Welcome to Physics 225 - Relativity & Math Applications! This website contains all the information for the course.
- Midterm information:
- Exam will be held Tuesday Oct 13 at 4 PM (email email@example.com with [phys225exam] in subject if unable to attend at this time)
- 3-4 problems of similar style and difficulty to discussion section problems
- The exam will cover the material up to and including week 6 on special relativity (lectures 1-6, discussions 1-6, homework assignments 1-5)
- Exam will be posted here and on compass2g, and you will have 90 minutes to complete exam and submit it electronically via compass2g
- Calculators are allowed and an equation sheet will be provided, no other materials are allowed
- No homework due this week to allow you time to study
- Practice problems are available here and solutions are available here
- For Fall 2020, physics 225 will be available fully online (no in-person classes).
- Class-related discussion will be conducted on Piazza, which is available at: https://piazza.com/illinois/fall2020/phys225.
- Lectures will be held live on zoom at: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/96990810822?pwd=Nm1PQUdDbThKUUh6UlYvd1pCWFV2Zz09. The first lecture is Tues Aug 25.
- In place of iClickers, we will be using the iClicker reef software. Create your account here: https://app.reef-education.com/ making sure to set your institution as Physics Dept: University of Illinois at Urbana. See detailed instructions in the lecture 1 slides.
- Homework assignments will be submitted online via compass2g, which is available at: https://compass2g.illinois.edu/. Homework assignments can be accessed by clicking "Homework & Exams" at the top of this page. The first homework assignment is due Mon Feb 3
- Discussion sections will be held live on zoom at the following links. In discussion section, you will spend 2 hours working in groups of 4 on problem sets, which can be accessed by clicking on "Units & Notes" at the top of this page.
- D3R (Wed 4 PM): https://illinois.zoom.us/j/96990810822?pwd=Nm1PQUdDbThKUUh6UlYvd1pCWFV2Zz09
- D3U (Wed 6 PM), D5J (Fri 12 PM), and D5M (Fri 2 PM): https://illinois.zoom.us/j/9582484093?pwd=YTBxenNjSFlsdmUxYVU3VkxuLzJ2UT09
- D3Y (Wed 8 PM), D5R (Fri 4 PM), and D5U (Fri 6 PM): https://illinois.zoom.us/j/96112211488?pwd=U2RLSHpIRENBWWl2RTRuTmtyWmFTUT09
- Class Times and Locations
Lectures Tuesdays from 4:00 - 4:50 PM Discussion Sections Wednesdays and Fridays (see schedule)
- Office hours (Thurs 1-5 PM and Fri 1-5 PM on zoom at: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/96990810822?pwd=Nm1PQUdDbThKUUh6UlYvd1pCWFV2Zz09):
Thurs 1-2 PM Samuel Peng Thurs 2-3 PM Ben Hooberman Thurs 3-4 PM Shuyi Zhang Thurs 4-5 PM Siddharth Mansingh Fri 1-2 PM Yumu Yang Fri 2-3 PM Yumeng Cao Fri 3-4 PM Zed Zhong Fri 4-5 PM Xuchen Cao
- Lecturer: Prof. Ben Hooberman, email firstname.lastname@example.org with "[phys225] " in the subject line
- TA: Shuyi Zhang, email@example.com
- TA: Siddharth Mansingh, firstname.lastname@example.org
- grader: Yumeng Cao, email@example.com
- grader: Xuchen Cao, firstname.lastname@example.org
- grader: Samuel Peng, email@example.com
- grader: Yumu Yang, firstname.lastname@example.org
- grader: Zed Zhong, email@example.com
- email link to all graders: graders
- (or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Recommended textbook
- There is no required book for this course, but a textbook is often very helpful to provide a different point of view and additional detail. If you would like to purchase a textbook, I recommend "Special Relativity" by A.P. French.
- Office hours
- Office hours will be held on zoom on Thursdays and Fridays, starting Sept 3. The times will be posted here shortly.
- Course grading
- Your grade in this course will be based on successful completion of the weekly homework assignments (35%), participation in lectures (5%), participation in the discussion sessions (10%), performance on a mid-term exam (15%), and performance on the final exam (35%).
- Homework due dates and time
- Homework is due at 4 PM on Mondays. Your solutions are to be submitted electronically via compass2g.
- Late policy for homework
- If you don't make the deadline, you may turn your homework assignment in by the following Tuesday at 4 PM and receive 80% credit.
- Late policy for attendance at discussion sessions
- Discussion attendance counts for 10% of your grade in the course.If you're 10 minutes or more late to discussion section more than once, you will not receive participation credit. You get one free pass to be late to discussion section.
- Equation sheet
- A summary of all the equations used in physics 225 is available here.