LECTURES/READINGS/HOMEWORK

I# Lectures, readings, and homework

All of the Lessons are at: QS&BB Lessons
All lecture slides are at slides
All supplementary Hobson readings are also in Hobson_quantum_fields

Key

PCC = Physics-Concepts-Connections, Hobson GRL_QS&BB = beta test of Lessons 4 & 5 for Great Lakes Learning QS&BB = on-line text, starting with Preface, Lesson 1, 2, 3, and then Lesson 6 onward
MP = MasteringPhysics MA = MasteringAstronomy CP = Cosmic Perspective (free etext in MasteringAstronomy)
TOE = The Theory of Almost Everything, Oerter
Stax = College Physics from OpenStax

Week 1, Getting Started and Constantly Accelerated Motion

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 Getting started
Required Readings: none
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks: sign up inside of LON-CAPA
There are two test questions for you to try:
“Testing essay questions” and “Testing MC”
purchase MasteringPhysics by Friday, Jan 11
register for MasteringAstronomy (free)
Ask to join the QS&BB private Facebook group
Homework available:
Homework due:
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 Constantly accelerated motion
Required Readings due: From QS&BB Lessons: Lesson 4, Motion, including reading questions
Recommended Readings: PCC, chapter 3, slides
From QS&BB Lessons: Lessons 1-3
1 & 2 are gentle reading.
QS&BB Lessons: Lesson 3: a math review for skimming
Additional content:
Tasks: you’ve purchased MasteringPhysics, right?
register for MasteringAstronomy (free)
there are two practice questions in LON-CAPA which you can see at the top level
testing essay questions & Testing MC
Homework available:
Homework due:
anything posted? slides

Week 2, Force, Momentum, and Smashing Things Together

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 Momentum, force, and circular motion
Required Readings due: From GreatRiverLearning: Lesson 5, Force and Momentum, including reading questions
Recommended Readings due:
Additional content:
Tasks: you’ve purchased MasteringPhysics, right?
you’ve registered for MasteringAstronomy, right?
Homework available: HW 1: Saturday, January 19
Homework due: Friday, Jan 25
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 Collisions
Required Readings due: From QS&BB Lessons: Lesson 6, Collisions, including reading questions
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks: you’ve purchased MasteringPhysics, right?
register for MasteringAstronomy (free)
Homework available: HW 1: Saturday, January 19 from MasteringPhysics
Homework due: Friday, Jan 25
anything posted? slides

Week 3, Energy and Early Cosmology

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 Energy
Required Readings due: From QS&BB Lessons: Lesson 7, Energy, including reading questions
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks: you’ve purchased MasteringPhysics, right?
register for MasteringAstronomy (free)
Homework available: none
Homework due:
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 NO CLASS on January 24! Greek and Renaissance Cosmology
Required Readings: From QS&BB Lessons: Lesson 8, Cosmology, 1, including reading questions
Recommended Readings due:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available:
Homework due:
anything posted? slides

Week 4, Newtonian Gravitation, Atoms, Charges, Magnetism, and Faraday

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 Newton’s Gravitation
Required Readings: From QS&BB Lessons: Lesson 9, The Cosmologies of Galileo and Newton
Recommended Readings due: PCC chapter 8 in slides
Additional content: For the Tuesday project: 9_tuesday_29_01_2019_v1.pdf.pdf
Tasks:
Homework available: next HW 2: Saturday, February 2
Homework due: Friday, February 8
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 Atoms, and Faraday’s Electricity and Magnetism
Required Readings: From QS&BB Lessons: Lesson 10, Charges and Magnets
AND Lesson 11, Faraday’s Experiments and An Extraordinary Idea
Recommended Readings due:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available: HW 2: Saturday, February 2
Homework due: Friday, February 8
anything posted? slides

Week 5, Faraday’s Fields and Maxwell’s Electrodynamics

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Faraday’s Fields
Required Readings: From QS&BB Lessons: Lesson 12, Faraday’s Fields
Recommended Readings due: PCC chapter 5 in slides
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available:
Homework due: HW2: Friday, February 8
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 Maxwell’s Electrodynamics
Required Readings: From QS&BB Lessons: Lesson 13, Maxwell
Recommended Readings due: PCC chapter 8 in slides
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available: HW3: Saturday, February 9
Homework due: HW2: Friday, February 8
anything posted? slides

Week 6, Particle Accelerators and 1890’s Discoveries

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Particle Accelerators
Required Readings:
Recommended Readings due: How accelerators work
Discovery of X-rays
Additional content: Discovery of the Electron
Tasks:
Homework available:
Homework due:
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Radioactivity, the Curies, and Particle Detectors
Required Readings:
Recommended Readings due: Marie Curie
Discovery of Radioactivity
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available: HW4: Saturday, February 16
Homework due: HW3: Friday, February 15
anything posted? slides

Week 7, Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Einstein’s Idea, Frames of Reference, What’s Wrong with Maxwell?
Required Readings: Chapter 10 in PCC
Recommended Readings: Chapter 2 TOE
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available:
Homework due:
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Time Dilation and Length Contraction
Required Readings: Chapter 10 in PCC
Chapter 2 TOE
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks: Midterm: available Saturday midnight, February 24 – close Tuesday midnight, February 26
Homework available: HW5: Saturday, February 23
Homework due: HW4: Friday, February 22
anything posted? slides

