Fizik I - Mekanik ZCT 101/4. Lecturer in charge: Yoon Tiem Leong ( 袁添亮) Email: email@example.com Room 115, School of Physics, USM, Tel: 653 3674. www.geocities.com/tlyoon Or www.fizik.usm.my/tlyoon/ teaching/ modernphysics.htm. Course Description Physic after 1900
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Yoon Tiem Leong (袁添亮)
Room 115, School of Physics, USM, Tel: 653 3674
Maximum contact hours =
(2x 7) weeksx (3x50) mins/week = 35 hours (ideally, but practically the number of contact hours could be lesser due to holidays)
-1The program of physics
1 lecture 13 Nov 03 (Thu)
0Special theory of Relativity
12 (or 10) lectures14 Nov 03 (Frid) -
1Some preliminary wave physics
2Particle properties of radiation
4Introductory quantum mechanics
Total = 32 (30) lectures (flexi)
Exams: Two tests, x-hour final exam (yet to confirm)
Grading will be weighted: Midterm tests + 1 computer-based test, both contribute 30%, while final exam will contribute 70% to the total weight.
1) Kenneth Kane, Modern Physics, John. Wiley & Sons, 2nd edition (August 1995) (required)
2) Modern Physics (Saunders Golden Sunburst Series) International edition, by Raymond A. Serway, Clement J. Moses, Curt A. Moyer (required) (alternatively, volume two, physics for scientists and engineers by Raymond A. Serway, third edition, by the same publisher)
3) Introduction to the Structure of Matter: A Course in Modern Physics, by John J. Brehm (Author), William J. Mullin, John Wiley & Sons; (January 1989) (advanced)
4) Elementary Modern Physics, by Richard T. Widner and Robert L. Sells, Allyn and Bacon Inc., third edition
5) Concepts of Modern Physics, Arthur Beiser, McGraw-Hill; 6th edition
6) Physics, Cutnell and Johnson, John Wiley & Sons (International Edition), 6th edition (simple)
7) Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles by Robert Eisberg, Robert Resnick, John Wiley & Sons; 2nd edition 7)
8) Introduction to special relativity, by Robert Resnick, John Wiley & sons
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Those who fail to do so have to bear the responsibility if any information pertaining to the lectures, e.g extra classes, change of venue and timetable etc., fail to reach him/her
011103 (the date AB took over as PM)
- anytime (but please call first)
Limit (wave optics) = ray optics
l /d 0 (no wave phenomena)
if you have no life - and you can PROVE it mathematically.
if you enjoy pain.
if you know vector calculus but you can't remember how to do long division.
if you chuckle whenever anyone says 'centrifugal force.'
if you've actually used every single function on your scientific calculator.
if you know how to integrate a chicken and can take the derivative of water.
if you hesitate to look at something because you don't want to break down its wave function.
if you have a pet named after a scientist.
if you laugh at jokes about mathematicians.
if the Humane society has you arrested because you actually performed the Schrodinger's Cat experiment.
if you avoid doing anything because you don't want to contribute to the eventual heat-death of the universe.
if you consider ANY non-science course 'easy.'
if the 'fun' centre of your brain has deteriorated from lack of use.
if you'll assume that a 'horse' is a 'sphere' in order to make the math easier.
if you understood more than five of these indicators.
if you make a hard copy of this list, and post it on your door.
If these indicators apply to you, there is good reason to suspect that you might be classified as a physics major. I hope this clears up any confusion