Physics Examples
and other Pedagogic Diversions
by K. McDonald

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Ph101.
Ph103.
Ph104.
Ph205, Mechanics.
Ph304, Electrodynamics, problem sets.
Ph406, Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics, problem sets.
Ph410, Physics of Quantum Computation, problem sets
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Detectors for Elementary Particles.
E&M.
Elementary Particle Theory.
Elementary Particle Experiment and Phenomenology.
Fluid Dynamics.
General Relativity.
Magnet Technology.
Mechanics.
Neutrino Physics.
Optics.
Particle Accelerators.
Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information.
Several of the papers below are also available at the LANL preprint arXiv.

Expanding Spherical Shell of Charge (Aug 22, 2014). .ps version.
Fields of a Uniformly Accelerated Charge, with V. Onoochin (Aug 19, 2014). .ps version.
Leaky Syringe (Aug 10, 2014). .ps version.
Backtracking of Charged Particles in a Magnetic Field (Aug 6, 2014). .ps version.
Error Estimation in Fitting of Ellipses (July 17, 2014).
Electric and Magnetic Hoses (July 16, 2014). .ps version.
Jefimenko's Wedge Circuit (July 8, 2014). .ps version.
Hydraulic Brake (June 26, 2014).
Maxwell and Special Relativity (May 26, 2014). .ps version.
Force between Two Comoving Electric Charges (May 24, 2014). .ps version.
J.J. Thomson and "Hidden" Momentum (Apr 30, 2014). .ps version.
Conversions of D and H between SI and Gaussian Units (Apr 12, 2014). .ps version.
Does Destructive Interference Destroy Energy? (Jan 7, 2014). .ps version.
Wireless Power Transmission (Dec 27, 2013). .ps version.
Wedgefall (Dec 6, 2013). .ps version.
Classical Aspects of the Aharonov-Bohm Effect (Nov 29, 2013). .ps version.
Canoe ± Rock (Nov 9, 2013). .ps version.
Notes on Fermi's Golden Rule (Oct 16, 2013).
Rain and Relativity (Oct 10, 2013). .ps version.
Can Salmon Swim Up a Waterfall after Leaping into It? (Sept 17, 2013). .ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Leaping Beaded Chain (Aug 19, 2013). .ps version.
Do Neutrino Oscillations Conserve Energy? (July 21, 2013). .ps version. .pdf slides.
A Simplified View of the Higgs/Yukawa Mechanism (July 17, 2013). .ps version.
Angular Momentum in Circular Waveguides (June 29, 2013). .ps version.
729 Variants of Poynting's Theorem (May 21, 2013). .ps version.
Biot-Savart vs. Einstein-Laub Force Law (May 21, 2013). .ps version.
An Electric Bottle: Charged Particle Orbiting a Charged Needle (May 1, 2013). .ps version.
Relativistic Harmonic Oscillator (Apr 28, 2013). .ps version.
"Hidden Momentum" in an Unbalanced Tire (Apr 20, 2013). .ps version.
What is ii? (Mar 30, 2013). .ps version.
Poynting's Theorem with Magnetic Monopoles (Mar 23, 2013). .ps version.
Self Inductance of a Solenoid with a Permanent Magnet Core (Mar 3, 2013). .ps version.
Entropy Generation in the Merging of Two Ideal Gases (Feb 27, 2013). .ps version.
Power in a Variable Capacitor (Feb 26, 2013). .ps version.
Momentum of a Charged Particle Orbiting a Magnetic Dipole (Feb 25, 2013). .ps version.
Maximum Power from DC Current and Voltage Sources (Feb 18, 2013). .ps version.
Spherical Capacitor with Anisotropic Permeability (Feb 13, 2013). .ps version.
Are Christoffel Symbols Needed to Analyze Transient Phenomena in Faraday's Dynamo? (Feb 12, 2013). .ps version.
Does Transmission of Light through a Window Involve Physics at the Planck Scale? (Feb 4, 2013). .ps version.
A Reflecting Polarizer as a Quantum Watchdog (Dec 23, 2012). .ps version.
Intensity, Brightness and Étendue of an Aperture Lamp (Dec 8, 2012). .ps version.
From Fick's Law to the Mean Free Path (Dec 5, 2012). .ps version.
Bernoulli's Equation for a Rotating Fluid (Nov 29, 2012). .ps version.
Oscillating Fluid in a U-Tube (Nov 28, 2012). .ps version.
Stability of Transverse Oscillations in a Betatron (Nov 26, 2012). .ps version.
Rolling Off a Log with Friction (Nov 26, 2012). .ps version.
Skiing on a Cosine Hill (Nov 25, 2012). .ps version.
Ladder + Rope (Nov 21, 2012). .ps version.
Electric Field Distribution in a Reverse-Biased p-n Junction (Nov 17, 2012). .ps version.
Unipolar Induction via a Rotating Magnetized Sphere (Nov 13, 2012). .ps version.
The Pin and the Pendulum (Oct 30, 2012). .ps version.
Rocket Car (Oct 1, 2012). .ps version.
Voltage Drop, Potential Difference and EMF (Sep 12, 2012). .ps version.
Center of Mass of a Relativistic Rolling Hoop (Sep 7, 2012). .ps version.
Potentials of a Hertzian Dipole in the Gibbs Gauge (Aug 23, 2012). .ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Linked Pair of Gyrostats (Aug 17, 2012). .ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Spinning Sphere (Aug 16, 2012). .ps version.
On the Definition of "Hidden" Momentum (July 9, 2012). .ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in an Oscillating Spring (July 8, 2012). .ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Plane Electromagnetic Wave (July 7, 2012). .ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a River (July 5, 2012). .ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Current Loop (June 30, 2012). .ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Link of a Moving Chain (June 28, 2012). .ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in an Oscillating Tube of Water (June 24, 2012). .ps version.
Abraham, Minkowski and "Hidden" Mechanical Momentum (June 6, 2012). .ps version.
Maxwellian Vacuum Polarization (June 2, 2012). .ps version.
Mansuripur's Paradox (May 2, 2012). .ps version.
Magnetic Damping (Apr 14, 2012). .ps version.
Circuit Q and Field Energy (Apr 1, 2012). .ps version.
Motion of a Pair of Oppositely Charged Spheres (Feb 3, 2012). .ps version.
Sommerfeld's Diffraction Problem (Jan 22, 2012). .ps version.
Babinet's Principle for Electromagnetic Fields, with Z.M. Tan (Jan 19, 2012). .ps version.
Symmetries of Electromagnetic Fields Associated with a Plane Conducting Screen, with Z.M. Tan (Jan 14, 2012). .ps version.
A Gentler Loop-the-Loop (Jan 7, 2012). .ps version.
