Physics
214: Modern Physics (Spring 2019)
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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 relativity1 Read: Ch37: 1 No homework 
January 17 No lab 
January 18 Einstein’s principle of relativity2 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 transformation1 Read: Ch37: 5 HW4:
Ch37: 17,18,19,20,22 HW3 due 
February 11 Lorentz velocity transformation2 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: 12 No homework HW5 due 
February 25 Xray production Read: Ch38: 12 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 atom1 Read: Ch39: 3 HW9: Ch39:
20,21,29,30 HW8 due 
March 25 Bohr’s model of the atom2 Read: Ch39: 3 No homework 
March 27 Blackbody radiation1 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 radiation2 Read: Ch39: 5 No homework HW9 due 
April 1 Wave functions and Schrödinger equation1 Read: Ch40: 1 HW11: Ch40:
4,5,6,7 
April 3 Wave functions and Schrödinger equation2 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 atom1 Read: Ch41: 3 HW14: Ch41:
10,14,16,17 
April 24 Hydrogen atom2 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, 3:004:50 pm HW15 due 


