- Calculation of number of modes in cavity and Planck's derivation of average E.
- Homework set 3 and solutions are posted
- A correction to Quiz 1 solutions is posted. Quiz 1 self grade assignment due date is postponed to Monday Oct. 19 1pm.
- Quiz 1 solutions are posted. Quiz 1 self grade assignment is due Friday Oct. 16 1pm.
- Homework set 2 and solutions are posted (see link below "Homework assignments and solutions").
- Grades for quiz 0 should be on Canvas, and histograms are posted at link "Quiz grades" below
- Quiz 1 is on Monday Oct. 12, 6pm. Please be on time. Have a calculator handy. Please read in advance on Canvas page the "Procedure for in-class quizzes and exams" and follow those rules.
- For emailing the instructor please do it directly to jhirsch@ucsd.edu rather than through the Canvas page.
- Quiz 0 self grade Assignment is due Fri Oct. 9 1pm.
- Quiz 0 is due Monday 1pm.
- You can access this page directly from your browser at https://course.physics.ucsd.edu/2020/Fall/physics2d/
- See other announcements on Canvas webpage
- First lecture is Thursday, October 1.
- First discussion section is Wed Oct 7.
- First problem section is Thursday Oct. 8.
- First quiz is Monday Oct. 12.
- Homework set 1 and solutions are posted (see link below "Homework assignments and solutions").
- 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.

Lectures:M 6-6:50p, Tu, Th 12:30-1:50p

Quizzes:some Mondays, 6-6:50p (see Schedule of lectures and quizzes link above)

Discussion:Wed 6-6:50p

Problems:Th 5-6:50p

Course Text:Serway, Moses, Moyer,Modern Physics,Third Edition (2005). Get hard copy or ebook at UCSD bookstore , or elsewhere (amazon etc).

Supplementary textbook material

Course Description:See General Catalog

Final exam: Friday December 18, 11:30am-2:29pm

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

Zoom Office Hours(click here) : Monday 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Friday 1:30 - 2:30 pm, or by appt.

Teaching Assistant:Raghav Kansal, e-mail: rkansal@ucsd.edu

Zoom Office Hours:to be decided

Grader:Mingyun Cao, e-mail: m2cao@ucsd.edu

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 the problems on your own without help of the solution key. The homeworks will not be graded.

DISCUSSION AND PROBLEM SECTIONS:Attendance and participation isstrongly encouraged. In addition to learning, extra credit of up to 10% of course grade can be earned by attending and participating.

QUIZZES:Quizzes will be given on alternate Mondays (five quizzes), see Course Schedule. There will be lectures on the other Mondays.

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

COURSE GRADE:Will be the best grade resulting from the following possible combinations: n quizzes n*15% of the course grade, final exam (100-n*15)% of the course grade, with n=5 or 4 or 3 or 2 or 1. PLUS up to 10% extra credit for attendance and performance in Discussion and Problem Sections.

Grading scale: A: >85 %, B: >65%, C: >45%, D: >30%.

- 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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