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The lecture notes below are from Spring 2006 until this semester's have been added. You can usually use the Spr06 versions to read ahead for class. Even if the Spr07 version is substantially different, it is usually a different perspective rather than different material. Reading assignments are from the course text: Physics: Concepts and Connections by Hobson

Lecture 1
Chap 1
Pre-Newtonian physics
Mon. 1/22
Lecture 2
Chap 3
Galileo's observations
Wed. 1/24
Lecture 3
Chap 3
Speed, and accleration
Fri. 1/26
Lecture 4
Chap 4
Momentum
Mon. 1/29
Lecture 5
Chap 4
Newton's Laws
Wed. 1/31
Lecture 6
Chap 5
Law of Gravity
Fri. 2/2
Lecture 7
Chap 5
More gravity
Mon. 2/5
 
Lecture 8
Chap 6
Work and Energy
Wed. 2/7
Lecture 9
Chap 6
Potential Energy and Power
Fri. 2/9
Lecture 10
HE1 Review
Review for Exam #1
Mon. 2/12
Lecture 11
Chap 8
Waves
Fri. 2/16
Lecture 12
Chap 8
Sound and Water Waves
Mon. 2/19
Lecture 13
Chap 8
Interference & Resonance
Wed. 2/21
Lecture 14
Chap 8
More resonance
Fri. 2/23
Lecture 15
Chap 8
EM Waves, electricity
Mon. 2/26
Lecture 16
Chap 9
EM waves, magnetism
Wed. 2/28
Lecture 17
Chap 10
Reference frames & relativity
Fri. 3/2
Lecture 18
Chap 10
Relativity of Time & Space
Mon. 3/4
Lecture 19
Chap 10
The Space-Time Continuum
Wed. 3/6
Lecture 20
Chap 11
Energy and Relativity
Fri. 3/8
Lecture 21
HE2 review
Review for Exam 2
Mon. 3/12
Lecture 22
Chap 11
General Relativity
Fri. 3/16
Lecture 23
Chap 13
Quantum: Particles of light
Mon. 3/19
Lecture 24
Chap 13
Quantum: Matter Waves
Wed. 3/21
Lecture 25
Chap 14
The Wavefunction
Fri. 3/23
Lecture 26
Chap 14
Quantum States
Mon. 3/26
Lecture 27
Chap 14
Atoms
Wed. 3/28
Lecture 28
Chap 14
Quantum Tunneling
Fri. 3/30
Lecture 29
Quantum Computing
Mon. 4/9
Lecture 30
Chap 15
The Nucleus
Wed. 4/11
Lecture 31
Chap 15
Radioactive Decay
Fri. 4/13
Lecture 32
HE3 review
Review for Exam 3
Mon. 4/16
Lecture 33
Chap 16
Fission
Fri. 4/20
Lecture 34
Chap 16
Fusion
Mon. 4/23
Lecture 35
Chap 18
Particles and Fields
Wed. 4/25
Lecture 36
Chap 18
Particles and Interactions
Fri. 4/27
Lecture 37
Chap 18
Quarks and Gluons
Mon. 4/30
Lecture 38
Chap 18
The Weak Interaction
Wed. 5/2
Lecture 39  
Unification, the Higgs Boson
Fri. 5/4
Lecture 40
String Theory
Mon. 5/7
Lecture 41
HE4 review
Review for Exam 4
Wed. 5/9




 

 
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