Winter 2016 | January 4th, 2016 |
INSTRUCTOR: Jorge E. Hirsch, 5310 Mayer Hall, Ext.
4-3931,
jhirsch@ucsd.edu
COURSE COORDINATOR: Patti Hey, 2571 Mayer Hall Addition,
Ext. 2-1468.
COURSE CONTENT:
Relativity, atomic view of matter,
quantization, atomic models of Rutherford and Bohr,
wave and particle duality, matter waves, Schrodinger equation,
hydrogen atom, periodic table.
COURSE FORMAT:
Lectures: Tu, Th, F. Attendance is strongly encouraged.
Discussion Sections:
These sections focus on understanding of theory and methodology, as well
as problem solving.
You are advised to attend these sections and to make them
successful by actively participating.
Problem Sections:
These sections focus on problem solving, in preparation for the quizzes. You
are encouraged to attend
and ask questions on homework problems as well as on lecture
material.
Quizzes: Every other Friday, as detailed in the
Course Schedule below. Attendance to quizzes is mandatory.
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:
Problems from the books will be assigned for each text chapter, 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:
FINAL EXAM: The final will be a closed-book multiple choice exam and cover all course material. Student I.D. is required to take the exam.
COURSE GRADE: Quizzes 50% , Final 50%. Grading scale : A: >80 %, B: >60%, C: >40%, D: >30%.
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:
Please read "UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship" in the
2016 UCSD
General Catalog or the link given in the course webpage. These rules will be rigorously enforced.
WHOM TO SEE:
Toni Moore, 2581 Mayer Hall Addition, Physics Dept. Student
Affairs Office, if you have any trouble
using WebReg to add/change/drop, drop from waitlists.
The Teaching Assistant if you have
questions relating to problem solving methods or
to grades received.
The Instructor, if you have basic questions about the
subject matter, or if you have administrative
problems.
Week, Monday: | Topics/Chapters | Friday |
1, Jan. 4 | Relativity / 1 | lecture |
2, Jan. 11 | Relativity / 2 | Quiz 1 |
3, Jan. 18 | Light quanta / 3 | lecture |
4, Jan. 25 | Light, matter / 3,4 | Quiz 2 |
5, Feb. 1 | Bohr atom / 4 | lecture |
6, Feb. 8 | Matter waves / 5 | Quiz 3 |
7, Feb. 15 | Schrodinger equation / 6 | lecture |
8, Feb. 22 | Tunneling / 7 | Quiz 4 |
9, Feb. 29 | Hydrogen atom / 8 | lecture |
10, March 7 | Atomic structure / 9 | Quiz 5 |