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5 | Chapter | Name | Standard | |||||||||||||||||

6 | LApparatus | I can use a lab apparatus with appropriate technique to make measurements accurately and precisely. | ||||||||||||||||||

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

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

9 | R1 | Rel | I can state the Principle of Relativity and can apply it to non-relativistic motion | |||||||||||||||||

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

11 | R3, R4, R5 | Time | I can measure or calculate position, coordinate time, proper time, and spacetime interval, and I know what quantities are invariant. | |||||||||||||||||

12 | R6 | LT | I can calculate (and compare) spacetime coordinates of an event for observers in different inertial frames. | |||||||||||||||||

13 | R7 | LC | I can calculate (and compare) length measurements for observers in different inertial frames. | |||||||||||||||||

14 | R8 | V | I can calculate (and compare) velocity measurements for observers in different inertial frames. | |||||||||||||||||

15 | R8 | Causality | I can determine whether two events are causally related. | |||||||||||||||||

16 | R9, R10 | 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 | R10 | Cons | I can apply conservation of 4-momentum to a system. | |||||||||||||||||

18 | Q1 | 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 | Q2 | WI | I can use path difference to predict the interference of two sources of waves at a location. | |||||||||||||||||

20 | Q3, Q4 | 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 | Q5 | 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 | Q5, Q6 | Qrules | I can recite and apply the "rules of the game" of quantum mechanics. | |||||||||||||||||

23 | Q7, Q8 | Qenergy | I can derive energy eigenvalues for various systems and can relate energy eigenvalues to a spectrum of photons emitted or absorbed. | |||||||||||||||||

24 | Q9 | QH | I can describe the set of quantum numbers for a hydrogen atom and can connect these quantum numbers to various representations of the atom, including spectroscopic notation, an energy diagram, and a plot of the real part of the square of the associated energy eigenfunctions. | |||||||||||||||||

25 | Q9 | Qatom | I can describe how multi-electron atoms are similar to and different from the hydrogen atom and the implications on energy eigenvalues and allowed transitions. | |||||||||||||||||

26 | Q10 | 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. | |||||||||||||||||

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37 | R1 | Rel | I can state the Principle of Relativity and can apply it to non-relativistic motion | |||||||||||||||||

38 | R1 | I can design a test for whether a reference frame is inertial or not and can identify inertial reference frames. | S3, Video Analysis | |||||||||||||||||

39 | R1 | I can state the Principle of Relativity. | ||||||||||||||||||

40 | R1 | I can derive the Galilean transformation equations for position and velocity and can use them to make predictions of what an observer in a particular inertial reference frame would measure. | B1, B3, B4, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8 | |||||||||||||||||

41 | R1 | I can describe how clocks are synchronized in Newtonian Relativity and what measurements observers in inertial reference frames will agree on. | S11 | |||||||||||||||||

42 | R2 | SR | I can provide evidence for Special Relativity and can apply SR to relativistic motion | |||||||||||||||||

43 | R2 | I can explain the "problem with electromagnetic waves" and the experiment(s) that showed the non-existence of the ether. | ||||||||||||||||||

44 | R2 | I can describe how clocks are synchronized in Special Relativity. | S1 | |||||||||||||||||

45 | R2 | I can convert between SI units and SR units. | B1, B3 | |||||||||||||||||

46 | R2 | I can sketch and interpret worldlines on a spacetime diagram. | B4, B5, B7, S3, S4, S6, S11 | |||||||||||||||||

47 | R3, R4, R5 | Time | I can measure or calculate position, coordinate time, proper time, and spacetime interval, and I know what quantities are invariant. | |||||||||||||||||

48 | R3 | I can define coordinate time, proper time, and spacetime interval and can describe how each quantity is measured. I can use a geometric analogy with spacial coordinates to describe each quantity, thus comparing plane geometry and spacetime geometry. | B3, B4, B5, S3, S4, S6 | |||||||||||||||||

