PHYSICS 222 --- (Comprehensive Physics II)

Physics 222 (CRN #:74575)

Dr. David Meier


Announcements:

Reports - Finals Period
Exam III (chp 19-21) - 5/1 recitation



General Information:

Lecture:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 10:00-10:50p [Workman 109]

Recitation:
Wednesday: 14:00-15:55p [Workman 109]

David Meier
Office Hours [Workman 359]:
M: 11:00 - 12:00; T: 14:00 - 15:30; Th: 14:00 - 15:30
or by appointment
email: david.meier@nmt.edu

Syllabus


Textbook (Volume II, ed. 2)

Lecture Topics:

Week 1: Introduction / Gravitational Force / Gravitational Field
--- Assignment: Reading: chapter 13 summary --- due 1/18
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 13: Handout --- due 2/4

Week 2: Academic Holiday/ Gauss' Law / Kepler's Laws
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 13: Handout --- due 2/4

Week 3: Kepler's Laws (Cont.) / Gravitational Energy / Tidal Force
--- Assignment: Reading: chapter 14 summary --- due 2/1
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 13: Handout --- due 2/4

Week 4: Forces in Relativity / Potential Momentum / Quantum Field Theory
--- Assignment: Reading: chapter 14 summary --- due 2/1
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 13: Handout --- due 2/4
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 14: Handout --- due 2/18

Week 5: Virtual Particles / Electromagnetic Fields / Electric Dipoles
--- Assignment: Reading: chapter 15 summary --- due 2/13
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 14: Handout --- due 2/18
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 15: Handout --- due 3/1

Week 6: Magnetic Forces & Dipoles; Conductors / Faraday's Law; Induction / [problem solving]
--- Assignment: Reading: chapter 16 summary --- due 2/25
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 15: Handout --- due 3/1

Week 7: Electric Fields / Potentials / Magnetic Fields as a Relativistic Effect
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 15: Handout --- due 3/1

Week 8: Radiating Charges [Qual.] / Radiation [Semi-Quan.]; Continuity Equation / Ampere's Law; Maxwell's Equations
--- Assignment: Reading: chapter 17 summary --- due 3/8
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 16/17: Handout --- due 3/25
Accel. Charge

Week 9: E&M Energy / Poynting Vector; E&M Waves / Cyclotrons; Synchrotrons
--- Assignment: Reading: chapter 18 summary --- due 3/25
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 16/17: Handout --- due 3/25
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 18: Handout --- due 4/1

Week 10: Spring Break
--- Assignment: Reading: chapter 18 summary --- due 3/25
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 16/17: Handout --- due 3/25
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 18: Handout --- due 4/5

Week 11: Rutherford Scattering / Hofstadter Scattering; Neutron; Relativistic Collisions; Bohr Model Review / No Class
--- Assignment: Reading: chapter 19 summary --- due 4/1
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 16/17: Handout --- due 3/25
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 18: Handout --- due 4/5

Week 12: Angular Momentum Coupling; Fine Structure / Zeeman Effect; Selection Rules / Identical Particles; Pauli Exclusion Principle
--- Assignment: Reading: chapter 19 summary --- due 4/1
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 18: Handout --- due 4/5
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 19: Handout --- due 4/15

Week 13: Nuclear Properties / Binding Energy / Liquid Drop Model
--- Assignment: Reading: chapter 21 summary --- due 4/10
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 19: Handout --- due 4/15

Week 14: Radioactive Decay / Feynman Diagrams / Academic Holiday
--- Assignment: Reading: chapter 20 summary --- due 4/22
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 21: Handout --- due 4/26

Week 15: Feynman Diagrams (cont.); Conservation Laws / The Particle Zoo; Quarks & Leptons / Strong Nuclear Force
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 21: Handout --- due 4/26
--- Assignment: Homework: chapter 21: 21.1, 20.2 (Feynman Diagram instead of 'picture'), 20.3 (Feynman Diagram instead of 'picture'), 20.4, 20.7, 20.8, 20.10 --- due 4/29


Color scheme: assign. currently due, late assign. --- can be turned in, late assign. --- unable to be turned in