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Syllabus, Fall 2007

Reading assignments are from the course text, author Randall Knight

  Tuesday Thursday Friday (Honors) Lab HW Quiz
Week 1

Sep 4, Montaruli
Waves & interference
Read Chap 20.1,20.3, 20.5, 21.6, 22.1

Sep 6, Montaruli
Interference & diffraction
Read Chap 22.2-22.5
Sep 7
No lecture
No lab
Intro HW0 due Mon 9/10 midnite No Quiz
Week 2
Sep 11, Rzchowski
Ray optics:
reflection & refraction
Read Chap 23.1-23.3
Sep 13, Rzchowski
Ray optics:
image formation
Read Chap 23.4-23.6
Sep 14
Biological diffraction
Prof. K. Forest, Bacteriology


Lab 1: LC1
Interference
HW1 due
Thurs. 9/13 midnite
Quiz #1
on interference
Week 3
Sep 18, Rzchowski
Charges, conductors, insulators
Read Chap 25.1-25.4
Sep 20, Rzchowski
Electric fields
Read Chap 25.5-26.2
Sep 21
Color Vision
Prof. M. Rzchowski
Physics

Lab 2: LC2
Mirrors & Lenses
HW2 due
Thurs. 9/20 midnite
Quiz #2
on image formation
Week 4
Sep 25, Rzchowski
Electric fields
& charge motion
Read Chap 26.3-26.7
Sep 27, Rzchowski
Electric flux
& Gauss' law
Read Chap 27.1-27.5
Sep 28
Biological electric fields
J. Meisel
Zoology
Lab 3: E1
Electrostatics
HW3 due
Thurs. 9/27 midnite
Quiz #3
on electric fields
Week 5
Exam 1
Wed nite

Oct. 2 , Rzchowski
Review for Exam #1
(Chap 22-27)
Oct. 4 , Rzchowski
Electric Potential
Read
Chap 29.1-29.7
Oct 5


Makeup labs:
LC1, LC2 or E1
HW4 due
Thurs. 10/4 midnite
No quiz
Week 6 Oct. 9, Rzchowski
Potential and field
Read Chap 30.1-30.7
Oct. 11, Rzchowski
Electric current,
Resistor Circuits
Read Chap 28.1-28.5, 31.1-31.7
Oct 12
Detecting the body's electrical signals
Prof. R. Moss, Physiology
Lab 4: EC2
Electric Fields
HW5 due
Thurs. 10/11 midnite
Quiz #5
on electric potential
Week 7
Oct. 16, Montaruli
DC circuits
Read Chap. 30.6,31.3-4,31.6,31.8,31.9
Oct. 18 , Montaruli
RC Circuits, Magnetic fields
Read
Chap 31.10,32.1-32.2
Oct 19
Neutrino Telescopes &
Ice Cube
Prof. T. Montaruli, Physics
Lab 5: EC3
Capacitors
and RC decay
HW6 due
Thurs. 10/18 midnite
Quiz #6
on circuits
Week 8 Oct 23, Montaruli
Mag. force and Sources of Mag. Field
Read
Chap 32.2-5,32.7,32.9
Oct 25, Montaruli
Ampere's law, Motion of charge in B-field, wires with current
Read Chap 32.6,32.8-9
Oct 26
Biomagnetism
Prof. R. Wakai,
Med. Physics
Lab 6: E4
Charge/mass ratio
HW7 due
Thurs. 10/25 midnite
Quiz #7
on magnetic forces
Week 9
Exam 2
Wed nite

Oct. 30, Montaruli
Review for Exam #2
(Chap. 29-33)
Nov. 1 , Montaruli
Faraday's law
Read Chap 33.1-33.5,33.7,34.3
Nov 2

Makeup labs:
EC2, EC3 or E4
HW8 due
Thurs. 11/1 midnite
No quiz
Week 10
Nov 6, Montaruli
Electromagnetic waves
Read Chap 33.6,
34.1,34.4-34.6
Nov. 8 , Montaruli
EM waves&polarization
Read Chap 34.6-7, 38.6
Nov 9
Interpreting Nerve Signals
Prof. D. Oertel, Physiology
Lab 7: EC5
Magnetic induction
HW9 due
Thurs. 11/8 midnite
Quiz #9
on Faraday and EM waves
Week 11
Nov 13 , Montaruli
Light quantization
Read Chap 38.1-38.4

Nov. 15 , Montaruli
Wave functions&uncertainty
Read Chap 39.1-39.6,37.6,37.8

Nov 16
Photosynthesis
Dr. C. Woodward
Botany

Lab 8: L6
Polarization
HW10 due
Thurs. 11/15 midnite
Quiz #10
on polarization
Week 12
Nov 20, Montaruli
Bohr atom
Read Chap 38.1-38.7
Nov 22
No lecture,
Thanksgiving recess
Nov 23
No lecture
Thanksgiving recess
No lab
Thanksgiving recess
HW11 due
Thurs. 11/22 midnite
Quiz #11
on photons and waves
Week 13
Exam 3
Wed nite

Nov 27, Montaruli
Review for Exam #3

Nov 29, Rzchowski
Quantum particle in a box
Read Chap 40.4-40.5, 40.10,41.1-41.3

Nov 30
Interaction of Radiations with matter

Prof. C. Blanchard

Makeup labs:
EC5 or L6
HW12 due
Thurs. 11/29 midnite
No quiz
Week 14

Dec 4, Rzchowski
Atomic physics&lasers
Read Chap 41.4-41.8
Dec 6 , Rzchowski
Nuclear structure
Read
Chap 42.1-42.3

Dec 7
Positron Emission Thomography

Prof. B.T. Christian

Lab 9: L-5
Balmer series
HW13 due
Thurs. 12/6 midnite
Quiz #13
on Bohr atom&particle in box

Week 15

Dec 11 , Montaruli
Radioactivity
Read Chap 42.5-42.7

Dec 13 , Rzchowski
More Radioactivty
Read Chap 42.5-42.7

Dec 15
No honors lecture
Last class day
Lab 10: MPC-1
Radiation
HW14 due
Thurs. 12/13 midnite
No quiz
Week 16
Finals week
Dec 18

Dec. 20

Dec 21

Final exam
7:45 am
No labs

   

Final Exam:

Friday, Dec 21 (7:45 am to 9:45 am)

Room Ch 2103



 

 
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