Phys 130


(Summer 2018)


Do not forget to register for the Laboratory!

 Instructors:  Alpar Sevgen (Sect. 5 , 6), Serdar Nergiz (Sect. 3 , 4)

Office hours : By appointment

Course Description: Introduction to thermodynamics, oscillations, waves, interference and diffraction, gratings and spectra, quantization of energy and wave behavior of particles. No concurrent credit with Phys 102, or Phys 121, or Phys 202.  

Prerequisites:  Phys 101


Required text: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 9th Ed., by Jewett & Serway.


Readings and References:

1) Feynman Lectures. 

2) R.Shankar  YALE Phys.200 Fundamentals of Physics I

3) Walter Lewin  MIT 8.01 Classical Mechanics

4) Walter Lewin  MIT 8.03 Vibrations and Waves

5) Some introductory physics problems with solutions


Attendance: Students are expected to come to class regularly and on time.


Homework: Lecturer will suggest some problems from the textbook.  Students

 should  read the related textbook material and  work on the suggested problems.



Exams: There will be one  midterm, and a final exam. All exams will be closed book/closed notes. Calculators are not allowed.  Students whose Midterm Grade is below 10 or Laboratory Grade is below 10 cannot take the final exam!


 Midterm Exam :  Monday, July 16 th, at 17:00 (Chapters 15 , 19 , 20 , 21 , 22 included)

 Please note: Exam starts at 17:00. No students will be admitted to the exam rooms after 17:15 . Students taking the exam can not leave the exam room before 17:15.

You may see your midterm exam papers on Thursday, July 19 th, between 10:30 - 11:30 at KB 300 .

FINAL Exam :  Friday, August 10 th, at 08:30
(All chapters are included)


Makeup:  There will be no make-up exams for the midterm and final exams.


Laboratory: One laboratory session every week.


Grading: The weights that will determine the cumulative grade are as follows:











The final grades will be determined according to the distribution of cumulative grades.


Sections that will be covered (9th Edition)


Ch.15:   All except 15.6,15.7

Ch.16:   All

Ch.18:   All except  18.4, 18.6, 18.7, 18.8

Ch.19:   All except 19.4

Ch.20:   All

Ch.21:   All except 21.5

Ch.22:   All

Ch.37:   All except 37.6

Ch.38:   All except Polarization by double refraction and scattering (pg. 1179-1181)

Ch.40,41,42:  Selected topics

Suggested Textbook Problems

Ch.15:   1,4,5,6,12,28,31,35,36,40,41,48,55,64,68,84,87

Ch.16:   3,9,14,19,24,26,29,33,35,36,39,43,44,50,57,61,66

Ch.18:    3,9,10,11,14,17,19,23,25,33,51,57,67,80,87

Ch.19:     2,33,44,66,71,74,76

Ch.20:     14,15,20,28,29,30,34,37,42,54,72,79,84

Ch.21:     7,12,14,16,22,24,26,34,48,58,60,65,75

Ch.22:     3,12,18,20,38,48,54,55,67,73,76,79,81

Ch.37:    7,13,16,25,26,31,34,35,39,57,60,66,71

Ch.38:    3,7,10,13,16,18,20,33,43,47,61,71,78