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Lecture01 - Welcome to PHYSICS 149 Mechanics Heat and Wave...

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Welcome to PHYSICS 149 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion Prof. Norbert Neumeister http://www.physics.purdue.edu/phys149
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Lecture 1 • Course Introduction – Philosophy – Policies – Requirements – Administration • Chapter 1 – 1.1 Why study physics? – 1.2 Talking physics – 1.3 The use of mathematics – 1.4 Scientific notation and significant figures Lecture 1 Purdue University, Physics 149 1
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Course Format • Lectures: – Time: Monday, Wednesday 10:30 – 11:20 – Lecture Room: PHYS 333 – Instructor: Prof. N. Neumeister – Office hours: by appointment – Office: PHYS 374 Phone: 49-45198 Email: [email protected] (please use subject: PHYS 149) • Recitations: – Time: Friday 10:30 – 11:20 am – Lecture Room: PHYS 333 – Teaching Assistant: Andrew Kramer – Office hours: by appointment – Office: PHYS 198 Phone: 49-45534 Email: [email protected] • Homework: – CHIP coordinator: Dr. V.K. Saxena, Office: PHYS 176 Email: [email protected] Lecture 1 Purdue University, Physics 149 2
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Textbook The textbook is College Physics, Vol I, third edition, by Giambattista, Richardson, Richardson (McGraw-Hill). We will cover almost all of the topics in this volume. Lecture 1 Purdue University, Physics 149 3 The textbook publisher has also made available a very nice Web site containing additional questions, solutions, animations, etc. You can find this at: http://www.mhhe.com/grr/
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Basic Course Philosophy • Read about it – Reading assignment • Untangle it – Lecture: Mostly concepts – Interactive Lecture Quiz (ILQ): Participation • Challenge yourself – CHIP Homework: Problem solving – Help Center • Close the loop – Recitation: Homework & Quiz Review, Problem solving – Six recitation quizzes • Evaluation – Two midterm exams and one final exam Lecture 1 Purdue University, Physics 149 4
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Background Needed • Algebra (high school) – manipulation of formulas – solutions of 2 equations with 2 unknowns – solution of quadratic equation • Trigonometry – sine, cosine, tangent – Pythagorean theorem • Geometry – circle, rectangle, triangle – sphere, cylinder, parallelepiped • See Appendix A (Mathematics Review) of your textbook if your math background needs to be refreshed and/or strengthened. Lecture 1 Purdue University, Physics 149 5
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Lectures • Participation is key – Come to the lectures prepared! • Not everything you need for exams – Concepts, Connections, Motivation – Comprehensive Text – Problem Solving: Homework + Recitation • Taking Notes – Lecture notes can be downloaded from the course web site Lecture 1 Purdue University, Physics 149 6
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Interactive Lecture Quizzes • We will use iClicker for interactive lecture quizzes • Can be purchased at the Purdue bookstore • Registration: – You must register your iClicker on CHIP • Use serial number at the back of your iClicker • Go to CHIP Î Student Gradebook • DO NOT register on the iClicker web site!
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Lecture01 - Welcome to PHYSICS 149 Mechanics Heat and Wave...

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