The Course structure and content
Note: I send emails to the class via the registrar's student email
system. This means that is is CRUCIAL that you be registered with the
University and that you keep your email address there up to date. Note that
I have no way of knowing what your email address actually is.
Unfortunately some service providers see email from the UBC system as an indication that this is spam and dumps the mail into a junk, or spam, or other labeled folder. I do not know how to get around this. Please remember to look into your junk/spam/... folder as well and put my email address into your whitelist. If you have any other suggestion, pls let me know.
The notes, assignments, etc below are all pdf files, which are readable by
Adobe Acroread, Ghostview, ....
These are NOT "Lecture Notes" in that they are not the same as, nor do they
necessarily cover the same material as, my lectures. They are supplimental
reading, which in general cover some of the material of the course, but
may also cover more.
Note that misprints may occur in my notes. $0.25 for any significant misprints discovered (first discoverer only). I decide on significance-- ie could it confuse the reader.]
These notes were either written by me or are links to other's
notes. These are from last two years (2004, 2005) and I will probably be adding to
them this year.
Last year I had problem in that some people sometimes were not able to
download the pdf notes into Windows web browsers. This is a bug either in
the Apache software used to host these notes and/or Internet Explorer (IE
would throw away the first 1K or so of the file and then not be able to
read it.) If this problem reoccurs this year for anyone pls let me know.
I have also now included an ftp source for the notes. If you click on this, it will download the pdf file via ftp. Store it somewhere and then open using acroread or other reader of pdf files.
Einstein 1905,~(ftp) English Translation of Einstein's 1905 paper on Special Relativity (obtained from www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/einstein)
Energy Mass Einstein 1905 ~(ftp) Einstein's 1905 paper on equivalence of energy and mass.