Contents
 Part 1 schedule
 Lectures, readings, and homework
 Week 13, Uncertainty and Field Theory
 Week 12, Quantum Mechanics
 Week 11, General Relativity and 20th Century Cosmology
 Week 10, Special and General Relativity
 Week 9, Special Relativity
 Week 8, Special Relativity
 Week 7, Lesson 13: Maxwell’s Fields
 Week 6, Lesson 11: Faraday’s Fields 12: Faraday’s Fields, Upgraded
 Week 5, Lesson 9: Astrophysics of Galileo and Newton 10: Charges and Magnets
 Week 4, Lesson 7: Energy & Lesson 8: Early Cosmology
 Week 3, Lesson 5: Momentum and Force; Lesson 6: Collisions
 Week 2, Motion
 Week 1, Getting Started with QS&BB
Part 1 schedule
All of the Lessons are at: QS&BB Lessons
Lectures, readings, and homework
Key
PCC = PhysicsConceptsConnections, Hobson QS&BB = online text TOE = The Theory of Almost Everything, Oerter Stax = College Physics from OpenStax CP = Cosmic Perspective (free etext in MasteringAstronomy)
Week 13, Uncertainty and Field Theory
Lectures on 4/10 and 4/12:
Week 13  

Tuesday & Thursday  
Readings  required:  another Hobson: Ch 17 from Hobson_GR  
TOE: Chs 5, 6, 7  
recommended:  
Homework  available:  MasteringPhysics – Homework 12  
due:  4/13  
tasks:  none  
additional content  none  
anything posted?  yes  slides  
Week 12, Quantum Mechanics
Lectures on 4/3 and 4/5:
Week 12  

Tuesday & Thursday  
Readings  required:  another Hobson: Chs 12 & 13 from Hobson_GR  
TOE: Chs 3 & 4  
CP: 5.2 – 5.3 and S4.1 and S4.3  
recommended:  
Homework  available:  MasteringAstronomy – Homework 10a released 3/31 due 4/6  
MasteringPhysics – Homework 10b released 3/31 due 4/6  
due:  4/6  
tasks:  none  
additional content  none  
anything posted?  yes  slides  
Week 11, General Relativity and 20th Century Cosmology
Lectures on 3/27 and 3/29:
Week 11  

Tuesday & Thursday  
Readings  required:  still Hobson: Ch 11 from Hobson_GR  
CP: S3.1 – S3.4 and 20.1 – 20.3  
recommended:  
Homework  available:  MasteringAstronomy – Homework 9a released 3/15 due 3/31  
MasteringPhysics – Homework 9b released 3/15 due 3/31  
due:  3/31  
tasks:  none  
additional content  none  
anything posted?  yes  slides  
Week 10, Special and General Relativity
Lectures on 3/20 and 3/22:
Week 10  

Tuesday & Thursday  
Readings  required:  still Hobson: Ch 10 from Hobson_Relativity  
TOE: Ch 2 from _Einstein’s Relativity and Noether’s Theorem _  
Hobson: Ch 11 from Hobson_GR  
CP: S3.1 – S3.4  
recommended:  
Homework  available:  Mastering Astronomy – Homework 8 released 3/17 due 3/23  
due:  
tasks:  none  
additional content  none  
anything posted?  yes  slides  
Week 9, Special Relativity
Lectures on 3/13 and 3/15:
Week 9  

Tuesday & Thursday  
Readings  required:  still Hobson: Ch 10 from Hobson_Relativity  
TOE: Ch 2 from _Einstein’s Relativity and Noether’s Theorem _  
recommended:  
Homework  available:  Homework 7 released 3/10 due 3/18…needs lectures from this week  
due:  
tasks:  by 2/18  Sign up for the free MasteringAstronomy machine  
MasteringAstronomy  
Course ID: MABROCK17173  
Access code: WSSPCTQESHMLAIRYEMACSMAINTROVES  
additional content  none  
anything posted?  yes  slides  
Week 8, Special Relativity
Lectures on 2/27 and 3/1:
Week 8  

Tuesday & Thursday  
Readings  required:  Hobson: Ch 10 from Hobson_Relativity  
TOE: Ch 2 from _Einstein’s Relativity and Noether’s Theorem _  
recommended:  
Homework  available:  No homework for Feb 24Mar 2  
due:  
tasks:  by 2/18  Sign up for the free MasteringAstronomy machine  
MasteringAstronomy  
Course ID: MABROCK17173  
Access code: WSSPCTQESHMLAIRYEMACSMAINTROVES  
additional content  none  
anything posted?  yes  slides  
Week 7, Lesson 13: Maxwell’s Fields
for class on February 20:
Week 7  

