PH300 Modern Physics Fall 2012  
!!!NOT CURRENT SEMESTER!!!

Prof. Lawrence Wiencke

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Syllabus PH300 Fall 2012

 

Week

Date

Topic

Assignment

1

L1-Introduction to Modern Physics

 read website+syllabus, 

Krane CH 1

 

L2-Waves-1  wave  tutorial

 

2

L 3 - Waves-2    wave interference applet

                           waves on a string applet

 

 

L4-Michaelson-Morley Experiment

MM-Flashlet

 Read Krane CH 2.1-4

 

 

A5 Activity:  Speed of Light Measurement 
& Bootstrap Error Analysis

Apparatus  

problem set 1 due

 3   L5-Special Relativity-Time-Dilation
         Twin Paradox-explaination
Read Krane CH 2.5-6

   

L6 Special Relativity Length Contraction


 

No Class


4

L7-Clocks, Trains, and Tunnels
For-Train-Tunnel-Paradox see here

problem set 2 due

L8-SR-Velocity, Momentum,Energy
Also_see_Einsteins_Box_Lecture_(M.Fowler)
Read Krane CH 2.7-9

 

L9-SR-Kinematics

problem set 3 due 

5

L10:  Black-Body-Radiation 

 Read Krane Ch 3.1-3

 

L11 Photoelectric-Effect

 

 

Photoelectric follow up

Muon Lifetime Demonstration

problem set 4 due 


6

L13-Compton-Scattering

 Read Krane Ch 3.4-6

 


 

 


7

L14_Electrons and Cathode Ray Tubes
electron discovery (AIP site)

 

 

L15_Atomic-Spectra

Read Krane Ch 6-1,2,4

 

L16 Rutherford Scattering
Rutherford Scattering Applet (CU-Boulder) 

 Problem set 5 due


Read Crane Ch 6-3

8

Special Topic   
"Introduction to General Relativity"

Prof. Alex Flournoy


 

L17_Bohr-Atomic-Model

Atomic Models Applet

Read Krane Ch 6-5,8

 

L18 Bohr-Model-II_particles_waves

Problem set 6 due 

9

No Class - Fall Break

 

 

L19-Particles and Waves

Read Krane Ch 4-1-4

 

L20 Schrodinger Equation

 Problem set 7 due  

Read Krane Ch 5-1-4

10

L21-QM- Square-Well 
Computer Simulation - Quantum Bound States

Read Krane Ch 5-4

experiment with simulation


L22-Simple Harmonic Oscillator

Read Krane Ch 5-5-6


L23-QM-Tunneling

Problem set 8 due 

11

Prof Gorman Lab Tour  (HH 312)






12

L25-H-Atom_and_Quantum-Numbers

 Read Krane Ch 7  1-4


L26- H-Atom-II

 Read Krane Ch 7 5-7


L27 X-Ray Fluorescence Demo

Read Krane Ch 8 5

Problem set 9 due 

13

L28-The Period Table and Experimental Evidence for spin   

http://www.ptable.com/

Stern-Gerlach PHET app

 Read Krane Ch 8 1-4


L29 Band_Structure  Semiconductors

Quantum-Well-PHET-Applet

 Some Transistor links: 
Transistor Invention 1947 

Read Krane Ch 11 1-5


Crystal Radio Activity
Crystal Radio Link

 

14

L30-Nuclei
Interactive Table of Nuclei (BNL)
Complete Table of Nuclei (wiki)


Radio Questions Due

Problem set 10 due



No Class - Thanksgiving  Day-1 

 


No Class - Thanksgiving Day+1

 

15

L31-Radiation and Radioactivity
Estimate your yearly radiation dose


 

L32-Applications: Fission and Fusion


 

D33  Radiation  Demonstration

Cloud Chamber

Problem set 11 due 

16

L34-Particle Physics