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University of California, Santa Barbara
College
of Creative Studies - Physics

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Waves, Kinetic Theory, and Relativity

PHYS CS 33 Spring 2010

Instructors: Dr. Ilan Ben-Yaacov, Dr. Francesc Roig

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Announcements

*05/24/10: Homework 9 is now posted below.

*05/19/10: Homework 8 is now posted below.

*05/12/10: Homework 7 is now posted below.

*05/05/10: Homework 6 is now posted below.

*04/28/10: Homework 5 is now posted below.

*04/21/10: Homework 4 is now posted below.

*04/14/10: Homework 3 is now posted below.

*04/06/10: Homework 2 is now posted below.

*03/30/10: Welcome to your 3rd quarter of CCS Physics! Homework 1, as well as a few other handouts, are posted below.

 

 

Syllabus (click here for syllabus in .pdf format)

 

Lecture:

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

Place: BLDG 387 room 101

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

Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30-3:15pm in ESB 2213

 

Problem Sessions:

Time / Place: Wed 1:00 - 2:50 p.m., BLDG 387 room 101

Wed 3:00 - 4:50 p.m., BLDG 387 room 101

Instructor: Dr. Francesc Roig, roig[at]physics.ucsb.edu

Office Hours: Wed 10:00am - 12:00pm in BROIDA Room 6139

 

Teaching Assistant: James Garrison, garrison[at]physics.ucsb.edu

TA office hours: Tues 6:00-8:00pm in CCS Room 145

 

Grader: Kathryn McGill, kmcgill[at]umail.ucsb.edu

Grader office hours: Mon 6:00-8:00pm in CCS room 145

 

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

 

 

Handouts

 

Index Notation Handout

 

Standing Wave Modes of a 2-D Sheet

 

 

Links

 

Waves:

 

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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