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lecture 2 - Physics 110 Developments in Modern Physics...

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Physics 110 Developments in Modern Physics Contact Information Class homepage on classes*v2 server –or– go directly to: http://star.physics.yale.edu/~harris/physics_110/ Professor Harris’ contact info - John Harris (203) 432-6106 [email protected] Teaching assistants - Christine Nattrass – [email protected] Matt Phillips – [email protected]
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Announcements Pick up: Electronic Polling Devices (at Bass Library Desk) Homework assignment Problem Set 1 due Wednesday Jan. 23 For those not in class on Monday Pickup syllabus Questions on any points of syllabus or class concept? Optional discussion session (Tuesdays, starts next week)
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Which song would you like to hear? a. W al k i nt o t . b. Col d – Cr o ... c. D ani Cal for n d. A l ve Pe a e. V er go U 2 13% 3% 18% 24% 42% Test - Music Selection a. Walk into the Sun – Dirty Vegas b. Cold – Crossfade c. Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers d. Alive – Pearl Jam e. Vertigo – U2
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Today’s Lesson Scientific Method (from Chapter 1) Describing Motion (Chapter 2) 1-dimensional motion Vectors Graphing motion Speed, velocity, acceleration
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: (method effective at gaining, organizing and applying knowledge) 1. Observation “or recognize a problem” 2. Develop hypothesis “make educated guess” [a scientific hypothesis must be testable!] 3. Predict consequences of hypothesis 4. Test hypothesis with experiments 5. Form general rule that organizes - hypothesis, prediction, outcome into a theory Scientific method is a guide, but sometimes - trial and error! Advances in science…. (an example follows) observation - what do you see? generalization /discussion hypothesis - how do you explain this? theory
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