Welcome to Physics 225 - Relativity & Math Applications for Spring 2022! This website contains all the information for the course.
- End of semester logistics:
- The last lecture will be Tues Apr 26
- The last discussion sections will be Thurs Apr 28 and Fri Apr 29
- The last homework assignment is due Mon May 2
- The last office hours is due Fri May 6
- Final exam information:
- The final will be held Tues May 10 1:30 - 4:30 PM in 100 Materials Science and Eng. Building
- About 10 problems of similar style and difficulty to midterm problems covering all material in the course
- Calculators are required and an equation sheet will be provided, no other materials are allowed
- The midterm practice problems are available here and solutions are available here
- The midterm problems are available here and solutions are available here
- There are 14 final practice problems available here and the solutions are available here
- Class Times and Locations
Lectures Tuesdays from 4:00 - 4:50 PM in 151 Loomis Discussion Section Thursdays and Fridays in 32 Loomis (see schedule) Office hours Thurs 2:30-5 PM in 464 Loomis and Fri 1-5 PM in 151 Loomis
- Lecturer: Prof. Ben Hooberman, email firstname.lastname@example.org with "[phys225] " in the subject line
- TA: Michael O'Boyle, email@example.com
- TA: Manthos Karydas, firstname.lastname@example.org
- grader: Yumeng Cao, email@example.com
- grader: Lazar Kish, firstname.lastname@example.org
- grader: Marcus Rosales, email@example.com
- grader: Yumu Yang, firstname.lastname@example.org
- email link to all graders: graders
- (or send an email to: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 and "Basic training in mathematics: a fitness program for science students" by Ramamurti Shankar.
- 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.