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1 | PHY 2030 SBG Standards | |||||||||||||||||||||

2 | Fall 2016 | |||||||||||||||||||||

3 | Warning: currently being edited to reflect textbook updates from 2nd to 3rd edition | |||||||||||||||||||||

4 | Active? | Chapter | Name | Standard | ||||||||||||||||||

5 | YES | L A B | LApparatus | I can use a lab apparatus with appropriate technique to make measurements accurately and precisely. | ||||||||||||||||||

6 | YES | LReport | I can write a lab report in LaTeX in a style consistent with a journal article that describes the experiment, measurements, and conclusions. | |||||||||||||||||||

7 | YES | LJournal | I can review a journal article and write a summary of the article that describes the experimental setup, analysis, and conclusions. | |||||||||||||||||||

8 | YES | LFermi | I can solve mathematical problems (e.g., "Fermi" problems) in my head and on paper without the use of a calculator (to within an order of magnitude of the correct answer). | |||||||||||||||||||

9 | YES | R E L A T I V I T Y | R1 | Rel | I can state the Principle of Relativity and can apply it to non-relativistic motion | |||||||||||||||||

10 | YES | R1,R2 | SR | I can provide evidence for Special Relativity and can apply SR to relativistic motion | ||||||||||||||||||

11 | YES | R2,R3,R4 | Time | I can measure or calculate position, coordinate time, proper time, and spacetime interval, and I know what quantities are invariant. | ||||||||||||||||||

12 | YES | R5 | LT | I can calculate (and compare) spacetime coordinates of an event for observers in different inertial frames. | ||||||||||||||||||

13 | YES | R6 | LC | I can calculate (and compare) length measurements for observers in different inertial frames. | ||||||||||||||||||

14 | YES | R7 | V | I can calculate (and compare) velocity measurements for observers in different inertial frames. | ||||||||||||||||||

15 | YES | R7 | Causality | I can determine whether two events are causally related. | ||||||||||||||||||

16 | YES | R8,R9 | 4Mom | I can calculate mass, momentum, energy, and 4-momentum for a particle, and I know which quantities are invariant and which quantities are conserved. | ||||||||||||||||||

17 | YES | R9 | Cons | I can apply conservation of 4-momentum to a system. | ||||||||||||||||||

18 | YES | Q U A N T U M | Q1,Q2 | WS | I can describe the modes of a standing wave (whether transverse or longitudinal) whether it is fixed at both ends or free and fixed at each end. | |||||||||||||||||

19 | YES | Q3, Q4 | WI | I can use path difference to predict the interference of two sources of waves at a location. | ||||||||||||||||||

20 | YES | Q4,Q5 | WP | I can provide evidence for wave-particle duality and can apply a particle model or a wave model to a quanton, depending on the experiment. | ||||||||||||||||||

21 | YES | QA | MQ | I can use the mathematics needed to describe the state of a quanton, including complex algebra, the inner product of two complex vectors, probability, and normalization. | ||||||||||||||||||

22 | YES | Q6, Q7, Q9 | Qrules | I can recite and apply the "rules of the game" of quantum mechanics. | ||||||||||||||||||

23 | YES | Q10, Q11 | Qenergy | I can derive energy eigenvalues for various systems and can relate energy eigenvalues to a spectrum of photons emitted or absorbed. | ||||||||||||||||||

24 | YES | Q12 | TISEDer | I can derive the time-independent Schroedinger Equation (TISE) | ||||||||||||||||||

25 | YES | Not in book | TISEDer | I can demonstrate that a given wavefunction is consistent with the TISE, and I can solve the TISE for very simple potential functions. | ||||||||||||||||||

26 | NO | Q12, Q13 | Qpsi | I can write a VPython program to calculate Psi numerically for a given value of E and graph Psi(x). I can use this program to find the energy eigenvalues of a system. | ||||||||||||||||||

27 | NO | N U C L E A R | Q12, Q13 | Nuclei | I can use simple principles to estimate the sizes of nuclei and calculate their binding energies. | |||||||||||||||||

28 | NO | Q13, Q14 | Decay | I can describe the main types of radioactive decay and calculate decay rates. | ||||||||||||||||||

29 | NO | A S T R O | H1 | GR | I can state the the Principle of Equivalence and can use it to make predictions concerning the behavior of light and other objects in gravitational wells. I can derive the Schwarzschild radius of an object from first principles. I can calculate the gravitational redshift and time dilation expected for objects in gravitational wells. | |||||||||||||||||

30 | NO | H2 | DM | I can derive equations for the rotation curves of simple galaxies and justify the existence of dark matter using observations from the literature. | ||||||||||||||||||

31 | NO | H3 | COS | I understand Hubble's law and can derive the critical density of the universe using simple Newtonian assumptions. I can discuss how the true density compares to this value and what this implies concerning the structure and future of our universe. | ||||||||||||||||||

32 | NO | H4 | DE | I can use arguments from first principles and observations in the literature to justify the existence of dark energy. |

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