# Modern Physics

## Oberlin College Physics 212

## Fall 2014

*This World Wide Web page written by
Dan Styer,
Oberlin College Department of Physics and Astronomy;*

http://www.oberlin.edu/physics/dstyer/Modern/;

last updated 12 December 2014.

Technical note: To access the links marked (PDF)
you must first download the free
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Open Standard software.

**Teachers:**

**Course syllabus**

**Problem assignments**

**General lab information (PDF)**

### Hints for doing well in the course

We recommend that you first do the readings,
then attend the lectures, and
then work on the problem assignments.
More tips can be found in
Study
Tips for Introductory Physics Students.
We cannot emphasize too strongly that we expect
you to *do the reading*.
Information about physics problems is available through:

### Links and Handouts

**Notes
on Relativistic Dynamics (PDF)**

**Does mass really depend on velocity, dad?** by Carl G. Adler

**The concept of mass** by Lev B. Okun

**Intensity in interference and diffraction (PDF)**

**Poisson's bright spot**

**Einstein and the existence of atoms** by Jeremy Bernstein

*The Physics of Quantum Mechanics* (PDF)

**Summary of quantum mechanics ideas (PDF)**

**Solving the Schrodinger time development equation for the infinite square well (PDF)**

**What did we learn by solving
solving the Schrodinger time development equation for the infinite square well? (PDF)**

**Physlet Quantum Mechanics**. (In particular,
the simulation demonstrated in class.)

**The classical limit of quantum mechanics (PDF)**

**Elementary particle data summary (PDF)**