49 | R3 | I can explain why events that are simultaneous in one inertial frame are not simultaneous in another frame. | B1, B2, S1 | |||||||||||||||||

50 | R4 | Use the metric equation to calculate spacetime interval. | B1, B2, B3, B4, S1, S4, S6 | |||||||||||||||||

51 | R4 | I can explain the Twin Paradox using a spacetime diagram and a calculation of spacetime interval for each twin. | ||||||||||||||||||

52 | R4 | I can calculate the number of muons remaining after x number of half-lives, and I can explain, using the metric equation, why fewer muons decay that is predicted by classical physics. | S2 | |||||||||||||||||

53 | R5 | I can calculate the proper time along a curved worldline traversed by an inertial clock moving at constant speed. | B1, B3, B4, B7, S1 | |||||||||||||||||

54 | R5 | I can derive and use the bionomial approximation. | B5, S4, S6, S9 | |||||||||||||||||

55 | R5 | I can describe and give examples to explain the relationship between coordinate time, spacetime interval, and proper time, as shown in Figures R5.1 and R5.2. | S3, S4, S7 (note a typo in the question), S9 | |||||||||||||||||

56 | R6 | LT | I can calculate (and compare) spacetime coordinates of an event for observers in different inertial frames. | |||||||||||||||||

57 | R6 | I can draw a two-observer diagram, with correctly sloped t' and x' axes and correctly calibrated scales, and can plot and read the spacetime coordinates of events. | B1, B7 | |||||||||||||||||

58 | R6 | I can use a two-observer diagram to transform coordinates of an event from one frame to another frame and can use the two-observer diagram to solve problems and make predictions. | B2-B3, B5, S2, S3,S5, S7 | |||||||||||||||||

59 | R6 | I can use the Lorentz Transformation Equations (and Inverse Lorentz Transformation Equations) | B4, B6, B8 | |||||||||||||||||

60 | R7 | LC | I can calculate (and compare) length measurements for observers in different inertial frames. | |||||||||||||||||

61 | R7 | I can state an operational definition for the length of an object. | ||||||||||||||||||

62 | R7 | I can use a two-observer diagram to determine the length of an object as measured in an Other frame. | B5, B6 | |||||||||||||||||

63 | R7 | I can calculate the Lorentz contraction of an object | B1, B4, B7, S1, S2, S4, S5, S6 | |||||||||||||||||

64 | R8 | V | I can calculate (and compare) velocity measurements for observers in different inertial frames. | |||||||||||||||||

65 | R8 | I can use the Einstein velocity transformation equations to calculate the velocity of an object measured by an observer in an Other frame (or alternatively, the Home frame). | B4, B5, S12 | |||||||||||||||||

66 | R8 | Causality | I can determine whether two events are causally related. | |||||||||||||||||

67 | R8 | I can determine whether the interval between events is timelike, lightlike, or spacelike and can describe how each interval is measured. | B2 | |||||||||||||||||

68 | R8 | I can determine whether two events are causally related. | B1, B2, S6 | |||||||||||||||||

69 | R8 | I understand The Cosmic Speed Limit and that it results from Causality being consistent with the Principle of Relativity | S1, S3, S4 | |||||||||||||||||

70 | R9, R10 | 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. | |||||||||||||||||

71 | R9 | I can show that the classical definition of momentum as p=mv is inconsistent with the Principle of Relativity and Conservation of Momentum | S8-S9 (both) | |||||||||||||||||

72 | R9 | I know the definition of mass as the magnitude of the 4-momentum of an object, and I know that it is the same for observers in different inertial reference frames (i.e. it is invariant). | B9, S6 | |||||||||||||||||

73 | R9 | I can write the total energy of a particle in terms of its rest energy and kinetic energy, in both SR units and SI units. | S5 | |||||||||||||||||

74 | R9 | I can use the equations in Figure R9.5, and I know where each equation comes from. | B4, B7 | |||||||||||||||||

