PHYSICS 725



PHYSICS 725, FALL 2016


(updated Dec. 8, 2016)

So far, we have covered from Weinberg's book:

  • chapter 2, sections 1 to 8
  • chapter 3, sections 1 to 5
  • chapter 4, sections 1 to 3, 5 to 7
  • chapter 5, sections 1 and 2 (without spin)
  • chapter 6, sections 3 to 6, 8
  • chapter 7, section 1
  • chapter 8, sections 1 to 6
  • chapter 10, sections 1 and 2
  • chapter 13, sections 1 to 3
  • chapter 14, sections 1 to 3
  • chapter 15, section 1
  • For material on black holes, see for instance the book by Hartle, chapter 12. For Hawking radiation, see Hartle, chapter 13.

  • course syllabus: (pdf)

  • homework set #1; due: September 8 (pdf)
  • homework set #2; due: September 15 (pdf)
  • homework set #3; due: September 29 (pdf)
  • homework set #4; due: October 7 (pdf)
  • homework set #5; due: October 14 (pdf)
  • homework set #6; due: October 21 (pdf)
  • homework set #7; due: October 31 (pdf)
  • homework set #8; due: November 7 (pdf)
  • homework set #9; due: November 14 (pdf)
  • homework set #10; due: December 8 (pdf)
  • homework set #11; due: December 20 (4 pm) (pdf)