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**Course title:**- Physics 263: Particles and Waves 3
**Text:***Basic Training in Mathematics*by R. Shankar (Plenum, ISBN 0-3064-5036-4)- And also last term's
*Introduction to Classical Mechanics*by D. Morin (available as an ebook) **Meeting Schedule:**- Published schedule: MTWRF at 11.30am (in SM 1009)
- Actual schedule: 3 days at 11.30am in SM1009 (MTW)
- Small group activity day: R (in SM 1094) at either 10.30, 11.30 or 12.30
- Homework dojo: F (in SM1011/SM1094)

**Grade Weighting:**- Assigned problems [30%]
- One midterm [30%] Friday May 4
- Final [40%] Thursday June 7 @ 11.30am (per official schedule),
but also available on Monday June 4

**Instructor:**- Prof. Gregory Kilcup

office: M2030 PRB

email: kilcup@physics.ohio-state.edu

phone: 946-0276

**Grader/Tutors:**- Andrew Dougherty (dougherty.63@osu.edu)

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- Hwk #1 due Friday, 30 March (solution)
- Hwk #2 due Friday, 6 April (solution)
- Hwk #3 due Friday, 13 April (solution)
- Hwk #4 due Friday, 20 April (solution)
- Hwk #5 due Friday, 27 April (solution)
- Hwk #6 due Monday, 7 May (solution) with a notebook for Morin 4.22
- Hwk #7 due Monday, 14 May (solution)
- Hwk #8 due Monday, 21 May (solution) with a notebook for Morin 4.33
- Hwk #9 revised due date Wednesday, 30 May (solution)

- A solution to the 262 final
- The first relativity tutorial
- Math notebook for Thursday 29 March
- The original "On the electrodynmics of moving bodies" paper, in English or auf Deutsch
- The second relativity tutorial
- Math notebook for Thursday 5 April
- Einstein's E=mc^2 paper
- The third relativity tutorial
- Math notebook for Thursday 12 April
- A couple of videos of flying through Tuebingen: a short trip (or on YouTube) and a longer one (YouTube)
- Here is the sort of pinhole camera one uses abord spaceships.
- The movies above and a host more can be found at SpacetimeTravel.org
- Here is the view from a relativistic roller coaster
- Math notebook for Thursday 19 April
- Math notebook and worksheet for Thursday 26 April
- Last year's midterm and a solution
- Math notebook and worksheet for Thursday May 3
- Resonant modes of vibrating plate as seen at the beginning of class on May 9
- Math notebook for Thursday May 10
- A discussion of the crossover circuit
- Math notebook for Thursday May 17
- Mario's package for complex plotting, among other things
- Math notebook for Thursday May 24
- A solution to the midterm
- Last year's final exam and a solution

- The parable of the surveyors
- The mystery of the Hard Days Night chord solved by Fourier transform. Here is the article

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Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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kilcup@mps.ohio-state.edu