PHYSICS is FUN
(at least occasionally)
This course uses the honor system. You are on your honor to follow the
Code of Academic Conduct
Documents for the course:
If your grade in Physics 9HA was C+ or below or if you were not in Physics 9HA, fall 2002, please read
How to read physics
A note on
Variational principles and physics
Lorentz transformation and geometry
Four-vector notation and the metric.
in four-vector notation.
Momentum 4-vector notation
General relativity and cosmology
by Dr. R. Harris.
Gravity and Geometry
Winter 2001 midterm
First law stuff
Stat. mech. and thermo. main points
Photon statistical mechanics and blackbody radiation
Winter 2001 final
of messages to class list.
The program StatMech from the text author (T. Moore) is available at the bottom of the list of programs on this
Links to interesting sites:
Great new cosmology data from the MAP spacecraft
Alternative donut view: Try
(If doesn't work for you, go to My UCDavis and get to the NY Times and then to the Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2003 science section.)
collected by Professor Albrecht.
A nice, readable article on
by Alan Guth.
A Sober Assessment of Cosmology at the New Millennium
by M. Turner
Read about high energy physics (my research area) and, at the same time, do a non-trivial test of our PDF compatability
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