Week 8, Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Relative speeds, Experimental confirmation of Relativity, and E=mc$^2$
Required Readings: Chapter 10 in PCC
Recommended Readings: Chapter 2 TOE
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available:
Homework due:
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 Wrap-up of Special Relativity
Required Readings: Chapter 11 in PCC
CP (MasteringAstronomy free e-text) Chapter S 3.1 – S 3.4
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available: HW6: Saturday, March 9
Homework due: HW5: Friday, March 1
anything posted? slides

Week 9, Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity

TUESDAY, March 12 Equivalence Principle and Tests of General Relativity
Required Readings: Chapter 11 in PCC
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available:
Homework due:
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, March 14 Black Holes and Non-Euclidean Geometries of General Relativity
Required Readings: Chapter 11 in PCC
CP (MasteringAstronomy free e-text) Chapter S 3.1 – S 3.4
Recommended Readings: CP (MasteringAstronomy free e-text) Chapter 18 (star life)
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available: HW7: Saturday, March 16 will be from MasteringPhysics (had to change because, well, Pearson)
Homework due: HW6: Friday, March 15
anything posted? slides

Week 10, Cosmology Following Einstein

TUESDAY, March 19 Recent Tests of General Relativity & Non-Euclidean Space
Required Readings: Chapter 11 in PCC
CP (MasteringAstronomy free e-text) Chapter 20 (expanding universe)
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available:
Homework due:
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, March 21 Expanding Universe
Required Readings: Chapter 11 in PCC
CP (MasteringAstronomy free e-text) Chapter 20 (expanding universe)
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available: HW8: Saturday, March 23 will be from MasteringAstronomy and readings from CP
Homework due: HW7: Friday, March 22
anything posted? slides

Week 11, Different Universes, Quantum Theory

TUESDAY, March 26 Red Shift and different evolution possibilities for the universe…and the beginnings of Quantum Theory
Required Readings: Chapter 11 in PCC
CP (MasteringAstronomy free e-text) Chapter 20 (expanding universe)
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available:
Homework due:
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, March 28 Quantum Theory
Required Readings: Chapter 12 in PCC
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available: HW9: MasteringPhysics
Homework due: HW8: Friday, March 29
anything posted? slides

Week 12, The beginnings of Nuclear Physics and Quantum Mechanics

TUESDAY, April 2 The Rutherford. the Bohr, and deBroglie atoms
Required Readings: Chapter 8.3 in PCC
Chapter 12 in PCC
Chapter 8.6 in PCC
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available:
Homework due:
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, April 5 Quantum Mechanics and uncertainty
Required Readings: Chapter 13 in PCC
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available: HW10: MasteringPhysics
Homework due: HW9: Friday, April 5
anything posted? slides

Week 13, Quantum measurement and what we can know & Quantum Field Theory

TUESDAY, April 9 Strangeness of the state function
Required Readings: Chapter 12 in PCC
TOE chapter 4
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available:
Homework due:
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, April 11 Nothing…no, I mean actually “nothing”
Required Readings:
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available: HW11: MasteringPhysics
Homework due: HW10: Friday, April 12
anything posted? slides

Week 14, Feynman Diagrams, weak interactions, and exchange forces

TUESDAY, April 16 Feynman Diagrams, particle zoo, the weak and strong interactions
Required Readings: Chapter 12 in PCC
TOE chapter 5 and Appendix C
Chapter 17 in PCC
CP Section 4.2
Recommended Readings:
Additional content: primitiveDiagrams_0 (13m), primitiveDiagrams_1 (4m), primitiveDiagram_2 (9m) in:
Tasks: 3 movies on how to make Feynman Diagrams
Homework available:
Homework due:
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, April 18 Quarks, W and Z Bosons, and the gluon
Required Readings: TOE chapter 5
Chapter 17 in PCC
CP Section 4.2
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available: HW12: MasteringAstronomy! plus paper version at
HW12 paper part
Homework due: HW11: Sunday, April 21
anything posted? slides

Week 15 last, Higgs Boson, the Big Bang is properly named, and the Flatness of the world

TUESDAY, April 23 Higgs Boson and mass
Required Readings: Chapter 12 in PCC
TOE chapter 9
Chapter 17 in PCC
Recommended Readings:
Additional content: primitiveDiagrams_0 (13m), primitiveDiagrams_1 (4m), primitiveDiagram_2 (9m) in:
Tasks: 3 movies on how to make Feynman Diagrams
Homework available:
Homework due:
anything posted? slides
THURSDAY, April 25 The Big Bang, for real and the geometry of the universe
Required Readings: CP Section 22.1-22.4, 23.1-23.4
Recommended Readings:
Additional content:
Tasks:
Homework available: Midterm 2: available Friday, April 26 midnight and closes Monday, April 29 midnight
Homework due: HW12: Friday, April 26, the MasteringAstronomy part
MW12: Friday, May 3, the paper part
anything posted? slides