On our test(s), would we be expected to derive formula(s)? Also, are there alternative books(besides the two mentioned on the syllabus) that we can use to break down the subject?
No derivations on tests, you will be given all of the basic formulas you need. You will have to combine formulas, and problems will have more than one step, but no derivations.I'll try to come up with a list of suggested additional references this evening. Offhand, the Feynman lectures are very good, and you might also look at the second volume of Serway that includes modern physics as well as the text by Krane titled "Modern Physics."
What is the reading for this homework?
Sections 2.2 and 2.3. Particularly the sections about the photoelectric effect and Compton scattering.
did u post the hints for the hw
Sorry, it sort of slipped my mind ... I will post them this evening, and go over the questions a bit more in tomorrow's lecture.
ok thnks... the hw is due tommorow right?
right, tomorrow (thurs) before midnight