|Class Schedule: M W 2-3:20pm||Professor: Steve Liebling|
|Classroom: Pell Hall 202||Office: Pell Hall 210|
Text: Serway/Moses/Moyer's Modern Physics 3rd Edition
(Textbook site: http://info.brookscole.com/mp3e) (Textbook site: http://www.brookscole.com/cgi-wadsworth/course_products_wp.pl?fid=M20bI&flag=instructor&product_isbn_issn=9780534493394&disciplinenumber=13) Ch. 16 HW: 2, 3, 7, 10, 13
Equation Sheet (PDF)
SR Equation Sheet (PDF)
|Office Hours: M W 1:00-2:00pm and by appt.|
|Web: http://relativity.liu.edu/steve||Phone: 299-3439|
Homework: Homework assignments will be presented in class and will generally consist of problems from the required text. Homework problems must be done in order to gain mastery of the material and skills necessary for the tests.
Tests: The class will have two tests as indicated on the syllabus. Each test will cover the material presented since the previous test (to be precise, much of what we will learn applies throughout all the chapters, however, the questions will be geared towards specifically covering material presented between the tests). The tests will be given during classtime.
Final: The final will be held during the time dictated by the Registrar during Exam Week.
Cheating: You are encouraged to work on homework problems with others. However, you must work alone on quizzes and tests. On quizzes and exams you may use only a calculator and writing utensils; I will give you an equation sheet.
Other Resources: Tutors, library books, office hours, supplemental texts, and consult the web page: How to Study Physics. I'd also recommend the books from my course for nonscientists, especially the quantum mechanics and relativity books.
Below is the anticipated schedule of what we'll cover. The dates of
the tests are fixed; on principle I do not change them so that students
can plan for them. Near the end of the semester, I generally have
flexibility in what we cover.
If you have a preference for what we might cover, please feel free
to provide feedback.
|Week 1||Jan. 23||Course Overview|
|Week 2||Jan. 28||Relativity I||Ch. 1|
|Jan. 30||Ch. 1|
|Week 3||Feb. 4||Relativity II||Ch. 2|
|Feb. 6||Ch. 2|
|Week 4||Feb. 11||TEST 1|
|Feb. 13||The Quantum Theory of Light||Ch. 3|
|Week 5||Feb. 19 (Tuesday)||The Particle Nature of Matter||Ch. 4|
|Feb. 20||Ch. 4|
|Week 6||Feb. 25||Matter Waves||Ch. 5|
|Feb. 27||Ch. 5|
|Week 7||Mar. 3||Quantum Mechanics in 1D||Ch. 6|
|Mar. 5||Ch. 6|
|Week 8||Mar. 10||Tunneling Phenomena||Ch. 7|
|Mar. 12||TEST 2|
|Week 9||Mar. 17||S P R I N G B R E A K||S P R I N G B R E A K|
|Mar. 19||S P R I N G B R E A K||S P R I N G B R E A K|
|Week 10||Mar. 24||Quantum Mechanics in 3D||Ch. 8|
|Mar. 26||Atomic Structure||Ch. 9|
|Week 11||Mar. 31||Statistical Physics||Ch. 10|
|April 2||Ch. 10|
|Week 12||April 7||Molecular Structure||Ch. 11|
|April 9||Ch. 11 (Last day to withdrawal 4/11)|
|Week 13||April 14||Elementary Particles||Ch. 15|
|April 16||Ch. 15|
|Week 14||April 21||Cosmology||Ch. 16|
|April 23||Ch. 16|
|Week 15||April 28||Catchup & review|
|Week 16||April 30--May 6||Final Exam Period||Final Exam Period|