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 |