What is the Role of the Arms of a Linear Broadcast Antenna? (Dec 19, 2011). .ps version.
Fields and Moments of a Moving Electric Dipole, with V. Hnizdo (Nov 29, 2011). .ps version.
Energy Flow in a Transformer (Nov 15, 2011). .ps version.
Slingshot Ride (Nov 13, 2011). .ps version.
Resistive Cylinder in an External, Static Magnetic Field (Nov 2, 2011). .ps version.
Small Oscillations of a Mass That Slides inside a Cylinder Which Rotates about a Horizontal Axis (Nov 1, 2011). .ps version.
Perfectly Conducting Cylinder in an External, Static Magnetic Field (Oct 29, 2011). .ps version.
Wagon in the Rain (Oct 22, 2011). .ps version.
Box Toss (Oct 17, 2011). .ps version.
Scattering of a Plane Electromagnetic Wave by a Small Conducting Cylinder (Oct 4, 2011). .ps version.
Wire Polarizers (Sep 21, 2011). .ps version.
Force-Free Magnetic Fields aka Eigenfunctions of the Curl Operator (Aug 10, 2011). .ps version.
Information Channel Capacity (July 23, 2011). .ps version.
Power Consumption by a Pulsed Copper Magnet (July 16, 2011). .ps version.
Excitation of a Rectangular Electromagnetic Cavity by a Passing, Relativistic Particle (June 30, 2011). .ps version.
An Ill-Posed Problem in Rigid-Body Dynamics (June 11, 2011). .ps version.
The Equivalence Principle and Roundtrip Times for Light (May 25, 2011). .ps version.
Ball-Bearing Motor (May 17, 2011). .ps version.
Magnetic Forces Can Do Work (Apr 10, 2011). .ps version.
Spin and Orbital Angular Momentum of the Fields of a Turnstile Antenna (Apr 9, 2011). .ps version.
Emittance Growth from Weak Relativistic Effects (Mar 21, 2011). .ps version.
Hamiltonian with z as the Independent Variable (Mar 19, 2011). .ps version.
Static Magnetic Field as Determined by Its Value on a Surface (Mar 17, 2011). .ps version.
Expansion of an Axially Symmetric, Static Magnetic Field in Terms of Its Axial Field (Mar 10, 2011). .ps version.
Potentials for a Cylindrical Electromagnetic Cavity, with J. Gallardo (Mar 9, 2011). .ps version.
Poincaré Potentials for a Finite Solenoid (Mar 8, 2011). .ps version.
Potentials for a Rectangular Electromagnetic Cavity (Mar 4, 2011). .ps version.
Charge Density in a Current-Carrying Wire (Dec 23, 2010). .ps version.
Reactance of a Sinusoidally Driven Antenna (Nov 15, 2010). .ps version.
Ĉerenkov Radiation from a Short Path (Oct 5, 2010). .ps version.
Radiation by a Time-Dependent Current Loop (Sep 26, 2010). .ps version.
On the Definition of Radiation by a System of Charges (Sep 6, 2010). .ps version.
Decomposition of Electromagnetic Fields into Electromagnetic Plane Waves (July 11, 2010). .ps version.
FitzGerald's Calculation of the Radiation of an Oscillating Magnetic Dipole (June 20, 2010). .ps version.
Displacement Current of a Uniformly Moving Charge (June 15, 2010). .ps version.
Blondel's Experiment (June 11, 2010). .ps version.
Does the Moon Always Fall Towards the Sun? (June 9, 2010). .ps version.
Is There a Maximum Z for an Atom? (June 2, 2010). .ps version.
Analysis of TEM Waves in a Coaxial Cable via the Scalar Potential (May 12, 2010). .ps version.
Lewin's Circuit Paradox (May 7, 2010). .ps version.
Doubly Negative Metamaterials (Apr 14, 2010). .ps version.
Can Sheared Surfaces Emit Light? (Apr 9, 2010). .ps version.
An Antenna Reciprocity Theorem (Apr 3, 2010). .ps version.
Image Method for an Electric Charge above a Topological Insulator with a Quantum Hall Surface (Jan 14, 2010). .ps version.
Accelerating Through a Resonance on a "Washboard" Road (Dec 13, 2009). .ps version.
Spinning Lasso, with C.G. Tully (Dec 11, 2009). .ps version.
Radiation from the Open End of a Coaxial Cable (Dec 2, 2009). .ps version.
Power Received by a Small Antenna (Dec 1, 2009). .ps version.
Dielectric Image Methods (Nov 21, 2009). .ps version.
Maxwell's Objection to Lorenz' Retarded Potentials (Oct 26, 2009). .ps version.
Radiation Pressure of a Monochromatic Plane Wave on a Flat Mirror (Oct 10, 2009). .ps version.
Reflection of a Gaussian Optical Beam by a Flat Mirror (Oct 5, 2009). .ps version.
Is Bernoulli's Equation Relativistically Invariant? (Sep 13, 2009). .ps version.
How Much of Magnetic Energy is Kinetic Energy? (Sep 12, 2009). .ps version.
Lorentz Invariance of the Number of Photons in a Rectangular Cavity (July 28, 2009). .ps version.
Electric Field of a Uniform Charge Density (July 27, 2009). .ps version.
Charged, Conducting, Rotating Sphere (July 22, 2009). .ps version.
Second-Order Paraxial Gaussian Beam (July 8, 2009). .ps version.
Total and Frustrated Reflection of a Gaussian Optical Beam (July 7, 2009). .ps version.
Reactance of Small Antennas (June 3, 2009). .ps version.
Energy Flow in a Waveguide below Cutoff with M. Moriconi (May 20, 2009). .ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum of a Steady Current Distribution in a System at "Rest" (Apr 21, 2009). .ps version.
Orbital and Spin Angular Momentum of Electromagnetic Fields (Mar 12, 2009). .ps version.
Charging a Capacitor via a Transient RLC Circuit (Mar 6, 2009). .ps version.
Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Waves on a Twisted-Pair Transmission Line (Dec 24, 2008). .ps version.
Electromagnetic Fields of a Small Helical Toroidal Antenna (Dec 8, 2008). .ps version.
Classical Diamagnetism and the Satellite Paradox (Nov 12, 2008). .ps version.
Darwin Energy Paradoxes (Oct 29, 2008). .ps version.
Air Hockey Bowling (Oct 17, 2008). .ps version.
Can Dipole Antennas Above a Ground Plane Emit Circularly Polarized Radiation? (Sep 19, 2008). .ps version.
Radiation of Turnstile Antennas Above a Conducting Ground Plane (Sep 18, 2008). .ps version.
Charged, Counter-Rotating Disks on a Rotating Platform, with C.T. Ridgely (Sep 11, 2008). .ps version.
Faraday Rotation (Aug 28, 2008). .ps version.
Unipolar Induction via a Rotating Magnetized Cylinder (August 17, 2008). .ps version.
Electrodynamics of Rotating Systems (August 8, 2008). .ps version.
The Wilson-Wilson Experiment (July 31, 2008). .ps version.
