Tentative Schedule  Physics 3401 Fall 99
Modern Physics I
Dr. C. R. (Rod) Nave  456 Science Center Annex  6513221
Email: RodNave@gsu.edu
Class meets MW, 5:307:10 PM
Text: Rohlf: Modern Physics from a to Z0
An approximate reading schedule follows.
 Aug 23 Ch 1 Journey to the small
 Aug 25 Ch 1 Fundamental particles
 Aug 30 Ch 1 Fundamental forces
 Sep 1 Ch 2 Distribution functions
 Sep 6 Holiday, Ch 2 MaxwellBoltzmann
 Sep 8 Ch 2 Atoms and radiation
 Sep 13 Ch 3 Blackbody radiation
 Sep 15 Ch 3 Blackbody radiation
 Sep 20 Ch 3 Radiation quanta
 Sep 22 Ch 3 Atomic spectra
 Sep 27 Ch 4 Velocity of light
 Sep 29 Ch 4 Lorentz transformation
 Oct 4 Ch 4 Time dilation
 Oct 6 Ch 4 Relativistic mass, momentum, energy
 Oct 11 Midterm
 Oct 13* Ch 5 DeBroglie wavelength

 Oct 18 Ch 5 Wave description of particle
 Oct 20 Ch 5 Uncertainty principle
 Oct 25 Ch 6 Particle scattering, Crosssection
 Oct 27 Ch 6 Rutherford experiment
 Nov 1 Ch 6 Deeper probing
 Nov 3 Ch 7 Schrodinger equation, particle in box
 Nov 8 Ch 7 Finite square well
 Nov 10 Ch 7 Barrier penetration
 Nov 15 Ch 7 Quantum oscillator
 Nov 17 Ch 7 Schrodinger in 3D
 Nov 22 Ch 8 The hydrogen atom
 Nov 24 Thanksgiving holidays
 Nov 29 Ch 8 Separation of variables
 Dec 1 Ch 8 Three quantum numbers
 Dec 6 Ch 8 Basic spectrum
 Dec 8 Ch 8 Fine structure
 Dec 14, Tues 57 PM, Final exam
in regular classroom.

Notes:
The grading of the course will be as follows:
20% each, midterm and final
Final is comprehensive, but more heavily weighted toward material after the midterm.
30% for chapter quizzes, patterned after homework.
30% for homework. Homework will be assigned for each chapter. It will be collected and graded.
*Oct 15 is the last day on which one may withdraw with a passing grade.

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