PHYSICS 320: modern physics, fall 2017

Tim Gfroerer, Davidson College

 

Announcements and Class Demonstrations

 

*NOTE: Attendance at all physics seminars (click on EVENTS) is required.

 

Date Posted Announcement or Demonstration
8/21

ECLIPSE FIELD TRIP! 

8/23

Michelson and Kelvin quotes  . . .  Einstein quote.

8/30 Diagrams of twins in spacetime, Space-Time Worksheet
9/4  Simultaneity Physlet and Doppler Physlet
9/15 Blackbody Radiation Applet
9/20 Physlet Quantum Physics Sections 5.9 and 5.10: Waves and Uncertainty
9/22  Topics on Review #1
9/26 Quantum Physics with Conan and Jim (search for video link online)
9/26 Feynman and Bohr quotes
9/28 Stern-Gerlach Experiment
9/30 Delayed Choice Experiment: summary and full manuscript.
10/12 Connecting Classical and Quantum Mechanics
10/12 The password for opening the review solutions is PHY320
10/19 Physlet Quantum Physics Section 10.2
10/21 Physlet Quantum Physics Section 11.2
10/24 Physlet Quantum Physics Section 12.2
10/28 Transforming the 2D Scrodinger Equation to Polar Coordinates
10/31 Physlet Quantum Physics Sections 13.6, 13.8, and 13.9
11/2 Spherical volume element
11/2 Physlet Quantum Physics Section 13.8 Animation 2
11/4 The fine structure constant: How do you know?
11/9 Angular Momentum and B-Fields, Multi-electron level splitting
11/11 Physlet Quantum Physics Sections 11.4 - 11.6
11/14 Kronig-Penney Reference
11/14 Pauli didn't like semiconductors
11/16 Kronig-Penney Applet
11/16 Topics on Review #2
11/18 Equipartition Physlet
11/30 Evidence for the Big Bang: Hubble Expansion.
11/30 Recent high-redshift observations: Supernovae, Gamma-ray Bursts, Primordial Galaxies, and the Latest Record.
11/30 Expanding Space
12/2 BB evidence (continued): Microwave Background, more COBE images and WMAP website
12/2 Additional topics on Final Exam
12/5 CMBR/Nucleosynthesis Notebook, Abundance of nuclei

    

 

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