Homework is due on Tuesday before class.
Assignments below will be updated weekly.
 Homework assigned week N is due week N+1
 Drill on oddnumbered problems with answers in back, to develop
your skills and confidence. Start drill problems right away, as
soon as you finish reading each chapter. You need not turn these
in, but do keep them in your portfolio.
 Read the Questions and try to answer them, even if they are
not assigned. Discuss nontrivial Questions with classmates and
Zita.
 During the week and over the weekend: do as much of the assigned
homework as you can. Don't spend a lot of time stuck on any one
problem. Talk with us about strategies.
 See WebX
for homework assignment details, updates, and tips.
 Monday: meet classmates at 12:30 or earlier in the homeroom.
Answer each other's questions where you can, and together write
a list of problems on the board for Zita to help you with at 1:30.
Prioritize your list so we can work efficiently together until
Seminar at 2:30.
 Finish your homework  neatly and concisely. If it is hard to
read, it is less likely to be read.
 Restate each problem briefly
 Sketch a diagram whenever possible, with labels
 Define all terms and relationships
 Solve equations algebraically first. Don't get distracted
by numbers. Save numbers for the end.
 Show your work  do not skip steps.
 Keep units with numbers at all times. A unitless
number is usually meaningless, and checking units enroute
can alert you to possible calculation problems before you
go too far.
 Underline or circle your result.
 Do a reality check  is your answer physically reasonable?
 Staple pages together BEFORE class. No paper clips
or other loose fastening. Unstapled HW will not be accepted.
 Tuesday: Come to class on time, and turn in homework before
class starts. Late homework will not be accepted, except in truly
exceptional circumstances.
 Grading: We will check your homework assignment for completeness
(not accuracy) and return it to you soon. You will grade your
homework yourself, using Zita's posted solutions. Use your red
pen and grade your work honestly. Use this as a learning opportunity,
and rework problems if necessary. Keep your original HW and your
redone HW in your portfolio.

WINTER 
Tuesday: Physics + Math

Thursday: Physics + Astronomy
(12:30 in Lab II 2242)

week 1
9.Jan. 
Phys.A: Giancoli 1, Introduction
# 16, 23, 24, 38, 50, 54, 56 and drill on many odd #.
Hints and solutions
Phys.B: Giancoli 13, review Classical Mech.
Ch.1 # 23, 38, 56 (p.14); Ch.2 # 16, 22,
28, 54, 68, 69, 74 (p.39); Ch.3 # 1215,
28 hints and
solutions
Math.B: Boas 3.4, Vectors (practice problems with answers) 
Astro.A: Universe 1, take the online
quiz for Ch.1 and do HW #34 and (34b) Could you
resolve the crescent of Venus with naked eyes? Why
or why not?; Observing Projects: 4345
Astro.B: C&O 1, Celestial Sphere # 1, 3 hints
and solutions
Recommended (not required): Universe Ch.1 # 20,
23, 26, 29, 32, 33

week 2
16.Jan. 
Phys.A: Giancoli 2, Kinematics, Ch.2
# 16, 22, 28, 54, 68, 69, 74 (p.39) hints
and solutions
Phys.B: Giancoli 34. Ch.3 # 24, 56,
62 (p.70); Ch.4 # 5, 21, 34, 40, 72 (p.98)
hints and solutions
(Boas Ch.6.4 #2)
Math.B: Boas 6.12, Vector analysis

Astro.A: Universe 2, Knowing the Heavens: online
quiz Ch.2
Astro.B: C&O 1 # 4, 5, 6, solutions

week 3
23.Jan. 
Phys.A: Giancoli 3, Vectors, Ch.3 # 1215,
24, 28, 56, 62 (p.70) hints
and solutions,
more solutions
Phys.B: Giancoli Ch.6 # 6,11,13,27, 36, 41, 42,
62 solutions
Math.B: Boas 6.46, Vector diff.

Astro.A: Universe 3, Eclipses and Moon: online
quiz Ch.3
Astro.B: C&O 2, Celestial Mechanics, #1,2,11,
(7&8 later) hints
and solutions ; Shell
theorem

week 4
30.Jan. 
Phys.A: Giancoli 4, Dynamics, #5, 21, 26, 36, 40,
66, 67, 72, 75 hints and
solutions
Phys.B: Giancoli Ch.9 # 5, 11, 53, 78, 99; Ch.10
# 6, 17, 53, 57, 86 hints
and solutions
Math.B: Boas 6.78

Library workshop, Plagiarism
workshop, Research Planning Workshop
, Midterm exam  see Syllabus
for details. 
week 5
6.Feb.

