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2B24 Atomic and Molecular Physics  cont. (UCL):
Recommended Books:
Introduction to the Structure of Matter  J.J. Brehm and W.J. Mullin (Wiley)
Mainly chapters 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei and Particles  R. Eisberg and R. Resnick (Wiley).
Physics of Atoms and Molecules  B.H. Bransden and C.J. Joachain (Longman).
Summary notes 1
Summary notes 2
Summary notes 3
Summary notes 4
Summary notes 5
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Problems 1
Solutions 1
Problems 2
Solutions 2
Problems 3
Solutions 3
Problems 4
Solutions 4
(See also Parts 4 and 9 of the Lecture Notes, and Part 24 for more 2B24 Problems ).
MSc Astrophysics books
MSc Astrophysics Dissertation advice
A Map of the Universe  J. Richard Gott, M. Juric, et al.
Part B cont.
Figure captions for the JPG images below
JPG Images from the Map of the Universe paper :
Figure 1 Galaxies and Quasars in the equatorial slice of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Figure 2 Zoom in to the central 858 Mpc region of Fig. 1 SDSS or about 0.06 R_{Horizon}
Figure 3 Equatorial slice of the SDSS in lookback time coordinates out to 13.7 Gyr.
Figure 4 Zoom in to the central 2.74 Gyr region or 0.2 t_{Horizon} of the SDSS equatorial slice in Figure 3.
Figure 5 Square comoving grid in lookback time coords (Hubble time t_{Hubble} radius out to 1). Grid spacing is 0.1 R_{Horizon0} or 422.24 Mpc at the present epoch.
Figure 9 Sloan compared with CfA2 to the same scale in comoving coordinates. Nearby Large scale structure filaments.
Extra images zooming distance scales
ASTM041 Relativistic Astrophysics (QMUL):
RA Questions and Solutions
Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics (QMUL):
NPA Exam 2008
NPA Exam 2008 solutions
IB Mathematical Methods II  cont. (Cambridge):
Handout 1
handout 2
handout 3
handout 4
handout 5
handout 6
handout 7
handout 8
handout 9
handout 10
handout 11
handout 12
handout 13
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handout 23
handout 24
Problem sheet 1
Problem sheet 2
Problem sheet 3
Problem sheet 4
Solutions 1
Solutions 2
Solutions 3
Solutions 4
(See also Part 26a for more Mathematical Methods notes).
ASTM003 Angular Momentum and Accretion in Astrophysics : (QMUL)
Coursework 1
Coursework 1 solutions
Coursework 2
Coursework 2 solutions
Coursework 3
Coursework 3 solutions
Coursework 4
Coursework 4 solutions
Coursework 5
Coursework 5 solutions
Coursework 6
Exam 2000
Exam 2001
Exam 2002
Exam 2003
Exam 2004
Exam 2005
Exam 2006
Exam Solutions 2006
Dimensional Analysis (Cambridge)
Maths Formulae (Reminder from A Level maths)
Miscellaneous 1st Yr Physics course notes and Past Exams : (Imperial College London)
Common Physical Constants:
Constants
Problem Solving in Physics :
Notes 1
Notes 2
Notes 3
Notes 4
Measurement and Errors
MP1 Mathematics for Physics 1:
Exam 2003
Exam 2004
Exam 2005
Exam 2006
Exam 2007
Numerical Solutions to Year 1 Physics Exams 2005:
Numerical Solutions 2005
Mechanics and Relativity:
Exam 2004
Exam 2005
Exam 2005 numerical solutions
Exam 2006
Exam 2007
IA Dynamics and Relativity Problems (Cambridge)
MTH6132 Introductory Relativity (QMUL):
Questions 1
Questions 2
Questions 3
Questions 4
Questions 5
Questions 6
Questions 7
Questions 8
Questions 9
Solutions 1
Solutions 2
Solutions 3
Solutions 4
Solutions 5
Solutions 6
Solutions 7
Solutions 8
Solutions 9
Relativity Revision Notes
Relativity Exam 2008
Relativity Exam 2011
DP11 Astronomy Diploma  introductory undergraduate: (UCL)
Lectures
Week 1
Week 2
Week 35
Week 67
Week 8
Week 9
Week 1011
Homework 1
Homework 2
Homework 1a
Homework answers 1a
Homework 3
Homework answers 3
Homework 1b
Homework 1b solutions
Homework 2b
Homework 2b solutions
Homework 3b
Homework 3b solutions
Homework 4
Homework 4 solutions
Exam 2002
Exam 2003
Exam 2004
Exam 2005
Newtonian derivation of Kepler's 3rd law
Equations for introductory Stellar Structure:
Stellar Evolution Equations
ASTM001 Solar System  cont. (QMUL):
ASTM001 Solar System Syllabus
Planetary Structure p1
Planetary Structure p2
Planetary Structure p3
Planetary Structure p4
Planetary Structure p5
Derivations from the Lectures:
Derivation 3
Derivation 6
Derivation 7
Derivation 8
Midterm Revision topics
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Solutions 1a
Solutions 1b
Solutions 2
Solutions 3
ASTM001 Exam Revision
Exam 2004
Exam 2008
Exam 2009
Exam 2010
(See also Part 1 of the Lecture Notes, and the recommended textbook Solar System Dynamics by C. Murray and S. Dermott)
It is interesting to note that the Voyager Probes are approximately 1314 billion miles (about 15 lighthours) away out towards the bow shock and heliopause of the Solar System and will continue to travel out into interstellar space, as of 2012. They will probably take about another 40000 years at their current speed to reach the nearest neighboring star outside the Solar System.
4C42 Elementary Particle Physics / High Energy Physics  Intercollegiate Postgraduate Exams (UCL):
1997a
1997b
1998a
1998b
1999a
1999b
2000a
2000b
2001b
2003a
2003b
2004a
2004b
2005a
2005b
2006a
2006b
2007a
2007b
ASTM002 The Galaxy (QMUL):
Galaxy 2003 notes 1
Galaxy 2003 notes 2
Galaxy 2003 notes 3
Galaxy 2003 notes 4
Galaxy 2003 notes 5
Galaxy 2003 notes 6
Galaxy Problems
Solutions 17
Solutions 813
Solutions 1419
Solutions 2026
Exam solutions 2004
Exam solutions 2005
Exam solutions 2007
[ Exam 2008 2008a
Qu.5 Galaxy Rotation curves  JPG image
2008b Exam solutions 2008 ]
ASTM002 Exam 2009
ASTM002 Exam 2010
(See also the expanded ASTM002 Galaxy Course Notes 2006 on the Degree Outlines section).
Extra notes (UCL):
Experiment E51 Ohm's Law
Experiment L18 Newton's Rings
1B28 Mean velocity of an Ideal Gas  this may be incomplete.
1B28 Mean kinetic energy of an Ideal Gas
FCM Further Complex Methods handouts (Cambridge):
M.Sci Degree Requirements :
MSci Degrees (Imperial College)
MSci Degrees sections 12 (UCL)
MSci Degrees section 3
M.Sci Physics / Maths Past Exams : (King's College London)
CP1020  Basic Physics II  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 
CP1210  Mathematical Methods in Physics I  1997 1998 1999 
CP1400  Classical Mechanics and Special Relativity  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 
CP1480  Fields and Waves   
CP1490  Structure of Matter  1996 1997 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 
CP1600  Physical Basis of Astronomy  1996 1997 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 
CP1710  Computing for Physical Sciences (Programming in C++)  1997 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 
CM102D  Mathematics for Science Students  2005 
CP144A  Nuclear Physics  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 



