**PHYS-141-06, MTWR Fall 2019, 4:10 PM – 5:00 PM, 53-201**

**Pete Schwartz**, (Office: Baker Science, 180-608) Cal Poly Physics, Pete’s Webpage, directory of my other classes, my Research

**Professor Jennifer Klay**, (Office: Baker Science, 180-620) Cal Poly Physics, is facilitating her class (MTWR 10:10, 53-201) in collaboration with ours. We will have final exams together and share office hours.

**Kaitlin’s Office Hours**, next to Pete’s Office: 9 AM – 10 AM on Fridays

Email: pschwart@calpoly.edu, 756-1220, My office is at 180-608, the new science building, room 608

**Office hours**:

*The Physics Teacher.*You can see that a different 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, 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 (Pete’s Work), PS#1 Solutions (student work), PS#2, PS#2_solutions (some notes from Pete), PS#2_Solutions_student_work, PS #3, PS#3_Solutions, PS#4, PS#4_Solutions, PS#5, PS#5_Solutions, PS#6, PS#6_Solutions, PS#7, PS#7_solutions, PS#8, PS#8_solutions, PS#9, PS#9 Solutions, PS#10, PS#10_Solutions, PS#11, PS#11_Solutions

__assessments__: Assessment #1, Assessment #2, Assessment #3 solutions, Assessment #4, Assessment #4 solutions, Assessment #5, assessment #6, Assessment #7, Assessment #8 Solutions, Assessment #9 Solutions, Assessment #10 Solutions

__Student Communication__: Week 2, class 9 student experiences and Empathy Intervention, Empathy Reflection, Reflections in Week 8, year-end Student Evals F2019, Survey Monkey 141 Exit Survey

Final Exam Clarification Fall 2019, details about our FINAL EXAM

To see the week’s assignments, please click on the number of the week at left on the table below.

Week | Topics |

Wk 0 9-19 |
Only 1 Day: Our Learning Model and Introductions |

Wk 1 9-23 |
4 lenses and One-dimensional motion |

Wk 2 9-30 |
Develop complexity, intro to dynamics. Project on Wednesday! |

Wk 3 10-7 |
Ballistic Pendulum, Springs, Potential Energy graphs, Elastic collisions, Friction |

Wk 4 10-14 |
Switch Working Groups, Review linear mechanics, Introduce rotational mechanics |

Wk 5 10-21 |
Statics, Angular Momentum, Centripetal Acceleration |

Wk 6 10-28 |
Universal Gravity, Simple Systems, Parallel Axis Theorem |

Wk 7 11-4 |
Review Rotations, Introduce 2-dimensions with simple components |

Wk 8 11-12 |
Inclined Plane, Conical Pendulum, Angular Momentum |

Wk 9 11-18 |
Precession, Trigonometry 2nd project due Midnight, Saturday, |

11-25 | Thanksgiving, no classes |

Wk 10 12-2 |
Kinematics Equations, Review, Ladder Problem, Bicycle Transmission |

Exam week | Final Exam: We will have a common final exam, Wednesday, 7:00 PM in the business building, 03-213 |

As I try to improve the class, I am keeping Notes to Self