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Undergraduate Physics in a Hurry   

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A preparation guide for the Princeton University graduate preliminary exams in physics. It is one-third exposition, one-third worked prelim problems, and one-third bad jokes.

Gauge Theory   

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Some unfinished notes on classical gauge theory. There is particular emphasis on the mathematics of connections on principal bundles.

Quantum Mechanics   

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The basic principles of quantum mechanics are developed for a first-time student, from the perspective of canonical quantization.

Splash 2018   

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Splash is a program in which undergraduate students develop and teach short courses to local high school students. I gave seven lectures on various topics in mathematics and physics. Here are brief descriptions and the slides.

Relativity, Electromagnetism, and Least Action   

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These are some brief notes reviewing some of the most important topics in classical mechanics, and applying them to electromagnetism. The four-potential and the field strength tensor are motivated physically, and the Lagrangian for the electrodynamic field is introduced.

Splash 2017   

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Splash is a program in which undergraduate students develop and teach short courses to local high school students. I taught a seven-part seminar on various topics in physics. Here are brief descriptions and the slides.