|Dr. Dan Boye||Fall 2002|
|Office: Dana 134|
Text: Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Thornton & Rex, 2nd ed.
Lecture: MWF 12:30-1:20, Dana 153
Lab: MWF 2:30-5:30
Office Hours: MWF 9:30-11:20 and 1:30-2:30, and by appointment nearly any other time. If my office door is unlocked and I'm not there, check in the Dana basement or in the Physics Office.
An investigation of 20th century physics including the atomic view of matter, electricity and radiation. Relativity, x-rays, waves and particles, wave mechanics and radioactivity and nuclear processes.
Attendance: Attendance at class follows the College's 25% rule. You are strongly encouraged to attend all lectures since helpful, time-saving hints not to be found in the text will be presented. Each student is responsible for the material discussed in class and the announcements made in class. Absence from class does not relieve one from this responsibility. Attendance at all labs and reviews is mandatory.
Homework: The homework problems will come from the text. Some of the assigned problems will be solely the work of an individual student and will be honor pledged. The rest of the assigned problems may be worked with the help of other students. Please come see me if you need assistance.
Grades: There will be two reviews and a self-scheduled final exam. The first review will occur at the end of September and the second at the end of October. Grades will be comprised of the following contributions:
|Early Quantum Experiments||3|
|Simple Wave Equation Problems||6||6,7|
|Molecules and Solids||10||6|
|Semiconductor Theory and Devices||11|
|1||8/26||Intro to MathCAD, Special Relativity|
|2||9/2 - 9/9||Franck-Hertz Experiment|
|3||9/2 - 9/9||Photoelectric Effect|
|4||9/2 - 9/9||Blackbody Radiation|
|5||9/2 - 9/9||Electron Diffraction|
|6||9/16 - 9/23||X-Ray Spectroscopy|
|7||9/16 - 9/23||Schroedinger Equation Simulations|
|9||9/30-10/16||Hydrogen Atom Wave Functions|
|10||10/21||Rare Earths in Solution|
|11||10/28-11/4||Er3+ Spectra and Up Conversion|
|12||10/28-11/4||Magnetic Materials and Electromagnets|
|14||12/2||g - Ray Spectroscopy|