PHYSICS 544U / Spring , 2005

Applications of E&M: Special Relativity

R. J. Wilkes

COURSE INFORMATION

CLASSROOM: A110 Physics-Astronomy Building (PAB)

TIME: T, Th, 7:00--8:50 pm

INSTRUCTOR: R. Jeffrey Wilkes, Professor of Physics

OFFICE: B303 Physics-Astronomy Building

OFFICE HOURS: after class, or by arrangement

PHONE: 206-543-4232

E-MAIL: wilkes@u.washington.edu

TEACHING ASSISTANT: TBA

TEXTBOOKS: Feynman Lectures On Physics, Vol. 2 (any edition), R. Feynman, R. Leighton, M. Sands. Spacetime Physics: Introduction To Special Relativity, 2nd Ed., E. Taylor, J. Wheeler Freeman, 1992 Optional: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd ed., D. Griffiths, Prentice-Hall. Traveller's Guide to Spacetime, Thomas A. Moore, McGraw-Hill, 1995.

GRADING: Grades will be based entirely on two term projects (100 points each), which may be submitted as papers or websites; details will be provided in class. There will be no exams. Homework assignments are not to be turned in and will not be graded, but Mr. Yoon may be consulted for help and discussion.

SECURITY: Students concerned about walking alone to their car or bus after class may call the ASUW campus escort service (UW-CARES) at 685-WALK.