Physics 101B
Winter 2005
Introduction to Modern Physics II
University of California at Santa Cruz
T Th 2:00pm to 3:45pm, Engineering 2 192
Discussion Session: ISB 231 Wednesdays 5:00-6:30
TEXT: Tipler and Llewellyn, `Modern Physics', Third Edition
Instructor: Michael Dine
Office: 323 ISB
Phone: (831) 459-3033
Office Hours:
1:00 - 3:00 Monday
And by appointment if necessary
Teaching Assistant: Jeff Jones
Office: Nat Sci II 217
Phone: 831-459-5119
Office Hours:
Thurs. 10:00
(Homework Due in Physics office Friday by 4:30 pm)
The term ``Modern Physics" is used to describe a set of developments which occurred at the beginning of the last century, especially special relativity and quantum mechanics. These subjects retain an extraordinary intellectual appeal, and do underlie most of what physicists do today.


Handout: Solving the Hydrogen Atom Problem

Handout: Measurement in Quantum Mechanics

Handout: Momentum Eigenstates

Handout: Spin-1/2; Neutrinos and the Sun

Some notes on statistical mechanics.

Handout: Handout on Molecular Physics

Handout: Statistical Mechanics: Derivation of the Distribution Functions

Handout: Why Are There Bands

Handout: Calculating the Lifetime for Alpha Decay

Homework Assignments