75 | R9 | I can use Einstein transformation equations to transform the 4-momentum of an object in one inertial frame to the 4-momentum of the object measured in another inertial frame. | B9, S6 | |||||||||||||||||

76 | R10 | I can sketch and interpret an energy-momentum diagram. | B1 | |||||||||||||||||

77 | R10 | Cons | I can apply conservation of 4-momentum to a system. | |||||||||||||||||

78 | R10 | I can apply conservation of 4-momentum to a system, including a system with photons. I know that photons have no mass but do have energy and momentum (E=p). | B3, B6, B7, S1, S8 | |||||||||||||||||

79 | R10 | I know that the mass of a system is generally different than the sum of the masses of its parts; I can explain why this is the case using conservation of energy and E=m+K; and I can give an example showing this to be true. | ||||||||||||||||||

80 | R10 | I can use a momentum-energy diagram to show conservation of 4-momentum for a system. | S2, S4 | |||||||||||||||||

81 | Q1 | 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. | |||||||||||||||||

82 | Q1 | I can derive equations Q1.12a and Q1.12b. | ||||||||||||||||||

83 | Q1 | I can state the superposition principle and can add waves graphically and algebraically. | B1 | |||||||||||||||||

84 | Q1 | I can describe the shape of a reflected wave at an interface between two media or at a boundary with a fixed or free end. | Figure Q1.5, Figure Q1.7 | |||||||||||||||||

85 | Q1 | I can derive equation Q1.9 and can use it to describe the motion of various pieces of the medium for a standing wave. | S7 and a derivation of Q1.9 | |||||||||||||||||

86 | Q1 | I can identify the boundary conditions and can calculate the frequency of the normal modes of a standing wave. | B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, S2, | |||||||||||||||||

87 | Q2 | WI | I can use path difference to predict the interference of two sources of waves at a location. | |||||||||||||||||

88 | Q2 | I can calculate the path difference at a given location from two sources and can predict whether it will result in total constructive interference or total destructive interference or something in between. | B1, S1, S2, S3 | |||||||||||||||||

89 | Q2 | I can calculate the locations of bright fringes in a double-slit experiment, and I can describe how fringe spacing depends on wavelength and slit spacing. | B4, B5 | |||||||||||||||||

90 | Q2 | I can calculate the locations of dark fringes in a single-slit experiment. | B12, B13 | |||||||||||||||||

91 | Q2 | I can use the Rayleigh Criterion to describe whether two point sources can be resolved. | S8, S9 | |||||||||||||||||

92 | Q2 | I can use a single-slit interference apparatus to determine the wavelength of a light source, including uncertainty. | lab report | |||||||||||||||||

93 | Q3, Q4 | 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. | |||||||||||||||||

94 | Q3 | I can describe the photoelectric effect experiment and can use the photon model for light to explain the results, explain and interpret a graph of maximum kinetic energy vs. frequency, and make predictions. | B4, S1, S2, S4, S7 | |||||||||||||||||

95 | Q3 | I can use a photoelectric effect apparatus to conduct an experiment to measure Planck's constant and the work function of the metal. | lab report | |||||||||||||||||

96 | Q3 | I can calculate the energy of a photon and relate energy to frequency (or wavelength) of light. | B1, B2 | |||||||||||||||||

97 | Q3 | I can relate the number of photons per second incident on a surface and intensity of light for a given power of a light source. I also understand the difference between a point source of light and a beam of light in terms of how its intensity varies with distance. | B6, S8 | |||||||||||||||||

98 | Q4 | I can compute the deBroglie wavelength of a particle. | B5 | |||||||||||||||||

99 | Q4 | I can apply conservation of energy to a charged particle traveling between two charged plates to compute the particle's deBroglie wavelength. | B4 | |||||||||||||||||

100 | Q4 | I can interpret results of the double-slit experiment for particles by treating them as waves. | S4 |

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