Relativity Theory II (2019-20) -- PHY484S/1484S

Calendar of events

(Note: homework dates below are tentative; they will be firmed up in the first week of class.)

Class Date Work due
1 M06Jan
2 R09Jan Read all course webpages
3 M13Jan
4 R16Jan Introduce yourself by email [1]
5 M20Jan
6 R23Jan
7 M27Jan
8 R30Jan
9 M03Feb
10 R06Feb HW1 (15%) due [2]
11 M10Feb
12 R13Feb
13 M24Feb HW2 (15%) due [2]
14 R27Feb
15 M03Mar
16 R06Mar
17 M10Mar
18 R13Mar HW3 (15%) due [2]
19 M17Mar
20 R20Mar
21 M24Mar
22 R27Mar
23 M31Mar HW4 (15%) due
24 R03Apr
06-25Apr [3] Exam (40%)

[1] 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.

[2] With each assignment, be sure to include (a) your academic integrity declaration form, and (b) your filled-out alphabets form so that the TA can decipher your handwriting. If you cannot find me to hand in an assignment, you can always hand it in at the Physics Undergraduate/Graduate Office during business hours. If you have chosen to be out of town when an assignment is due, you will need to arrange to send a PDF scan of your work by email. (Barrel-distorted partly-out-of-focus cellphone images will not suffice.) If you write in pencil, please use HB or darker, and turn up the contrast on the scanner.

[3] For PHY484S, details of final exam scheduling cannot be posted here: UofT regulations forbid it. Instead, please refer directly to the Arts & Science exam timetable. For PHY1484S, the final exam will also occur during 06-25Apr.