Unformatted text preview: Physics 2053C Section 3
Professor Brian Tonner Why am I here? Because it’s part of my major…. Because it’s the last class I need to graduate…. Because I’m a masochist…… Because….. Physics is Phun! This is the “World Year of Physics” We’re celebrating the Einstein Centennial Einstein said: “Never memorize anything you can look up.” Important things about this class WebAssign (www.webassign.net)
see me if you did not receive a WebAssign email
try out on the web inclass if network is working
Class web page http://photon.physics.ucf.edu
Structure of Class – Two classes per weekintroduce concepts, then work problems and applications
– Homework is done from Thursday to Monday morning
– Stay uptodate! TIPS FOR DOING WELL IN THIS COURSE: Check the web site (photon.physics.ucf.edu) for class notes.
Check WebAssign often for updates, announcements, and due dates.
Use the WebAssign Forum (chat room) when you work on your assignments
Attend class. The demonstrations will help you remember key concepts. Attend class. Class time is used primarily for showing how to solve problems.
You must read the text. The text is your first place for learning the new concepts.
Take all of the exams.
Attend and complete all of the laboratories.
IT ALL ADDS UP! How did others do? Class grades for labs are high if you do them! Class grades for homework are high if you attempt them! Class grades on exams are good if you attend class and do the homework! Chapter 1
Major Concepts General definition of physics – Physics is the description of natural phenomena with mathematical precision. Systems of units
Mass Dimensional analysis
Estimating orders of magnitude
Problem Solving Strategies TRY GOOGLE FOR UNITS AND CONVERSIONS! ...
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