Physics 116A Summer 2009 Homepage

Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics

Matt DePies


Office:  Physics/Astronomy Building,
Email:  depies@phys.washington.edu
Phone:  (206) 543-2989  note: email is better than phone.

Office Hours:  B207  TBD                           
                                            . . .also by appointment

Link to Webassign

Link to Class Discussion Board

Waves Handout (pdf)


I.  Syllabus(HTML):  Physics 116A                              

II.  Class Schedule and Reading Assignments(pdf)
                                                                   (excel)

III.  Extra Problems

IV. H-ITT Clicker Registration.

VI.  Exams:

Old Exams
Notesheets
Solutions(PDF)
Exam 1

Notesheet1 pdf
                  doc
Written Response
MC: 1a 2d 3a 4b 5b
 6a 7b 8d 9b 10b 11b
Exam 2

Notesheet 2 pdf
                    doc
Written Respons Ex2
1e 2b 3c 4b 5c 6d 7a
8a 9c 10c 11a 12e
Exam 3

Notesheet 3  pdf
                    doc
Written Response Exam3
MC:1e 2c 3c 4a 5c 6d 7d
8d 9e 10c 11d 12a
Final Exam

Notesheet Final pdf
You may a 2 sided sheet,
or the previous three notesheets
and a one sided page.
Written Response Final Exam
 
VII.  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