Special and General Relativity, and an Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Physics


Physics 225, Spring 2018

Lecture (50 minutes): Loomis 151, Tuesdays at 4 pm

Discussion sections (110 minutes): Thursdays at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm in Loomis 64; Fridays at 8 am, 10 am in Loomis 147.

2 credit hours

Course staff and office hours


    Instructor: George Gollin, Professor of Physics. (lecture + section D4A)
    • Office: Loomis 437d, (217) 333-4451.
    • Office hours: Tuesdays, 2 pm - 4 pm. Feel free to stop by at other times. When possible, email me first.

    Teaching assistant #1: Saavanth Velury. (sections D4J, D4U, D5E)
    • Office: Loomis 390D.
    • Office hours: Mondays, 3:00 - 5:00.

    Teaching assistant #2: Muxin Zhang. (sections D4E, D4M, D5A)
    • Office: Loomis 255.
    • Office hours: Mondays, 1:00 - 3:00.

    Grader #1: Mick Krongchon. Grades HW problem 1.
    • Office: 4139 Engineering Services Building.
    • Office hours: By appointment.
    • bookkeeping: HW 3, 7, 11.

    Grader #2: Leslie Ross. Grades HW problem 2.
    • Office: Contact Leslie to arrange a meeting place.
    • Office hours: By appointment.
    • bookkeeping: HW 1, 5, 9, 13.

    Grader #3: Kathryn Wang. Grades HW problem 3.
    • Office: Loomis 390M.
    • Office hours: By appointment.
    • bookkeeping: HW 4, 8, 12.

    Grader #4: Ye Zhuang. Grades HW problem 4.
    • Office: 3143 Engineering Sciences Building.
    • Office hours: By appointment.
    • bookkeeping: HW 2, 6, 10, 14.


    Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


    Unless otherwise noted, all material copyright George Gollin, University of Illinois, 2017.