** Extra ** Final Exam Review Session will be Tuesday, March 22,
from 3-4 pm in Roessler 162.

Final Exam Review Sessions will be Thursday and Friday, March 17-18,
from 3-4 pm in Roessler 162.

__ COURSE TIME/LOCATION:__ TuTh 9:00-10:20 am, Roessler 55

__ INSTRUCTOR:__ Richard Scalettar

__ OFFICE:__ Physics-Geology 409.

__ OFFICE HOURS:__ Mo 3:00-4:00 pm, TuTh 10:30-11:00 am

__ PROBLEM SESSION (OPTIONAL):__ Mo 2:00-3:00 pm, 416 Physics-Geology

__ TEXT:__ Six Ideas That Shaped Physics

Unit R: The Laws of Physics are Frame-Independent (ISBN 0-07-239714-4)

Unit T: Some Processes Are Irreversible (ISBN 0-07-239715-2)

__ DISCUSSION LEADER:__
Robert Hayre

__ OFFICE: __ Physics Geology 448

__ OFFICE HOURS: __ Monday noon-1:00 pm

__ DISCUSSION LEADER:__
Konstantin Chudnovsky

__ OFFICE: __ Physics Geology 107

__ OFFICE HOURS: __ Monday 1:00-2:00 pm

__ GRADING:__

__ Homework [40%] :__ Due weekly, Tuesdays, in class

__ Midterm Exam [25%] __ : Tuesday, February 1, in class

__ Final Exam [35%] __ : Wednesday, March 23, 1:30-3:30 pm

### GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This is the second quarter of the lower division honors physics sequence.
We will be covering two topics: Special Relativity and
Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics.

### LABS:

Physics 9BH Lab Handouts

### FURTHER INFORMATION:

### HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:

** Assignment One:** R1B.1, R1B.3, R1B.4, R1S.2, R1S.5, R1S.9, R1R.1, R1A.1

Due Tuesday, January 18
** Assignment Two: ** R2B.1, R2B.4, R2B.8, R2S.1, R2S.3, R2S.5, R2S.11, R2R.2

R3B.1, R3B.4, R3S.1, R3S.4, R3R.1, R3A.1

Show that f(x,t)=sin(pi x/L)cos(pi vt/L) is a solution of the wave equation.

Draw pictures of f(x,t) for x between 0 and L and t=0, t=L/4v, t=L/2v,
t=3*L/4v, and t=L/v.

What sort of wave does this f(x,t) correspond to?

Due Tuesday, January 25

** Assignment Three: ** R4B.3, R4S.4, R4S.6, R4R.1, R4A.1

STUDY CHAPTERS 1-4 FOR MIDTERM!

Due Tuesday, February 1
** Assignment Four: ** R5B.4, R5S.7, R5S.9, R5A.1

R6B.1-8, R6S.3, R6S.6

Due Tuesday, February 8
** Assignment Five: ** R7B.6, R7S.1, R7S.5, R7R.1

R8B.2, R8S.4, R8S.5, R8S.12, R8A.2

Due Tuesday, February 15
** Assignment Six: ** R9B.3, R9S.3, R9S.6, R9S.12, R9A.2

R10B.2, R10B.6, R10S.4, R10S.5

Due Tuesday, February 22
** Assignment Seven: ** T1B.1, T1B.4, T1S.3, T1S.4, T1S.5

T2B.1, T2B.5, T2S.2, T2S.6, T2A.1

Due Tuesday, March 1
** Assignment Eight: ** T3B.4, T3B.5, T3B.6, T3S.5, T3S.6

T4B.1, T4B.2, T4S.1, T4S.4, T4R.1

**NOTE: Problem T3A.1 has been cancelled **

Due Tuesday, March 8

** Assignment Nine: ** T5B.2, T5B.4, T5S.6, T5S.7, T5S.8

T6B.1, T6B.7, T6S.2, T6S.4, T6S.5, T6R.2

T7B.1, T7B.6, T7S.3, T7S.5

Homework nine solutions are posted outside my office. Please do
** not ** remove them!

Due Wednesday, March 23

### EXAM MEANS:

### OLD EXAMS (pdf files):

I have not taught this course before, so
no old exams are available from me. However, you can get
exams from the previous instructor (Prof. Kiskis):