Instructor: Hsin-Chia Cheng (cheng [at] physics.ucdavis.edu)
Time & Place: Mon & Wed 10:30-11:50AM, 285 PHYSICS
Office Hours: Tue 3:00-4:00PM, 433 Physics or just find me when I am not too busy with other things
Prerequisites: PHY230AB, PHY245A
Homework assignments and additional information can be found on the Smartsite course page
Textbook: We will not follow exactly any particular book.
The materials are contained in many standard textbooks. Some
recommended books are:
Grading: There will be homework assignments every week.
Doing the problem sets is an extremely important part of learning.
You can't learn the subject by just listening to the lectures
without working through things by yourself. You can discuss the
problem sets with your classmates, but you are not allowed to copy
other people's homework. Each of you is required to write up your
own homework following your own understandings. Each problem set
is due about one week after its assignment in class. No late homework will be accepted
so even if you couldn't finish you should turn in what you have
done. The solutions will be available on the Smartsite course
website. The homework will count 70% of the final grade. A
final problem set (take-home final) will count 30% of the final
Outlines of the course
If you have not already done so please review the UC Davis Code of Academic Conduct.
If you need to document a learning disability contact the Student Disability Center.