Phys 130


(Fall 2017-2018)


Please get registered for the Lab!

Instructor: A. Ankay


Course schedule

Office hours


 Section 1: Mon 34(EF106),Wed 34(NH305)

 Section 2: Mon 78(KBZ01),Fri 34(KBZ01)

   MTW   13:00 - 15:00  (KB-410K)





Course Description: Oscillations and waves, introduction to thermodynamics, 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.


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


Homework: Lecturer will suggest some problems from the textbook (see below).  Students

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


Exams: There will be two midterms, and a final exam. All exams will be closed book/closed notes. Calculators are not allowed.  Students, whose midterm grades’ total are below 10, can not take the final exam!


                                                    Midterm I

                                                    Midterm II:




Laboratory: One laboratory session every week.


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




Midterm I


Midterm II







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


There will be no lectures on the following dates



                                      Sections that will be covered (9th Edition)

Ch.15:   All

Ch.16:   All

Ch.17:   Only 17.4

Ch.18:   All except  18.4, 18.6, 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’

Ch.40:   All except 40.3

Ch.41:   All except 41.6



Suggested Textbook Problems   ( 9th edition)

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.17:   40,42,64,71

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

Ch.40:   10,13,14,18,38,44,48,50,53,56,59,71,73

Ch.41:   2,6,15,18,26,33,41,50,52,53,56,59