Magnetic Field at the Center of a Grounded, Conducting Sphere Circled by a Moving Charge Q, with J. Castro (June 26, 2008). .ps version.
The Helmholtz Decomposition and the Coulomb Gauge (Apr 17, 2008). .ps version.
Static-Voltage Gauge (Mar 25, 2008). .ps version.
What Does an AC Voltmeter Measure? (Mar 16, 2008). .ps version.
Velocity Factor of an Insulated Two-Wire Transmission Line, (Mar 7, 2008). .ps version. .xls velocity factor calculator.
Electron Trajectories in a Hall Thruster, (Feb 27, 2008). .ps version.
Exact and Geometrical-Optics Energy Trajectories in Twisted Beams, with Michael Berry (Jan 15, 2008). J. Opt. A 10, 03505 (2008).
Flow of Energy from a Localized Source in a Uniform, Anisotropic Medium, (Dec 8, 2007). .ps version.
Thermodynamics of a Tire Pump, (Nov 29, 2007). .ps version.
Radiation from Hertzian Dipoles in a Uniaxial Anisotropic Medium, (Nov 16, 2007). .ps version.
Relativity of Steady Energy Flow, (Nov 3, 2007). .ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Sound Wave, (Oct 31, 2007). .ps version.
Energy Flow in a Moving Bimetallic Strip, (Oct 28, 2007). .ps version.
Energy, Momentum and Stress in a Belt Drive, (Oct 20, 2007). .ps version.
Currents in a Center-Fed Linear Dipole Antenna, (June 27, 2007). .ps version.
Voltage Across the Terminals of a Receiving Antenna, (June 25, 2007). .ps version.
Electric Guitar Pickups, (May 6, 2007). .ps version.
Torque Analyses of a Sliding Ladder, (May 6, 2007). .ps version.
Flow of Energy and Momentum in a the Near Zone of a Hertizan Dipole, (Apr 11, 2007). .ps version.
Flow of Energy and Momentum in a Coaxial Cable, (Mar 31, 2007). .ps version.
Space Charge in Ionization Detectors, with S. Palestini (Mar 25, 2007). .ps version.
Path Length of Muons Traversing an Arbitrary Volume, with H. Jostlein (Mar 24, 2007). .ps version.
The Fields of a Pulsed, Small Dipole Antenna, (Mar 16, 2007). .ps version.
Where Does the Power Become AC in an AC Power Source?, (Feb 27, 2007). .ps version. [Help needed to explain the missing factor of 2 in eq.(16).]
Permeable Shell in a Uniform External Field, (Feb 24, 2007). .ps version.
Stabilization of Insect Flight via Sensors of Coriolis Force, (Feb 17, 2007). .ps version.
Galilean Transformation of Wave Velocity, with J.L. Junquera (Jan 14, 2007). .ps version.
Hexagonal Pencil Rolling on an Inclined Plane (Nov 14, 2006). .ps version. Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, v 13, p 332 (2008).
Path of Minimum Radiation, Bruce Winstein (U. Chicago, Oct 2, 2006).
The Fields of a Short, Linear Dipole Antenna If There Were No Displacement Current (July 5, 2006). .ps version.
"Crossed-Field" and "EH" Antennas Including Radiation from the Feed Lines and Reflection from the Earth's Surface (July 4, 2006). .ps version.
Slepian's Electromagnetic Spaceship (June 18, 2006). [Still a factor of 2 loose near eq. (7).] .ps version.
Electromagnetic Momentum of a Capacitor in a Uniform Magnetic Field (June 18, 2006). .ps version.
Cullwick's Paradox: Charged Particle on the Axis of a Toroidal Magnet (June 4, 2006). .ps version.
Momentum in a DC Circuit (May 26, 2006). .ps version.
McKenna's Paradox: Charged Particle Exiting the Side of a Solenoid Magnet (Apr 12, 2006). .ps version.
Three Expressions for Electromagnetic Field Momentum (Apr 10, 2006). .ps version.
Reflections of a (Skeptical) Experimental High-Energy Physicist after Teaching a Course on Quantum Computation (Feb 24, 2006).
Currents in a Conducting Sheet with a Hole (Feb 22, 2006). .ps version.
Some Properties of Sourceless Wave Packets (Feb 10, 2006). .ps version.
The Radiation Reaction Force and the Radiation Resistance of Small Antennas (Jan 21, 2006). .ps version.
Onoochin's Paradox (Jan 1, 2006). .ps version. Russian translation by V. Onoochin (Sep 2008).
Can a "Hidden-Variable" Quantum Theory Evade the "No-Cloning" Theorem? (Oct 6, 2005). .ps version.
Impedance Matching of Transmission Lines (July 20, 2005). .ps version.
Density-Matrix Description of the EPR "Paradox" (Mar 31, 2005). .ps version.
Accuracy of Measurements of a CP-Violating Asymmetry (Mar 25, 2005). .ps version.
Classical Lifetime of a Bohr Atom, with J.D. Olsen (Mar 7, 2005). .ps version.
Vena Contracta (Feb 16, 2005). .ps version.
Letter to the Editor (Feb. 2, 2005) regarding Einstein's boxes, by T. Norsen, Am. J. Phys. 73, 164 (2005).
Radiation from an AC Voltage Source (Jan 9, 2005). .ps version.
Can an Antenna Be Cut Into Pieces (Without Affecting Its Radiation)?, with D.J. Jefferies (Nov 10, 2004). .ps version. A 10-frame animation of the near electric field of a 3 λ / 2 dipole antenna.
Maxwell's Demon (Oct 3, 2004). .ps version.
Scattering of a Plane Wave by a Small Conducting Sphere, (July 13, 2004). .ps version.
Radiation in the Near Zone of a Center-Fed Linear Antenna, (June 21, 2004). .ps version.
Radiation in the Near Zone of a Short, Center-Fed Biconical Antenna, (June 14, 2004). .ps version.
Radiation in the Near Zone of a Small Loop Antenna, (June 7, 2004), with an Appendix on Hertz vectors. .ps version.
A Paradox Concerning the Energy of a Dipole in a Uniform External Field, with J. Castro (May 3, 2004). .ps version.
Radiation in the Near Zone of a Hertzian Dipole, (Apr 22, 2004). .ps version.
How to Fry an IGCT in 1 μs or Less, (Apr 17, 2004). .ps version.
Radial Dependence of Radiation from a Bounded Source, (Jan 25, 2004). .ps version.
Synchrotron-Ĉerenkov Radiation, Letters to Science, vol. 303, p. 310 (2004). Money Spinner or Loopy Idea, Edwin Cartlidge, Science, 301, 1463 (2003).
Small Fractal Antennas, (Dec 22, 2003). .ps version.
A Neutrino Horn Based on a Solenoid Lens, (Dec 1, 2003). .ps version.
Magnetic Field in a Time-Dependent Capacitor, (Oct 30, 2003). .ps version.
Bunching of Photons When Two Beams Pass Through a Beam Splitter, with L.J. Wang (Aug 17, 2003). .ps version.
Hertzian Dipole Radiation via the Weizsäcker-Williams Method, with M.S. Zolotorev (Aug 4, 2003). .ps version.
Using Conformal Maps to Explore the Potential of Wire Grids, by T. Dimofte (July 28, 2003). .ps version.
