TTU Physics Department.

Welcome to the PHYS 2402 Course :: Fall 2016

Class Scedule
  • TT 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm @ 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 12 chapters in the text.

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

    • Homework (15%)
    • Lab work (20%)
    • Term Paper + Presentation (10%)
    • Mid-term Exam (30%)
    • Final Exam(25%)

      No makeup exams 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 the class schedule) and will be based on the material presented in class.
    • HW Assignments:
      Date Due Chapter Homework Assignments Answer Keys
      9/6 9/13 2 20, 26, 36, 41, 45, 50, 51, 55, 58 PDF
      9/13 9/20 2 63, 65, 70, 75, 76, 87, 92, 97 PDF
      9/20 9/27 3 13, 17, 23, 25, 28, 31, 37, 38, 41, 44 PDF
      9/27 10/4 4 13, 15, 20, 31, 36, 41, 48, 53, 63, 66 PDF
      10/11 10/20 5 24, 28, 31, 34, 50, 57, 59, 69 PDF
      10/25 11/1 6 15, 18, 20, 24, 28, 36 PDF
      11/3 11/10 7 18, 20, 23, 32, 37, 38, 45, 47 PDF
      11/15 11/22 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.
    • 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

    8/30 Chapter.1,2 PDF
    9/1 Chapter.2 PDF
    9/6 Chapter.2 PDF
    9/8 Chapter.2 PDF
    9/13 Chapter.2 PDF
    9/15 Chapter.3 PDF
    9/20 Chapter.3 PDF
    9/22 Chapter.4 PDF
    9/27 Chapter.4 PDF
    9/29 Chapter.4 PDF
    10/4 Chapter.5 PDF
    10/6 Exam.1
    10/11 Chapter.5 PDF
    10/13 Chapter.5 PDF
    10/18 Chapter.5
    10/20 Chapter.6 PDF
    10/25 Chapter.6 PDF
    10/27 Chapter.7 PDF
    11/1 Chapter.7 PDF
    11/3 Chapter.7 PDF
    11/8 Chapter.7,8 PDF
    10/10 Exam.2
    11/5 Chapter.8 PDF