Research planning presentations,
midquarter confs. See Syllabus. 
Research planning presentations,
Midquarter conferences (no seminar) 
week 6
13.Feb. 
Phys.A  Giancoli 6 #6, 11, 36, 52, 54, 60 hints
and solutions
Phys.B  Giancoli 11 # 10, 37, 38
 Raff Ch.11.1.1 # 2,4,5,6 (CM) hints
and solutions

Astro.A: Universe 4, Gravity and orbits: online
quiz
Astro.B: C&O. Ch.2 cont'd, #7,8,9

week 7
20.Feb. 
Phys.A  Giancoli Ch.7 (172) # 4,6,21,34,39(b),41,52;
Ch.8 (200) # 10, 32, 45, 47 hints
and solutions
PhysB. Raff Ch.11.1 # 7,8,9 (Blackbody radiation)
hints and solutions

Astro.A: Giancoli 8
Astro.B: C&O 3, Light #1, 2,5,6,7 hints
and more hints
; solutions

week 8
27.Feb. 
Phys.a  Giancoli Ch.8, Q26, 27, #16, Ch.14 # 1,4,5,10,13,29,31,36
(extra: 86) hints
Phys.B: Raff 11.11, Giancoli 38 # 46 (a,c), 48, 49
hints

Astro.A: Universe 18, Sun online
quiz optional
Astro.B: C&O 11, Sun

week 9
6.Mar. 
Research proposal presentations 
Final exam 
DRAFT SPRING Syllabus for Physics
of Astronomy: Light, spectra, modern physics, quantum
mechanics, and cosmology.


SPRING PHYSICS DRAFT 
Monday: PIQs
due today; HW session 
Tuesday: Physics + Math
HW due today 
Wed: PIQs due for Thus. Sem and
Thus. Physics; workshops 
Thursday: Physics +
Astronomy

Friday: (no class) 
week 1
3.Apr. 

Phys.A: Giancoli 35, Light waves
Phys.B: Raff 11.2.1,2 , Blackbody radiation, PE effect
Math.B: Boas 45,6,8, Partial Diff. 

Astro.A: Universe 5, Light online
quiz
Astro.B: C&O 5, Spectra


week 2
10.Apr 

Phys.A: Giancoli 3816,
Quantum
Phys.B: Raff 11.2.35, Atomic spectra, Bohr atom
Math.B: ODE? 

Astro.A: Universe 6,
Optics + Scopes online
quiz
Astro.B: C&O 5,8, Spectra 
Essay P1 
week 3
17.Apr 

Phys.A:
Giancoli 38811, Atomic models
Phys.B: C&O 10 (more Sun)
Math.B: ODE? 

Astro.A:
Universe 19, Stars online
quiz
Astro.B: C&O 8, Stellar spectra 
Essay P2 
week 4
24.Apr 

Phys.A: Giancoli 39:
Quantum mech.
Phys.B: Raff 11.2.6 Wave nature of matter
Math.B: ODE? 

Astro.A: Universe 2024,
Stellar Life & Death (minilectures) online
quiz
Astro.B: C&O 11 (Stellar interiors) 

week 5
1.May

Midquarter conferences
(no seminar) 
Research Progress Reports,
Midterm exam? 

Research Progress Reports,
Midquarter conferences (no seminar) 

week 6
8.May 

Phys.A: Giancoli 40: QM of atoms
Math.B: Raff 11.3, Math of QM
Math B: Boas 10.1,4, Eigenvalues and eigenvectors 

Astro.A: Universe 25: Our Galaxy online
quiz
Astro.B: C&O 22: Milky Way 
Essay P4 
week 7
15.May 

Phys.A: Giancoli 4514, Astrophysics
Phys.B: Raff 11.4, Postulates of QM
Math B: Boas 3.7,9, Operators, special matrices 

Astro.A: Universe 28: Cosmogeny online
quiz
Astro.B: C&O 27: Cosmology 
Essay P5 
week 8
22.May 

Phys.A: Giancoli 4557, Cosmology
Phys.B: Raff 11.5, QM wave equations
Math B: 

Astro.A: Universe 29: Early
Universe online
quiz
Astro.B: C&O 28: Early Universe 
Essay P6 
week 9
29.May 
Memorial Day 
Final research presentations 
Final research presentations 
Final exam 
Draft selfevals and finished teammate
evals due (email) 
week 10
5.June 
Final evaluation conferences  bring
your finished *portfolio and evals of *self
and *faculty



