
Mon Lecture

Wed Lecture

Fri Lecture

Lab

HW

Discussion

Week 1

None

Jan 21, Montaruli
Introduction, Oscillations & resonance
Read T&M Ch 14

Jan 23, Montaruli
Oscillations and Waves
Read T&M Ch 15 (no 15.5)

No lab

Intro HW1 due Tue 1/31

Oscillations and waves

Week 2

Jan 26, Montaruli
Superposition of waves
Read T&M Ch 1516Start Ch 33

Jan 28, Montaruli
Interference
Read T&M Ch 33

Jan 30, Montaruli
Diffraction
Read T&M Ch 33

Lab 1: S2,SC1
Waves

HW2 due
Tue 2/3

Interference & Diffraction

Week 3

Feb 2, Montaruli
De Broglie, Matter waves, Photoelectric effect
Read T&L Ch 5, Ch 3.3

Feb 4, Montaruli
Wave packets and Probability, Uncertainty Principle
Read T&L Ch 5

Feb 6, Everett
Schroedinger equation in 1D, particle in a box
Read T&L Ch 6

Lab 2: LC1

HW3 due
Tue 2/10

Matter waves

Week 4
Exam 1

Feb 9, Everett
Quantum Harmonic Oscillator, Tunnel effect Read T&L Ch 6

Feb 11, Montaruli
Exam Review

Feb 13, Montaruli
MTE1

Makeup labs:
S2,SC1,LC1

HW4 due
Tue. 2/17

Exam review

Week 5

Feb 16, Montaruli
Electric charge
Read T&M Ch 21

Feb 18, Montaruli
Electric Field
Read T&L Ch 22

Feb 20, Montaruli
Calculation of Electric Field using Coulomb's law, start Gauss' Law
Read T&M Ch 22

Lab 3: WaveParticle Duality

HW5 due
Tue. 2/24

Schroedinger equation and Electric Force and Field

Week 6

Feb 23, Montaruli
Electric potential energy
Read T&M Ch 23

Feb 25, Montaruli
Gauss' Law Applications and Electric potential  Electric field relation
Read T&M Ch 2223

Feb 27, Montaruli
Capacitance & dielectrics
Read T&M Ch 24

Lab 4: EC2 Electric Fields

HW6 due
Tue. 3/3

Gauss' law and Electric Potential

Week 7

Mar 2, Montaruli
Electrostatics exam review, atomic spectroscopy T&M Ch 24

Mar 4, Everett
Hatom, Bohr model
Read T&L Ch 4

Mar 6, Everett
Energy levels, Xray, 3D Schroedinger equation
Read T&L Ch 4


HW7 due
Tue. 3/10

Capacitance and Potential energy, Hatom

Week 8 Exam 2

Mar 9, Everett
Schroedinger equation for central potential
Read T&L Ch 7

Mar 11, Everett
Exam review

Mar 13, Everett
MTE2

Makeup labs:
WaveParticle duality, EC2,L5

HW8 due
Tue. 3/24

Schroedinger eq. for H atom, exam review

Week 9
Spring Break

Mar 16
none


Mar 20
none

none

none

none

Week 10

Mar 23, Everett
Quantization of angular momentum, Electron Spin
Read T&L Ch 7

Mar 25, Montaruli
More on Spin, Spinorbit effect, Larmor precession
Read T&L Ch 7

Mar 27, Montaruli
Exclusion Principle, Radioactivity, Nuclear Force Read T&L Ch 11

Lab 6: MPC1 interaction radiation matter

HW9 due
Tue. 3/31

Multielectron atoms and electron spin

Week 11

Mar 30, Montaruli
Radioactivity, Nuclear Force Read T&L Ch 11

Apr 1, Montaruli Current and Resistance, Ohm's law
Read T&M Ch 25

Apr 3, Montaruli
Resistors & RC circuits
Read T&M Ch 25


HW10 due
Tue. 4/7

Nuclear Physics and radioactivity, DC Circuits

Week 12

Apr 6, Montaruli
Magnetic Field and Force
Read T&M Ch 26

Apr 8, Everett
Magnetic Forces, Torque on Current Loop
Read T&M Ch 26

Apr 10, Everett
BiotSavart Law
Read T&M Ch 27

Lab 8: E4 Magnetic Fields

HW11 due
Tue. 4/14

Magnetic Forces

Week 13

Apr 13, Everett
Ampere's Law
Read T&M Ch 27

Apr 15, Everett
Magnetic induction
Read T&M Ch 28

Apr 17, Everett
Magnetic induction, Inductance
Read T&M Ch 28


HW12 due
Tue. 4/21

Magnetic Fields

Week 14
Exam 3

Apr 20, Everett
Inductance, RL Circuits, Displacement Current
Read T&M Ch 28, 30.1

Apr 22, Everett
Exam Review

Apr 24, Everett
MTE3

Makeup labs:
MPC1,EC3, E4, Franck & Hertz

HW13 due
Tue. 4/28

Exam review, Magnetic Induction

Week 15

Apr 27, Everett
Maxwell Equations and EM waves
Read T&M Ch 30

Apr 29, Everett
Maxwell equations and EM waves
Read T&M Ch 30

May 1, Everett
EM Waves, properties of light polarization
Read T&M Ch 31.4

Lab 10: EC5 Magnetic Induction

HW14 due
Thurs. 5/9

EM waves and light 
Week 16

May 4, Everett
Particle Physics
Read T&L Ch 12

May 6, Everett
Special Topic on Modern Physics

May 8, Everett
Final Exam Review

Lab 11: L5
Polarization
Make up labs: EC5


Special Topics