A Parallelogram Loop Antenna, (May 28, 2003). .ps version.
Isotropic Radiators, with Haim Matzner (Apr. 8, 2003). .ps version.
The Barnett Experiment with a Rotating Solenoid Magnet, (Apr. 6, 2003). .ps version.
Electromagnetic Fields of a Rotating Shell of Charge, (Apr. 3, 2003). .ps version.
Dielectric Cylinder That Rotates in a Uniform Magnetic Field (Mar. 12, 2003). .ps version.
Notes on Electrostatic Wire Grids, (Mar. 5, 2003). .ps version.
A Magnetic Linear Accelerator, (Mar. 3, 2003). .ps version. Accelerators Everywhere.
Capacitance of a Thin Conducting Disk and of Conducting Spheroids, (Feb. 25, 2003). .ps version.
Volume and Surface Area of an N-Sphere, (Feb. 4, 2003). .ps version.
Gaussian Laser Beams via Oblate Spheroidal Waves, (Oct. 19, 2002).
The Electric Potential of Particle Detectors with Rectangular Cross-Section, with C. Lu (Oct. 9, 2002). .ps version.
Conducting Ellipsoid and Circular Disk, (Sept. 21, 2002). .ps version.
Conducting Spherical Shell with a Circular Orifice, (Sept. 21, 2002). .ps version.
Two Conducting Spheres at the Same Potential, (Sept. 19, 2002). .ps version.
Magnetostatic Spin Waves, (Sept. 15, 2002). .ps version.
An Electrostatic Wave, (July 28, 2002). .ps version.
A Capacitor Paradox, (July 10, 2002). .ps version.
Fluid Flow Velocity at a Wall, Alex McDonald (June 24, 2002). .ps version.
Green's Function for a Conducting Plane with a Hemispherical Boss (Apr. 23, 2002). .ps version.
Electromagnetic Field Energy (Apr. 3, 2002). .ps version.
"Hidden" Momentum in a Coaxial Cable (Mar. 28, 2002). .ps version.
Methods of Calculating Forces on Rigid Magnetic Media (Mar. 18, 2002).
Magnetic Force on a Permeable Wire (Mar. 17, 2002). .ps version.
Conducting Sphere That Rotates in a Uniform Magnetic Field (Mar. 13, 2002). .ps version.
Maximal Gravity at the Surface of an Asteroid (Feb. 18, 2002). .ps version.
Accessing Phases of CKM Matrix Elements Via the Decay B0d → π+π-, with Chris Tully (Dec. 18, 2001). .ps version.
Maximum Energy of Circular Colliders, with Chris Tully (Dec. 10, 2001). .ps version.
Why Doesn't a Steady Current Radiate? (Dec. 1, 2001). .ps version.
A Slingshot Orbit (Nov. 18, 2001). .ps version.
Diamagnetic Levitation, with Bob Austin (Nov. 15, 2001). .ps version, .mpg movie of a flying frog. Floating gold in cryogenic oxygen.
An Off-Axis Neutrino Beam (Nov. 6, 2001). .ps version.
3 x 3 Magic Squares with Duplicate Digits Allowed, with Nancy Schaefer (Oct 13, 2001). .ps version.
Leaky Capacitors, with T.J. Maloney (Oct 17, 2001). .ps version.
Vertical Oscillations of a Hanging Cable (Oct 7, 2001). .ps version.
A Conducting Checkerboard (Oct 4, 2001). .ps version.
Dipole in Shell (Oct 2, 2001). .ps version.
Small Oscillations of a Suspended Hoop, with Alex McDonald (Oct 1, 2001). .ps version.
Uncertainties in the Measurement of the Momentum and Position of an Electron (Sept 20, 2001). .ps version.
Self Trapping of Optical Beams (Apr 15, 2001). .ps version.
The Rolling Motion of a Disk on a Horizontal Plane, with Alex McDonald (Mar 28, 2001). .ps version.
To Construct a Square with Edges on Any Four Points, with Owen Schaefer (Feb 11, 2001). .ps version.
A Josephson Junction (Dec 5, 2000; some work needed to clean this one up). .ps version.
A Flapping Toy (Nov 30, 2000). .ps version.
Some Mechanics of Toys (Nov 29, 2000). .ps version.
The Maximum Energy Attainable in a Betatron (Nov 19, 2000). .ps version.
Electron Bubbles in Liquid Helium (Nov 12, 2000). .ps version. See also, Nevis Summer Workshop on Electron Bubble Particle Detectors.
Motion on a Torus (Oct 21, 2000). .ps version.
Transmission of Microwaves through Sub-Millimeter Slit Arrays, V. Pelletier (Oct 18, 2000).
Free Precession (Aug 10, 2000). .ps version.
Negative Group Velocity (July 23, 2000). Am. J. Phys. 69, 607 (2001). .ps version.
Radial Viscous Flow between Two Parallel Annular Plates (June 23, 2000). .ps version.
Bessel Beams (June 17, 2000). .ps version.
Maximum Height of Mud Thrown from a Wheel, Alex McDonald (May 28, 2000). .ps version.
Euler's disk and its finite time singularity, by H.K. Moffatt, Nature 404, 833 (Apr 20, 2000). A comment by A. Ruina (June 2000).
Further comments, Nature 408, 540 (Nov 30, 2000).
Polarization Dependence of Emissivity, with D. Strozzi (Apr 3, 2000). .ps version.
Resistance of a Disk (Mar 31, 2000). .ps version.
Gaussian Laser Beams with Radial Polarization (Mar 14, 2000), .ps version. .pdf version with high-res figures. Transparencies with high-res figures.
Complex Functions and Electrostatics, (Feb 28, 2000). .ps version.
An Off-Center "Coaxial" Cable, (Nov 21, 1999). .ps version.
A Phased Antenna Array, by Dan Marlow (Nov 11, 1999). .ps version.
A Maxwellian Perspective on Particle Acceleration, with Max Zolotorev (updated Sep 7, 1999), .ps version.
Time-Reversed Diffraction, with Max Zolotorev (Sep 5, 1999). Updated Sep 1, 2009 with an Appendix on Vector Diffraction Formalism. .ps version.
Classical Radiation Processes in the Weizsäcker-Williams Approximation, with Max Zolotorev (Aug 25, 1999). .ps version.
A Bounded Source Can't Emit a Unipolar Electromagnetic Pulse, with Kwang-Je Kim, Gennady Stupakov and Max Zolotorev (May 1, 1999). .ps version.
Slow Light (Apr 3, 1999); Am. J. Phys. 68, 293 (2000). .ps version.
Draft: Measurement of Pulsewidth via Correlations in Intensity Fluctuations, with Max Zolotorev (Mar 23, 1999). .ps version.
Diffraction as a Consequence of Faraday's Law, with Max Zolotorev (Jan 11, 1999); Am. J. Phys. 68, 674 (2000). .ps version.
A Mechanical Model that Exhibits a Gravitational Critical Radius (Dec 2, 1998). Am. J. Phys. 69, 617 (2001). .ps version.
Magnetars (Nov 29, 1998); Am. J. Phys. 68, 775 (2000). .ps version.
The Transverse Momentum of an Electron in a Wave (Nov 15, 1998). .ps version.
Nobel Sonoluminescence (Nov 14, 1998); Popular Science, Feb. 1999, p. 8. .ps version.
Laser Tweezers (Nov 13, 1998), Am. J. Phys. 68, 486 (2000). .ps version.
Canonical Angular Momentum of a Solenoid Field (Nov 13, 1998). .ps version.
