BPHYS 116A Spring 2013 Homepage

Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics

Matt DePies

Office:  UWBB-224
Email:  depies@phys.washington.edu
Phone:  email is best
Office Hours: 2-3pm TTh                     
                                            . . .also by appointment

Link to Webassign

Class Discussion Board

Waves Handout (pdf)

I.  Syllabus(doc):  Physics BPhys 116                          
II.  Class Schedule and Reading Assignments(xls)
III.  Exams:

Old 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.  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