Pete Schwartz, Cal Poly Physics, Pete’s Webpage, directory of my other classes, my Research
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 756-1220, My office is at 180-608, the new science building, room 608
Office hours: Mon. and Tues. 2:10 PM; Wed. and Thurs. 3:10 PM, Fri 11:10 AM
The Syllabus explains the class policies including how your final grade is determined.
Teaching “flipped”, “parallel”, with an open-online text. Please see video explaining our unique way of learning physics here (for credit if you are a student), or here if you are not a student. My students have been doing this for several years, you can see how my student evaluations initially went down and then back up again when I started to better market and explain why this method is good. In May of 2017, I published about our learning method in The Physics Teacher. You can see that A recent publication also lends support to several aspects of our learning method:
- Active learning better engages the brain;
- asking questions (like in our videos) is an effective way to learn;
- learning concepts in parallel allows us to revisit concepts over a longer period of time.
I wrote a Textbook to follow our curriculum. It has about 1/10 the amount of text as a normal textbook. It’s short, so I expect students to read each section as we go through the material.
Problem Sets: PS#1, PS#1 Solutions, PS#2, PS#2 Solutions, PS#3 (Due Monday of Week 4), PS#3 solutions, PS#4, PS#4 Solutions, PS#5, PS#5 solutions, PS#_6, PS#6 solutions, PS#7, PS#7_Solutions, More Solutions for PS#7, PS#8, PS#8 Solutions, PS#9, PS#9 Solutions, PS#10, PS#10 solutions
To see the week’s assignments, please click on the number of the week at left on the table below.
|Our Learning Model and Introductions
4 lenses and
|No classes Monday
Project on Thursday!
|Vectors, Springs, Reference Frames|
|Midterm #1 on Wednesday,
Thursday: switch working groups
Begin Rotational Motion
|Moment of Inertia, Central Forces, Centripetal Acceleration|
|No Classes Monday
MT #2 on Wednesday!
|Exam week||Cal Poly exam Schedules
Tuesday, March 20, 7-10 PM