Home

Schedule

Course Information

Notes

Sections

Homework

Iclick:register

   Exams

HyperPhysics

Grades

 

Return to 228 home page

Lecture Notes

Lecture notes will be posted here shortly before and updated shortly after the corresponding lecture. The clicker questions (with answers) will be posted after the corresponding lecture. Notes are in pdf format.

 

Num.

Date

Subject

Lecture notes

1

Jan. 22

Introduction; Reflection and refraction of light

Notes

2

Jan. 26

Geometrical Optics: Mirrors

Notes

3

Jan. 29

Geometrical Optics: Lenses

Notes

 4

Feb. 2

Interference of light.

Notes

5

Feb. 5

More Interference.

Notes

6

Feb. 9

Diffraction of light. 

Notes

7

Feb. 12

More Diffraction

Notes

8

Feb. 16

Light Polarization.

Notes 

 9

Feb. 19

Scattering, Birefringence, Introduction to Special Relativity (Einstein’s postulates, simultaneity).

Notes

10

Feb. 23

Time dilation and space contraction.

Notes

11

Feb. 26

Space-time diagrams, Lorentz transformations, Twin paradox

First hour exam (evening)

12

Mar. 2

Lorentz Transformation, addition of velocities, four-vectors, Doppler effect 

Notes

Mar. 5 (lecture canceled due to weather)

13

Mar. 9

Force, Energy, Momentum, Photoelectric Effect.

Notes

photoelectric effect sim

14

Mar. 12

Atomic Spectra, Uncertainty Principle, Blackbody Radiation.

Notes

15

Mar. 23

Wave-particle duality, uncertainty principle, Bohr atom.

Notes 

2 slit interference

16

Mar. 26

Lasers, black-body radiation, wave functions and probability, the Schrodinger Equation.

Notes 

17

Mar. 30

Particle in a Box. Barriers and Tunneling. Harmonic Oscillator. 

Notes 

18

April 2

QM in 3D. Hydrogen Atom. Radial probability distribution.

Second hour exam (evening)

Notes

H-atom applets.

19

April 6

Zeeman effect, atomic transitions, electron spin, many-electron atoms

Notes

20

April 9

Periodic Table, X-ray spectra, Bonding and Molecules


Notes

21

April 13

Molecules, Solids, Band Theory

Notes 

22

April 16

Free electron metals, Semiconductors, P-N junction diode

Notes

23

April 20

Light-emitting diodes, Diode Lasers, Solar Cells, Transistors, Atomic Nuclei

Notes

24

April 23

Nuclear Physics, Radioactivity

Notes

25

April 27

Radioactivity, Radiation and Health, Radioactive Dating, Imaging

Notes

26

April 30

Nuclear Fission and Fusion.

Notes

27

May 4

Antiparticles, Accelerators, Quarks, Gluons, Leptons, Cosmology

Notes

 

 

 

 

Homework Solutions

Homework solutions will be posted here shortly after the homework is due. Solutions are in pdf format.

 

HW

Due Date

Solutions

1

Feb. 2

Solutions

2

Feb. 9

Solutions

3

Feb. 16

Solutions

4 Feb. 23

Solutions

5

Mar. 2

Solutions

6

Mar. 9

Solutions

7

Mar. 23

Solutions

8

Mar. 30

Solutions

9

Apr. 6

Solutions

10

Apr. 13

Solutions

11

Apr. 20

Solutions

12

Apr. 27

Solutions

13

May 4

Solutions

  

 

Vitaly Podzorov (podzorov@physics.rutgers.edu)

Last modified: Sunday 3/9/2015