Physics 116 Summer 2014 Homepage

Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics

Matt DePies

Office:  B-221
Phone:  email is best
Office Hours: M 2-3pm, TW 1:15-2:15pm, Th 12:15-1:15pm                     
                                            . . .also by appointment

Link to Webassign

Waves Handout (pdf)

Class Discussion Board

I.  Syllabus(HTML)                        

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

Old Solutions(PDF)
Solutions (PDF)
Exam 1
Notesheet1 pdf                
Written Response

Exam 2
Notesheet 2 pdf               
Written Respons Ex2

Exam 3
Notesheet 3  pdf             
Written Response Exam3

Final Exam
Notesheet Final pdf
Written Response Final Exam

III. General Relativity and Cosmology
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