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PHY 2048: Physics 1 with Calculus, Fall 2010
(Discussion Section: 0132H, 3885, 3891 & 7193)
Instructor: Tomoyuki Nakayama, Office: 2155 New Physics Building, Phone: 3523920310
Email:
nakayama@phys.ufl.edu
, Web:
http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~nakayama/phy2048.htm
Office Hours: Thursday 5:106:00pm (R10) & Friday 3:003:50pm (F8)
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What are we going to do here?
Discussion sections offer you an opportunity to apply the knowledge you’ve got in the lecture class
to actual problems. Therefore, we spend most of the time working on problems. We normally start our
discussion with a review of the topics covered during the previous week. I prepare a handout for the
review so that we can discuss problems more efficiently. The main purpose of the review is to
reinforce and refresh your knowledge and problem solving technique which you must have developed
through previous week’s lectures and discussion. After the review, we move on to new topics. I will
introduce theory, but very briefly, for theoretical background should be given in the lecture class.
Instead of giving mathematical derivations of the equations we shall use, I will explain the physical
meaning of the equations. Once the theoretical introduction is done, then we walk through examples.
Some of the examples worked here are chosen from a homework assignment, others are chosen based
on pedagogical purpose. I give you a detailed calculation for each example, except numerical
calculations. The last part of discussion class is quiz. The discussion grade is solely based on the
scores on the quizzes, which counts for 20 % of the overall course grade.
What do you expect us in (& out of) class?
This is a physics discussion session, so obviously we want to
discuss
physics. Please be interactive,
and speak up. Although I will give you every step on the board while solving problems, my
calculation might be faster than that of yours. If you have trouble following my calculation or
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