Physics 441 - Fall 2016

Welcome to Physics 441!

Fall 2016

General Information

Instructor: John S. Colton
Office: N335 ESC
Office hourse: Friday mornings in room N337, 11 am - 12 pm

TA/TA office hours: Spencer Thevenin,  Office hours:  Most weeks: Th 1-3:30 and Fr 2-6 pm in room N337. 
Special weeks:  

Week of Sep 26: HW is due on Wed this week. Office hours will be Tues 1-3:30 pm and Wed 2-3:30 pm.
Weeks of Nov 21 and Nov 28: HW is due on Monday, Nov 28.  Office hours will be Tues before Thanksgiving, Nov 22, 2-3:30 pm and on Monday Nov 28, 2-3:30 pm.
Week of Dec 5: HW is due on Wed this week. Same hours as week of Sep 26.

Quick Links

The following links are explained more below.


  • I will bring hardcopies of the syllabus to the first day of class. If you would like to download a pdf version of the syllabus, here is a pdf file: syllabus - 441 - fall 2016.pdf

Homework and Grades

  • I will use the Physics Department's "Max" system to assign homework and keep track of grades: //


Here are handouts for/from various class periods.

Sample Exam Problems

Sample exam problems removed.

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