Physics 262 Syllabus

Last Updated: January 10, 2018

Instructor :

Dr. Douglas E. Fields

Office Location :

Room 1148, Physics and Astronomy Building (Northwest Wing)

Office Hours :

Tuesday and Thursday by appointment (arrange by email)

Email :

fields@unm.edu

Class Web Page :

http://physics.unm.edu/Courses/Fields/Phys262/syllabus_SP.htm

Class Times :

Monday, Wednesday, Friday  12:00 - 12:50pm

Class Location :

Regener Hall, Room 103

Problems Class Times :

Mon.  2:00 - 2:50pm, Reg. 114 (Fields), Tues. 1:00 - 1:50pm, Reg. 114 (Fields), Wed.  1:00 - 1:50pm, Reg. 114 (Fields), Thur. 4:00 - 4:50pm, Reg. 114 (Fields)

Text Book :

Young and Friedman, University Physics, 14th Edition, Pierson, Addison, Wesley. You will also need Mastering Physics access.

Grading :

In-class clicker quizzes = 10%; MasteringPhysics Homework = 0%; Exams (Best 2/3) = 55%, Final = 35%


Schedule of Classes:

Date

Reading Assignment

Mastering

Physics

Due Before Class

Lecture Topic and Link to Lecture (after class)

Demonstration

Wed. Jan. 17

14.1

 

1. Intro and Review of Periodic Motion

3A 40.10 - Harmonic Motion and Rotating Marker

Fri. Jan. 19

14.2, 14.3

2. Simple Harmonic Oscillators

3A 40.10 - Harmonic Motion and Rotating Marker, 3A 20.10 - Mass on a Spring, 3A 10.30 - Torsional Pendulum

Mon. Jan. 22

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/normal-modes/normal-modes_en.html

Ch. 14 HW

3. Coupled Harmonic Oscillators

3A 70.30 - Coupled Pendulum (Small), 3A 10.20 - Three Pendulums

Wed. Jan. 24

15.1, 15.2

4. Mechanical Waves

3B 10.30 - Black Wave Table, 3B 10.35 - Red Wave Table, 3B 10.10 - Standing Waves

Fri. Jan. 26

15.3, 15.4, 15.5

5. Wave Velocity and the Wave Equation

3B 10.10 - Standing Waves

Mon. Jan. 29

15.6

6. Boundaries: Reflection, Refraction and Interference

3B 10.30 - Black Wave Table, 3B 10.35 - Red Wave Table, 3B 10.10 - Standing Waves

Wed. Jan. 31

15.7, 15.8

7. Standing Waves and Normal Modes

3B 10.10 - Standing Waves

Fri. Feb. 2

https://betterexplained.com/articles/an-interactive-guide-to-the-fourier-transform/ and

http://www.thefouriertransform.com/

Ch. 15 HW

8. Wave Pulses and Fourier Transforms

3B 10.10 - Standing Waves

Mon. Feb. 5

16.6, 16.7

 

9. Sound Waves (Not covered, for information only)

10. Interference & Beats

3B 60.20 - Beats, 3B 45.15 - Ripple Tank

Wed. Feb. 7

16.8, 16.9

 

11. Doppler Effect and Shock Waves

3B 40.10 - Doppler Effect Arm, 3B 40.20 - Doppler Effect Ball

Fri. Feb. 9

 

Ch. 16 HW

Exam 1 - Mechanical Waves

 

Mon. Feb. 12

32.1, 32.2, http://oyc.yale.edu/physics/phys-201/lecture-14

12. E&M Review, EM Wave from Maxwell`s Eqs.

3B 10.10 - Standing Waves

Wed. Feb. 14

32.3

 

13. Plane Waves & EM Waves in Matter

3B 10.10 - Standing Waves, The Visible Spectrum; PIRA: 6F 30.11

Fri. Feb. 16

32.4, 32.5

 

14. Energy in EM Waves & Standing EM Waves

3B 10.10 - Standing Waves

Mon. Feb. 19

33.1, 33.2

Ch. 32 HW

15. Rays, Reflection and Refraction

Title: Antennas; PIRA: 5N 10.30

Title: Black Wave Table; PIRA: 3B 10.30

Title: Red Wave Table; PIRA: 3B 10.35

Title: Optical Disk II; PIRA: 6A 40.20

Wed. Feb. 21

33.3, 33.4

 

