June 3, 2015 : Final exam will be in Mayer Hall Addition 2623 instead of the classroom.
May 25, 2015 : As we approach the end of the course, see the endgame plan on Course schedule
May 11, 2015 : Duplicate discussion section on Mondays 2pm-3pm, 5681 Mayer Hall Addition.
April 30, 2015 : Midterm room location: Center Hall 217A, on May 14 from 11 am to 12:20 pm.
April 23, 2015 : Paper on superluminality posted on the lecture notes section.
April 16, 2015 : Midterm date: Thursday, May 14, 2015.
April 14, 2015 : Papers on measuring the spin Hall effect of light with weak measurements and x-rays from scotch tape are in the Lectures section.
April 1, 2015: Welcome to 100C!
REMINDER: The Final will be held on Tuesday, June 9th from 11:30 PM to 2:29 PM in TBA. It could be open book, sheets of notes allowed, but no phones, laptops, ipads, or any other wireless devices allowed. The maximum score on each part of each problem will be displayed on the exam sheet.
PHYSICS 100C SPRING 2015 Weeks 9 and 10, tentative endgame planThe most important sections of chapter 12 are shown in bold below (12.3.1 and 12.3.2).
Week 9: Tuesday May 26th, 2015
12.2 Relativistic mechanics
12.2.1 Proper Time and Proper Velocity, pp. 532-534
12.2.2 Relativistic Energy and Momentum, 535-537
12.2.3 Relativistic Kinematics, 537-541
12.2.4 Relativistic Dynamics, 542-549
Week 9: Thursday May 28th, 2015
12.3 Relativistic electrodynamics
12.3.1 Magnetism as a Relativistic Phenomenon, 550-552
12.3.2 How the Fields Transform, 553-560
Week 10: Tuesday June 2nd, 2015
12.3.3 The Field Tensor, 562-564
12.3.4 Electrodynamics in Tensor Notation, 565-568
12.3.5 Relativistic Potentials, 569-570
Week 10: Thursday June 4th, 2015
Review session for the final.
PHYSICS 100C SPRING 2015 COURSE SCHEDULE
Transmission of EM waves in matter, conductors and plasmas
Guided waves and antennae
Absorption and dispersion
Potential formulation of Maxwell's equations and retarded
Lienard-Wiechert potentials and fields of a moving point
The special theory of relativity