The Charge Distribution on the Cathode of a Straw Tube Chamber, with C. Lu (Oct 1, 1998). .ps version.
The Fields in a Box with Resistive Walls, (Apr 16, 1998). .ps version.
The Rare Decay K_L -> pi0 nu nubar, with Dan Marlow (Apr 16, 1998). .ps version.
Classical "Dressing" of a Free Electron in a Plane Electromagnetic Wave, with K. Shmakov (Feb 28, 1998). .ps version.
The Weizsäcker-Williams Approximation to Trident Production in Electron-Photon Collisions, with C. Bula (Feb 28, 1998). .ps version.
Hawking-Unruh Radiation and Radiation of a Uniformly Accelerated Charge (Feb 3, 1998) .ps version.
Energy Balance in an Electrostatic Accelerator, with Max Zolotorev (Feb 1, 1998) .ps version.
The Hawking-Unruh Temperature and Damping in a Linear Focusing Channel (Jan 30, 1998) .ps version.
A Relativistic Electron Can't Extract Net Energy from a `Long' Laser Pulse, (Aug 22, 1997). .ps version.
Physics in the Laundromat (Aug 5, 1997); Am. J. Phys. 66, 209 (1998). .ps version.
Limits on the Applicability of Classical Electromagmetic Fields as Inferred from the Radiation Reaction, (May 12, 1997). .ps version.
Temporary Acceleration of Electrons While Inside an Intense Electromagnetic Pulse, K.T. McDonald and K. Shmakov, Phys. Rev. STAB 2, 121301 (1999) (Nov. 20, 1997), .ps version.
The Levitron (Apr 4, 1997). .ps version.
The Fractal Dimension of a Ball of Aluminum Foil (Mar 6, 1997). .ps version.
The Flyball Governor, by Dan Marlow (Mar 5, 1997). .ps version.
The Radiofrequency Quadrupole (Feb 27, 1997). .ps version.
Notes on Synchrotron Radiation (Feb 11, 1997). .ps version.
Pitching Pennies into a Magnet (Jan 15, 1997). .ps version.
The Fields Outside a Solenoid with a Time-Dependent Current (Dec 6, 1996); Am. J. Phys. 65, 1176 (1997). .ps version.
The Relation between Expressions for Time-Dependent Electromagnetic Fields given by Jefimenko and by Panofsky and Phillips (Dec 5, 1996); Am. J. Phys. 65, 1074 (1997). .ps version.
Vector Gravity (Dec 4, 1996); Am. J. Phys. 65, 591 (1997). .ps version.
Group Velocity (Dec 4, 1996); Am. J. Phys. 66, 656 (1998). .ps version.
The Electromagnetic Fields Outside a Wire That Carries a Linearly Rising Current (Nov 28, 1996). .ps version.
The Rolling Motion of a Half-Full Beer Can (Nov 14, 1996). .ps version.
Distortionless Transmission Line (Nov 11, 1996). .ps version.
Positron Production in a Plasma Wakefield Accelerator, (Oct. 29, 1996), .ps version.
Hyperdeuterons (Apr 22, 1996). .ps version.
Noncontact Measurement of the Tension of a Wire, with Mark Convery (Apr 14, 1996). .ps version.
Motion of a Point Charge Near an Electric Dipole (Mar 19, 1996). .ps version.
Can an Electron Be at Rest? (Aug 30, 1995); Am. J. Phys. 64, 1098 (1996). .ps version.
Electromagnetic Field Momentum (Aug 30, 1995); Am. J. Phys. 64, 15 (1996). .ps version.
Gaussian Laser Beams and Particle Acceleration, (95kB, May 26, 1995), .ps version.
Accelerating Fluids (May 4, 1995); Science 268, 1261 (1995). .ps version.
Single-Bubble Sonoluminescence, (Feb 2, 1995). .ps version.
Levitating Beachballs (Dec 6, 1994); Am. J. Phys. 68, 388 (2000). .ps version.
The Geostrophic Wind, by Will Happer (Dec 9, 1993). .ps version.
Circular Orbits Inside the Sphere of Death (Nov 8, 1993); Am. J. Phys. 66, 419 (1998). .ps version. Video clips of Bela Tabak's Thunderdome.
Six Ways to Measure CP-Violating Phases in B Decays (Sep 20, 1992). .ps version.
Maximum Likelihood Analysis of CP-Violating Asymmetries (Sep 4, 1992). .ps version.
A Primer on CP Violation in the B-Meson System (May 25, 1990). .ps version.
Motion of a Leaky Tank Car (Dec 4, 1989); Am. J. Phys. 59, 830 (1990). .ps version.
Right and Wrong Use of the Lenz Vector for Non-Newtonian Potentials, with C. Farina and A. Tort (May 23, 1989); Am. J. Phys. 58, 540 (1990). .ps version.
An RF Cavity in Which Transverse Fields Grow Linearly with Radius (Mar 24, 1988). .ps version.
The Hawking-Unruh Temperature and Quantum Fluctuations in Particle Accelerators, (72kB, Mar. 9, 1987). Proc. 1987 IEEE Particle Accelerator p. 1196. .ps version.
Radiation from a Superluminal Source (Nov 26, 1986); Am. J. Phys. 65, 1076 (1997). .ps version.
The Helical Wiggler, with H. Mitter, (Oct 12, 1986). .ps version.
The Laser Driven Vacuum Photodiode (Sep 26, 1986). .ps version.
The Grating Accelerator (Sep 14, 1984). .ps version.
Stress and Momentum in a Capacitor That Moves with Constant Velocity (Apr 21, 1984). .ps version.
Feynman Cylinder Paradox, with John Belcher (1983). .ps version.
The Guard Ring of a Streamer Chamber (Oct 1, 1983). .ps version.
The Amp Clamp (Apr 19, 1983). .ps version.
Spin-Orbit Coupling in the Earth-Moon System (Nov 2, 1982). .ps version.
Transparencies from a colloquium: Does Quantum Mechanics Require Superluminal Connections? (Dec 3, 1981). The answer is NO!
Transverse Waves on an Inelastic Rotating String (Dec 1, 1980). .ps version.
Transverse Waves on an Inelastic Vertical String (Nov 30, 1980). .ps version.
Greek Temple Seisomograph (Sep 1, 1980). .ps version.
Ĉerenkov Radiation in a Dielectric Wave Guide (Sep 30, 1979). .ps version.
Self-Induced Transparency (May 3, 1979). .ps version.
Wave Amplification in a Magnetic Medium (May 1, 1979). .ps version.
The Force on an Antenna Array (May 1, 1979). .ps version.
Radiated Power Distribution in the Far Zone of a Moving Charge (Apr 24, 1979). .ps version.
Electron Trajectories in a Vacuum Coaxial Cable (April 17, 1979). Comment about Lorentz force accelerators (MPD's) added Feb. 2008. .ps version.
Gauging Away Polarization States of Waves (Apr 14, 1979). .ps version.
Neutral Pion Decay (Sep 15, 1976). .ps version.
Properties of the Maximum Likelihood Method (Aug 5, 1971), CALT-68-321.
Polarization Precession (Jan 14, 1970). .ps version. CALT-68-236.
Floating Wire Simulation of the Trajectory of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field (Sep 1, 1969). .ps version.
A Solution to the Problem of Apollonius (May 19, 1964).
Extension into Three Dimensions of the Classical Problem of Apollonius (1963).

