LECTURES/READINGS/HOMEWORK

Part 1 schedule

All of the Lessons are at: QS&BB Lessons

Lectures, readings, and homework

Key

PCC = Physics-Concepts-Connections, Hobson QS&BB = on-line 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: WSSPCT-QESHM-LAIRY-EMACS-MAINT-ROVES
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 24-Mar 2
due:
tasks: by 2/18 Sign up for the free MasteringAstronomy machine
MasteringAstronomy
Course ID: MABROCK17173
Access code: WSSPCT-QESHM-LAIRY-EMACS-MAINT-ROVES
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 8.5-8.6, 9.4-9.6
Electromagnetic Waves: Stax 24.1-24.3
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: WSSPCT-QESHM-LAIRY-EMACS-MAINT-ROVES
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:
the-sky 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 4.1-4.4 8.1-8.4 (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 1-3
recommended:
Tasks purchase MasteringPhysics
due: Friday, Jan 12
sign up for Wiki
due Friday, Jan 19
Homework available: no-credit HW 0 on MasteringPhysics
due: Saturday, Jan 20
additional content none
anything posted? slides