Email: email@example.com, 756-1220, My office is at 180-608, the new science building, room 608
Office hours: MWF: 11-noon, TR: 3-4… AND
- 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, improving understanding and memory.
I wrote a short Textbook for the class. It has about a tenth the amount of text as standard textbooks. It’s short, so I expect everyone to read each section before we address the topic in class.
For more worked examples, use any text you like. There are free, online textbooks at OpenStax. You can view it online or download a .pdf. I don’t recommend it as a textbook, just a source of additional worked examples.
Physics Department Learning Center Hours… these tutors are available most of the day every day, free of charge. However, I personally think it’s more effective to do group work with other students in the class and visit office hours, but please know that the learning center is a resource for you.
Group project: see the first project description, the Second Project Description, and the Second Project Website where you can post your project,
Problem Sets: PS#1, PS#1 Solutions, Rocket PS#5Excel, PS#2, PS#2_Solutions, PS#3, PS#3_Solutions, PS#4, PS#4 Solutions, PS#5, PS#5 Student Solutions, PS#6, PS#6_solutions, PS#7, PS#7_Solutions, PS#8, PS#8_solutions, PS#9, PS#9_solutions
Some Lectures: 4 Scaling
Exams: Big Exam 1, BE#1 solutions, BE#2 Solutions,Big Exam #3 ,Big Exam #3 Solutions, MT#1, MT#1+comments, MT#1 Solutions, MT#1 student corrections, MT#2 with comments, MT#2 for retake, MT#2 solutions, Big Exam #6 Solutions
Study Guides: MT#1
Student Communication: Week 2 Student Thoughts, Empathy Intervention, Cal Poly Student Course Evaluations, End of Year Survey Results, Survey Comments.
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
|Project on Wednesday!|
|Monday MLK, Holiday – 3 classes only
Vectors, Springs, Energy Diagrams,
|Reference Frames, elastic collisions, review|
Switch working groups
Begin Rotational Motion
Moment of Inertia,
|Central Forces, Centripetal Acceleration, Systems|
|Monday Washington’s Birthday, 3 classes only|
|MT #2 on Monday, then start components|
|Exam week||Winter Final Exam Schedule
Monday, March 18, 4-7 PM
As I try to improve the class, I am keeping Notes to Self