16. Total Internal Reflection and Dispersion - Rainbows

Title: Total Internal Reflection; PIRA: 6A 44.20

Title: Rainbow with Acrylic Sphere; PIRA: 6A 46.10

Fri. Feb. 23

33.5, 33.6

 

17. Polarization and Scattering

Title: Antennas; PIRA: 5N 10.30

Title: Polarization; PIRA: 6H 10.40

Title: Brewster's Angle; PIRA: 6H 20.10

Mon. Feb. 26

33.7

18. Huygens`s Principle and Wave Fronts

Wed. Feb. 28

34.1, 34.2, 34.3

Ch. 33 HW

19. Geometric Optics I

Title: Folding Mirrors with Object; PIRA: 6A 10.40

Title: Large Spherical Mirror; PIRA: 6A 20.40

Fri. Mar. 2

34.4

20. Geometric Optics II

Title: Chalkboard Optics; PIRA: 6A 44.10

Title: Microscope; PIRA: 6A 60.30

Title: Camera Model; PIRA: 6A 65.10

Mon. Mar. 5

35.1, 35.2

Ch. 34 HW

21. Interference I

Title: Laser with Interference Patterns; PIRA: 6D 20.40

Double-slit experiment.

Title: Ripple Tank; PIRA: 3B 45.15

Wed. Mar. 7

35.3

22. Interference II

Double-slit experiment.

Fri. Mar. 9

35.4, 35.5

 

23. Interference III

Title: Thin Film of Air; PIRA: 6D 30.30

Title: Film Interference; PIRA: 6D 30.20

Title: Michelson Interferometer with Laser; PIRA: 6D 40.10

Mar. 12-16

Spring Break

Mon. Mar. 19

36.1, 36.2, 36.3

Ch. 35 HW

24. Diffraction I

Title: Diffraction with Laser Source (single-slit, razor edge); PIRA: 6C 20.20

Wed. Mar. 21

36.4, 36.5, 36.63

25. Diffraction II

25.5. Diffraction III

Title: Diffraction with Laser Source (single hole); PIRA: 6C 20.20; Title: Diffraction with Laser Source (multiple-slit); PIRA: 6C 20.20

Fri. Mar. 23

Chapters 32 - 36

Ch. 36 HW

Exam 2 - Electromagnetic Waves

Mon. Mar. 26

37.1, 37.2

26. Galilean Relativity & Special Relativity

 

Wed. Mar. 28

37.3

27. Time Dilation

 

Fri. Mar. 30

37.4

 

28. Lorentz Contractions

 

Mon. Apr. 2

37.5, 37.6

 

29. Lorentz Transformations & Examples

 

Wed. Apr. 4

37.7

 

30. Relativistic Momenta

 

Fri. Apr. 6

37.8

 

31. Relativistic Energy & Four-Momentum

 

Mon. Apr. 9

 

Ch. 37 HW

Exam 3 - Relativity

 

Wed. Apr. 11

38.1, 39.5

 

32. Intro to Quantum and Photoelectric Effect

Title: Photoelectric Effect; PIRA: 7A 10.11

Fri. Apr. 13

38.2, 38.3

33. Compton Effect and Pair Production

 

Mon. Apr. 16

38.4

 

34. Uncertainty

 

Wed. Apr. 18

39.1, 39.6

Ch. 38 HW

35. Matter Waves

 

Fri. Apr. 20

39.2, 39.3

 

36. Atomic Spectra

Title: Line Spectra and Student Gratings; PIRA: 7B 10.10

Mon. Apr. 23

40.1

Ch. 39 HW

37. Schrodinger Equation

 

Wed. Apr. 25

40.2, 40.3

 

38. Trapped Particles

 

Fri. Apr. 27

40.4

 

39. Barrier Tunneling

Title: Total internal Reflection with Microwaves; PIRA: 6A 44.30

Mon. Apr. 30

41.1, 41.2

Ch. 40 HW

40. 2- & 3-d Potentials

 

Wed. May 2

41.3

 

41. Hydrogen Atom

 

Fri. May 4

41.4, 41.5, 41.6

Ch. 41 HW

42. Electron Spin

 

Fri. May 11

Final Exam 10:00-12:00am, Regener Hall Rm. 103

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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