Modern Physics II
Homework Page

Dr. Brian Raue
Spring, 2014

How to Submit Online Homework: CAPA Instructions

The homework problems listed in red in the table is to be done on the web using a Computer-Assisted Personalized Approach, or CAPA. You have been assigned CAPA ID numbers which you must use, in addition to your student ID number, to log onto the system. The homework assignments are simply textbook problems with the different values for the variables randomly chosen for each student. You can work the problems out using the book values before logging in or you can log on and print out your personalized assignment before submitting answers via the web. Solutions to the book version of the problems will be accessible through the links below once the due date has passed.

Access via web
1. Point your browser to
2. Choose phy3107 from the pop-up menu.
3. Enter your Student Number followed by 00 (the system requires a 9 digit student number) and your CAPA ID. To  get your CAPA ID number click here. Find your name and use the corresponding CAPA ID number for the homework set you are doing.
4. Click on the appropriate button to try your set.
5. You may look back at old sets at any time to see the correct answers by using the "View previous set" botton and entering the set number.

Special Notes and helpful hints
  • The numbers used in the CAPA problems may be different than what were given in the book.
  • You may repeat the problems you missed, usually up to four times.
  • Entering the wrong units and the wrong number of significant figures don't count against your four attempts but you have to get them right to get the problem right.
  • Do not open multiple sessions or browsers. Be sure to exit properly each time to terminate a session.
  • You may log on as many times as it takes to get the set done.
  • Avoid using your browser's Reload button as it may re-submit an incorrect answer and use up one of your tries. Use the Reload button at the top the assignment.
  • Always use basic SI units unless otherwise specified. Units such as "micro-Coulombs" are entered as "uC", "kilograms" are entered as "kg", "Newtons/Coulomb" are entered as "N/C", and "meters per second squared" are entered as "m/s^2".
  • Answers requiring scientific notation such as 3.0 10-8 can be entered as "3.0E-8".
  • Hints will may come up for some problems if you submit an incorrect answer.
  • Week Topic
    CAPA, Hand in, Bonus
    Due Date
    1: Jan. 6
    Chapter 8: QM in 3D
    pp 260-271
    Chapter 8 Notes
    Jan. 14
    Chapter 8.1
    2: Jan. 13
    Chapter 8 (cont.)
    pp 271-291
    [Lz] and [L]2 proofs 12,14,18,22,24,29,30
    Also, prove R10 is a solution to the radial wave equation
    Jan. 23
    Chapter 8.2
    3: Jan. 20
    Chapter 9: Atomic Structure
    pp 295-311
    Hund's Rules and Carbon
    Feb. 4
    Chapter 9
    4: Jan. 27
    Chapter 9 (cont.)

    pp 312-330

    Chapter 10: Statistical Physics pp 334-345
    Exercise 2 pg 344, 2,3,6,8,10,12,14,17,22 Feb. 18 Chapter 10
    5: Feb. 3
    Chapter 10: (cont.)
    pp 346-362

    Feb. 6
    EXAM 1 on chapters 8 & 9
    Part Open book

    6: Feb. 10 Chapter 10 (cont.)

    7: Feb. 17
    Chapter 11: Molecular Structure
    pp 372-390
    Overlap integrals to calculate energy of H2+ ion
    Feb. 27
    Chapter 11
    8: Feb. 24
    Chapter 11 (cont.)
    pp 390-400

    Chapter 12: The Solid State
    pp 404-420
    How band gaps are formed
    1,4,5,9,10,14,16,18  This may be updated!
    Mar. 18
    Chapter 12
    9: Mar. 3
    Chapter 12 (cont.)
    pp 420-457

    Mar. 10
    10: Mar. 17 Chapter 13: Nuclear Structure
    pp 463-476

    5,6,10,12,14,16,20,21,24,26,31,37,42,44,45,47 Mar. 27
    Chapter 13
    March 20
    EXAM 2 on chapters 10 & 12
    Part Open book

    11: Mar. 24 Chapter 13 (cont.)
    pp  476-496

    12: Mar. 31
    Chapter 14: Nuclear Physics Applications
    pp 503-530
    April 15
    Chapter 14
    13: Apr. 7 Chapter 14: (cont.)
    pp 530-539

    Chapter 15: Elementary Particles pp 547-559
    Chapter 15 PowerPoint Prove that an positron-electron pair cannot annhilate into only 1 photon.  Hint: work in the CM frame and show that you cannot conserve both energy and momentum.
    April 21
    Chapter 15
    14: Apr. 14
    Chapter 15 (cont.)
    pp 559-584

    Apr. 22
    FINAL EXAM 9:45-11:45