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Readings: LL Ch. 1 Optional: JDJ 11. 14; DG: 12.1 Problem set (due next Tuesday) • JDJ 11: 3, 4 and 5 (6 will be assigned next week) • A spaceship moving at a speed c/2 is firing a projectile toward another spaceship moving in the same direction at a speed of 3c/4. The speed of the projectile in the frame of the first spaceship (where the projectile is fired) is c/3. Will the projectile reach the second spaceship a) according to Galilean relativity, b) according to Einstein relativity ? • Elaborate on the statement ds^2 = ads'^2 made in §2 of LL using the procedure described hereafter. Consider a small line segment intersecting the lightcone in the (cdt, dx) plane . Under a transformation that preserves the speed of light, this small segment is sent into another small segment intersecting the light cone. Use a firstorder parametrization of ds^2 and ds'^2 along the two segments and show that the statement is correct. 
2  Readings: JDJ 11. 67 Problem set (due next Tuesday)

3  Readings: LL Ch. 2 up to
§ 11 Optional: JDJ 11. 5 and 12; DG: 12. 2 Problem set (not collected): all problems in LL up to page 36. 
4  Readings: LL Ch. 2 up to § 12 to 14 Optional: JDJ 11. 9 and 10; DG: 12. 3 Problem set (due next Tuesday) JDJ 11: 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 
5  No classes on Monday 9/20; This class will be made up on
Wenesday 9/22 1:30 in 309. Readings: LL Ch. 3 Optional: JDJ Ch. 12 Problem set (due next Tuesday)

6  Readings: LL Ch. 4 Optional: JDJ Ch. 6 Problem set (due next Tuesday) JDJ problems: 12. 9 b), c) and d) and 6.1 a) and b) 
7  Readings: Continuation of previous week; Please submit topics that you would like to have reviewed in class by Wednesday 10/6. 
8  No class on Monday 11. It will be made up on 10/27. Midterm: 10/13 and 10/15 
9  Problem set (due Wednesday 10/20). Check all "Vector Formulas" in Jackson (back of cover page); Derive velocity, acceleration and divgradcurl in cylindrical and spherical coordinates. 
10  made up class on 10/27 at 1:30 Readings: LL Ch. 4 sections 3135 Optional: JDJ 6.7 and 12.10 Problem set (due next Tuesday) JDJ problems: 12.5, 12.14, 6.5 and 6.14 a) 
11  Readings: LL Ch. 8 and JDJ 6.25, 6.9 and 12.11 Problem set (due next Thursday) JDJ problems: 6.2 a) and b), 6.11 and 6.14 b) and c). 
12  Readings: LL 5 and JDJ 6.11 and 6.12 Problem set (due next Thursday)

13  Readings: LL 9 and JDJ 14 Problem set (due next Thursday) JDJ problems: 6.19, 6. 20, 14.3 and 14.5 
Happy Thanksgivings!  
15  midterm 2: Wednesday 12/1 12:302:30 PM Readings: LL Ch. 9: sections 7276 and JDJ Ch: 14 and 16 Problem set (due next Tuesday 12/7)

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final: Friday 12/17 9:45AM 301 VAN 