PHY 2048: Physics 1 with Calculus, Spring 2010
Instructor: Tomoyuki Nakayama, Office: 2155 New Physics Building, Phone: 3523920310
Email:
[email protected]
, Web:
http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~nakayama/phy2048.htm
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What are we going to do here?
This discussion section offers 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
start our discussion with 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 weeks’ 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 will use, I will explain the physical
meaning of the equations. Once the theoretical introduction is done, then we walk through examples.
(This is the main part of our discussion.) Some of the examples worked here are chosen from a
homework assignment, others are chosen based on pedagogic purpose. I give you a detailed
calculation for each example, except the numerical calculation. The last part of the discussion is quiz.
The discussion grade is solely based on the scores on the quizzes, which counts for 20 % of the overall
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