TTU Physics Department.

Welcome to the PHYS 2402 Course :: Fall 2015

Class Scedule
  • TT 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm @ SC 010

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 (25%)
    • Lab work (20%)
    • 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: A (90-100), B (80-89), C (70-79), D (60-69) and F(0-59).

    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 Due Chapter Homework Assignments
      9/17 9/24 3 13, 17, 23, 25, 28, 31, 37, 38, 41, 44
      9/24 10/8 4 13, 15, 20, 31, 36, 41, 48, 53, 63, 66
      10/8 10/15 5 24, 28, 31, 34, 50, 57, 59
      10/22 10/29 6 15, 18, 20, 24, 28, 36
      10/29 11/10 7 18, 20, 23, 32, 37, 38, 45, 47, 53, 60
      11/12 11/19 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 Colloquium. You might find a topic interesting and decide to write your paper on that.

    Course Materials
    • PHYS 2402 Lab Manual
    • PHYS 2402 Lab Schedule:
    • PHYS 2402 Lab TA:
    • Physics Colloquium: Schedule

    Course Instructors
    Sung-Won Lee

    Dr.Sung-Won Lee
    Associate Professor
    Department of Physics
    Office:: SC 117
    (806) 834-8188
    sungwon.lee@ttu.edu

    Lecture Notes

    9/8 Chapter.1,2 PDF
    9/10 Chapter.2 PDF
    9/15 Chapter.3 PDF
    9/17 Quiz.1, Chapter.3 PDF
    9/22 Chapter.3 PDF
    9/24 Chapter.4 PDF
    9/29 Chapter.4 PDF
    10/1 Quiz. 2, Chapter.4 PDF
    10/6 Chapter.5 PDF
    10/8 Chapter.5 PDF
    10/13 Chapter.5
    10/15 Exam
    10/20 Chapter.6 PDF
    10/22 Chapter.6 PDF
    10/27 Chapter.7 PDF
    10/29 Chapter.7 PDF
    11/3 Chapter.7 PDF
    11/5 Quiz. 3, Chapter.7 PDF
    11/10 Chapter.8 PDF
    11/12 Chapter.8 PDF
    11/17 Chapter.9 PDF