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Don't be afraid of physics! You already know a great deal simply from having lived on this planet all of your lives. This course will help you to organize and understand what you've already learned, plus teach you the new things that will serve you in your further studies. Introduction – office hours : #305 JLK (physics building) [email protected] (305) 284-2323 ext. 0 Tuesday/Thursday: 12:30 PM to 130 PM class website ( http://www.physics.miami.edu/ ~zane/) find homework exam notice grading scheme: 3 regular exams, final (counts twice), (HW-50%, disc. quizzes 50%) = 1 exam total of six “exam” grades, the lowest of which will be dropped. Math skills: (MTH 105 or 108) GO THROUGH APPENDIX A IN TEXT!!! Basic Units: 1. Length (meters) Systeme International (S.I.) mks system Length - cubits, stadia, fathoms, inches, feet, METERS cubit (elbow to tip of middle finger) not reproducible Meter is defined as follows: x = ct = (299,792458 m/s) (1/299,792458 s) = 1 m! See. table pg. 3 What is length? Distance between 2 points.

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