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Oberlin College Department of Physics and Astronomy;
last updated 8 May 2017.
Technical note: To access the links marked (PDF) you must first download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader or Open Standard software.
Information about physics problems is available through:
Space and Time in Special Relativity (PDF)
Relativistic Limits on Rigidity and Strength (PDF)
Notes on Relativistic Dynamics (PDF)
What does it mean to "Measure time in meters (PDF)" or to "Set the speed of light to 1"?
Does mass really depend on velocity, dad? by Carl G. Adler
The concept of mass by Lev B. Okun
Intensity in interference and diffraction (PDF)
Poisson's bright spot
Einstein and the existence of atoms by Jeremy Bernstein
The Physics of Quantum Mechanics (PDF)
Summary of quantum mechanics ideas (PDF)
Notes on Quantum Mechanics for Modern Physics (PDF)
Physlet Quantum Mechanics. (In particular, the simulation demonstrated in class.)
Elementary particle data summary (PDF)