Ph101

Ph101 Laboratory Manual, Fall 1996:
Introduction to Ph101 Laboratory.
Lab 1, Precision Estimates.
Lab 2, Newton's First and Second Laws for Linear Motion.
Lab 3, Motion in Two Dimensions.
Lab 4, The Behavior of a Simple Pendulum and a Precision Measurement of g.
Lab 5, The Physics of Rotating Bodies.
Lab 6, The Physics of Springs.
Lab 7, Physics in Collision.
Lab 8, Friction in Fluids.

Ph101 2008
Learning Guide, Fall 2008.

Ph101 2009
Laboratory Manual Fall 2009.

Ph101 2012
Laboratory Manual Fall 2012.

Ph101 2013
Laboratory Manual Fall 2013.

Ph103
2009 Ph103 Laboratory Manual.
2010 Ph103/105 Laboratory Manuals:
Entire Manual.
Introduction.
Lab 1: Motion in Two Dimensions.
Lab 2: Forces in Fluids.
Lab 3: Collisions in Two Dimensions.
Lab 4: Rolling Friction.
Lab 5: Rotational Motion.
Lab 6: A Precision Measurement of g.
.xls sheet for Lab 6.
Lab 7: Coupled Pendula and Normal Modes.
.xls sheet for Lab 7.
Lab 8: The Speed of Sound and Specific Heats of Gases.
Lab Manual Appendices.
Ph103 Laboratory Troubleshooting Manual (mainly for AI's).

Ph104 Laboratory Manuals. Spring 2004.
Ph104 Laboratory Manual Introduction.
Lab 1, Exploring Electrostatics with an Electroscope.
Lab 2, More Studies with an Electroscope.
Lab 3, Resistors, Capacitors, DC Circuits, and RC Circuits.
Lab 4, e/m of the Electron, Measurement of μ0.
Lab 5, Make and Test a Motor.
Lab 6, Oscilloscope, Signal Generator and Filters.
Lab 7, RLC Circuits.
Lab 8, Geometrical Optics, Optical Instruments.
Lab 9, Physical Optics: Interference and Diffraction.
Lab 10, Diode Rectifier and Transistor AC Amplifier.
Lab 11, AM Radio.
Instructions for Laboratory Instructors.

Ph205, Mechanics.
Lecture 1, Review of the Principles of Elementary Mechanics.
Lecture 2, Mechanics of a System of Particles.
Lecture 3, Development of a General Method, Lagrange's Equations.
Lecture 4, Examples of Lagrange's Method.
Lecture 5, Calculus of Variations.
Lecture 6, More About Lagrange's Equations.
Lecture 7, Impulses.
Lecture 8, Small Oscillations About Equilibrium.
Lecture 9, Central Forces.
Lecture 10, Central Forces, II.
Lecture 11, Mechanical Similarity, Virial Theorem, Collisions.
Lecture 12, Scattering.
Lecture 13, More About Oscillations.
Lecture 14, Coupled Oscillations.
Lecture 15, Nonlinear Oscillations.
Lecture 16, Accelerated Coordinate Systems.
Lecture 17, Motion of a Rigid Body.
Lecture 18, Motion of a Rigid Body with No External Torques.
Lecture 19, Motion of a Spinning Top Including Gravity.
Lecture 20, Rolling without Slipping, Hamiltonian Methods.
Lecture 21, Wave Motion.
Lecture 22, Standing Waves.
Lecture 23, Traveling Waves.
Lecture 24, Water Waves.
Lecture 26, Solitons.

Problem Set 1, Solutions.
Problem Set 2, Solutions.
Problem Set 3, Solutions.
Problem Set 4, Solutions.
Problem Set 5, Solutions.
Problem Set 6, Solutions.
Problem Set 7, Solutions.
Problem Set 8, Solutions.
Problem Set 9, Solutions.
Problem Set 10, Solutions.
Problem Set 11, Solutions.
Problem Set 12, Solutions.
Final Exam, 1981.
Final Exam, 1983.
Final Exam, 1989, Solution.
Final Exam, 1990, Solution.

Ph304, Electrodynamics, Problem Sets. MKSA units are employed.
Set 1, .ps version.
Set 2, .ps version.
Set 3, .ps version.
Set 4, .ps version.
Set 5, .ps version.
Set 6, .ps version.
Set 7, .ps version.
Set 8, .ps version.
Set 9, .ps version.
Set 10, .ps version.
Set 11, .ps version.
Set 12, .ps version.
Midterm exam, 2002, .ps version.
Midterm exam, 2003, .ps version.
Final exam, 2002, .ps version.
Final exam, 2003, .ps version.

Ph406, Elementary Particle Physics.
Lecture notes from Ph529.

2014 Problem Sets:
Set 1. Solutions.
Set 2. Solutions.
Set 3. Solutions.
Set 4. Solutions.
Set 5. Solutions.
Set 6. Solutions.
Set 7. Solutions.
Set 8. Solutions.
Set 9. Solutions.
Set 10. Solutions.
Set 11. Solutions.
Set 12. Solutions.

Old problem sets, including some nuclear physics:
Set 1 (Feb 1993).
Set 2 (Feb 1993).
Set 3 (Feb 1993).
Set 4 (March 1992).
Set 5 (March 1993).
Set 6 (March 1993).
Set 7 (April 1993).
Set 8 (April 1992).
Set 8 (April 1993).
Set 9 (April 1993, overlaps with set 8 of 1992).
Set 10 (May 1993).
Final Exam (May 1992). Solutions.

Ph410, Physics of Quantum Computation.

