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PHY240: Concepts of Modern Physics Monday and Wednesday 2:45 - 4:05 pm

 

Date

Chapter #

Chapter Title

Comments

Week

 

 

Thermodynamics: Serway and Jewett

 

 

Aug 26 Mon

Chapter 0

History of Modern Physics and Broad Overview

 

1

Aug 27 Wed

Chapter 1

First Law of Thermodynamics Chp 20 S/J

HW 1: S&J: Chp 20 #2, #14, #24, #29, #36

 

 

 

 

HW 1 Due: Mot collected

 

Sep 02 Mon

No classes

Labor Day

No classes

2

Sep 05 Wed

 

Chp 1 Continued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 09 Mon

Chapter 2

Kinetic Theory of Gases Chp 21 S/J

HW 2: S&J: Chp 21 #7, #11, #13, #21

3

Sep 11 Wed

 

Chp 2 Continued

HW 2 Due: Not collected

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 16 Mon

Chapter 3

Entropy/ 2nd Law of Thermody. Chp 22 S/J

HW 3: S&J: Chp 22 #1, #8, #15, #41

4

Sep 18 Wed

 

Chp 3 Continued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 23 Mon

 

Chp 3 Continued

HW 3 Due: Not collected

5

Sep 25 Wed

 

Class Hour Exam I: Chapter 1 - 3

Exam I Due: Collect in Class

 

 

 

Modern Physics: Thornton and Rex

 

 

Oct 1 Mon

Chapter 4

Special Theory of Relativity Chp 2 T/R

HW 4: Thornton-Rex 2.11, 2.23, 2.24, 2.40

6

Oct 3 Wed

 

continued

HW 4 Due: Oct 23, 2013

 

Oct 8 Mon

 

continued

 

 

Oct 9 Wed

 

continued

 

 

Oct 15 Mon

Chapter 5

Exp. Basis of Quantum Physics Chp 3 T/R

HW 5 T&R3 3.6, 3.40, 3.51, 3.60

7

Oct 23 Wed

 

continued

HW 5 Due: Oct 30 Wed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 04 Mon

Chapter 6

Structure of the Atom Chp 4 T/R

HW 6 T&R4 #9, #24, #33, #36

8

Nov 06 Wed

 

continued

HW 6 Due: Nov 06 Wed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 11 Mon

Chapter 7

Wave Properties of Matter and QM I Chp5 T/R

HW 7 T&R5 #18, #25, #42, #49

9

Nov 13 Wed

                    

Chapter 7 continued

HW 7 Due:  Nov 13 Wed                  

 

 

 

Take Home Exam II Chapters T/R Chp 2, 3, 4

Exam II due Nov 18 in class

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 18 Mon

Chapter 8

Schrodinger Equation and QM II Chp 6 T/R

HW 8 T&R6: #5, #11, #14

10

Nov 20 Wed

 

Chapter 8 Continued

HW 8 Due: Nov 25 Mon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 25 Mon

Chapter 9

Hydrogen Atom/Atomic Physics Chp 7 T/R

HW 9 T&R7: #9. #11, #13

HW 9 Due: Dec02 Mon

 

Nov 27 - Dec01

 

Thanksgiving No classes Nov 27 - Dec 01

 

 

Dec 02 Mon

Chapter 9

Schrodinger Equation and QM II Chp 6 T/R

HW 9 T&R #7.8, #7.10, #8.2, #8.12

 

Nov 14 Wed

 

Continued

Not to be collected, Included in Exm II

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 19 Wed

 

No Classes (Professor in Surgery)

 

12

Nov 21 Wed

No classes

Thanksgiving No classes Nov 21 - 25

No classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 26 Mon

Chapter 10

The Atomic Nucleus Chp 12 T/R

HW 10 T&R #4, #12, #16, #28

13

Nov 28 Wed

 

Continued

HW 10 Due: Dec03 Mon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 03 Mon

Chapter 11

Standard Model of Particle Physics Chp 14 T/R

HW to be announced

14

Dec 05 Wed

 

Continued

 

 

Dec 10 Mon

 

Continued

 

 

 

 

Take-Home Exam III Chapters 10-11

Exam III Due: Dec 10 Mon

 

Dec 11 Wed

 

Reading Day

 

 

Dec 20 Thu

Final Examinations end