**University**** of California,
Santa Barbara**

College of Creative Studies - Physics

Waves,
Kinetic Theory, and Relativity

**PHYS
CS 33 – Spring 2010**

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

**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 3^{rd}
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

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__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

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__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*, 5^{th} 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

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**Homework
Assignments**

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**Homework 1**

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**Homework 2**

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**Homework 3**

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**Homework 4**

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**Homework 5**

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**Homework 6**

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**Homework 7**

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**Homework 8**

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**Homework 9**

**Handouts**

**Index Notation Handout**

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**Standing Wave Modes of a 2-D Sheet**

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**Links**

**Waves:**

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**Wave
reflection and transmission at a discontinuity - applet**

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**Doppler Effect -
Applet**

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**Beats - Applet**

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**Vector
Calculus:**

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**Table
of div, grad, curl**

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**Visualizing div
and curl**

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**Special
Relativity:**

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**History
of Special Relativity**

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**Experimental
Tests of Special Relativity**

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