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Unformatted text preview: Physics 42 Syllabus and Course Description Robert G. Brown, Instructor January 20, 2011 Robert G. Brown Duke University Physics Department Durham, NC 27708-0305 rgb@phy.duke.edu 1 1 Contact Information Instructor: Robert G. Brown Room 260 Email address: rgb at phy dot duke dot edu Cell phone: 919-280-8443 Course Web page address: http://www.phy.duke.edu/ rgb/Class/phy42 Text: http://www.phy.duke.edu/ rgb/Class/intro physics 2.php Aux Text: Tipler and Mosca, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 6th ed. Recitation TA: Chris Varghese Room 274-C Email address: varghese at phy dot duke dot edu Phone: 60-2488 Lab TA: Chris Pollard Room 288 Email address: cps17 at phy dot duke dot edu Phone: 660-2578 2 Useful Links and Resources The following links and resources may help you learn physics this semester by providing insight, the opportunity to discuss things with peers, the oppor- tunity to ask questions, or nifty demos. It isnt complete, and may change as the semester proceeds. Ill try to alert you in class if you need to check back here to see a particularly nifty new link. 2.1 Class Mailing List Everybody will be subscribed to the class mailing list; participation is manda- tory. Everybody can also mail to the entire class via this link once subscribed. You are encouraged to use this mailing list to ask questions about the home- work, hold discussions with your friends in the class about physics, announce events (within reason) and so on. Please keep the signal to noise ratio fairly high, though, because membership is mandatory. The class mailing address is: phy42 at phy.duke.edu In addition, you can alter some of the properties of the mail delivery to your subscribed address here: 1 http://lists.phy.duke.edu/mailman/phy42 Please do not unsubscribe, though, or you wont get important announce- ments from me when I send them out. 2.2 Web Links The first is to the online textbook for the class. The second is to a crude collection of problems that have been used for quizzes and homework over the years. http://www.phy.duke.edu/ rgb/Class/intro physics 2.php http://www.phy.duke.edu/ rgb/Class/review 42.php 2.3 Wikilinks As you will see, in my opinion Wikipedia is well on its way to becoming the Universal Textbook, with link chapters that span almost any subject especially in physics, mathematics, philosophy things people care about. I would suggest that at you own convenience you take wikiromps starting at any of the following links and following article links as it suits you until you have a pretty good understanding of the history and basic concept associated with the following ideas or laws. Well then work extensively in class and recitation to turn that initial understanding into deep operational knowledge....
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