University of California San Diego, Department of Physics

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Spring 2012 Physics 4E Webpage

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- Final grades are posted. Have a good Summer! Finals can be picked up at Mayer Hall Annex MHA 2591 or 2571.
- Final solutions are posted
- Final exam Tuesday 6/12/2012, 3:00 pm, YORK 4080A
- Review session: Monday June 11th, 1-2:20 pm, CENTR 205.
- Posted solution to problem 1 of quiz 4 had a mistake, now it's corrected.
- Quiz 4 grades and paper grades are posted.
- Grades in special topic paper: average, 13.2, sigma 4.6.
- Homework set 10 problems and solutions are posted.
- Quiz 4 is this Monday, June 4th. Quiz will be OPEN BOOK. Bring a blank blue book and a non-programmable calculator and (optionally) a 3x5 (or smaller) card with formulas.
- Homework set 9 problems and solutions are posted.
- The website for the special topic paper lists 22 topics but only 13 applications by now (5/24 evening). Please enter your application, or your topic and application, in the website as soon as possible. It is a prerequisite to handing in the paper on 5/29.
- Special topic paper is due Tuesday 5/29 at the lecture.
- Zeeman effect is in the book supplementary web material, also here.
- Your special topic paper is due Tuesday of next week, see Special topic paper. Many of you have NOT entered your topic in the webpage 4epaper website (password is 4epaper), please do it asap.
- Grigor's office hour this Friday 5/25 is cancelled, please schedule an appointment with him by email if needed.
- Quiz 3 grades are posted.
- Homework set 8 problems and solutions are posted.
- Homework set 7 problems and solutions are posted.
- Quiz 3 solutions are posted.
- Quiz 3 is this Monday, May 14th Quiz will be OPEN BOOK. Bring a blank blue book and a non-programmable calculator and (optionally) a 3x5 (or smaller) card with formulas.
- Homework set 6 problems and solutions are posted.
- Quiz 2 grades are posted.
- Finite square well solution is in the book supplementary web material, also here.
- Quiz 2 solutions are posted.
- Homework set 5 problems and solutions are posted.
- Quiz 2 is this Monday, April 30th. Quiz will be OPEN BOOK. Bring a blank blue book and a non-programmable calculator and (optionally) a 3x5 (or smaller) card with formulas.
- Homework set 4 problems and solutions are posted.
- Quiz 1 grades are posted.
- Quiz 1 solutions are posted.
- Homework set 3 problems and solutions are posted.
- Quiz 1 is this Monday, April 16th Quiz will be OPEN BOOK. Bring a blue book and a non-programmable calculator and (optionally) a 3x5 (or smaller) card with formulas.
- Homework set 2 problems and solutions are posted.
- Read Grigor's Introductory notes on probability theory for a short good introduction to this subject.
- Homework set 1 problems and solutions are posted.
- Special topic paper can earn you up to 20 points towards your course grade.
- First lecture is Monday April 2nd, 6pm.
- Topics for week 1: Tipler Chpt. 3. Read Quantization of charge (3-1), blackbody radiation (3-2), photoelectric effect (3-3). And Chpt. 8-1, Classical statistics: A Review.
**Please include 4E in the subject line when you send email about the course**

Lectures:Tu - Th , 2pm-3:20pm, York 4080A ; M, 6:00-6:50pm, HSS 2154

Quizzes:M, 6:00-6:50, HSS 2154.

Discussion:W 6-6:50pm, HSS 1315 (note that room has changed)

Problems:Th 6-7 pm, HSS 1315. First session is April 5th.

Final exam:Tu 3pm-5:59 pm, location tba

Course Text:Tipler and Llewellyn, Modern Physics, 6th EditionText website:http://bcs.whfreeman.com/tiplermodernphysics6e/Course Description:See General Catalog

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

Office Hour: Fr 11-12, MH 5310

Teaching Assistant:Grigor Aslayan, aslanyan@physics.ucsd.edu

Office Hour:Fr 1-2, 4514 Mayer Hall Addition

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. Homeworks will not be graded.

QUIZZES:Closed-book quizzes will be given on alternate Mondays, the first one on April 16th. There will be lectures on the other Mondays. There will be no make-up quizzes.

COURSE GRADEThe four quizzes will count for 40% of the course grade. The special topic paper will earn you y points towards the course grade, with 0 &le y &le 20. The final will count x % of the course grade, with x = 100 - 40 - y. If you need to miss a quiz due to unavoidable circumstances AND notify the instructor beforehand, it will not be counted and the final exam will count 10% more.

- 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.

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