Tuesday & Thursday  
Readings  required:  Lesson 13, Maxwell’s Fields text  
Note: that these are two (delightful!) video lectures linked  
from inside the lesson page.  
TOE: Chapter 1, _The First Unification _  
recommended:  Hobson, Ch 8.58.6, 9.49.6  
Electromagnetic Waves: Stax 24.124.3  
Homework  available:  Saturday, Feb 17: MasteringPhysics HW6  
due:  Friday, Feb 23  
tasks:  by 2/18  Sign up for the free MasteringAstronomy machine  
MasteringAstronomy  
Course ID: MABROCK17173  
Access code: WSSPCTQESHMLAIRYEMACSMAINTROVES  
additional content  none  
anything posted?  no  
Week 6, Lesson 11: Faraday’s Fields 12: Faraday’s Fields, Upgraded
for class on February 13:
Week 6  

Tuesday  
Readings  required:  Lesson 11, Faraday’s Fields text  
Lesson 12, Faraday’s Fields, Upgraded text  
recommended:  Electric fields: Stax 18.5  
Electric energy: Stax 19.1, 19.2  
Magnetic fields: Stax 22.3 Hobson, Ch 8 is good  
Homework  available:  Saturday, Feb 10: MasteringPhysics HW5  
due:  Friday, Feb 16  
additional content  movie  LHC  
anything posted?  yes  slides  
Week 5, Lesson 9: Astrophysics of Galileo and Newton 10: Charges and Magnets
for class on February 6:
Week 5  

Tuesday  
Readings  required:  Lesson 9, Astrophysics of Galileo and Newton text  
Lesson 10, Charges and Magnets text  
recommended:  There are some historical videos  
(Section number references are different now. Quizzes (you’ll see) don’t exist.) Just go for the History Channel experience.  
Here is another:  
Galileo affair and discoveries  
Gravitation: Stax 6.5 Hobson, Ch 5 is good  
Electricity and magnetism: Stax 18.4  
Tasks  still sign up for Wiki was due Friday, Jan 19 😉 

signup for the book…was due last week  
Homework  available:  Saturday, Feb 3: MasteringPhysics HW4  
due:  Friday, Feb 9  
additional content  none  
anything posted?  yes  slides  
Week 4, Lesson 7: Energy & Lesson 8: Early Cosmology
for class on January 30:
Week 4  

Tuesday  
Readings  required:  Introductory video, Lesson 7:  
Lesson 7, Energy text  
The Early Cosmology lesson has 3 separate historical videos and an overall “sky” video:  
thesky is required watching  
Introductory video, Lesson 8: there isn’t one! See the historical videos below  
Lesson 8, Early Cosmology text  
There is no required video set for Lesson 8. It can stand alone.  
But there are 3 largely historical videos about Greeks, Copernicus, Tycho, and Kepler which you might enjoy. Below.  
recommended:  The historical videos that I mentioned above are from a previous effort and listed below.  
(Section number references are different now. Quizzes (you’ll see) don’t exist.) Just go for the History Channel experience.  
Here they are:  
Early Greeks  
Aristotle and Ptolemy  
Copernicus  
Tycho  
Kepler  
Hobson, Ch 6  
OpenStax chapter 7.1, 7.2, 7.6 (ignore any vector examples and discussion…this is just for an overview)  
Tasks  still sign up for Wiki was due Friday, Jan 19 😉 

Homework  available:  Saturday, Jan 27: MasteringPhysics HW3  
due:  Friday, Feb 2  
additional content  none  
anything posted?  no  
Week 3, Lesson 5: Momentum and Force; Lesson 6: Collisions
for class on January 23:
Week 3  

Tuesday  
Readings  required:  Introductory video, Lesson 5: 
Lesson 5, Momentum text  
Introductory video, Lesson 6:  
Lesson 6, Collisions text  
supporting videos  
recommended:  Hobson, Ch 4  
OpenStax chapter 4.14.4 8.18.4 (ignore any vector examples and discussion…this is just for an overview)  
Tasks  sign up for Wiki due Friday, Jan 19 

Homework  available:  Saturday, Jan 20: MasteringPhysics HW2 
due:  Friday, Jan 26  
additional content  none  
anything posted?  no  
Week 2, Motion
for class on January 16:
Week 2  

Tuesday  
Readings  required:  Introductory video: 
Lesson 4, Motion  
supporting videos  
recommended:  Hobson, Ch 3 and 4  
Stax chatper 2 (ignore the vector material)  
Tasks  sign up for Wiki due Friday, Jan 19 
purchase MasteringPhysics due: Friday, Jan 12 
Homework  available:  Saturday, Jan 13: MasteringPhysics HW1 
due:  Friday, Jan 19  
additional content  none  
anything posted?  no  
Week 1, Getting Started with QS&BB
for class on January 9:
Week 1  

Tuesday  
Readings  required:  Lesson 13 
recommended:  
Tasks  purchase MasteringPhysics due: Friday, Jan 12 
sign up for Wiki due Friday, Jan 19 
Homework  available:  nocredit HW 0 on MasteringPhysics 
due:  Saturday, Jan 20  
additional content  none  
anything posted?  slides  