University of California San Diego, Department of Physics

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Spring 2016 Physics 4E Webpage

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- Final's and total grades are posted. Have a good Summer!
- Final's solutions are posted.
- Quiz 5 grades are posted.
- Solutions to quiz 5 are posted.
- Homework for week 10 is posted.
- Supplementary reading on exchange energy (optional) (by Daniel Ben-Zion)
- You should have received an email with instructions to download quiz 5. If you didn't (and are enrolled in the course), contact the instructor giving your name and student ID.
- Quiz 4 grades are posted.
- Supplementary reading (optional): Spectra of multielectron atoms.
- Solutions to quiz 4 are posted.
- Quiz 4 is this Monday, May 23. It will only cover up to where we covered in lectures, i.e. Sect. 7-5. So the material in hw problems 7-45, 48, 50, 51, 52, 58, 60, 61, 63 is not included. The material in hw problems 7-65, 68, 70, 72 is included.
- Supplementary readings: Magnetic moment, Zeeman effect.
- Homework for week 8 is posted.
- No instructor office hour on Friday May 13, sorry. Rescheduled to Monday May 16, 5-6pm.
- Quiz 3 grades are posted.
- Homework for week 7 is posted.
- Homework for week 6 is posted.
- Quiz 2 grades are posted.
- Supplementary reading: (1) finite square well, (2) transitions, (3) (optional) harmonic oscillator solution.
- Solutions to quiz 2 are posted.
- Homework for week 5 is posted.
- Supplementary reading on Fourier analysis (by Daniel Ben-Zion)
- Homework for week 4 is posted.
- Quiz 1 grades are posted.
- Solutions to quiz 1 are posted.
- Supplementary textbook material on Rutherford scattering here and here
- First quiz (open book) is Monday April 11, 4pm, MYR-A 2623. Please be on time, bring a blue book, a calculator and the textbook
- Homework for week 3 is posted.
- Homework for week 2 is posted.
- First problem session is Thu March 31, 6pm, York 4050A. Sorry for the late notice.
- First lecture is Monday March 28, 4pm, MYR-A 2623.
- Note: on Thu March 31
__only__, lecture will be in Mayer 4322 rather than in MYR-A 2623. - First quiz is Monday April 11, 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 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 March 30 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 6-7:50 pm, York 4050A

Take-home exam:tba

Final exam:Monday June 6, 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., MYR-A 2623

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

Office Hour:M 2:3 pm, 5202 Mayer Hall

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:Quizzes will be given on alternate Mondays, the first one on April 11th (four quizzes). There will be lectures on the other Mondays. There will be no make-up quizzes.

TAKE-HOME EXAM:There will be a take-home exam on the 9th or 10th week. Individual work is required.

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 take-home exam will count 15%, and the final exam will count for 45% 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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