Lectures: CAT 61 M & W / 1:00-1:50 pm / Section A M & W / 2:00-2:50 pm / Section B Office: DISQUE 909 Office Hours: BY E-MAIL APPOINTMENTS Phone: (215) 895-2726 e-mail: brigita@drexel.edu
The course Fundamentals of Physics III introduces the basic conceptual understanding of modern physics needed to keep up with rapidly developing frontiers of science and technology of the 21st century. The end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century faced dramatic changes in understanding of basic physics principles. Prior to this time, physics dealt with Newton's laws of motion and gravitation, Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism, thermodynamics, and kinetic theory. However, new problems surfaced when scientists confronted very high velocities and very small lengthscales. These new puzzles led to new concepts and new theories: special and general relativity, quantum theory, modern models of atoms and molecules, lasers, superconductivity, and more. This course is a serious though relatively non-mathematical introduction to modern physics concepts. The course begins with a mathematical description of mechanical and electromagnetic wave propagation and proceeds to description of wave phenomena, such as interference and diffraction. In quantum mechanics which dominates physical world at small lengthscales the concepts of a particle and wave merge into one dual description. A particle (e.g. an electron) can be treated either as a particle or as a wave, depending on the experimental situation under consideration. Similarly, electromagnetic radiation can be mathematically described either as a wave or a particle (photon). When the relative velocity of an object with respect to the observer approaches the speed of light, special relativity phenomena have to be taken into account. The course covers some of special relativity phenomena such as length contraction, time dilation, relativistic momentum & energy, and mass-energy relationship.
Recitation TA | E-MAIL ADDRESS | RECITATION SECTIONS |
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Michael Brewer | michael.t.brewer@drexel.edu | 014 & 016 & 018 |
Karsten Chu | karsten.s.chu@drexel.edu | 007 & 012 & 019 |
Sean Lynch | sml72@drexel.edu | 008 |
Allyson O'Brien | amo45@drexel.edu | 001 & 010 & 011 |
Michael Schlenker | mjs538@drexel.edu | 005 & 006 & 013 |
Robert Stone | robert.b.stone@drexel.edu | 003 & 009 & 017 |
Matthew Voelker | matthew.j.voelker@drexel.edu | 002 & 004 & 015 |
Sean Lynch (sml72@drexel.edu),
SECTION # | DAY | TIME | PLACE | INSTRUCTOR |
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001 | MON | 09:30-10:50 | PISB 109 | Allyson O'Brien |
002 | MON | 11:00-12:20 | PISB 105 | Matthew Voelker |
003 | WED | 05:00-06:20 | PISB 109 | Robert Stone |
004 | TUE | 11:00-12:20 | PISB 109 | Matthew Voelker |
005 | TUE | 12:30-01:50 | PISB 109 | Michael Schlenker |
006 | FRI | 12:30-01:50 | STRATN 219 | Michael Schlenker |
007 | MON | 05:00-06:20 | PISB 109 | Karsten Chu |
008 | FRI | 02:00-03:20 | CURTIS 255B | Sean Lynch |
009 | TUE | 05:00-06:20 | PISB 105 | Robert Stone |
010 | THR | 11:00-12:20 | PISB 109 | Allyson O'Brien |
011 | FRI | 09:30-10:50 | CURTIS 454 | Allyson O'Brien |
012 | FRI | 11:00-12:20 | STRATN 219 | Karsten Chu |
013 | TUE | 03:30-04:50 | PISB 109 | Michael Schlenker |
014 | THR | 03:30-04:50 | PISB 109 | Michael Brewer |
015 | MON | 03:00-04:20 | PISB 107 | Matthew Voelker |
016 | MON | 03:00-04:20 | CURTIS 454 | Michael Brewer |
017 | THR | 05:00-06:20 | CURTIS 352 | Robert Stone |
018 | THR | 05:00-06:20 | CURTIS 454 | Michael Brewer |
019 | WED | 05:00-06:20 | CURTIS 454 | Karsten Chu |
You will be using Enhanced Web Assign (EWA) website to complete the homework assignments. Your Serway & Jewett textbook package contains an individual access code for the account on EWA. enter the EWA Website and click on I have a class key button. Choose an option to register as a new student for the PHYS 201 Class. You will be prompted to enter PHYS 201 Class Keys for EWA: drexel 3327 2190 (Section A) and drexel 4315 6554 (Section B).
