PH103 - PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS III - SPRING 2010

Course calendar (subject to change):

updated frequently.

 

DATE

CHAPTER and/or  SECTIONS

TOPIC

IN-CLASS WORK.

Posted after the fact.

Relevant Links

WEEK 1

 

 

 

 

March 7

Chap 22.3-4, 23.4

electromagnetic wave, speed of light

wavelength, frequency, period electromagnetic waves

9

24.10

polarization, 

polarization polaroids

11

23.2-3

 reflection

ray model, reflection refraction and reflection

WEEK 2


 

     

14

23.4-6

 refraction

Refraction  refraction and reflection

16

23.7-10

 lenses

images  

18

23.7

 ray tracing

bring ruler to class

We drew ray diagrams of  examples in notes  ray diagrams

WEEK 3

 

  

   

21

25.1-2

 camera, eye

camera, eye, glasses image  

23

25.2 correctives lenses magnifier and glasses  

25

25.3, 5

 microscope, telescope

microscope  

WEEK 4

 

  

   

28

24.5, 25-7-9

diffraction

 resolution  

30

24.3, 24.6-7 interference interference  

April 1

 

no class

   

WEEK 5

 

   

   

4

26-1, 3.8 (1-D) classical  relativity  relative velocity   Classical Relativity

6

Ch 22-25 (see above)

exam #1*

   

8

24.9, 26.2,  33.4 (just equivalence principle in 33.4)

   Einstein's Postulates

 Postulates  Einstein's Special Relativity

WEEK 6

 

    

     

11

26.3-4

relativity of time

time      simultaneity video

13

26.7-9

relativistic  energy

 energy

15

26.10

rel. velocity transformation

 velocity  

WEEK 7

 

  

    

18

27.1-4, 6

quantization, photons

 photons photoelectric effect, blackbody

20

27.7-9, 28.1-5

wavefunctions, uncertainty

 wavefunctions  

22


no class

   

WEEK 8

 

   

    

26-Tue

27.7-9, 28.3,6

uncertainty, atom 

 uncertainty, atom    orbitals

27

ch 26-28, 33 (sections listed above thru 4-20-11)

Exam #2*

    

29

28.6, 7, 11 H-atom, emission spectrabring diffraction gratings   H-atom, spectra  spectra

WEEK 9

 

   

    

May 2

30.1,2,12

nuclear properties

 nuclei   

4

30.3-7

radiation

 nuclear radiation   

6

30.8-11

 decay

 nuclear decay  decay

WEEK 10

 

   

   

9

32.1, 3, 8-10

decay rate and fundamental particles 

 decay rate      particle adventure!!!

11

32.2-5

antimatter 

 antimatter, hadrons  

13

32.7,

fundamental  forces

 forces  

FINALS

Mon 9 am 

Wed noon

 

EXAM #3 *

      

Old exams will be available on the web page, for practice only. This year's exams will be different from any previous exams. Exam #3 will cover mostly (4/5) atomic, nuclear and particle physics.

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