Physics 116 Summer 2011 Homepage

Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics

Matt DePies


Office:  B-257
Email:  depies@phys.washington.edu
Phone:  email is best
Office Hours: 12-1pm MTW                     
                                            . . .also by appointment

Link to Webassign

Waves Handout (pdf)

Class Discussion Board

I.  Syllabus(HTML)                        

II.  Class Schedule and Reading Assignments(pdf)
                                                                 
III.  Exams:

Notesheets
Old Solutions(PDF)
Solutions
Exam 1
Notesheet1 pdf                
Written Response
MC Key:  CDCABDDBDACAC
Exam 1 Written
Exam 2
Notesheet 2 pdf               
Written Respons Ex2
MC Key:  DBCBCCABCCBAB
Exam 2 Written
Exam 3
Notesheet 3  pdf             
Written Response Exam3

Final Exam
Notesheet Final pdf
Written Response Final Exam

 
III. General Relativity and Cosmology HW PDF
     Answer Key PDF

IV. Readings in cosmology:

"Misconceptions about the Big Bang," Charles H. Lineweaver and Tamara M. Davis, Scientific American, 2005 

Cosmology: Science of the Universe, Edward Harrison, Cambridge University Press, 2000.
The End of Cosmology?," Lawrence M. Krauss and Robert J. Scherrer, Scientific American, 2008  

"Surveying Space-time with Supernovae,"  Craig J. Hogan, Robert P. Kirshner and Nicholas B. Suntzeff; Scientific American, January 1999,

 "From Slowdown to Speedup," Adam G. Riess and Michael S. Turner; Scientific American, February 2004