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Unformatted text preview: P112 Lecture I 1 Physics 112: Lecture 1 Mechanics Agenda for Today Advice Advice Scope of this course Scope of this course Newtonian Viewpoint Newtonian Viewpoint Measurement and Units Measurement and Units Fundamental units Systems of units Converting between systems of units Dimensional Analysis Significant Figures P112 Lecture I 2 Physics is Phun Empowering Develop important skills problem solving modeling numeracy Understand physical world (this course if fun to teach) P112 Lecture I 3 Philosophy You are in charge You choose how much homework to do Not handed in -- but weekly quizzes for feedback You choose what to attend No penalty for missing lecture, non-quiz recitations But be aware of consequences Respect us: if you choose not to attend lecture/recitation, let us know why. You are responsible for all course material Lecture, recitation, lab, homework, reading Not all concepts will be covered in lecture We want to leverage your talents Improve our course Teach your peers P112 Lecture I 4 Course Info & Advice See info on the W orld W ide W eb Go to http://blackboard. cornell . edu : log in -- find us under Arts and Sciences - Physics - P112 -- Register Lecture notes and Homework appear on web Read student handbook (grading info, etc.) Lecture: (lecture, demos and Act ive learning,quizzes) Discussion sections (tutorials, problem solving, quizzes) Homework sets (Quizzes taken from these) Labs: (group exploration of physical phenomena) The first few weeks of the course are largely a review of high-school physics, except that we use calculus. Therefore we set a very fast pace. It is important for you to keep up! R e g i s t e r f o r L e c t u r e , D i s c u s s i o n a n d L a b P112 Lecture I 5 Prelecture Show Important announcements Trivia, fancy physics pics Send me stuff! Bring up your music player before class! P112 Lecture I 6 Grading HW -- Not handed in Quizzes -- taken from HW (15%) Lowest one dropped Labs (10% Lab, 5% Prelab) No lab this week Prelab due at beginning of lab (next week) Lowest Prelab Dropped Prelims (20% x 2) Final (30%) P112 Lecture I 7 Missed Assignments...
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2009 for the course PHYS 1112 taught by Professor Leclair,a during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Lect01 - P112 Lecture I 1 Physics 112: Lecture 1 Mechanics...

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