Physics 7C:
Electromagnetic waves, physical optics, relativity and quantum physics

Outline

Problem sets and solutions will be linked as they become available.

Lab handouts: To get some idea of the labs, you can look at old (not necessarily up to date!) handouts, at http://physics.berkeley.edu/courses/labs/7c/7c.shtml. These cannot substitute for the up to date manuals that must be purchased from Copy Central.

Week No. Week beginning Reading and Labs Topic Problem set Due 5 pm on solutions
1Jan. 20 (20 no class) G 32Electromagnetic Waves
Light

PS 1 [PS|PDF]
Jan. 31 Cohn's section notes:
[PS|PDF]

PS 1 solns [PS|PDF]
2Jan. 27G 33 Reflection and Refraction
PS 2 [PS|PDF]
Feb. 7 Cohn's 1/27 notes
(summary/examples)
[PS|PDF]

PS 2 solns [PS|PDF]
3Feb. 3G 34
Lab: Reflection and Refraction
Mirrors and Lenses
PS 3 [PS|PDF]
Feb. 14 PS 3 solns [PS|PDF]
4Feb. 10G 35
Lab: Geometric Optics
Interference
PS 4 [PS|PDF]
Feb. 21
PS 4 solns [PS|PDF]
5Feb. 17 (17 holiday) G 36
Lab: Michelson Interferometer
Diffraction and Polarization Two practice midterms: here and here in pdf.   for Cohn's section: handout you will have in exam is here [PS|PDF]
Cohn's section, notes on diffraction [PS|PDF]
6Feb. 24 G 37 Relativity Midterm 1
6-8 pm
Feb. 24 (Cohn), Feb. 25 (Orenstein)
PS 5 [PS|PDF]
Mar. 7 Cohn's exam:
Solutions [PS|PDF]
Statistics [PDF]

Orenstein's exam:
Solutions [PDF]
Statistics [PDF]

Notes on spacetime diagrams for J. Cohn's section

PS 5 solns [PS|PDF]
7Mar. 3G 37
Lab: Diffraction and Interference
Relativity II PS 6 [PS|PDF] Mar. 14 Pole and barn spacetime diagrams
Notes on special relativity for J. Cohn's section
PS 6 solns [PS|PDF]
8Mar. 10 G38
Lab: Polarization
Quantum Physics PS 7 [PS|PDF] Mar. 21 PS 7 solns [PDF]
9Mar. 17 G39 Matter Waves/Schrodinger Equation IPS 8 [PS|PDF] Apr. 4 PS 8 solns [PDF]
-Mar. 24--Spring Break     
10Mar. 31 G39
Lab: Photoelectric Effect
Schrodinger Eqn. II practice midterms

spacetime diagram problems and solns (Cohn's section)
  Quantum mechanics notes, Cohn's section (PDF|PS)
11Apr. 7 G 40
Hydrogen Atom Midterm 2
6-8 pm
April 7(Cohn-155 Dwinelle), April 8(Orenstein-1 Pimentel)
PS 9 [PS|PDF]
Apr. 18 Cohn's midterm:
Solutions
Statistics
( Histogram)

Cohn's section: Note on spin

Orenstein's exam:
Solutions
Statistics

PS 9 solns [PS|PDF]
12Apr. 14G 41
Lab: Atomic Spectra
Molecules PS 10 [PS|PDF] Apr. 25
PS 10 solns [PS|PDF]
13Apr. 21 G41 Solids PS 11
[PS|PDF]
May 2 PS 11 solns
[PDF]
14April 28 G42-43-44 Nuclear, Particle Physics   PS 12 [PS|PDF] May 9 PS 12 solns [PS|PDF]
15May 5G 44/ 45 Particle Physics and Cosmology  
 
16May 12 (last lecture, review)        finals from earlier years   Cohn final info

Orenstein final outline
[PS|PDF]
-May TBD

  Final Examtentative schedule:
Cohn's section:
Mon, May 19,
12:30-3:30 pm, 2040 & 2060 VLSB
Orenstein's section:
Sat, May 24,
8-11 am, 1 LeConte
 Final solns

Cohn[PS|PDF]
G=Giancoli, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Vol. 2.

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