Exam #2 will cover:
Everything covered in the lecture/recitation after polarization and up to
last Thursday's lecture.
-Ch 37 (Relativity)
-Ch 38 (Photons: Light Waves Behaving as Particles, Exaluding X-Ray Production
and Compton Scattering, Pair Production)
-Ch 39 (Particles Behaving as Waves, Excluding Bohr Model, The Laser)
Exam 1 Histogram
Thursdays 2pm - 3pm, ARC 332
Thursdays 4pm - 5pm, ARC 332
Fridays 2pm - 3pm, ARC 333
Fridays 3pm - 4pm, ARC 333
Attendance of all the exams will be strictly enforced. No makeups will be allowed, unless a legal and verifiable reason exists.
Legal reasons for missing an exam are:
1. Being sick, with a written letter from your doctor, backed by a letter from your Dean.
2. For athletes - participation in a sporting event, backed by a letter from your Dean or an official Rutgers coach.
Before the first lecture, Thursday January 19, 2017, you will need to have three items:
1) an I-clicker (for class participation)
2) a copy of the text book
University Physics Vol 2-3 (Chapters 21-37) 14th/E
Young, Freedman | Addison-Wesley AND
3) a license for the online homework software Mastering Physics
(otherwise you will not be able to do the homework! )
If you have an I-clicker from Physics 227 or another previous course,
great! Just put in a fresh battery or keep one with you in case the old
one dies in the middle of lecture.
The book is available new at the Rutgers bookstore, both on its own and
in a bundle with the Mastering Physics license. Note: if you already
have a MP license and login ID from a previous course, you do not need
to buy another. For Physics 228, you need both Vol. 2 and Vol. 3.
The Mastering Physics course ID is RUPHYS228S17
After you log on with your user ID and password, you will need to enter
your Student ID
: use your 9-digit
Rutgers student ID number
At the dawn of the 20th century, few scientists, even in their wildest dreams,
could have imagined the momentous revolution ahead. The discovery of
atoms and participles, the notion of space time, the equivalence of
matter and energy, the wave nature of particles and the particle nature
of light, new quantum phases of matter, semiconductors,
superconductors, the expanding universe... leading to current
issues such as the Higgs boson, dark matter, dark energy, and physics
beyond the standard model. All of these are part of the great
scientific revolution of the past 100 years, a revolution that
continues today, and whose consequences have rapidly transformed our
world and impacted your life.
In this course, you will learn about the foundations of
modern physics - foundations that are absolutely necessary for you to
survive and compete in the rough-and-tumble technological world of the
21st century. As in the companion course, 227, it is a course in which
we ask you to think conceptually, to be curious and open minded. The
object of the course is not to accumulate a list of equations into
which you plug numbers: it is a unique opportunity for you to ponder
and learn about the deep principles that govern the quantum world in
which you live. We look forward to having you in the class and will
meet you all at the first class on Thursday, January 21st.