Modern Physics for Engineers
Instructor David Schmeltzer
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Course description: Historical background, special relativity, elementary quantum theory, application to one-electron atoms, atomic shell structure and periodic table; nuclear physics and quantum technologies.
Textbook: Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Author: THORNTON/REX, Publisher: Cengage, Edition: 4, Year Published: 2012
Homework: Problems will be collected - Biweekly
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Location: MR 317 B
Note: Since there are no perfect textbooks for Modern physics, I will be using material from other sources .
- Homework: 10% : Bi-Weekly
- Midterm exams (2): 40% (20% each)
- Final exam: 50%
Statement of Academic Integrity: As stated in Appendix B.3 of the 2009-2011 City College Bulletin, p. 313: Academic Dishonesty is prohibited by the City University of New York and is punishable by penalties including failing grades and expulsion
1.Introduction to Modern Physics,Relativity ,Radiation ,Model of the atom.
2..Chapter 4 Quantization of light
3.Duality of wave particles 4.7.
4.Chapter 5 Quantization ofatomic energy level.
6.Chapter 6 matter –waves.
7.The one dimensional Shrodinger equation.
9.The three dimensional Schrodinger equation.
10.Electron spin .
11.Fermion an Bose statics.
13.Aplication of the Quantum Theeory