There are eight (8) homework assignments, due weekly, starting at the end of week 2. Each homework assignment consists of five (5) problems that count towards 100% of the grade and one (1) extra credit assignment that will add additional 20% to the grade if correctly answered. The due day and time is always SATURDAY at 11:59 PM. No extension of this deadline will be granted. It is recommended to start working on the homework assignment several days before the deadline. Note that all homework assignments will be visible and available to you from the first day of classes, 09/24/2012.
It is important that you complete Introduction to Webassign homework before starting the first homework assignment due on 01/22/2012 (due dates for each of the eight homework assignments are posted on the last page of the syllabus). This exercise will allow you to get acquainted with all available features of the EWA online homework system. You do not need to worry---- Introduction to Webassign homework assignment does not count toward your homework grade.
There are student resources available on The Student Help Website. This website includes online manuals and FAQs, a button to chat live with ewa student support staff, an email contact form and phone information.
Labs take place in Disque 820A (12-820A).
Lab Director: Prof. Alexey Aprelev
E-Mail: aprelev@drexel.edu
LAB INSTRUCTOR | E-MAIL ADDRESS | LAB SECTIONS |
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Michael Brewer | michael.t.brewer@drexel.edu | 090 |
Manasi Dahibawkar | mnd34@drexel.edu | 064 & 066 & 068 & 072 & 075 |
Seshanth Kannappan | seshanth@drexel.edu | 060 & 061 & 064 & 065 & 070 & 071 & 073 |
Joey Lambert | jgl29@drexel.edu | 80H |
Vivek Madhavan | vm379@drexel.edu | 78H & 86H |
Vignesh Ravichandran | vr332@drexel.edu | 062 & 063 & 066 & 067 & 081 |
Rajath Soans | rs865@drexel.edu | 074 & 077 & 068 & 069 |
Zechariah Thrailkil | zet23@drexel.edu | 82H & 84H |
DAY | LAB SECTION | TIME | INSTRUCTOR |
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M | 060 | 09:00-10:50 | Seshanth Kannappan |
M | 062 | 11:00-12:50 | Vignesh Ravichandran |
T | 064 | 09:00-10:50 | Seshanth Kannappan |
T | 066 | 11:00-12:50 | Vignesh Ravichandran |
T | 068 | 03:00-04:50 | Rajath Soans |
W | 070 | 09:00-10:50 | Seshanth Kannappan |
W | 072 | 11:00-12:50 | Manasi Dahibawkar |
M | 074 | 03:00-04:50 | Rajath Soans |
M | 076 | 05:00-06:50 | Manasi Dahibawkar |
T | 090 | 05:00-06:50 | Michael Brewer |
T | 092 | 01:00-02:50 | Manasi Dahibawkar |
DAY | LAB SECTION | TIME | INSTRUCTOR |
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M | 061 | 09:00-10:50 | Seshanth Kannappan |
M | 063 | 11:00-12:50 | Vignesh Ravichandran |
T | 065 | 09:00-10:50 | Seshanth Kannappan |
T | 067 | 11:00-12:50 | Vignesh Ravichandran |
T | 069 | 03:00-04:50 | Rajath Soans |
W | 071 | 09:00-10:50 | Seshanth Kannappan |
W | 073 | 11:00-12:50 | Seshanth Kannappan |
T | 075 | 01:00-02:50 | Manasi Dahibawkar |
M | 077 | 03:00-04:50 | Rajath Soans |
M | 079 | 05:00-06:50 | Manasi Dahibawkar |
T | 081 | 05:00-06:50 | Vignesh Ravichandran |
DAY | LAB SECTION | TIME | INSTRUCTOR |
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R | 78H | 09:00-10:50 | Vivek Madhavan |
R | 80H | 11:00-12:50 | Joey Lambert |
R | 82H | 01:00-02:50 | Zechariah Thrailkil |
R | 84H | 03:00-04:50 | Zechariah Thrailkil |
F | 86H | 09:00-10:50 | Vivek Madhavan |
TYPE OF EXAM | DATE | TIME | PLACE |
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EXAM 1 | R, 10/25/2012 | 8:00 am - 8:50 am | MAIN AUDITORIUM |
EXAM 2 | R, 11/08/2012 | 8:00 am - 8:50 am | MAIN AUDITORIUM |
EXAM 3 | R, 11/29/2012 | 8:00 am - 8:50 am | MAIN AUDITORIUM |
FINAL EXAM | F, 12/14/2012 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am | MAIN AUDITORIUM |