University of California, Santa Barbara
of Creative Studies - Physics


Waves, Kinetic Theory, and Relativity

PHYS CS 33 Spring 2007

Instructors: Dr. Ilan Ben-Yaacov, Matthew Neeley



*    04/02/07: Welcome to your 3rd quarter of CCS Physics!



Syllabus (click here for syllabus in .pdf format)



Time: Tues/Thurs 3:30 - 4:50 p.m.

Place: PHELPS 1440

Instructor: Dr. Ilan Ben-Yaacov, ESB Room 2213, ext 5295, ilan@engineering.ucsb.edu

Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm in ESB 2213


Problem Sessions:

Time / Place: Wed 1:00 - 2:50 p.m., BLDG 387 room 103

Wed 3:00 - 4:50 p.m., BLDG 387 room 103

Instructor: Matthew Neeley, maffoo@physics.ucsb.edu

Office Hours: Tues 1:15-3:15pm in BROIDA Room 4217

(click here for a map of 4th floor of Broida)



Teaching Assistant: Daniel Balick, dbalick@physics.ucsb.edu

TA office hours: Mon 5:00-7:00pm in CCS Room 145 (or 148 if room 145 is full)


Grader: Ryan Hazelton, rhazelton@umail.ucsb.edu

Grader office hours: Tues 7:00-9:00pm in CCS room 148 (or 145 if room 148 is full)


Required Texts: Physics, 5th edition, by Resnick, Halliday, and Krane, 2002, ISBN 0-471-32057-9

An Introduction to Mechanics, by Kleppner and Kolenkow, 1973, ISBN 0-07-035048-5


Homework Assignments


Homework 1


Homework 2


Homework 3


Homework 4


Homework 5


Homework 6


Homework 7


Homework 8


Homework 9





Index Notation Handout


Standing Wave Modes of a 2-D Sheet







Wave reflection and transmission at a discontinuity - applet


Doppler Effect - Applet


Beats - Applet


Vector Calculus:


Table of div, grad, curl


Visualizing div and curl


Special Relativity:


History of Special Relativity


Experimental Tests of Special Relativity





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