BCUSP 145A Autumn 2009 Homepage

Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics

Matt DePies

Office:  UW1-151,
Email:  depies@phys.washington.edu
Phone:   note: email is better than phone.

Office Hours: 2-3 TTh                          
                                            . . .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)

III.  Extra Problems

VI.  Exams:

Old Exams
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
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