This is the current version of Physics 139 Homework. During the course of the semester adjustments are made to the Homework Problem Sets as they are developed. The reading asigmments will adjusted to meet student requests for an altered course syllabus.

Homework Due At Discussion Section Week of |
Read/Review Chapters |
Homework Assignments | Alternate or Additional |
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January 19 | Introduction PS PDF | Homework 0: html | Solution 0 |

January 22 | Chapter 1: PS PDF | Homework 1: ps pdf | Alternate 1 Alternate 2 |

January 28 | Chapter 2: PS PDF | Homework 2: PS PDF HTML | Lorentz (ps) Transf. (pdf) |

February 8 | Chapter 3: PS PDF | Homework 3: (ps) (pdf) HTML (old) | Alternate 3a: PS PDF |

February 15 | Chapter 4: PS PDF | Homework 4: PS PDF HTML (old) | |

February 22 | Chapter 5: PS PDF | Homework 5: PS PDF HTML | |

Tuesday, Feb 26 (or Thursday, Feb 28) | MidTerm Exam 1 | 11-12:30 AM | |

February 25 | Chapter 6: PS PDF | Homework 6: PS PDF | |

March 1 | Chapter 7: PS PDF | Homework 7: PS PDF | figure PS PDF |

March 8 | Chapter 8: PS PDF | Homework 8: PS PDF | figure PS PDF animation |

March 15 | Chapter 9: PS PDF | Homework 9: PS PDF | figure curvilinear.pdf |

March 22 | Spring Break | ||

March 29 | Chapter 10: PS PDF | Homework 10: HTML PS PDF | |

Thursday April 10 | MidTerm Exam 2 | 2-3:30 PM | |

April 5 | Chapter 11: PS PDF | Homework 11: PS PDF | figures grav lens animation |

April 12 | Chapter 12: PS PDF | Homework 12: PS PDF | LISA Mission |

April 19 | Chapter 13: PS PDF | Homework 13: PS PDF Instructions | |

April 22 | Popular Article | Research Report | |

April 26 | Review: Continuous notes (large): PS PDF \br Summary Sheet PS PDF | Homework 14 PS PDF | |

May 3 | Cosmology: PS PDF | Homework 15: PS PDF | |

May 10 | Reading Week Unifying Gravity and EM | Homework 16: ps pdf | About String Theory |

May 15 Friday | Review Session String Theory | 1-2:30 PM 333 LeConte | |

May 16 Friday | Final Exam | 12:30-3:30 PM 343 Le Conte |

Homework includes a research report which is a brief (approximately one to two page) report of a recent popular scientific article which demonstrates some significant feature of relativity. Its due date is April 23, 2001.