TTU Physics Department.

Welcome to the PHYS 2402 Course :: Spring 2012

Class Scedule
  • TT 11:00am - 12:20pm @ SC 112

Course Text
  • Modern Physics, 2nd edition, by Randy Harris (ISBN-10: 0805303081 or ISBN-13: 9780805303087)
  • A Guide for the Perplexed Experiments in Physics (Version 3.0)
  • Course Coverage
    • We will start with a discussion of special theory of relativity, move to simple quantum mechanical system and explore the Schrodinger equation.We will later concentrate on the hydrogen atom and spectroscopy.
    • Time permitting; the course will cover material from the first 10 chapters in the text.

    Grading Policy
      The following scores will be accumulated during the course of the semester:

    • 3 In-Class Quizzes + HW (20%)
    • Lab work (25%)
    • Term Paper + Presentation (10%)
    • Mid-term Exam (20%)
    • Final Exam(25%)

      No makeup exams or quizzes will be given.
      Your letter grade will be determined according to the following scale: 100-85:A, 85-70:B, 70-60:C, 60-50:D and 50-0:F.

    Homework
    • Homework sets will be assigned regularly (see class schedule) and will be based on the material presented in class.
    • The assignments will be collected and there will be 20-minute-long quizzes on the dates indicated based on the assignments.
    • There will be 3 sets; Q1 to Q3
    • HW Assignments:
      DATE Chapter Homework Assignments Answers
      1/26 2 20, 26, 36, 41, 46, 50, 51, 55, 58, 63, 65
      2/2 2 70, 75, 76, 87, 92, 97, 104, 111
      2/14 3 13, 17, 23, 25, 28, 31, 37, 38, 41, 44
      2/21 4 13, 15, 20, 31, 36, 41, 48, 53, 63, 66
      3/6 5 24, 28, 31, 34, 50, 57, 59, 69
      3/27 6 15, 18, 24, 28, 36
      4/3 7 18, 20, 23, 32, 37, 38, 45, 47, 53, 57, 60
      4/12 8 30, 31, 35, 41, 49

    Paper
    • A term paper will be written (5-10 pages) and orally presented (15 minutes).
    • Topic for the term paper will be decided in consultation with the instructor based on the topics covered in the lab and the course.
    • The term paper will have to conform to either MS word or Physical Review,RevTeX4, see URL guidelines.
    • Term paper grade is 10% of your grade.
    • I encourage you to attend the Physics Colloquim. You might find a topic interesting and decide to write your paper on that.

    Course Materials
    • PHYS 2402 Lab Manual: PDF
    • PHYS 2402 Lab Schedule: 2402-501 (Monday at 2:00pm) and 2402-502 (Wednesday at 2:00pm)
    • PHYS 2402 Lab TA: Ganga Jayarathna, e-mail: ganga.jayarathna@ttu.edu
    • Physics Colloquim: Scedule

    Course Instructors
    Sung-Won Lee

    Dr.Sung-Won Lee
    Assistant professor
    Department of Physics
    Office:: SC 117
    (806) 742-3730
    Sungwon.Lee@ttu.edu

    Lecture Notes

    1/19 Chapter.1
    1/24 Chapter.1 PDF
    1/26 Chapter.1 PDF
    1/31 Chapter.1 PDF
    2/2 Chapter.1 PDF
    2/7 Chapter.1 PDF
    2/9 Quiz.1 / Chapter.2 PDF
    2/14 Chapter.2 PDF
    2/16 Chapter.3 PDF
    2/21 Chapter.4 PDF
    2/23 Chapter.4 PDF
    3/6 Chapter.5 PDF
    3/8 Chapter.5
    3/13, 15 Spring Break
    3/20 Mid-term Exam
    3/22 Chapter.5
    3/27 Chapter.6 PDF
    3/29 Chapter.6,7 PDF
    4/3 Chapter.7 PDF
    4/5 Quiz.2 / Chapter.7 PDF
    4/10 Chapter.8 PDF
    4/12 Chapter.8 PDF
    4/17 Chapter.9 PDF