Contents

- Week 7, Tuesday and Thursday, February 21 and 23: Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity
- Week 6, Thursday, February 16: Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity
- Week 5, Thursday, February 9, classes 9 and 10: Electromagnetism, Particle Accelerators and Detectors
- Week 4, Thursday, February 2, classes 7 and 8: Newton’s Cosmology, Consequences of Gravitation, Electricity and Magnetism
- Week 3, Thursday, January 26, classes 5 and 6: Early Astronomy and Gravitation
- Week 2, Thursday, January 19, classes 3 and 4: Collisions and Energy
- Week 1, classes 1 and 2: Tuesday and Thursday, January 10 & 12: Motion and Force

Come to this page for all provided content. Arranged by week, you’ll find:

- topics
- readings
- lecture slides
- extras, like videos and external links

Key to the texts:

“PCC” = **Physics Concepts and Connections**, Hobson

“CP” = **The Essential Cosmic Perspective**, Bennett, Donahue, Schneider, Mark Voit

“EV” = **The Theory of Almost Everything: The Standard Model, the Unsung Triumph of Modern Physics**, Oerter

“PG” = **The Particle Garden**, Kane.

“QS&BB” = **Quarks, Spacetime, and the Big Bang**, Brock…manuscript for this course

**Now hear this: **

**Regular lectures on both Tuesdays and Thursdays for the rest of the semester. Starting February 16. **

**That is all.**

# Week 7, Tuesday and Thursday, February 21 and 23: Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity

## Lecture slides

http://www.pa.msu.edu/~brock/file_sharing/QSandBB/2017lectures/

## Videos

## Reading

*Required:*

QS&BB:> Chapter 13, Special Relativity, Consequences

PCC: Chapter 10.6-10.8 EV: Chapters 1 and 2

## Additional content:

none

## Homework

**Homework #6:**- available: Saturday, February 25 midnight
- due: Thursday, March 2, midnight

## Tasks

# Week 6, Thursday, February 16: Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity

## Lecture slides

All slides from in-class lectures are at:

http://www.pa.msu.edu/~brock/file_sharing/QSandBB/2017lectures/

## Videos

sections: 10.7 Particle Detectors

## Reading

*Required:*

QS&BB: Chapter 12, Special Relativity, 1905; space and time aren’t what they used to be

PCC: Chapter 10.1-10.5

## Additional content:

none

## Homework

**Homework #5:**- available: Saturday, February 18 midnight
- due: Saturday, February 25, midnight

## Tasks

# Week 5, Thursday, February 9, classes 9 and 10: Electromagnetism, Particle Accelerators and Detectors

## Lecture slides

none

## Videos

sections: 9.9a, b (electric and magnetic fields) and 10.1-10.6 Electron Discovery and particle accelerators

## Reading

*Required:*

Notice, this is the first reading out of *Particle Garden*

PG: Chapter 5, Experimental Facilities

*Recommended:*

A section of the “Particle Adventure” website (there are apps for this)

Rummage in my friend Matt Strassler’s public site

## Additional content:

none

## Homework

**Homework #5:**- available: Saturday, February 11 midnight
- due: Thursday, February 16, midnight

## Tasks

# Week 4, Thursday, February 2, classes 7 and 8: Newton’s Cosmology, Consequences of Gravitation, Electricity and Magnetism

## Lecture slides

none

## Videos

sections: 8.5-8.6 (Newton’s Cosmology, Consequences of Gravitation), 9.1-9.8 (electric and magnetic fields)

## Reading

*Required:*

PCC: Chapter 5, Newton’s Universe, Chapter 8 Electromagnetism, 8.1-8.3, 8.5-8.6

*Recommended:*

QS&BB: Chapter 9, Newtonian Gravitation, The Lion Roars, Chapter 10 Charges and Magnets, Charge It!, Faraday’s Lines of Force, Modern Physics Begins

## Additional content:

none

## Homework

**Homework #4:**- available: Saturday, February 4 noon
- due: Thursday, February 9, midnight

## Tasks

# Week 3, Thursday, January 26, classes 5 and 6: Early Astronomy and Gravitation

## Lecture slides

none

## Videos

Lessons 5, 6 and 7:

sections: 5.1-5.2 (greeks), 6.1-6.2 (copernicus), sections: 7.1-7.4 (kepler, galileo), sections: 8.1 – 8.4 (Newton’s Gravitation)

## Reading

*Required:*

PCC: Chapter 1, The Way of Science (yes…chapter 1)

*Recommended:*

QS&BB: Chapter 8, Cosmology, The Old Way, Round 1: Wrestling With the Universe

## Additional content:

none

## Homework

**Homework #3:**- available: Saturday, January 28 midnight
- due: Thursday, February 2 midnight

## Tasks

none

# Week 2, Thursday, January 19, classes 3 and 4: Collisions and Energy

## Lecture slides

none

## Videos

Lessons 3 and 4:

sections: 3.1-3.5 (collisions) and 4.1-4.4 (energy)

## Reading

*Required:*

PCC: Chapter 6, Conservation of Energy, You Can’t Get Ahead

*Recommended:*

QS&BB: Chapter 5, Collisions

QS&BB: Chapter 6, Energy

## Additional content:

## Homework

**Homework #2:**- available: Saturday, January 21 midnight
- due: Thursday, January 26 midnight

## Tasks

none

# Week 1, classes 1 and 2: Tuesday and Thursday, January 10 & 12: Motion and Force

## Lecture slides

Are posted: http://www.pa.msu.edu/~brock/file_sharing/QSandBB/2017lectures/

## Videos

(This one time, here’s the explicit link:

https://qstbb.pa.msu.edu/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=video_lessons )

The introductory class was (poorly) recorded and is available at https://qstbb.pa.msu.edu/storage/0_intro/ . You’ll need your headphones because the sound isn’t good.

Lessons 1 and 2:

**Before class #2**: sections 1.1-1.5 and 2.1-2.3 (motion and momentum/force)

## Reading

*Required:*

PCC: Chapter 3, How Things Move: Galileo Asks the Right Questions

PCC: Chapter 4, Why Things Move as They Do

*Recommended:*

QS&BB: Chapter 3, Motion

QS&BB: Chapter 4, Momentum and Force, The Big Mo

## Additional content:

Preface and introduction to the manuscript…and identically, ISP220, the course:

QS&BB: Chapter 1, Introduction

Mathematical review…for most topics and any mathematics that we might see:

QS&BB: QS&BB: Chapter 2, Tools

## Homework

**Homework #0:**introduction to MasteringPhysics…non-physics questions to get you comfortable in the platform.- available: now
- due: Saturday, January 14 midnight

**Homework #1:**- available: Saturday, January 14 midnight
- due: Thursday, January 19 midnight

## Tasks

- Purchase MasteringPhysics: Due January 12
- Join Facebook Group: Due January 14
- Join Wiki: Due January 14