
Phys 216, Spring 2003 

Class Schedule, Tentative
M
03/30
Tu
4/1
Simple geometric relationships used to illustrate ideas in this class, orders of magnitude
W
4/2
Ch. 1 cont
Seasons continued, old time legends Slides of lecture
Th
4/3
Planetary Motion Lecture slides
F
4/4
Eclipses and Copernicus Lecture slides
M
4/7
Keppler and Galileo Tu
4/8
Newton W
4/9
Newton's Laws
Th
4/10
First of regular Problem Help Sessions with TA OR First Lab Guestimation Lab Ground Rules
F
4/11
Guestimation
Lab or help session
M
4/14
HW 1 Due to page 33 in text: Gravitational Energy
T
4/15
To page 37
Kinetic Energy
W
4/16
to page 46
Heat energy
Th, Fr
4/1718
Lab 2, Galileo's pendulum experiment
M
4/21
to page 57, Conservation of energy and its consequences
Tu
4/22
to page 72
probability
W
4/23
to p. 82,
"direction of processes" plus exam review
Th,Fr
4/2425
Lab 3 Conservation of Energy
M
4/28
Exam 1 Covering up to Tuesday 4/22 lecture (online reading and Chapter 1, Lightman)
Tu
04/29
to page 88
Irreversible flow, work and heat
W
4/30
to p 104
Entropy and order
Th, Fr
5/12
Lab 4, Light as waves
Mo
5/5
to end of Chapter 2 Implications of the 2nd law
Tu
5/6
Chapter 3 beginning, to p. 133
introduction to relativity
W
5/7
to page 155
Einstein's Postulates and banishment of time
Th, Fr
5/89
Lab 5
M
5/12
HW 5 Due time dilation
T
5/13
to p. 166
length and mass shifts
W
5/14
to p 177
Effect of abolition of time and space
Th,F
5/1516
lab 6,
Link to lab 6
M
5/19
HW 6 Due Fundamentals of waves
T
5/20
to p. 194
Light as a wave
W
5/21
to p. 201
Compton effect, double slit experiment
Th, Fr
5/2223
Project Outline Due Link to lab 7
M
5/26
memorial Day
Holiday
T
5/27
to p 207
Double slit experiment
W
5/28
to p. 220
ThFr
5/2930
Lab 8
Link to lab 8 instructions
M
6/2
to p 236
Heisenberg Uncertainty principle
T
6/3
Video HW7 Due
Richard Feynman: Probability and Uncertainty
W
6/4
Finish Chapter 4 and Review
Consequences of quantum mechanics
Th
6/5
2nd midterm
Not cumulative
Fr
6/6
make up lab day
if you missed any
Th
6/12
Final Project Due
by 3 pm


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