Monday, September 20, 2010

PH253: Exam 1 coverage

Reminder: Exam 1 is this Thursday during the normal class period.

Sections of the textbook covered on Exam I:

  • 1.2.1, 1.2.2 EM Waves
  • 1.3 Special relativity 
  • 1.5.1-3 Appendix to special relativity
  • 2.1.1-3, 2.1.5-6 Quantum hypothesis & radiation
  • 2.2.1-3 Photoelectric
  • 2.3.1-3 Photons / Compton
  • 2.4.1, 2.4.2 de Broglie, uncertainty

Things not in the textbook on Exam I (from notes provided):

  • Power radiated by an accelerated charge (no derivations, just the Larmor formula)
  • More detailed discussion of Compton scattering

Remember that you can bring in one standard 8.5x11in sheet of paper with formulas, etc., front & back. If you write on only one side, you can bring 2 sheets. Bring a calculator.

A few more practice problems will show up this evening.

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