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Course information Modern Physics: the setting Quotes Maxwell and light Waves in media Einstein PHY 251: Modern Physics Prof. Chris Jacobsen: office D-102, [email protected] . Office hours Tuesday 11:30-12:30 or by appointment!!! Course web page: http://tinyurl.com/ltk8qr which really points to http://xray1.physics.sunysb.edu/~jacobsen/phy251f2009/index.html Schedule of lectures, with links to lecture notes. Schedule of recitations, with links to homework assignments. Schedule of PHY 252 labs, with links to lab writeups. Course grades will be posted on blackboard.stonybrook.edu , and I’ll sometimes use Blackboard to send broadcast messages to the class.
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Course information Modern Physics: the setting Quotes Maxwell and light Waves in media Einstein What’s PHY 251 about? This course gives you your first look at special relativity, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, and a touch of quantum statistics and solid state physics. The breadth of the course comes at some cost of depth, but don’t get the wrong idea: we will do good, solid physics, with derivations and homework problems. For those who go on in physics, you’ll see some but not all of these subjects again, and in greater depth, in specific courses. But the fun of this course is that we get to put together a surprisingly complete picture of the world.
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Course information Modern Physics: the setting Quotes Maxwell and light Waves in media Einstein PHY 274 You can also consider a course that will explore a subset of PHY 251’s topics but in greater depth! PHY 274: Physical and Mechanical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics Physical and mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics. Maxwell waves and their properties: intensity, energy density, and momentum density. Planck-Einstein relation between energy and frequency for light quanta. De Broglie relation between momentum and wavelength. Number density and probability density of photons. One-photon quantum mechanics, with Maxwell field as the wave function. Diffraction phenomena. Uncertainty relation between wavelength and position, hence between momentum and position. Not for credit in addition to PHY 390 with similar topic. Tu-Th 17:20-18:40, recitation Tu 14:20-15:15. Prof. Alfred Scharff Goldhaber ( [email protected] )
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Course information Modern Physics: the setting Quotes Maxwell and light Waves in media Einstein The setting for Modern Physics Physics in 1900: Newtonian mechanics, Maxwell’s unified theory of electromagnetism, Thermodynamics. One could be smug! Attributed to Albert A. Michelson, 1894: “The more important fundamental laws and facts of physical science have all been discovered, and these are now so firmly established that the possibility of their ever being supplanted in consequence of new discoveries is exceedingly remote . . . Our future discoveries must be looked for in the sixth place of decimals.” Attributed to William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, in an address to
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