Physics 262 Syllabus

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Please read the assigned sections of the book before each lecture

1 Aug. 27 MCh. 17:17.1-17.3
2 Sept. 29 WCh. 17:17.4-17.5
3 Sept. 31 F Ch. 17:17.6-17.7
* Sept. 3 M Labor Day
* Sept. 4 TuLast day to add
4 Sept. 5 W Ch. 18:18.1-18.3
5 Sept. 7 F Ch. 18:18.3-18.5
6 Sept. 10 M Ch. 18:18.5-18.6 and Ch. 19:19.1
7 Sept. 12 W Ch. 19:19.2-19.4
8 Sept. 14 F Ch. 19:19.4-19.7
9 Sept. 17 M Ch. 19:19.7-19.8 and Ch. 20:20.1
10 Sept. 19 W Ch. 20:20.2-20.4
11 Sept. 21 FCh. 20:20.5-20.6
12 Sept. 24 M Ch. 20:20.7-20.8
13 Sept. 26 WCh. 33:33.1-33.2
14 Sept. 28 F Exam #1 (Ch.17 - Ch. 20)
* Sept. 30Web Withdrawal End
15 Oct. 1 M Ch. 33:33.2-33.3
16 Oct. 3 W Ch. 33:33.4-33.5
17 Oct. 5 F Ch. 33:33.5-33.7 and Ch. 34:34.1
* Oct. 8 M Midterm Reporting Available on Web
* Oct. 8 M Columbus Day (Monday class will meet on Tuesday.)
18 Oct. 9 Tu
(Class on Tue
due to Columbus Day
)
Ch. 34:34.1-34.2
19 Oct. 10 W Ch. 34:34.2-34.3
20 Oct. 12 F Ch. 34:34.4
21 Oct. 15 M
Ch. 34:34.5-34.8 (Optical Instruments will only be covered briefly in lecture.)
22 Oct. 17 W Ch. 35:35.1-35.2
23 Oct. 19 F Ch. 35:35.3-36.4
24 Oct. 22 M Ch. 35:35.4-35.5
25 Oct. 24 W Ch. 36:36.1-36.2
26 Oct. 26 F Ch. 36:36.3-36.4
27 Oct. 29 M Ch. 36:36.5-36.7 (36.8 optional)
28 Oct. 31 W Ch. 37:37.1-37.2
29 Nov. 2 F Exam #2 (Ch. 33 - Ch.36)
30 Nov. 5 M Ch. 37:37.2-37.3 (also remember to vote tomorrow)
31 Nov. 7 W Ch. 37:37.4-37.5
32 Nov. 9 FCh. 37:37.7-37.9
33 Nov. 12 M Ch. 38:38.1-38.2
34 Nov. 14 W Ch. 38:38.3-38.5
35 Nov. 16 F Ch. 38:38.5-38.7
36 Nov. 19 M Ch. 38:38.8-38.9
* Nov. 21-25 Thanksgiving Break: No Class
37 Nov. 26 M Ch. 39:39.1-39.4
38 Nov. 28 W Ch. 39:39.5 and Ch. 40:40.1
39 Nov. 30 F Ch. 40:40.1-40.3
* Note A very readable book on the frontier of modern physics by one of our GMU physics faculty is available: Robert Oerter, The Theory of Almost Everything: The Standard Model, the Unsung Triumph of Modern Physics (Pi Press, 2005). This is a good supplemental reading if you want to learn more about quarks, QED, Feynman diagrams, and strings. Prof. Oerter is also teaching a related class (PHYS 346: Quarks to Strings) this semester.
* Note For the remaining three classes, we will go through the remaining chapters with less details. It is meant to be an overview on some special topics in modern physics.
40 Dec. 3 M Ch. 40:40.3-40.5
41 Dec. 5 W Ch. 41:41.1-41.2
42 Dec. 7 F Ch. 41:41.3-41.5
* Dec. 10 M Possible Additional Questions and Review Day
* Dec. 14 F Final Exam (10:30am - 1:15pm)
Please note that the final exam is one hour earlier than your regular class time.