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Physics 228 - Analytical Physics IIB

Optics and Modern Physics
Spring 2015

 

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, 13th 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 28.  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 Monday, 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

 

  • Tuesday recitation sections start on Jan. 27.
  • Wednesday recitation sections start on Jan. 28.

In the first column "L" = Lecture, "R" = Recitation, "E" = Exam, "N" = No class, "V" = Review, and  "TBA" = "To Be Announced."

 

week

Monday lecture

Recitation

Thursday lecture

MP Homework

1/19 - 1/23

No Lecture

No recitations

L1: Ch. 33: 1-4
Laws of Geom. Optics

none

1/26- 1/30

L2: Ch. 34:1-2
Geometrical Optics.

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

L3: Ch. 34:3-4
Geometrical Optics.

HW01
2/2 @ 11.59PM

2/2- 2/6

 L4: Ch. 35:1-2
Interference of Light Waves.

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

L5: Ch. 35:3-5
More interference.

HW02
2/9 @ 11.59PM

2/9 - 2/13

L6: 36:1-3 Diffraction.

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

 L7: Ch. 36:4-7
More diffraction.

HW03
2/16 @ 11.59PM

2/16 - 2/20

L8: Ch. 33:5
Light polarization.

R4: 33:5, 36:4-7

L9: Ch. 37:1,2
Einstein's postulates. Simultaneity.

HW04
2/23 @ 11.59PM

 

 

2/23 - 2/27

L10: Ch. 37:3,4
Time dilation and length contraction.

R5: Ch. 36 and 33:5

L11: Space-time diagrams, Lorentz transformations, Twin "paradox"

Feb. 261st Hour Exam 10-11:20 PM

HW05
3/2 @ 11.59PM

3/2 - 3/6

L12:  Ch. 37: 5-8
Lorentz transformation, Doppler effect.


R6: Ch. 37:1-4

HW06
3/9 @ 11.59PM

3/9- 3/13

L13: Ch. 38:1-3

Force, momentum, energy. Photoelectric effect.

R7: Ch. 37:5-8

L14:  Ch. 38:4, 39:5
Atomic Spectra, Uncertainty principle, Black body radiation.

HW07
3/23 @ 11.59PM

(right after Spring break)

 

3/16 - 3/20

Spring Break

3/23 - 3/27

L15: Ch. 39:1-3
Wave-particle duality, uncertainty principle, Bohr atom.

R8: Ch. 38

L16 Ch. 39.4-5, 40.1
Lasers, black-body radiation, wave functions and probability, The Schrodinger Equation.

HW08
3/30 @ 11.59PM

 

 

 

 

3/30 - 4/3

L17:  Ch. 40:2-5, Particle in a Box. Barriers and Tunneling. Harmonic Oscillator.

R9: Ch. 39

L18: Ch. 41:1-3
QM in 3D. Hydrogen Atom. Radial probability distribution.

Apr. 2:  2nd Hour Exam 10-11:20 PM

HW09
4/6 @ 11.59PM


4/6
-4/10

L19: Ch. 41:4-6 Zeeman effect, atomic transitions, electron spin, many-electron atoms

R10: Ch. 40

L20: Ch. 41:6-7, 42:1
Periodic Table, X-Ray Spectra, Bonding and Molecules 

HW10
4/13 @ 11.59PM

 

4/13 - 4/17

L21: Ch. 42:2-4
Molecules, Solids, Band Theory

R11: Ch. 41

L22: Ch. 42:5-7
Free electron metals, Semiconductors, p-n Junction Diode

HW11
4/20 @ 11.59PM

4/20 - 4/24

L23:Ch. 42:7, 43:1-2
Light Emitting Diodes, Diode Lasers, Solar Cells, Transistors, Nuclei

R12: Ch. 42

L24: Ch. 43.3
Nuclear Physics, Radioactive Decays

HW12
4/27 @ 11.59PM

4/27 - 5/1

L25: Ch. 43.4-5
Half-life, Health Effects of Radiation, Radioactive Dating, Medical Imaging

R13: Ch. 43

L26:Ch. 43:6-8
Nuclear Fission and Fusion

HW13
5/4 @ 11.59PM


5/4

L27:  Ch. 44
Particle Physics, Cosmology

End of Term


 

Final Exam: (tentative) date May 12, 4 - 7 PM, College Ave Gym and Gym Annex

 

 


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Vitaly Podzorov (podzorov@physics.rutgers.edu)

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