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Physics H133 -- Spring 2012

General Information about Physics H133

Course title:
Honors Physics: Thermal Physics, Waves and Quantum Physics
Texts:
We will use two texts from the Six Ideas that Shaped Physics series by Thomas Moore,
Unit Q: Particles Behave Like Waves and Unit T: Some Processes are Irreversible.
There are errata pages for Unit Q and Unit T (both second edition, first printing, 2003).
For the labs you'll need the "Physics 133 Laboratory Manual".
Prerequisites:
The official prerequisites are H131 and H132 (with a grade of C or better), and Math 153 or 162 or higher, or their equivalent. See Prof. Furnstahl if you're concerned about your preparation.
Material:
Physics H133 will cover all 15 chapters in the Six Ideas, Unit Q text (to develop qualitative and some quantitative understanding of quantum mechanics, with applications to atoms and nuclei) and all 9 chapters in the Six Ideas, Unit T text (to develop an understanding of how thermodynamic quantities such as entropy arise from microscopic statistical mechanics).
Instructor:
Prof. Richard Furnstahl
office: Physics Research Building M2048
email: furnstahl.1@osu.edu
phone: 292-4830 (office) or 847-4026 (home)
Grader:
Mr. Zhou Wang
office: Physics Research Building 3026
email: wang.2981@osu.edu
phone: 247-8248
Lab TA :
Dr. Richard Leonard
office: Smith Laboratory 1106F
email: rleonard@mps.ohio-state.edu
phone: 292-8065
Super Tutor (in 1011):
Dr. Andrew Dougherty
office: Smith Laboratory 1082
email: dougherty.63@osu.edu
phone: 688-4714 (office)
Schedule: [Note: This schedule is still subject to change!]
Office Hours:
Prof. Furnstahl: By appointment (asking in class is easiest) and TBA.
Graders: TBA
Grading:
Assigned homework (drop 2, maximum 100%) [20%]
Laboratory [10%] --- A passing grade for the labs is required to pass H133!
Quizzes (drop 1 of 9) [20%]
One two-hour midterm covering 2/3 Unit Q [25%]
Final exam covering last part (nuclear) of Unit Q and entire Unit T [25%]
1094 sessions [7 or more checks to pass]
Other Items:
Web Pages:
This info: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~ntg/H133/H133_info.php
Course home page: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~ntg/H133/


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Last modified: 04:58 pm, April 16, 2012.
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