University of California San Diego, Department of Physics

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Winter 2017 Physics 2D Webpage

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- For the final, at most 1/4 of the questions can be answered with E ("not sure")
- Review session Wed 5:30pm, 2623 Mayer Hall Addition.
- TA's office hour finals week: Mon 11am-noon
- Instructor's office hours finals week: Mon 1:30-3:30pm
- Formulas for final are posted, see "Quiz solutions" link.
- Clicker questions of 3/17/17
- Quiz 5 grades histogram is posted
- Solutions to quiz 5 are posted.
- Quiz 5 will be Tuesday, March 14, 7 pm. Covers Chpts 6, 7 and 8.
- Formulas for quiz 5 are posted, see "Quiz solutions" link. (corrected, there was a mistake in the version posted earlier).
- Homework set 10 problems and solutions are posted.
- Clicker questions of 3/7/17
- Solutions to quiz 4 are posted.
- Formulas for quiz 4 are posted, see "Quiz solutions" link.
- Homework set 9 problems and solutions are posted.
- Quiz 4 will be Tuesday, February 28, 7 pm. Covers Chpt. 5 and Chpt. 6 except for Sect. 6.6, "The quantum oscillator".
- Homework set 8 problems and solutions are posted.
- Clicker scores will count for up to 5% extra credit for the course grade.
- Clicker questions of 2/22/17
- Homework set 7 problems and solutions are posted.
- Homework set 6 problems and solutions are posted.
- Quiz 3 grades histogram is posted
- Solutions to quiz 3 are posted.
- Clicker questions of 2/13/17
- Formulas for quiz 3 are posted, see "Quiz solutions" link.
- Quiz 3 will be Tuesday, February 14, 7 pm. Covers till end of Chpt. 4
- Clicker questions of 2/6/17
- Homework set 5 problems and solutions are posted.
- Quiz 2 grades histogram is posted
- Solutions to quiz 2 are posted.
- Clicker questions of 1/30/17
- Homework set 4 problems and solutions are posted.
- Quiz 2 will be Tuesday, January 31, 7 pm. Covers Chpt. 2 and Chpt. 3 Sects. on blackbody radiation and photolelectric effect, not Compton.
- Formulas for quiz 2 are posted, see "Quiz solutions" link.
- Appendices to Ch3: calculation of number of modes in cavity and Planck's derivation of average E.
- Clicker questions of 1/24/17
- Bring your clickers to lecture!
- Clicker questions of 1/23/17
- Homework set 3 problems and solutions are posted.
- Quiz 1 grades histogram is posted
- Solutions to quiz 1 are posted.
- First Quiz will be Wednesday, January 18, 10 am, not Tuesday Jan. 17. Mandatory.
- Formulas for quiz 1 are posted, see "Quiz solutions" link.
- Note: there is an error in the solution of problem 35 of first homework. Ignore the next to last line. The final answer is correct.
- Correction on clicker question # 2 on Tue 1/17: the answer given for the Doppler shift was incorrect, correct answers were (a) and (c) (see attached). 46% got it right, 54% (including prof) got it wrong.
- On Tuesday January 17 there will be lecture.`
- Because Monday January 16 is a holiday, instructor office hour is moved to Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1:30-2:30pm.
- Homework set 2 problems and solutions are posted.
- For Friday's lecture, please review Sect. 1.5 (Consequences of special relativity). In the lecture we will cover Sect. 1.6 (Lorentz transformation).
- Please read the "reading ahead" material for Week 1 before Tuesday's lecture.
- First lecture is Monday, January 9th.
- First discussion section is Wed Jan 11th. Don't forget to attend.
- First problem section is Thursday Jan 12th. Don't forget to attend.
- Homework set 1 and solutions are posted (see link below "Homework assignments and solutions").
Course organization, requirements and syllabus (first day handout)Please read the "Students' Responsibilities" section on page 1 of the UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship, here is a pdf. If in doubt, ask.Please include 2d or 2D in the subject line when you send email about the course, so it goes to the right mailboxReading material:How I created the theory of relativity (pdf); Einstein's first and second 1905 papers on relativity.

Course organization, requirements and syllabus (first day handout)Homework assignments and solutionsTopics in classical physics to read ahead of the lecturesQuiz solutionsQuiz gradesCourse and Quiz ScheduleSchedule of lecture topics (tentative)Books on reserveWeb linksUCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship (pdf) (for more information go to this web site)

Lectures:MWF 10-10:50a, YORK 2622, T 7-7:50p, YORK 2622

Quizzes:some Tuesdays, 7-7:50p, YORK 2622 (see Course and Quiz Schedule above)

Discussion:Wed 12-12:50p, YORK 2622

Problems:Th 6:30pm-8:20pm, CSB 002

Course Text:Serway, Moses, Moyer,Modern Physics,Third Edition (2005).

Serway book website

Course Description:See General Catalog

Final exam: Friday March 24, 8:00-10:59am, YORK 2622

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

Office Hours: Monday 1:30 - 2:30 pm, or Friday 1:30 - 2:30 pm by appt.

5310 Mayer Hall is near southwest corner of building, outside balcony

Teaching Assistant:Saurabh Mogre, e-mail: smogre@ucsd.edu

Office Hours:Monday 11am-12 noon, Friday 5-6pm, MHA 2702 (Physics Tutorial Center)

- For extra help, try the Physics Department Tutorial Center
- Students with Disabilities
- UCSD Physics Courses Homepage
- Physics Department Web page
- TritonLink - UCSD student website.

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