CP2201  Introduction to Quantum Mechanics  1997 1998 2002 2003 2004 
CP2250  Mathematical Methods in Physics I  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 
CP2210 (2260)  Mathematical Methods in Physics II  1997 1998 
CP2260  Mathematical Methods in Physics II  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003add 2003 2004 [ 2003b 2004c 2005a ] 
CP2380  Electromagnetism  1999 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 
CP2470  Principles of Thermal Physics  1997 1998 2000 2003 2004 2005 2006 
CP2481  Electromagnetism and Optics 1  1997 1998 1999 
CP2620  Astrophysics  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 
CP2720  Computational Physics (Numerical Problems)  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 



CP3201  Mathematical Methods in Physics III  1997 1998 1999 2000 2002 2003 2005 2006 
CP3212  Statistical Mechanics  1999 2002 2003 2005 2006 
CP3221  Spectroscopy and Quantum Mechanics  2003 2004 2006 
CP3241(3240)  Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 
CP3270  Chaos in Physical Systems  1999 2000 2002 2003 
CP3380  Optics  2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 
CP3402  Solid State Physics  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 
CP3480  Electromagnetism and Optics 2  1997 1998 1999 
CP3630  General Relativity and Cosmology  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 
CP3640  Modern Topics in Astrophysics (Neutrino Physics)  1997 1998 1999 
CP3650  Plasma Physics (Solar Physics)  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 



CP4474  Physics at the Nanoscale   
CP4476  Superconductors, Semiconductors and Heterostructures  1998 
CP4477  Electronic Properties of Solids  2002 2003 2004 
CP4730  The C Programming Language for Physicists  1998 
CP4731  The C and C++ Programming Languages for Physicists  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 
CP4735  The C++ Programming Language for Physicists  1998 
CP4750  Image Capture and Sensor Technology  2000 2002 2004 
CP4755  Optical Information Processing  2001 
B.Sc/M.Sci Maths and Physics Past Exam Papers : (UCL)
MATH B8  B8 Mathematics for Physics and Astronomy  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 
1B24  Waves, Optics and Acoustics  Revision Slides 1997 1997 solutions 1998 [ 1998 solutions A 1998 solutions B solution 10 11 12 13 ] 1999 [ 1999 solutions A 1999 solutions B ] 2000 [ 2001 2001 solutions ] Revision 
M231  Fluid Mechanics  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 
M233  Analytical Dynamics  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 
M234  Electricity and Magnetism  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 
C325  Real Fluids  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 
C343  Gas Dynamics  2002 2003 
C348  Mathematics for General Relativity  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2006gr 
C358  Cosmology  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 
Useful Quantities
NST Part II Formulae and Constants (Cambridge)
More Formulae and Constants (Sheffield)
Cosmological Parameters [PNG]
Astronomical Quantities
Revision of Newtonian Gravitation
Standard Results for Vectors
Some Maths Formulae
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