How to Solve Physics Problems by Dr. Colton
Picture Always draw a picture, often with one or more FBDs. Make sure you understand the situation
described in the problem.
Equations Work forward, not backward. That means look for equations that contain the g
What is Entropy? A handout by Dr Colton for Physics 123 Section 2
a.k.a. Derivation of the Boltzmann factor and the Maxwell-Boltzmann speed distribution
The Boltzmann factor is a vitally important expression which tells you how likely states are to be occ
(Whig Emmi Sui.llm~$
Instructions:
0 Record your answers to the multiple choice questions (Problem 1) on the bubble sheet.
0 To receive full credit on the worked problems, please show all work and write neatly. Draw a picture if possible. Be clear
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Winter 2012 Physics 123 Schedule (majors/minors section)
Reading: In the schedule below PpP refers to the supplemental textbook, Physics Phor Phanatics by Dr. Durfee
Labs: The labs are set up and taken down on Saturday mornings. You wont be able to do nis
Winter 2012 Physics 123 Schedule (majors/minors section)
Reading: In the schedule below PpP refers to the supplemental textbook, Physics Phor Phanatics by Dr. Durfee
Labs: The labs are set up and taken down on Saturday mornings. You wont be able to do nis
2
0 K = 273.15 C 0 C = 32 F 4.186 J = 1 cal = 5.67 108 W/m K4 1.00 atm = 1.013 105 Pa
R = 8.314 J/(mol K) kB = 1.38 1023 J/K c = 4186 J/kg C (Specic Heat of Water) 1 m3 = 1000 L
1 atm = 1.1013 105 Pa = 14.7 psi c = 3.00 108 m/s 1 eV = 1.60 1019 J
me = 9.1
Fall 2010
Physics 123 section 2
Exam 3
Colton 2-3669
RED
barcode here
Please write your CID here _
No time limit. One 3 5 note card (handwritten, both sides). No books. Student calculators OK.
Constants which you may or may not need:
g = 9.8 m/s2
G = 6.67
Physics 123
Lab #1
Pressure in a Fluid
Identification Number _
In this lab you will measure the density of an unknown liquid. You do this by forcing the
liquid up a tube using a known amount of pressure (see figure).
Pressurize the bottle of liquid by squ
Math Review Physics 123, Gus Hart, Winter 2012
1. Calculate the derivative of the following functions:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
2. Calculate the integrals of the following functions, with x going from 1 to 2:
a.
b.
c.
3. Perform the following matrix multiplication:
Fall 2010
Physics 123 section 2
Exam 1
Colton 2-3669
RED
barcode here
Please write your CID here _
No time limit. One 3 5 note card (handwritten, both sides). No books. Student calculators OK.
Constants which you may or may not need:
g = 9.8 m/s2
G = 6.67
Fall 2010
Physics 123 section 2
Exam 2
Colton 2-3669
RED
barcode here
Please write your CID here _
No time limit. One 3 5 note card (handwritten, both sides). No books. Student calculators OK.
Constants which you may or may not need:
g = 9.8 m/s2
G = 6.67