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PHYS 3213 FALL 2018

Course Schedule:

Class

Date

Topic/Exam

1

Aug 13

Review of Classical Physics

2

Aug 15

Classical Relativity and the Speed of Light

3

Aug 20

Michelson Morley Experiment

The Postulates of Relativity

4

Aug 22

Time Dilation

5

Aug 27

Length Contraction

Relativity Problem Solving

6

Aug 29

The Lorentz Transformations

Velocity Addition

Sep 3

No class – Labor Day

7

Sep 5

Relativistic Momentum and Energy

8

Sep 10

Atoms

Planck and Blackbody Radiation

9

Sep 12

The Photoelectric Effect

10

Sep 17

X-rays and Bragg Diffraction

11

Sep 19

                 Exam I Review

12

Sep 24

Exam I

13

Sep 26

The Compton Effect and Particle-Wave Duality

14

Oct 1

Atomic Spectra and Balmer-Rydberg Formula

15

Oct 3

The Bohr Model of a Hydrogen Atom

Oct 5

Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Accountability

Oct 6 – Oct 9

Fall Break

16

Oct 10

Properties of the Bohr Atom

17

Oct 15

Hydrogen-Like Ions

X-Ray Spectra

18

Oct 17

Problem Review Session

19

Oct 22

De Broglie’s Hypothesis

Quantum Wave Function I

20

Oct 24

Schrodinger Equation in One Dimension

21

Oct 29

Exam II

22

Oct 31

The Three-Dimensional Schrodinger Equation

23

Nov 5

Nuclear Properties

24

Nov 7

Radioactivity

25

Nov 12

Exponential Decay Law

26

Nov 14

Nuclear Reactions

27

Nov 19

Nuclear Fission

Nov 21- 24

Thanksgiving Holiday

28

Nov 26

Problem Review

29

Nov 28

Exam III

30

Dec 3

Course Summary and Review

Dec 11 (Fri) 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Final Exam

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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