( http://www.phys.hawaii.edu/~teb/phys274/phys274.html)

• 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 ***

*** 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