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Intro Modern Phys

by: Lamont Barton

Intro Modern Phys PHYSICS 390

Lamont Barton
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lamont Barton on Thursday October 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PHYSICS 390 at University of Michigan taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see /class/231649/physics-390-university-of-michigan in Physics 2 at University of Michigan.


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Date Created: 10/29/15
Physics 390 Midterm review The mid term exam will take place at 11am 12pm Wednesday February 20 in 1230 USB the usual room It will be open book you may use your copy of Tipler amp Llewellyn and the course handouts on relativity and the simple harmonic oscillator but not class notes or solutions to homework problems You will probably need a calculator to complete some of the problems Here is a list of the topics you should know about for the exam You should also make sure you have completed all the reading up to the end of Chapter 6 and that you39re familiar with the solutions of the homework problems Special relativity There will not be any questions on the exam specifically about relativity but you may need to know relativistic formulas to answer some questions particularly the formula for relativistic energy E2 pa2 mcz2 You may bring the course handout on relativity to the exam and use it If you have lost your copy you can download another from the course web site Quantization of charge Thomson39s technique for measuring em for the electron Millikan39s oil drop experiment Quantization of light The relation between energy and frequency for photons E hf Planck39s theory of the black body radiation spectrum Stefan39s law Wien39s law The photoelec tric effect stopping potentials and work functions the use of Einstein39s photoelectric equation 6V0 hf X rays their generation and Bragg scattering the Compton effect The atom Rutherford scattering and the use of the formula qQ 47I 0mv2 tan 6 relating the impact parameter to the scattering angle Calculation of the distance of closest approach and measurements of the size of the nucleus The Bohr model Atomic spectra and their explanation using the Bohr orbital model partic ularly for hydrogen Calculation of the energy levels of the hydrogen atom and the derivation of the Rydberg Ritz equation for the wavelengths of atomic lines where R is the Rydberg constant The Balmer Lyman and Paschen series in hydrogen The reduced mass correction and the calculation of the corrected Rydberg constant X ray spectra and Moseley39s approximate formula for X ray frequencies the meaning and measurement of the screening parameter b in the formula


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