Welcome to Physics 225 - Relativity & Math Applications! This website contains all the information for the course. For Spring 2021, all course components are available online via remote instruction.
Plans for remote instruction:
- To coordinate discussion and questions about course material, a Piazza has been set up for this course at: https://piazza.com/illinois/fall2020/phys225/home.
- Lectures: recorded video lectures will be provided at units.
- Homework assignments: homework assignments may be submitted electronically at https://compass2g.illinois.edu/. To upload your homework: log in, click on physics 225, click on homework, then select the assignment and upload your homework.
- Discussion sections: virtual discussion sections will be held on zoom.
- Class Times and Locations
Lectures Tuesdays from 4:00 - 4:50 PM Discussion Sections Wednesdays and Fridays (see schedule)
- 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.
- 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.