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Course Syllabus
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Lecture notes

Lecture 1, 2 and 3 Maxwell equations, E-M waves

Lecture 4 review of chapter 31, and circular polarization

Lecture 5 Reflection, plane mirror

Lecture 6 Reflection, spherical mirrors

Lecture 7 Refraction

Lecture 8 Thin lens

Lecture 9, 10 Light as waves: interference (I) and (II)

Lecture 11 Light diffraction (I)
Lecture 12 Light diffraction (II)
Lecture 13 Light polarization
Lecture 14 Background of special relativity
Lecture 15 Lorentz transformation
Lecture 16 Time dilation and length contraction
Lecture 17 Relativistic mechanics

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Howework assignment

HW 1. Chapter 31: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, due on Wed Jan 18,
Solution_1.

HW 2. Chapter 31: 22, 24, 25, 28, 31, 32, 43, 48, 52, 62, due on
Wed. Jan 25. Solution_2.

HW 3. Chapter 32: 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 21, due on Wed. Feb 1.
Solution_3.

HW 4. Chapter 32: 33, 43, 49, 53, 55, 56, 59, 60, due on Wed., Feb 9.
HW 5. Chapter 34: 1, 4, 8, 16, 18, 19, 27, 37, 40, due on
Friday Feb 24.
HW 6. Chapter 35: 2, 11, 14, 20, 26, 33, 37, 40, 44, 49, 55, 61
Friday March 2.

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Midterm and Final

Midterm the pdf file .
Solution .

Final the pdf file .
Solution_TBA .

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