodic table

Read: Ch41: 6

HW15: Ch41:27,28

May 2

No lab

May 3

Lab visit (Currens Hall 111)

No homework

HW14 due

May 6

Final Exam, 3:00-4:50 pm

HW15 due