Phys 202



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Ersan Demiralp            KB 410-I

Office hours

   By appointment




Course Description: Electromagnetic waves. Geometric Optics. Wave Optics. Relativity.Quantum Physics  and its applications.

Prerequisites:  Phys 201


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



Readings, CDs&DVDs on Reserve: Feynman Lectures, CDs&DVDs of

                                                              Prof. Lewin from MIT


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 two midterms and a final exam. All exams will be closed book/closed notes. Calculators are not allowed.  Students whose midterm scores add up to less 10 (10 out of 40) cannot take the final exam!


                                                         Midterm  1 :  21/3/2018  , at  18:00    


                                                         Midterm  2 :    2/5/2018  , at  18:00    



Make-up Exam:  You can take only one make-up exam if you miss one or two midterms and you have a proper excuse.  ( One-day medical excuses for simple cold, etc. are not accepted) . A proper medical excuse is a doctor’s report taken from one of the following: i) Our Infirmary (revir) [Reports from elsewhere in Istanbul are not accepted!] ii) A hospital outside Istanbul.  Non-medical excuses will be considered separately. If you miss the final exam, you must submit a petition to the University’s commission.


Laboratory: One laboratory session every week.


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




Midterm 1


Midterm 2







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


Sections that will be covered (9th Edition)


Ch. 34:   Electromagnetic Waves

Ch. 35:   The nature of Light and  the Principles of Ray Optics

Ch. 37:   Wave Optics

Ch. 38:   Diffraction Patterns and Polarization

Ch. 39:   Relativity

Ch. 40:   Introduction to Quantum Physics

Ch. 41:   Quantum Mechanics ( Only Sections 1,2,3,7)

Ch. 42:   Atomic Physics

Ch. 43:   Molecules and Solids (Only Sections 1,2,3)