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1 General Physics 3: Physics 207 General Physics 3: Physics 207 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics Waves, Optics and Modern Physics Chase Ellis ctellis@buffalo.edu
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2 16- Physics 207 Homepage: http://ublearns.buffalo.edu/ Administrative Info Physics 207 WileyPlus Online Homework Assignments: http://edugen.wiley.com/edugen/class/cls171835/ Introduction to WileyPLUS http://www.wiley.com/legacy/college/wileyplus/wpstudentflyer.pdf
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Homeworks score 20% Higher Midterm Score 25% Lower Midterm score 15% Final exam score 35% Lecture Class Participation: 5% Recitation Class participation 5% Grading: Grades in this course will be based on your scores on two midterm exams, a comprehensive final exam, the homework assignments, and class participation as follows: Note that the total adds up to 105%. Exam 1: Tuesday June 1 st (in class) Exam 2: Monday June 14 th (in class)
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4 16- Administrative Info My Office Hours: 128 Fronczak Hall How about: A) Tuesday 1-2 pm B) Friday 1-2 pm Phil Cheung’s office hours
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5 16- 1. Prepare for lectures • attempt assigned reading before class • be active in class (paying attention to lecture is more important than taking exacting notes) 1. Come to lecture • ¼ of class time spent solving problems 3. Do homework • best way to prepare for exam is by doing problems 4. Don’t fall behind! Cover up to 2 Chap/week! 5. If you have questions, get them answered 6. Discuss and explore material with classmates Come to office hours when you need help Recipe for Success in Physics 207
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6 16- Mechanical Waves 1. Waves-I 2. Waves-II Electromagnetic Waves 1. Electromagnetic Waves 2. Images 3. Interference 4. Diffraction Particle Waves 1. Photons and Matter Waves 2. More About Matter Waves 3. All About Atoms 4. Conduction of Electricity in Solids Course Outline
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7 16- Why learn about waves? 1. Fundamental, quantitative, and creative thinking what you learn Physics 207 will make you a better scientist or engineer 1. Fundamental to classical and modern physics How does your TV/radio function? How do telescopes and microscopes work? Why don’t hydrogen atoms and neutron stars implode? 1. Material is interesting and exciting (of course…!)! Motivation
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8 16- Waves: • mechanical (sound, water, etc.) • non-mechanical (EM) continuation of Physics 108 • optics • quantum mechanics: electron, photon, hydrogen atom • Schroedinger’s wave equation • Pauli principle • Periodic table • Optical properties of materials • Lasers z(x,t) x or t A wave is an organized oscillation causing a displacement in z (position, pressure, temperature, electric field, density, etc) as a function of x and/or t
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9 Chapter 16 Waves are one of the primary subjects in physics and play a crucial role in sound, light, and even quantum mechanics. In this chapter we will focus on waves traveling along a stretched string.
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