Physics 228 - Analytical Physics IIB

Optics and Modern Physics
Spring 2017

 

Note: Expect small changes throughout the semester.

Syllabus


Textbook

The assigned reading is from our textbook:
Young and Freedman: University Physics, Volumes 2 and 3, 14th Edition, Pearson/Addison Wesley, San Francisco, 2012.

If you purchased the combined volume 2 and 3 for 227, this will suffice for 228. Most of the course will follow volume 3 (Modern Physics).

Please complete the assigned reading before each lecture, and be sure to bring your i-clicker

 transmitter with you to lecture. You may be quizzed on the reading at the beginning of each lecture, and you will be asked to participate interactively throughout the lecture with the i-clicker.

There are web-based homework assignments throughout the semester using Mastering Physics.

  • The first deadline for homework assignments is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, January 27.  This is required only for students who did not take Physics 227 in the fall. It is a tutorial assignment (not for credit) that introduces you to Mastering Physics. It is essential to do this before starting to complete problems in Mastering Physics for points, so as not to lose credit for making mistakes in inputting your answers into the system.
  • After that, there will be one set of problems each week, due at 11:59 PM every Sunday, though we encourage you to do them before the weekend.

The problems will be graded by Mastering Physics, which rigidly (automatically) enforces the deadlines for completion.

 

Schedule

 

  • Recitations will start on Jan. 23.

 


week

Monday lecture

Recitation

Thursday lecture

MP Homework / Lecture Slides


1/16 - 1/20

No Lecture

No recitations

Lecture 1: Ch. 33: 1-4
The nature of light.
Reflection
Refraction: Snell's law

No HW
Lecture 1 Slides


1/23- 1/27

Lecture 2:Ch. 34:1-2
Total internal reflection
Dispersion
Plane mirrors
Concave spherical mirrors

R1: Ch. 33:1-4, 34:1-2

Lecture 3: Ch. 34:3-4
Convex spherical mirrors
Thin lenses

HW01
1/29 @ 11.59PM

Lecture 2 Slides
Lecture 3 Slides

1/30- 2/3

Lecture 4:Ch. 35:1-2
EM waves
Constructive and destructive interference
Coherence
Two slit interference

R2: Ch. 34:3-4, 35:1-2

Lecture 5: Ch. 35:3-5
Two slit interference
Phasor picture
Thin film interference
Phase change in reflection
Reflected field amplitude

HW02
2/3 @ 11.59PM

Lecture 4 Slides
Lecture 5 Slides

2/6 - 2/10

Lecture 6: 36:1-3
Interferometers
Huygen's principle
Single slit diffraction
Diffraction grating

R3: Ch. 35:3-5, 36:1-3

Lecture 7:Ch. N/A

No Lecture: Snow day

HW03
2/10 @ 11.59PM

Lecture 6 Slides
No Slides (Snow)

2/13 - 2/17

Lecture 8: Ch. 36:4-7

Multiple slit interference
Phasor diagams
Single slit diffraction: width of central peak

R4: 33:5, 36:4-7

Lecture 9: Ch. 36:7, 33.5,2
Circular aperture diffraction diffraction limited image resolution Polarization: linear, circular
unpolarized light
Crossed polarizers: Malus' law

HW04
2/17 @ 11.59PM

Lecture 8 Slides
Lecture 9 Slides

2/20 - 2/24

Lecture 10: Ch. 33.5, 37:1,4
Polarization in reflection, Brewster angle
Intro to Special Relativity
Reference Frames

Exam 1 Review

Lecture 11:  Ch. 37: 1-2
Intro to Special Relativity
Reference Frames
Postulates of SR
Speed of Light
Simultaneity

HW05
2/24 @ 11.59PM

Lecture 10 Slides
Lecture 11 Slides

2/26

Sunday:  1st Hourly Exam 6:10 - 7:30 PM
Exam Locations


2/27 - 3/3

Lecture 12:  Ch. 37: 3-5
Time Dilation
Length Contraction
Twin Paradox


R6: Ch. 37:1-4

Lecture 13:  Ch. 37: 5-8
Space-Time Diagrams
Lorentz Transformations
Twin Paradox in Detail
Ladder in Garage Paradox

No HW (Delay due to snow)
3/3 @ 11.59PM

Lecture 12 Slides
Lecture 13 Slides

3/6- 3/10

Lecture 14: Ch. 37
Doppler Effect

Lorentz Invariants
Four Vectors
Lorentz Transform of Velocity
Doppler Effect

R7: Ch. 37:5-8

Lecture 15:  Ch. 37.9, 38.1-38.3
Relativity: Force, Energy, Momentum
Photoelectric Effect: Photons, Work Function

HW06
3/12 @ 11.59PM

Lecture 14 Slides
Lecture 15 Slides

3/13 - 3/17

Spring Break


3/20 - 3/24

Lecture 16: Ch. 38.4, 39:1-3
Atomic Spectra
Wave-Particle Duality
Uncertainty Principle
Blackbody Radiation

R8: Ch. 38

Lecture 17:  Ch 39.1-3
Particles as waves
Bohr Atom

HW07
3/26 @ 11.59PM

Lecture 16 Slides
Lecture 17 Slides

3/27 - 3/31

Lecture 18:  Ch. 39.3-4, 40.1
Bohr Atom
Lasers
Schrödinger Equation

Exam 2 Review

Lecture 19: Ch. 41:1-3
3D Quantum Mechanics
Hydrogen Atom

HW08
3/31 @ 11.59PM

Lecture 18 Slides
Lecture 19 Slides

4/2

 Sunday: 2nd Hourly Exam 6:10 - 7:30 PM
Exam Locations




4/3 - 4/7

Lecture 20:
Infinite Square Well, Tunneling, Harmonic Oscillator

Lecture 21
3D Schrodinger Eq., Particle in 3D Box, Degeneracy, Hydrogen Atom.

HW09
4/7 @ 11.59PM

Lecture 20 Slides
Lecture 21 Slides

4/10 - 4/14

Lecture 22:
Hydrogen Atom, Zeeman Effect, Electorn Spin, Pauli Exclusion Principle, Many Electron Atoms.

R11: Ch. 41

Lecture 23:
Pauli Exclusion Principle, Aufbau Principle, Block Waves in Crystals, Energy Bands, Free Electron Metals, Fermi Dirac Distribution, Semiconductors.

HW10
4/14 @ 11.59PM

Lecture 22 Slides
Lecture 23 Slides

4/17 - 4/21

Lecture 24:
Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors, Doping, p-n Junction Diode, Light-Emitting and Laser Diodes.

Lecture 25:
Photovoltaics, Transistor, Nuclear Physics, Radioactivity

HW11
4/21 @ 11.59PM

Lecture 24 Slides
Lecture 25 Slides

4/24 - 4/28

Lecture 26:
Radioactivity, Radiation Health Effects, Raioactive Dating, Medical Imaging

Review

Lecture 27:
Nuclear Fission, Nuclear Fusion

HW12
4/28 @ 11.59PM

Lecture 26 Slides
Lecture 27 Slides


5/1 - 5/5

Lecture 28:

End of Term

Lecture 28 Slides

 

Final Exam:
Locations are according to first letter of last name. A to J in College Ave. Gym Annex K to Z in College Ave. Gym