|Class Schedule: M W 9:30am-10:50pm||Professor: Steve Liebling|
|Classroom: Pell Hall 202||Office: Pell Hall 210|
Text: Serway/Moses/Moyer's Modern Physics 3rd Edition
(Textbook site: http://www.brookscole.com) Equation Sheet (PDF)
|Office Hours: M W 11:00-12:00pm|
|Web: http://relativity.liu.edu/steve||Phone: 299-3439|
|Pre-requisites: PHY 19; MATH 21 (or co-requisite)||Email:|
|Course credit: 3 credit-hours|
Course Objective: Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to reason through physical arguments as well as solve quantitatively problems within these areas.
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, but what you turn in must be your own work in your own words. However, you must work alone on tests. On exams you may use only a calculator and writing utensils; I will give you a copy of the equation sheet linked above.
Other Resources: Tutors, library books, office hours, and supplemental texts. 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.
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||Statistical Physics||Ch. 10|
|Jan. 30||Ch. 10|
|Week 3||Feb. 4||Ch. 10|
|Feb. 6||Molecular Structure||Ch. 11|
|Week 4||Feb. 11||Ch. 11|
|Feb. 13||The Solid State||Ch. 12|
|Week 5||Feb. 18||Presidents Day||Presidents Day|
|Feb. 20||Ch. 12|
|Week 6||Feb. 25||Ch. 12|
|Feb. 27||TEST 1||TEST 1|
|Week 7||March 4||Nuclear Structure||Ch. 13|
|March 6||Ch. 13|
|Week 8||March 11||SPRING BREAK||SPRING BREAK|
|March 13||SPRING BREAK||SPRING BREAK|
|Week 9||March 18||Nuclear Physics Applications||Ch. 14|
|March 20||Ch. 14|
|Week 10||March 25||Ch. 14|
|March 27||Ch. 14|
|Week 11||April 1||TEST 2||TEST 2|
|April 3||Elementary Particles||Ch. 15|
|Week 12||April 8||Ch. 15|
|April 10||Ch. 15|
|Week 13||April 15.||Cosmology||Ch. 16|
|April 17||Ch. 16 (found online)|
|Week 14||April 22||Ch. 16 (found online)|
|April 24||Ch. 16 (found online)|
|Week 15||April 29||Review|
|May 3-9 (TBD according to Registrar)||Scheduled Final Exam||Scheduled Final Exam|