  
Student Learning Outcomes 
 The student will be able to solve problems in Modern Physics involving calculus.
 The student will be able to interpret phenomena in Waves and Optics with a calculus treatment.

Description  
 Application of calculus to physics topics and problems in thermodynamics, waves, optics and modern physics.


Course Objectives  
 The student will be able to:
 Solve problems in Thermodynamics involving calculus.
 Interpret phenomena in Waves and Optics with a calculus treatment.
 Solve problems in Modern Physics involving calculus.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment  
 None.

Course Content (Body of knowledge)  
  Solve problems in Thermodynamics involving calculus
 Work in Thermodynamics
 Area Under the Curve
 Isotherms
 Adiabatic Processes
 Definition
 Relationship between Temperature and Pressure
 Conserved Quantities and Work Done
 Entropy Using Integrals
 Definition
 Entropy in Temperature Change
 Entropy in Free Expansion of Gas
 Entropy of Mixing
 Speeds and the MaxwellBoltzmann Velocity Distribution
 Interpret phenomena in Waves and Optics with a calculus treatment
 The Wave Equation
 Definition/Solution
 Speed
 Energy Transport
 Snell's Law as a Minimization Problem
 Rainbows
 Refraction by Raindrops
 Minimization Leading to the Rainbow
 Solve problems in Modern Physics involving calculus
 Radioactivity
 Differential Equation
 Exponential Decay and Halflives
 Schrodinger's Equation  Particle in a Box
 The TimeIndependent Equation
 Conditions that Define a Particle in a Box
 Solutions
 Schrodinger's Equation  Probabilities
 Probabalistic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
 How to Use Coefficients to Generate Probabilities

Methods of Evaluation  
  Weekly assignments
 Midterms
 Final examination

Representative Text(s)  
 Instructorgenerated materials. Text at the level of Halliday and Resnick optional.

Disciplines  
 Physics/Astronomy


Method of Instruction  
 Lecture, Demonstration


Lab Content  
 Not applicable.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments  
  Homework problems covering subject matter from text and related material ranging from 310 problems per week. Students will need to employ critical thinking in order to complete assignments.
 One hour per week of lecture covering subject matter from text and related material. Reading and study of the textbook, related materials and notes.