Course advertisement.

Text/reference for the course is M.A. Nielsen and I.L. Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (Cambridge U.P., 2000).

A compendium of research papers relevant to the course.

Ph410 Problems (with solutions. These extensive 24 problems constituted the course.)
Reflections of a (Skeptical) Experimental High-Energy Physicist after Teaching a Course on Quantum Computation (Feb 24, 2006).

Ph206/501, Electrodynamics, Lectures and Problem Sets.

In my opinion, the Graduate Preliminary Exam should cover the material of Lectures 1-16 (problem sets 1-8), while that of lectures 17-26 (sets 9-12) goes beyond the core minimum. Gaussian units are employed.

Lecture 1, Overview of Maxwell's Equations; Electrostatics.
Additional examples:
Motion of a Point Charge Near an Electric Dipole.
On the Nature of the Molecular Forces which regulate the Constitution of the Luminferous Ether, S. Earnshaw, Trans. Camb. Phil. Soc. 7, 97 (1839).
Lecture 2, Conductors and Dielectrics.
Lecture 3, Electrostatic Energy, Maxwell Stress Tensor.
Additional examples:
A Paradox Concerning the Energy of A Dipole in a Uniform External Field,
Energy Balance in an Electrostatic Accelerator.
Lecture 4, Potential Theory: Image Methods, 2-D Problems with Rectangular Boundaries.
Additional examples:
Green's Function for a Conducting Plane with a Hemispherical Boss,
Two Conducting Spheres at the Same Potential,
Notes on Electrostatic Wire Grids.
Lecture 5, Potential Theory: 2-D Problems with Cylindrical and Spherical Boundaries.
Additional examples:
The Guard Ring of a Streamer Chamber,
A Conducting Checkerboard.
Lecture 6, Potential Theory: 3-D Problems with Cylindrical Boundaries; Conducting Needles, Spheroids, Disks; Use of Conjugate Functions.
Additonal examples:
Capacitance of a Thin Conducting Disk and of Conducting Spheroids,
Conducting Ellipsoid and Circular Disk,
Conducting Spherical Shell with a Circular Orifice,
Using Conformal Maps to Explore the Potential of Wire Grids.
Lecture 7, Steady Currents; Magnetostatics.
Additional examples:
Currents in a Conducting Sheet with a Hole.
Resistance of a Disk,
The Laser Driven Vacuum Photodiode,
Floating Wire Simulation of the Trajectory of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field,
The Helical Wiggler.
Lecture 8, Sources of the Magnetic field; Magnetic Materials.
Additional examples:
Magnetic Field in a Time-Dependent Capacitor,
Methods of Calculating Forces on Rigid Magnetic Media,
Diamagnetic Levitation,
The Levitron.
Lecture 9, Faraday's Law.
Additional examples:
Pitching Pennies into a Magnet,
The Amp Clamp,
Noncontact Measurement of the Tension of a Wire,
Electromagnetic Fields of a Rotating Shell of Charge,
The Barnett Experiment with a Rotating Solenoid Magnet.
Lecture 10, Electromagnetic Energy, Momentum and Angular Momentum; Inductance.
Additional examples:
On the Transfer of Energy in the Electromagnetic Field, J.H. Poynting, Phil. Mag. 175, 343 (1884),
Hidden Momentum in a Coaxial Cable,
Electromagnetic Field Energy,
Feynman Cylinder Paradox,
Canonical Angular Momentum of a Solenoid Field,
A Neutrino Horn Based on a Solenoid Lens.
McKenna's Paradox: Charged Particle Exiting the Side of A Solenoid Magnet.
Lecture 11, Introduction to Electromagnetic Waves.
Additional examples:
A Bounded Source Can't Emit a Unipolar Electromagnetic Pulse,
The Transverse Momentum of an Electron in a Wave,
Classical "Dressing" of a Free Electron in a Plane Electromagnetic Wave,
The Radiofrequency Quadrupole.
Lecture 17, Optics and Diffraction; Gaussian Laser Beams. [I now think that a "short" course on E&M should include some mention of Gaussian laser beams. Lecture 17 gives more than a minimal introduction to this topic.]
Additional examples:
Diffraction as a Consequence of Faraday's Law,
Radial Dependence of Radiation from a Bounded Source,
Gaussian Laser Beams via Oblate Spheroidal Waves,
Gaussian Laser Beams with Radial Polarization, .pdf version with high-res figures. Transparencies with high-res figures,
Time-Reversed Diffraction,
Bessel Beams.
Lecture 12, Plane Waves in Dielectric Media.
Additional examples:
Group Velocity,
Laser Tweezers,
Slow Light,
Negative Group Velocity,
An Electrostatic Wave,
Magnetostatic Spin Waves.
Lecture 25, Lasers from a Classical Perspective.
[Lectures 25 and 26 are extensions of Lecture 12 beyond the core cirriculum.]
Additional examples:
Wave Amplification in a Magnetic Medium,
Self-Induced Transparency,
Self Trapping of Optical Beams.
Lecture 26, Solitons.
Lecture 13, Plane Waves in Conducting Media.
Additional examples:
Impedance Matching of Transmission Lines,
Distortionless Transmission Line,
An Off-Center "Coaxial" Cable,
The Grating Accelerator,
Polarization Dependence of Emissivity.
Lecture 14, Waves in Boxes and Pipes.
Additional examples:
An RF Cavity in Which Transverse Fields Grow Linearly with Radius,
Ĉerenkov Radiation in a Dielectric Wave Guide.
Lecture 15, Sources of the Waves -- The Retarded Potentials.
Additional examples:
The Relation between Expressions for Time-Dependent Electromagnetic Fields given by Jefimenko and by Panofsky and Phillips,
The Electromagnetic Fields Outside a Wire That Carries a Linearly Rising Current,
The Fields Outside a Solenoid with a Time-Dependent Current.
Lecture 16, Multipole Radiation, Antennas, Scattering.
Additional examples:
The Forces of Electrical Oscillations Treated According to Maxwell's Theory, H. Hertz, Nature, 39, 402 (1889).
Radiation in the Near Zone of a Hertzian Dipole,
Magnetars,
A Phased Antenna Array,
A Parallelogram Loop Antenna,
Small Fractal Antennas,
Isotropic Radiators,
Radiation from an AC Voltage Source,
Can an Antenna Be Cut Into Pieces (Without Affecting Its Radiation)?.
Lecture 22b, The Radiation Reaction.
Additional examples:
Limits on the Applicability of Classical Electromagmetic Fields as Inferred from the Radiation Reaction,
Hawking-Unruh Radiation and Radiation of a Uniformly Accelerated Charge,
The Radiation Reaction Force and the Radiation Resistance of Small Antennas.
Lecture 23, Interaction of Radiation with Matter -- Microscopic View.
Lecture 18, Special Relativity. The 4-Potential of a Moving Charge.
Lecture 19, Other Force Fields. Significance of Gauge Invariance. Fields of a Moving Charge.
Additional examples:
Vector Gravity.
Lecture 20, Relativistic Radiation Effects: Bremsstrahlung. Synchrotron Radiation.
Additional examples:
Notes on Synchrotron Radiation,
Measurement of Pulsewidth via Correlations in Intensity Fluctuations,
Classical Radiation Processes in the Weizsäcker-Williams Approximation,
Hertzian Dipole Radiation via the Weizsäcker-Williams Method,
The Weizsäcker-Williams Approximation to Trident Production in Electron-Photon Collisions.
Lecture 21, Relativistic Radiation Effects: Ĉerenkov Radiation. Transition Radiation.
Additional examples:
Ĉerenkov Radiation in a Dielectric Wave Guide,
Observation of Interference between Ĉerenkov and Synchrotron Radiation,
Radiation from a Superluminal Source,
Synchrotron-Ĉerenkov Radiation.
Lecture 22, Electromagnetic Mass. Radiation Reaction.
Additional examples:
An exchange of letters on electromagnetic field momentum.
Lecture 24, Mechanics and Electromagnetism. Additional examples:
Onoochin's Paradox.

