Syllabus for Ph136b, Winter Term 2018/19
The class will roughly follow Chapters 13-23 of the textbook developed for this course by Roger Blandford and Kip Thorne.
January 7 - first class
February 6-12 - midterm exam period (this course will not have a midterm)
Feb 27 -Drop Day
March 12 - Last lecture
March 20 - Final exam due 5:00pm
|1||01/08||Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics|
|2||01/10, 01/15||Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics|
|5||01/31, 02/05||Waves and Perturbations|
|6||02/07, 02/12||Compressible Flow, Shocks, Supersonic Flow|
|9||02/28, 03/05||Plasma Physics|
|10||03/07, 03/12||Plasma Physics; Build your own receiver to listen to whistler waves.|
Read carefully the Grading and Collaboration Policy before starting the first homework.
The Homework section is accessible only from the .caltech.edu domain. Install VPN for access from off-campus.