Physics 249 Fall 2012: A Modern Introduction to Physics
MWF 9:5510:45am
2223 Chamberlin Hall
Faculty
Professor Matthew Herndon
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1011, Wednesdays 1112
Office 4279 Chamberlin Hall
Email: herndon at hep.wisc.edu
Phone:(608)2628509 (office)
Teaching Assistant: Chien Seng
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:25pm, Thursdays 4:35
Office 5264 Chamberlin Hall
Email: cseng at wisc.edu
Text Book
Text
Web Site
Course info
Introductory handout
Lecture Notes
Handed out in class and available here after each lecture
Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Lecture 5
Lecture 6,7 slides 6,7
Lecture 8
Lecture 9
Lecture 10
Lecture 11
Lecture 12
Lecture 13
Lecture 14
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Lecture 16, pdf
Lecture 17, pdf
Lecture 18, pdf
Lecture 19, pdf
Lecture 20, pdf
Lecture 21, pdf
Lecture 22, pdf
Lecture 23, pdf
Lecture 24, pdf
Lecture 25, pdf
Lecture 26, pdf
Lecture 27, pdf
Lecture 28, pdf
Lecture 29, pdf
Lecture 30, pdf
Lecture 31, pdf
Lecture 32, pdf
Lecture 33, pdf
Lecture 34, pdf
Lecture 35, pdf
Lecture 36, pdf
Lecture 37, pdf
Lecture 38, pdf
Lecture 39, pdf
Lecture 40, pdf
Lecture 41, pdf
HW Solutions
Weekly homework except for exam weeks
HW 1 with solutions
HW 2 with solutions
HW 3 with solutions
HW 4 with solutions
HW 5 with solutions, pdf
HW 6 with solutions, pdf
HW 7 with solutions, pdf
HW 8 with solutions, pdf
HW 9 with solutions, pdf
HW 10 with solutions, pdf
HW 11 with solutions, pdf
Discussion section
Discussion sections:
M 1:202:10pm, 2:253:15pm
2116 Chamberlin Hall
Exams
Two in class midterm exams and a final exam will be given.
Midterm exams Friday Oct 12th and Friday Nov 16th
Final exam Friday Dec. 21st 10:0512:05, VAN VLECK B115
Exam 1 with solutions, pdf
Exam 2 with solutions, pdf
Final Exam with solutions, pdf
Grading
35% Homework
30% Midterm exams
35% Final Exam
Honors
A 5 page (double spaced) term paper describing the work of a Nobel prize winner in physics is required for Honors credit. The paper should summarize the award winning work itself and present day research in the area including two recent papers from the ArXiv as well as references to the original research papers that resulted in the prize. Due Friday Dec. 7th. Please submit your paper by email in word or pdf format.