Ph501 Problem sets:
Set 1, .ps version. (For lectures 1 and 2).
Set 2, .ps version. (For lectures 3 and 4).
Set 3, .ps version. (For lectures 5 and 6).
Set 4, .ps version. (For lectures 7 and 8).
Set 5, .ps version. (For lectures 9 and 10).
Set 6, .ps version. (For lectures 11 and 12).
Set 7, .ps version. (For lectures 13 and 14).
Set 8, .ps version. (For lectures 15 and 16).
[No solutions are given for Sets 9-12.]
Set 9 (For lectures 17 and 18).
Set 10 (For lectures 19 and 20).
Set 11 (For lectures 21 and 22).
Set 12 (For lectures 23 and 24).
Midterm exam, Oct. 2000, .ps version.

Ph529, Elementary Particle Physics.
These lectures, written in the 1980's, give a sense of how the Standard Model came to be.
Lecture 1, Why High Energy?
Lecture 2, History: The Strong Interaction.
Lecture 3, History: Electromagnetic and Weak Interactions.
A Simplifed View of the Higgs-Yukawa Mechanism.
Lecture 4, Detecting Elementary Particles.
Lecture 5, The Electromagnetic Structure of Matter.
Lecture 6, Elastic Scattering of Electrons and Hadrons.
Lecture 7, continuation of Lecture 6.
Lecture 8, Inelastic Electron Scattering.
Lecture 9, Invariance Principles and Conservation Laws.
Lecture 10, Charge Conjugation, Isospin, etc.
Lecture 11, 3-Body Decays, Partial-Wave Analysis.
Lecture 12, Phenomenology of the Strong Interaction at High Energies.
Lecture 13, The Quark Model.
Lecture 14, The Quark Model, II.
Lecture 15, Heavy Quark States.
Lecture 16, The Weak Interaction.
Lecture 17, Weak Interactions, II.
Lecture 18, CP Violation.
CP Violation in the B-Meson System.
A Primer on CP Violation in the B-Meson System.
Lecture 19, Neutrino Interactions.
Do Neutrino Oscillations Conserve Energy?
Lecture 20, The Need for a Better Theory.
Lecture 21, The Glashow-Weinberg-Salam Model.
Lecture 22, Test of the Glashow-Salam-Weinberg Model.
Lecture 23, Quantum Chromodynamics.
Lecture 24, Speculations.

Links

Download Aladdin Ghostscript to view .ps files.
Visit the Tucows website for an extensive collection of browser utilities.
The Feynman Lectures on Physics.
Notes from a course by Feynman on Advanced Quantum Mechanics (1966).
Notes from a course by Feynman on Solid State Physics (1967).
Notes from a course by Feynman on Relativistic Quantum Mechanics (1967).
Gerard 't Hooft's site on how to become a theoretical physicist in your "spare" time.
Download an interactive Radiation Simulator, by Tsumoru Shintake. Version on my site.
Click on image near bottom of page. I recommend turning off the auxiliary windows, and turning on "Plot Wavefront" under "View", "Field Plot."
Note that you can set the velocity of the charge to be greater than 1 => faster than light.
--- The classic textbook illustration of how yanking a charge causes radiation can be nicely simulated by choosing "Setup", "Trajectory", Line", velocity = 0.1, start = -0.05, stop = 0.05.
--- For a dipole radiator, try "Setup", "Trajectory", "Dipole Oscillation", velocity = 0.8, amplitude = 0.02.
--- For Ĉerenkov radiation, try "Setup", "Trajectory", Line", velocity = 1.5, start = -1.0, stop = 1.0. You may want to turn off "Plot Electric Field Lines" for this.
A collection of Java applets on physics.
The Karlsruhe Physics Course.
Why an Antenna Radiates, by Ken Macleish. Caveat Emptor.
Thinking about Physics, from U. Amherst.
Physics Central, from the APS.
MIT Physics 8.07, E&M, course page.
Harvard Physics 153, E&M, course page.
Chaos on the Web, Caltech PH161, by Michael Cross.
The Chaos Hypertextbook.
Applications of Classical Physics, Caltech PH136, by Roger Blandford, Kip Thorne and David Stevenson.
Modern Problems in Classical Electrodynamics, by Charles A. Brau.
Elektrodynamik, by Martin Zirnbauer. Maxwell's equations via chains and differential forms (2.4MB, in German). .pdf version. Other physics courses from U. Cologne.
Physics Problem of the Week, from David Morin.
Physics Questions/Problems, from Yakov Kantor.
Physics Problems by Akakii Melikidze.
The delightful Math Pages includes a Physics page.
Boston Area Undergraduate Physics Competition.
The Physics Professor's Ultimate Resources.
Physics Quiz by Juergen Giesen.
Visual Physics Question of the Week.
Physics Problems by University of Oregon Physics Students.
Duke Physics Challenges by Henry Greenside.
Physics of the Outdoors by Steven van Roode.
The Auto-Mechanics of Newton's Laws of Motion.
The Last Word by New Scientist magazine.
Physics Articles, from the Nobel Foundation.
General Interest Articles, from NIST.
Links to Educational Sites, from LBNL.
ProSEDS. NASA web on power generation by a satellite tether.
The Great Magnet, the Earth. NASA web page on planetary magnetism.
When North Goes South. LANL web page on terrestrial magnetism.
AetherCzar, electromagnetic blog by H.G.~Schantz.
The Sand Mouse Web Page.
GrayLit Network, access to US government technical reports.
The Museum of Hoaxes.
The Museum of Unworkable Devices.
Ideal Scientific Equipment.
"The Alternative View" by John G. Cramer.
Quantum Philosopy Theories.

Kirk T. McDonald
kirkmcd@princeton.edu
Tel: +1-609-258-6608
Fax: +1-609-258-6360