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Oberlin College Department of Physics and Astronomy;
last updated 1 February 2021.
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Classes MWF 11:20 am - 12:10 pm; Conference M 8:00 pm. Ongoing zoom link for classes and conferences.
Labs W 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm.
Information about physics problems is available through:
Why, in working assignments, you need to show your work (PDF).
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
Notes on Waves (PDF)
Ain't no string long enough to carry a pure sine wave. (Video made at Ontario pavilion, World's Fair Expo 67 in Montreal.)
Einstein and the existence of atoms by Jeremy Bernstein
Invitation to Quantum Mechanics
Notes on Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics (PDF)