PHYSICS 320: modern physics, fall 2017

Tim Gfroerer, Davidson College

 

Assignments

 

* Read the assigned material before class discussion on the dates indicated.

* Hand in homework at the beginning of class on the dates indicated.

 

** Refresh for current listing! **

 

Date

Chapter

Assignment

8/25 1, 2 Review Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Sections 1 - 4.
8/28    Read Chapter 2, Sections 5 - 6, and pp. 490-491.
8/30 2   Chapter 2 Homework Set #1: Q's: 2, 4, 14, 15 and P's: 2.
9/1 2 Preclass Exercise #1. (Due at least ONE HOUR BEFORE the start of class)
9/4 2 Preclass Exercise #2. (Due at least ONE HOUR BEFORE the start of class)
9/4 3 Read Chapter 2, Sections 7 - 9, MON LABBOOK COLLECTION (after lab).
9/6 2   Chapter 2 Homework Set #2: Q's: 12, 13 and P's: 7, 10, 20.
9/6   WED LABBOOK COLLECTION (after lab).
9/8 3  Review Chapter 3, especially Sections 3 and 4 (other sections will be useful in lab).
9/11 4 Review Chapter 4, Sections 1 - 3.
9/13 2   Chapter 2 Homework Set #3: Q's: 18, 19 and P's: 32, 38, 41.
9/18 4 Read Chapter 4, Sections 4 - 7. MON LABBOOKS.
9/20 3 Chapter 3 Homework Set #4: Q's: 6 and P's: 16, 19, 21, 26. WED LABBOOKS.
9/22 3 Read Section 3.6.
9/25   Read Physical Review Focus story on What's wrong with quantum mechanics? and Section 7.6. MON LABBOOKS.
9/27 4 Chapter 4 Homework Set #5: Q's: 3, 15, PQP: P.5.11 and P's: 13, 24 (Mathematica). WED LABBOOKS.
9/29    Read Spooky Actions at a Distance (especially pp. 3-28 and 46-52).
10/2   Hand in Review #1 by 9:30am (no class)
10/4 5 Read Sections 1 - 3.
10/6 4 Chapter 4 Homework Set #6: Q's: 9, and P's: 18, 28 (use the product rule, then the chain rule), 30, 37.
10/9   Fall Break
10/11 5 Read Sections 4 - 5. ALL LABBOOKS DUE AT START OF CLASS.
10/13 6 Review Chapter 6.
10/18 5 Chapter 5 Homework Set #7: Q's: 2, 4 (in Q4, a "dimension" is a measure of a physical variable, like length or time), 8 and P's: 4, 10.
10/23 7 Read Sections 1 - 3.
10/25 5 Chapter 5 Homework Set #8: Q's: 15 and P's: 9, 12, 21, 32.
10/27 7 Read Sections 4 - 5.
10/30 7 Read Sections 6 - 9. MON LABBOOKS.
11/1 7 WED LABBOOKS.
11/3 7 Chapter 7 Homework Set #9: Q's: 7, 11 and P's: 10, 14, 30.
11/6 8 Read Section 6.
11/10 7  Chapter 7 Homework Set #10: Q's: 16, 17 and P's: 24, 27, 34.
11/13 11 Read Section 4. MON LABBOOKS.
11/15 11 WED LABBOOKS.
11/17 11 In-Class Set #11: Web Problems.
11/21   Hand in Review #2 by 9:30am (no class on 11/20).
11/27 1, 10 Read Sections 10.1 - 10.4.
11/29 15 Read Sections 1 - 2 and 8 - 10.
12/1 10 Homework Set #12: P's: 2, 3, 12, 13, 32.
12/4   HAND IN LABBOOKS FOR GRADING.
12/14   Final Exam due @ noon

 

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