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2c_lec1 - Physics 2A! Olga Dudko UCSD Physics! Lecture 1!...

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Today: About the course. Why you should plan to excel in 2A Standards. Units. Dimensions. Estimation. How to do better on exams (and discover new physical laws) Physics 2A Olga Dudko UCSD Physics Lecture 1
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Physics 2: a 4-quarter series designed as an introduction into basic physics for students in engineering and the physical sciences. Physics 2A: classical mechanics which is the study of motion of macroscopic objects (baseball, cars, rockets, planets etc.) – different from Quantum Mechanics which operates at subatomic scale – different from the mechanics when things go at speed of light Newton’s laws and Conservation laws form the basis of classical mechanics. Welcome to Physics 2A!
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Physics teaches practical and analytical thinking like none else. Excellent performance in Physics will improve your prospects and fnancial worth in the job market. This is a HARD course, it will require substantial investment of your time. Why you should plan to excel in 2A iPhone accelerometer GPS systems Interplanetary spacecrafts Laser tweezers Block lab @ Stanford
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About the course Professor Olga Dudko Email: dudko@physics.ucsd.edu OfFce: 7234 Urey Hall OfFce Hours: Thur 2:00–3:00 pm Teaching assistant Jun Zhang Email: yaz008@physics.ucsd.edu OfFce: 2702 Mayer Hall Addition (Physics Tutorial Center) OfFce Hours: Tuesday 3:00 pm-4:00 pm Instructor Jun Zhang Prof. Dudko
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About the course: Course website It is your responsibility to check it often (starting today!) http://physics.ucsd.edu/students/ courses/spring2011/physics2a/
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The book we will be using: Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics For Scientists and Engineers, 3rd Edition, Addison/Wesley Book is essential for the course! About the course: Textbook
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About the course: Homework
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About the course: Quizzes and Final Your grades will be determined by your performance on the quizzes and the Fnal exam. Your lowest 2 quiz scores out of 9 will be dropped.
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2c_lec1 - Physics 2A! Olga Dudko UCSD Physics! Lecture 1!...

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