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Physics H133 -- Spring 2012

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*Assignments

Reading Assignments, and Lecture Notes

The readings are from the Six Ideas that Shaped Physics texts. Chapter Q1 is from the Unit Q text, Chapter T1 is from the Unit T text, and so on. The assigned chapters must be read before the class on the date indicated.

The lecture notes provided here were prepared by Prof. Brian Winer. They are provided for your use in learning the material, but I will not be following them closely. I am grateful to Prof. Winer for permitting me to make his notes available here.

ReadingTopicReading DueNewsLecture Notes
Ch. Q1 Standing Waves 27 Mar 26-Mar, 27-Mar Lecture Q1
Ch. Q2 The Wave Nature of Light 28 Mar 29-Mar, 30-Mar Lecture Q2
Ch. Q3 The Particle Nature of Light 30 Mar 02-Apr, 03-Apr Lecture Q3
Ch. Q4 The Wave Nature of Matter 3 Apr 05-Apr, 06-Apr Lecture Q4
Ch. Q5 The Quantum Facts of Life 5 Apr 09-Apr, 10-Apr Lecture Q5
Ch. Q6 The Wavefunction 9 Apr 12-Apr, 13-Apr Lecture Q6
Ch. Q7 Bound Systems 13 Apr 16-Apr 17-Apr Lecture Q7
Ch. Q8 Spectra 16 Apr 19-Apr Lecture Q8
Ch. Q9 Understanding Atoms 18 Apr 20-Apr, 23-Apr Lecture Q9
Ch. Q10 The Schroedinger Equation 23 Apr 24-Apr Lecture Q10
Ch. Q11 Energy Eigenfunctions 25 Apr 26-Apr Lecture Q11
Ch. Q12 Introduction to Nuclei 30 Apr 30-Apr  
Ch. Q13 Stable and Unstable Nuclei 3 May 03-May, 04-May  
Ch. Q14 Radioactivity 4 May 07-May  
Ch. Q15 Nuclear Technology 7 May 08-May  
Ch. T1 Temperature 9 May 10-May, 11-May Lecture T1
Ch. T2 Ideal Gases 11 May 14-May Lecture T2
Ch. T3 Gas Processes 15 May 15-May, 17-May Lecture T3
Ch. T4 Macrostates and Microstates 17 May 18-May Lecture T4
Ch. T5 The Second Law 21 May 21-May, 22-May Lecture T5
Ch. T6 Temperature and Entropy 23 May 24-May Lecture T6
Ch. T7 Some Mysteries Resolved 25 May   Lecture T7
Ch. T8 Calculating Entropy Changes 29 May 29-May  
Ch. T9 Heat Engines 31 May 01-Jun  

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Homework: Problem Sets and Hints

Click on the problem set number to get a copy of the assignment.

Due Date AssignmentCommentsSolutions
03/29/12 PS #1 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
04/02/12 PS #2 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
04/05/12 PS #3 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
04/09/12 PS #4 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
04/12/12 PS #5 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
04/16/12 PS #6 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
04/19/12 PS #7 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
04/23/12 PS #8 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
04/26/12 PS #9 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
04/30/11 PS #10 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
05/07/12 PS #11 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
05/10/12 PS #12 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
05/14/12 PS #13 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
05/17/12 PS #14 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
05/21/12 PS #15 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
05/24/12 PS #16 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
05/29/11 PS #17 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf
06/01/12 PS #18 hints, suggestions, etc. pdf

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Reading Quizzes

Quiz NumberDate of QuizChapter(s) Problems and Solutions
1 03/30/12 Q1,Q2 Quiz 1
2 04/05/12 Q3,Q4 Quiz 2
3 04/13/12 Q5,Q6 Quiz 3
4 04/20/12 Q7,Q8 Quiz 4
5 04/26/12 Q9,Q10,Q11 Quiz 5
6 05/11/12 Q12-Q14 Quiz 6
7 05/18/12 T1,T2,T3 Quiz 7
8 05/25/12 T4,T5,T6 Quiz 8
9 06/01/12 T7,T8 Quiz 9

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1094 Sessions

Copies of any handouts are available from Prof. Furnstahl.

Date of SessionSession GuideSolutions
03/28/12 Session 1 pdf
04/04/12 Session 2 pdf
04/11/12 Session 3 pdf
04/18/12 Session 4 pdf
04/25/12 Session 5
worksheet
pdf
05/09/12 Session 6 pdf
05/16/12 Session 7 pdf
05/23/12 Session 8 pdf
05/30/12 Session 9 pdf

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*Handouts

Copies of any handouts are available from Prof. Furnstahl.

Date OutHandoutComments
00/00/00 Problem Solving (pdf) General guidelines for problem solving and checking answers.
03/29/12 Dimensional Analysis 1 (pdf) Procedure for systematic dimensional analysis, with example.
00/00/00 Uncertainty Principle (pdf) Implications for a localized particle from the uncertainty principle and the deBroglie relation.
04/06/12 Complex Numbers (ps) (pdf) Some things you should know about complex numbers.
04/17/12 Wavefunctions (pdf) Rules for sketching wavefunctions.
04/17/12 Midterm Review Sheets (pdf) What you should know for the H133 Unit Q exam.

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*Examinations

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* Links to Additional Information

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