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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 1: Newton’s laws (2 Sep 09) A. Administrative details 1. Syllabus has office hours and e-mail address; reference materials on Reserve in the Physics Library (4220 Chamberlin Hall); weekly problem assignments and daily text reading material. 2. Homework: (a) This is a ‘skills course’. Physics is not a spectator sport! (b) The homework is an essential part of the course. If you do not have enough time to work through the algebra, you should at least write down how you would set up the problem–what the problem is testing, what information is needed, and an outline of how the calculation would go. (c) The problems generally require several steps and it will take some practice to get a sense of ‘what works’ as far as setting up the problem. (d) Especially in the first problem sets, there will be parts that are done with “elementary considerations” and parts that require the full analytical theory. (e) On Fridays, we will talk about ingredients for problems due Mon- days; problems due Monday will be returned on Wednesday....
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2009 for the course PHYS 711 taught by Professor Bruch during the Fall '09 term at University of Wisconsin.

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