PHY2048syl_s11 - PHY 2048: Physics 1 with Calculus, Spring...

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PHY 2048: Physics 1 with Calculus, Spring 2011 (Discussion Sections: 6942, 3705, 3706H & 1243H) Instructor: Tomoyuki Nakayama, Office: 2155 New Physics Building, Phone: 352-392-0310 Email: [email protected] , Web: http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~nakayama/phy2048.htm Office Hours: Thursday 5:10-6:00pm (R10) & Friday 1:55-2:45pm (F7) ________________________________________________________________________________ What are we going to do here? Our 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 begin 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 a 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
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course PHY 2048 taught by Professor Field during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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PHY2048syl_s11 - PHY 2048: Physics 1 with Calculus, Spring...

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