Natural Science Tripos Part IA: Physics

Tuesdays, Camden House Drawing Room:

  • 14:00-15:00: Ben R, Jacob, Maddy
  • 15:00-16:00: Ben I, Rohan
  • 16:00-17:00: Luke, Daniele

Do 6 questions per week. Email scanned work as one file in .pdf format to jed.burkat@physics.org by Monday midnight.

Michaelmas Weeks 1-4: Dynamics: Problem Set | Additional Problems | Solutions

Michaelmas Weeks 5-8: Rotational Dynamics & Special Relativity: Problem Set | Solutions

Lent Weeks 1-4: Oscillating Systems: Problem Set | Additional Problems | Solutions

Lent Weeks 5-8: Waves and Quantum Waves: Problem Set | Solutions


Resources you may find useful:

1st year Mathematics:

  • Louis Lyons - All You Wanted to Know about Mathematics but Were Afraid to Ask
  • H. M. Schey - Div, Grad, Curl, and All That

Classical Mechanics & Relativity:

  • David Morin - Introduction to Classical Mechanics
  • Andrew Steane - Relativity Made Relatively Easy


  • David J. Griffiths - Introduction to Electrodynamics

Some very useful notes by Toby Adkins (borrowed from “the other place”):


Mathematical Tripos Part II: Quantum Information and Computation

Mott Building, Cavendish Laboratory:

Lent Week 3: Problem Set 1

Lent Week 5: Problem Set 2

Lent Week 7: Problem Set 3

Easter Week 1: Problem Set 4



Resources you may find useful:

Textbooks and Lecture Notes:

More Advanced: