Physics notes 1 - General Physics 1500 Dr S. Loch Office :...

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General Physics 1500 Dr S. Loch Office : Allison Lab room 113 Lectures : MWF 8am Office hours : Mon 3:30pm-5pm and Fri 9-11am. 0
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Important information for the class Course textbook : College Physics. Serway and Faughn. Vol I. 7th Ed. Labs meet on Wednesdays. The first lab meeting is Wed of this week (the 9 th January). It will be to your advantage to read the Experiment and/or Lab Handout before attending the lab Recitations meet on Mondays. The first recitation is Monday 14 th January. Room assignments and times for lab and recitation will be posted on the bulletin board outside PKH 103. 0
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Grade assignment Three one hour exams 45.0% Laboratory 10.0% Recitation 10.0% Classroom response system (“iclickers”) 5.0% Final exam 30.0% Total 100% 0
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Homework problems One homework assignments will be done per week, with 10 questions per assignment, covering one chapter each week. The homework will not be graded, instead solutions will be posted after the deadline for the homework assignment has passed. It is strongly in your interest to do the homework assignments. They will help you to develop the problem solving skills that will be tested in the class tests and recitation quizzes. Much of physics is problems solving, so you are expected to be able to use the skills you will learn to solve problems you have not seen before. 0
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Classroom response questions I will be presenting certain questions in class, to test your understanding of some basic concepts. It will be expected that you will read the book before coming to class, so some of the questions will be based on material from the book. The questions will be answered via a handheld keypad, which you must purchase. They will be multiple choice questions. The answers will register your attendance at class. You must purchase your own electronic clicker. They are called “iclickers”. They can be purchased from the Auburn University Bookstore. You should be able to trade them back to the bookstore at the end of the semester. 0
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The aims of the class On of the aims of this class is to teach you to think in a physics way . As you see each concept, try to get a mental picture of how it works. You will learn as much about how to solve problems as you do about the laws of physics themselves. So you will need to approach this class differently from many of the other classes you are taking. Simply memorizing solutions will not help. Doing lots of homework problems is the best way to do well in the class. As you do each problem, think of what strategy you are using to solve the problem. 0
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Syllabus Overview 1. Mechanics 1.1 Units, dimensional analysis and trigonometry 1.2 Motion in 1-D 1.3 Vectors and motion in 2-D 1.4 The laws of motion 1.5 Energy 1.6 Momentum and collisions 1.7 Rotational motion and the law of gravity 1.8 Rotational equilibrium and rotational dynamics 1.9 Solids and Fluids 0
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Syllabus Overview 1. Thermodynamics 2.1 Thermal physics
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