Modern Physics for Engineers
MR 311B 212-650-6884
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Shephard Hall 5-203
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, ISBN: 978-1133103721 Click on link:
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Homework: Assignment online
WebAssign class key: ccny 2116 7735
Office Hours: TTh 11a –12p Location: MR 311 B
Note: Since there are no perfect textbooks for Modern physics, I will be using material from other sources .
- Homework: 10%
- 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 of atomic energy level.
6.Chapter 6 matter –waves.
7.The one dimensional Schrodinger equation.
9.The three dimensional Schrodinger equation.
10.Electron spin .
11.Fermion and Bose statistics.
13.Aplication of the Quantum Theeory