ACE-Award.png2014 ACE Award (Open Education Consortium)

OCW designed by Professor Hsiu-Hau LIN
You can find the lecture videos in NTHU OpenCourseWare

Ten-Question Syllabus (Semester II)

Q11: Why are most materials charge neutral?
Q12: What causes lightning?
Q13: Can magnetic forces do work?
Q14: How does the geomagnetic field arise?
Q15: Why can light propagate in vacuum?
Q16: What is the nature of light?
Q17: Why are atoms stable?
Q18: How is the secret of life encoded?
Q19: How can we date fossils?
Q20: What are the building blocks of our universe?


Class Lectures


Week 1
L1: Q11: Why are most materials charge neutral?
L2: electric field

Week 2
L3: Gauss law
L4: Q12: What causes lightning?

Week 3
L5: electrostatic potential energy
L6: Q13: Can magnetic forces do work?

Week 4
L7: magnetic dipoles
L8: Hall effect

Week 5
Midterm 1 (Q11-Q13)
Midterm 1 discussions

Week 6
L9: Q14: How does the geomagnetic field arise?
L10: Biot-Savart law

Week 7
L11: Ampere law
L12: Q15: Why can light propagate in vacuum?

Week 8
L13: Faraday's law
L14: energy in magnetic field

Week 9
L15: Maxwell equations
L16: Maxwell equations 2

Week 10
L17: Q16: What is the nature of light?
L28: resolution limit of light

Week 11
L19: photons
Midterm 2 (Q14-Q16)

Week 12
Midterm 2 discussions
L20: Q17: Why are atoms stable?

Week 13
L21: uncertainty principles
L22: Schrodinger equation

Week 14
L23: energy quantization
L24: quantum tunnelling

Week 15
L25: magic numbers in periodic table
L26: Q18: How is the secret of life encoded?

Week 16
L27: quantum theory of solids
L28: Q19: How can we date fossils?

Week 17
L29: magnetic resonance imaging
L30: Q20: What are the building blocks of our universe?

Week 18 (Final Week)
L31: after the big bang
Final (Q17-20) 2014-06-GP_solution_for_final.pdf