Office
Hours

Fall 2000

MTWR
1:30  4:00 PM

Dr. N. L. Markworth

4683001

Room S322F

A New Lab manual (1998 edition) is
available in the bookstore. Lab
Syllabus page is here.
Reading Assignments and Test Schedule
Topic

Reading

Exam Date

Section I 
Relativity

Chapters 1
 2

September 18

Section II 
Quantum Mechanics I

Chapters 3
 5

October 16

Section III 
Quantum Mechanics II

Chapters 6
 7

November 13

Section IV 
Statistical Physics, Molecules, and Solids

Chapters 8
 10

December 11 10^{30}12^{30}

Grading:
Exams

3 @ 112/3%

35%

Final Exam


112/3%

Problem Set Ave


231/3%



70%

Lab


30%

A 90  100 B 80 
89 C 70  79 D 60 
69 F < 60
Figures from the Laboratory manual
may be obtained here.
Get the spreadsheet for Lab 1 here.
This syllabus and other course material can be made available in other formats.
Problem Set Guidelines
 Use lined 8½ X 11 paper.
 Write on only one side of the page.
 Start each problem on a new page.
 Staple the pages together at the top left corner.
 Do not turn in original drafts. Problem solutions
should be neat and well organized.
 Place your name and problem set number at the top
of page.
 Begin each problem with a drawing whenever it is
appropriate.
 Clearly label all symbols used. Use the same
symbols on your drawing as in your equations.
 List all known quantities, identifying them by the
symbols of your drawing.
 Show the pertinent equations first in complete form,
and then as applied to the particular problem.
 When numerical values are substituted into the
equations, write the units (when applicable) of each value.
 Show all of your work. Don't skip steps, since
this will make your work hard for me to grade and you to understand.
Likewise, skipping steps makes you more prone to errors.
 Intermediate results may carry extra significant
figures, but final results should be expressed with the proper number of
figures.
 Box in your answer, making sure to include units.
 Go back to the question to make sure you have
answered it.
 Include a cover sheet that includes your name, the
course, the chapter, and a listing of the problems followed by blanks,
e.g.,
3 _________
8 _________
10 _________
Many of these
particular guidelines can be summarized by one guiding principle:
If you
have gone to the effort of solving the problem,
take
enough pride in your work to show me how you did it!