Relativity Theory II (2018-19) -- PHY484S/1484S
Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:10-11:00 in MP606 classroom. Office hours are held on Wednesdays from 12:10-13:00 in my office MP1118.
These will be posted in reverse chronological order, to make the latest ones easiest to find.
- M11Feb: Homework 2 is posted. It is intended as a relatively straightforward way of learning the key physics points presented in lectures. It is not supposed to cause significant suffering, so please ask me for assistance if it does, either in regular office hours or by making a Skype appointment via email.
- R07Feb: the vote on moving remaining homework due dates one lecture later was overwhelmingly in favour. Accordingly, the remaining HW2, HW3, HW4 due dates will be M25Feb, R14Mar, M01Apr respectively.
- T05Feb: If you would like to discuss the idea of moving HW2,3,4 due dates back half a week with me and other class members, please come 5-10 minutes early on Thursday morning. The vote will be done at the start of class.
- M04Feb: I would like to propose moving the due dates for HW2, HW3 and HW4 later by one lecture (3-4 days). Since this is technically a change of the grading scheme, I am required to take a vote on it in class. This will be done on R07Feb, because one lecture's worth of notice is required.
- M28Jan: Since I posted Q3 of HW1 later than planned, I am giving you all three extra days to finish HW1: it will now be due on R07Feb instead of M04Feb.
- M28Jan: I have posted the third HW1 problem.
- T22Jan: I have posted the first two problems of HW1. Please alert me if you find any bugs in the questions!
- R17Jan: Today I heard about the Doug Ford government of Ontario cutting OSAP as well as university budgets, which will only serve to make university less affordable for non-wealthy students. This makes me very angry. Their attempts to also hollow out student unions, vital student support services, and student newspapers are also despicable, in my opinion. If I can provide extra academic or moral support for you as you negotiate this new BS, please let me know.
- R10Jan: Please send me an introductory email outlining a bit about yourself, what topics you are excited to learn about in this course, and what grade ballpark you are aiming for. Grad students should also describe their specific research interests. The purpose of this exercise is simply to help me do a better job of teaching you: answers will not be graded, and I will not be judgmental about them. But they will be very valuable, because I am teaching this course for the first time this year and prompt student feedback will be much appreciated.
- R10Jan: Office hours will be held Wednesdays at noon. This was one of the few times when only one student could not attend. If you cannot attend, and if catching me in the corridor after class is also not an option, then you are welcome to email me for private appointment(s).
- M07Jan: Apologies for the room mix-up this morning -- nobody seems to quite know how it happened, but it is fixed now. We will be using MP606 for classes, going forward. Apologies also for not being at my best this morning: I am really sick, and should probably have stayed home in bed. I will be staying in bed tomorrow and most of Wednesday, which should hopefully result in a better lecture on Thursday.
- M07Jan: welcome! I look forward to meeting you all.