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• Text: University Physics Volume 2 (Chaps. 35 and 36) & Volume 3, 13th Edition, by Young and Freedman, Pearson Addison- Wesley, San Francisco.

*** an iclicker or a smart phone with the Iclicker REEF app is required, please bring your iclicker (or device) to every class meeting ***

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*** Mastering Physics is required for the homework***

• Homework Assignments (check frequently for updates, Mastering Physics course code MPBROWDER26267 (Fall 2017) )
• Hints for the Homework (check frequently for updates, updated by Grader Tommy Lam)

• Daily quiz (except on midterm and exam days): A quiz (closed book) will be given at the beginning of each class.   It usually consists of 2 short questions on materials covered in the previous lecture and 2 short questions on the materials to be covered that day. You will need your iclicker/or device for the quiz.  You have one to two  minutes to answer each question.

Grading is based on an absolute scale.
Total (100%) = quizzes/iclicker questions (15%) + HW (25%) + (Midterm 1+ Midterm 2 + Final=(60%)).
The combined % for Midterm 1+ Midterm 2 + Final=60%; the highest score=25%, middle score=20%, lowest score=15%.

Approximate values:
90-100 (A), 71-89 (B) 58-70 (C) 41-57 (D) <40 (F)

# Tests

There will be two midterms and a final.
There will be four questions on each midterm, which will be a combination of quantitative (3) and conceptual (1).
For the two midterms, you can bring a standard size notecard with formulae.

*** Midterm I, Monday, October 16
(Problem 1: Interference; Problem 2: Diffraction; Problem 3: Special Relativity (remember to study relativistic energy and momentum); Problem 4: Short answer conceptual questions)

*** Midterm II, Monday November 13
(Problem 1: Photons; Problem 2: Particles behaving like waves; Problem 3: Quantum Mechanics; Problem 4: Short answer/ conceptual questions)
Remember to study hydrogen-like atoms in the Bohr model, the QM particle in a box, tunneling and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

For the final exam (Monday, December 11th, 12:00-14:00) you can bring a single sheet of paper with formulae.

The final exam will have 8 problems
(6 problems requiring calculation and 2 short answer/conceptual questions (including chapter 44)).
The last two problems will include some questions about energy and momentum in special relativity and particle physics.

Problem 1: Interference/Diffraction
Problem 2: Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle (Particles and/or Waves)
Problem 3: QM I: Wave Functions
Problem 4: QM II: Atomic Structure
Problem 5: Molecules/Solid State
Problem 6: Nuclear Physics

# Tutoring

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# Simulations:

Cartoons that illustrate coherence length in the context of thin film interference
The java applets used for lecture demonstrations of interference, diffraction, and atomic orbitals can be found on the web site falstad.com
Segre Chart of atomic nuclei.

# Quizzes

There were 34 in-class quizzes in the Fall 2016 edition of PHYS274. There will be a comparable number in the Fall 2017 edition. However, these are fully integrated into the lectures.