University of California San Diego, Department of Physics

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Spring 2017 Physics 4E Webpage

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- Supplementary reading on Rutherford scattering and derivation of b(theta).
- Homework for week 4 is posted.
- Supplementary reading: Critique of Bohr theory
- Homework for week 3 is posted.
- Quiz 1 is Monday April 17, 4pm, MYR-A 2623. Please bring a blue book, a calculator, a pen (not pencil) and (at most) 1 page of formulas, single sided.
- Derivation of Compton equation,
- Homework for week 2 is posted.
- Note: on Thu April 6
__only__, lecture and problem session will be in Mayer 4322 rather than in MYR-A 2623. - First lecture is Monday April 3, 4pm, MYR-A 2623.
- First graded homework problem is due Monday April 10, 4pm, MYR-A 2623.
- First quiz is Monday April 17, 4pm, MYR-A 2623.
- Topics for week 1: Tipler Chpt. 8-1, Classical statistics, up to (not including) Heat capacities... and Tipler Chpt. 3-2, blackbody radiation
- Supplementary reading for week 1: distributions, kinetic theory, Boltzmann, equipartition, modes of oscillation
- Homework for week 1 is posted, see link "Homework assignments and solutions" below
- Please read the "Students' Responsibilities" section on page 1 of the UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship, here is a pdf
**Please include 4E or 4e in the subject line when you send email about the course**

Lectures:M, 4-4:50pm, MYR-A 2623; Tu, Th 12:30-1:50pm, MYR-A 2623 (except Th April 6 in Mayer 4322)

Quizzes:some Mondays (see Course Schedule), 4-4:50pm, MYR-A 2623. Attendance required.

Discussion:W 4-4:50pm, MYR-A 2623

Problems:Th 5-6:50 pm, MYR-A 2623

Final exam:Monday June 12, 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., MYR-A 2623

Course Text:Tipler and Llewellyn, Modern Physics, 6th EditionText website:http://www.macmillanlearning.com/Catalog/product/modernphysics-sixthedition-tiplerCourse Description:See General Catalog

Instructor:Jorge Hirsch, 5310 Mayer Hall, Ext. 4-3931, e-mail: jhirsch@ucsd.edu

Office Hour: Fr 2-3 pm, MH 5310 or M 11-12 by appointment

Teaching Assistant:Daniel Ben-Zion, dbenzion@physics.ucsd.edu

Office Hour:M 2-3 pm, 5202 Mayer Hall or by appointment

Grader:Chang-Chun Chen, chc422@ucsd.edu

Office Hour:W 3-4 pm, SERF 438

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:Problems from the book will be assigned every week, solutions will be posted on the web page. To fully understand the material, you should work most of the problems on your own without help of the solution key. These homeworks will not be graded.

GRADED HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:One more challenging problem will be assigned every week, which will be graded. There will be a total of 9 such assignments, to be handed in at the beginning of every Monday lecture (or quiz) starting the second Monday. This will count for 10% of the grade.

QUIZZES:Quizzes will be given on alternate Mondays (four quizzes), the first one on April 17th, see Course Schedule. There will be lectures on the other Mondays. There will be no make-up quizzes.

FINAL EXAM:There will be an in-class final exam on finals week.

COURSE GRADE:The four quizzes will count for 40% of the course grade (10% each), the graded homework assigmentms will count 10%, and the final exam will count for 50% of the course grade.

Grading scale (approximate): A: >80 %, B: >60%, C: >40%, D: >30%.

- For extra help, try the Physics Department Evening Tutorial Center
- Students with Disabilities
- UCSD Physics Courses Homepage
- Physics Department Web page
- TritonLink - UCSD student website.
- Web links
- UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship (pdf) (for more information go to this web site)

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