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  • Week 1
    • Principle of Relativity
      • Read: 1.1-1.5, 2.6-2.9
    • Time Dilation and Length Contraction
      • Read: 3.1-3.9
    • HW #1
      • 1-5, 1-7, 1-9
  • Week 2
    • Lorentz Transformation
      • Read: L.1-L.8
    • Spacetime Geometry
      • Read: 5.1-5.9, 6.1-6.3
    • HW #2
      • 1-11, 2-4, 3-4,
        3-5, 3-7, 3-10
  • Week 3
    • Relativistic Mechanics
      • Read: 7.1-7.7
    • 4-Momentum
      • Read: 8.1-8.8
    • HW #3
      • L-6, L-7, L-8,
        L-10, L-11, 5-2, 5-3
    • Pick Up Quiz #1
  • Week 4
    • 4-Force, Apparent Effects
    • General Relativity
      • Read: 9.1-9.9
    • Quiz #1 Due
    • HW #4
      • 6-5, 7-5, 7-6,
        7-8, 7-10
  • Week 5
    • Electric Field
      • Read: Purcell 1.1-1.10
    • Gaussís Law
      • Read: 1.11-1.15
    • HW #5
      • 3-15, 7-10, 8-14,
        8-15, 8-16, 8-41
    • Pick up Quiz #2
  • Week 6
    • Electric Potential
      • Read: 2.1-2.6
    • Divergence
      • Read: 2.7-2.12
    • Quiz #2 Due
    • HW #6
      • Purcell 1-4, 9,
        16,19, 26, 30
  • Week 7
    • Curl, Stokes' Theorem
      • Read: 2.13-2.16
    • Electrostatics
      • Read: 3.1-3.4
    • HW #7
      • Purcell 2-1, 4,
        8, 13, 15, 16, 27
    • Pick Up Quiz 3
  • Week 8
    • Capacitance
      • Read: 3.5-3.8
    • Electric Currents and Conduction
      • Read: 4.1-4.6
    • Quiz #3 Due
    • HW #8
      • Purcell 2-31, 3-1,
        4, 8, 29
  • Week 9
    • DC Circuits
      • Read: 4.7-4.11
    • Fields of Moving Charges
      • Read: 5.1-5.7
    • HW #9
      • Purcell 3-10, 11,
        24, 4-4, 7
    • Pick Up Quiz #4
  • Week 10
    • Force on Moving Charges
      • Read: 5.8, 5.9 & Appendix A
    • Quiz #4 Due
    • HW #10
      • Purcell 4-16, 18,
        19, 22, 32
    • Pick Up Final Exam

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