This page contains syllabi, problem sets, past exams, and other resources for the courses that I am currently teaching and have taught in the past.

Launch of a rocket built by students in PHYB54 on the roof of the Science Wing.

- What is the Reynolds number?
- What is the terminal speed in a linear or quadratic medium?
- Guesstimate the characteristic drag timescale of an every day object as it moves through air!

- Where is the centre of mass of the Earth Moon system (approximately)?
- Which body contains most of the angular momentum in the solar system? Quantify!
- Look up the specifications for an A8-5 rocket motor. Write down the thrust duration, the maximum thrust and the total impulse in SI units.

Simulation of the formation of large scale structure and galaxies in the early universe (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics).

*From the calendar:* Scientific computing is a rapidly growing field because computers can solve previously intractable problems and simulate natural processes governed by equations that do not have analytic solutions. During the first part of this course, students will learn numerical algorithms for various standard tasks such as root finding, integration, data fitting, interpolation and visualization. In the second part, students will learn how to model real-world systems from various branches of science. At the end of the course, students will be expected to write small programs by themselves. Assignments will regularly include programming exercises.

Launch of a rocket built by students in PHYB54 on the roof of the Science Wing.

Final exam from 2017. Download as PDF.

Puri Gagarin the Cosmocat visiting the UTSC Observatory.

Simulation of the formation of large scale structure and galaxies in the early universe (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics).

Launch of a rocket built by students in PHYB54 on the roof of the Science Wing.

Image of M51 taken with the UTSC Observatory.

Simulation of the formation of large scale structure and galaxies in the early universe (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics).