Welcome to the archival Web page for U.C. Berkeley's Physics H7ABC, Honors Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Fall 1998, Spring 1999, and Fall 1999.


Instructor: (Prof.) Mark Strovink

Physics H7A (Mechanics and Vibrations)
Problem set solutions initially composed by E.A. ("Ted") Baltz
Graduate Student Instructors: David Bacon and Elizabeth Wu

Physics H7B (Electromagnetism and Thermal Physics):
Most problem set solutions composed by Peter Pebler
Graduate Student Instructor: Robin Blume-Kohout

Physics H7C (Physical Optics and Modern Physics):
Problem set solutions composed by Graduate Student Instructor: Derek Kimball


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Physics H7A (Mechanics and Vibrations)
Texts: Kleppner/Kolenkow, An Introduction to Mechanics; French, Vibrations and Waves.

General Information including schedules and rooms.
Course Outline including all reading assignments.
Questionnaire that was filled out by the students.
Typos in Kleppner & Kolenkow

Problem Set 1           Solution Set 1
Problem Set 2           Solution Set 2
Problem Set 3           Solution Set 3
Problem Set 4           Solution Set 4
Problem Set 5           Solution Set 5
Problem Set 6           Solution Set 6
Problem Set 7           Solution Set 7
Problem Set 8           Solution Set 8
Problem Set 9           Solution Set 9
Problem Set 10          Solution Set 10
Problem Set 11          Solution Set 11

Practice Exam 1         Solution to Practice Exam 1
Exam 1                  Solution to Exam 1
Exam 2                  Solution to Exam 2
Final Exam              Solution to Final Exam
You may right-click to download a single .tar.gz archive (1.0 MB) that includes the source files required to build every H7A file linked above.
Physics H7B (Electromagnetism and Thermal Physics)
Text: Purcell, Electricity and Magnetism.

General Information including schedules and rooms.
Course Outline including all reading assignments.
Special Relativity Notes* also used in H7C.

Problem Set 1           Solution Set 1
Problem Set 2           Solution Set 2
Problem Set 3           Solution Set 3
Problem Set 4           Solution Set 4
Problem Set 5           Solution Set 5
Problem Set 6           Solution Set 6
Problem Set 7           Solution Set 7
Problem Set 8           Solution Set 8
Problem Set 9           Solution Set 9
Problem Set 10          Solution Set 10
Problem Set 11          Solution Set 11
Problem Set 12          Solution Set 12
Problem Set 13          Solution Set 13

Midterm                 Solution to Midterm
Final Exam              Solution to Final Exam*
* handwritten
You may right-click to download a single .tar.gz archive (20 MB) containing the source files required to build every typeset H7B file linked above.
Physics H7C (Physical Optics and Modern Physics)
Texts: Fowles, Introduction to Modern Optics; Rohlf, Modern Physics from alpha to Z0.

General Information including schedules and rooms.
Course Outline including all reading assignments.
Note on H7C texts, required and supplementary.
Errata for Fowles, Introduction to Modern Optics, second edition.
Special Relativity Notes* also used in H7B.

Problem Set 1           Solution Set 1
Problem Set 2           Solution Set 2
Problem Set 3           Solution Set 3
Problem Set 4           Solution Set 4
Problem Set 5           Solution Set 5
Problem Set 6           Solution Set 6
Problem Set 7           Solution Set 7
Problem Set 8           Solution Set 8
Problem Set 9           Solution Set 9
Problem Set 10          Solution Set 10
Problem Set 11          Solution Set 11
Problem Set 12          Solution Set 12

Midterm 1               Solution to Midterm 1
Midterm 2               Solution to Midterm 2
Final Exam              Solution to Final Exam
* handwritten
You may right-click to download a single .tar.gz archive (0.5 MB) containing the source files required to build every typeset H7C file linked above.