Description:
A modern physics course covering atomic view of matter, electricity and radiation, atomic models of Rutherford and Bohr, relativity, X-rays, wave and particle duality, matter waves, Schrodinger's equation, atomic view of solids, natural radioactivity.
Meetings:
(Lecture) MTuWThF 8-9:20AM, 2005WLH
(Discussion) Wed. 2:00-3:20PM, 2005WLH
(Final) Sep. 6 (Sat) 3-5:50PM, TBD
Instructor:
TA:
Resources:
Grade:
60% - THREE highest of FOUR quizes @ 20% each
40% - (Comprehensive) Final exam
Grade will be curved. To be determined.
Homework is assigned for your own study, and is not graded. Solution to selective problems are provided.
Academic integrity: PLEASE READ "UCSD policy on Integrity of Scholarship" on pages 69-71 of the General Catalog. The rules on academic dishonesty will be strictly enforced.
Weekly quizes for weeks 1-4 will cover material of that week. The final exam will cover material of the whole course with emphasis on week-5 material.
If you anticipate final exam conflicts, let the instructor know the first two weeks of class
All quizes/exam are closed book and
ALL QUIZES MUST BE DONE IN A BLUEBOOK. Other media (e.g. plain paper) is
These three items must appears in the cover each and every one of your bluebooks:
Your full name
Your SID
Your 3-digits CODE NUMBER, to be assign during the first quiz
All quiz grade will be posted by Wednesday following the quiz. You have
NO QUIZ MAKE UP
Prerequisite
Thought relevant mathematical methods will be repeatedly demonstrated in class, students are expected to
know simple differentiation and integration elementary functions. (Math 21A-C)
have had some exposure to elementary linear algebra and differential equation. (Math 21D)
know basic physics concepts like energy, momentum, electromagnetism. (Phys 2AB)
Other references: Related reading (for fun):
Topic
Homework
Quiz/Sol'n
Week 1

(Aug 04-Aug 08) Special RelativityPrincipal of relativity
Relativistic kinematic
Relativistic Doppler shift
Relativistic momentum and energy
Reading Chap 1.1-1.6 and Chap 2.1-2.4
Assignment (Ch1) 2, 5, 7, 10, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 24, 28, 33, 35, 37, 38

(Ch2) 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 24, 28, 29, 31
Solution Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 2 add.
Week 2

(Aug 11-Aug 15) Light and MatterPhotoelectric effects
The Compton effect
The Bohr atom
Matter wave
Reading Chap 3.1 3.4-3.6 4.3 5.1-5.7
Assignment (Ch3) 8, 9, 10, 14, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 31, 37, 39

(Ch4) 23 24

(Ch5) 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 26, 29, 31
Solution Chapter 3 Chapter 3 add. Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 5 add.
Week 3

(Aug 18-Aug 22) Schrodinger's EquationBound State
Particle in a box
Tunneling
Simple harmonic oscillator
Reading Chap 6, 7
Assignment (Ch 6) 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 19, 23, 24, 29, 30, 32, 35, 37

(Ch 7) 1, 2, 5, 11, 12
Solution Chapter 6 Chapter 6 add. Chapter 7
Week 4

(Aug 25-Aug 29) Hydrogen AtomQuantum Numbers
Angular wavefunction
Radial wavefunction
Reading Chap 8
Assignment (Ch 8) 1, 3, 7, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30

Solution Chapter 8
Week 5

(Sep 01-Sep 05) Atomic Physics

*closed note*. A relevant equation sheet is provided.

*not*acceptable.

*till the following Monday*to submit any regrading requests to TA.

(Aug 04-Aug 08) Special Relativity

(Ch2) 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 24, 28, 29, 31

(Aug 11-Aug 15) Light and Matter

(Ch4) 23 24

(Ch5) 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 26, 29, 31

(Aug 18-Aug 22) Schrodinger's Equation

(Ch 7) 1, 2, 5, 11, 12

(Aug 25-Aug 29) Hydrogen Atom

(Sep 01-Sep 05) Atomic Physics

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