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PHY240  Fall ’12 (Credit Hours: 3)

Mondays/Wednesdays (2:45 : 4:05 p.m.)

Instructor: Professor M. S. Alam Physics 313 Phone: (518) 442-4535

T.A. Teeba Rashid trashid@albany.edu

 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 9th Edition

Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett

ISBN-10 1-133-94727-1

ISBN-13 978-1-133-94727-1

 1. First Law of Thermodynamics (Chapter 20 Serway/Jewett)

 2. Kinetic Theory of Gases (Chapter 21 Serway/Jewett)

 3. Entropy and Second Law of Thermodynamics (Chapter 22 Serway/Jewett)

Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Stephen T. Thornton and Andrew Rex (4th Edition)

ISBN-10 1-133-10372-3

ISBN-13 978-1-133-10372-1

 4. Special Theory of Relativity (Chap 2 Thornton/Rex)

 5. Experimental Basis of Quantum Mechanics (Chap 3 Thornton/Rex)

 6. Structure of the Atom (Chap 4 Thornton/Rex)

 7. Wave Nature of Matter and Quantum Mechancis I (Chap5 Thornton/Rex)

 8. Quantum Mechancis II (Chap 6 Thornton/Rex)

 9. Hydrogen Atom and Atoms (Chap 7 and 8 Thornton/Rex)

10. Semiconductor Theory and Devices (Chap 11 Thornton/Rex)

11. Atomic Nuclei (Chap 12 and 13 Thornton/Rex)

12. Standard Model of Particle Physics (Chap 14 Thornton/Rex)