Rutgers University

Extended Analytical Physics 750:115

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The principle of science, the definition almost, is the following: The test of all knowledge is experiment . . . But what is the source of knowledge? Where do the laws that are to be tested come from? Experiment, itself, helps to produce these laws, in the sense that it gives us hints. But also needed is imagination to create from these hints the great generalizations; to guess at the wonderful, simple, but very strange patterns beneath them all, and then to experiment to check again whether we have made the right guess.
. . . Richard Feynman

Announcements and Advice

November 16, 2015

  • Take advantage of the Points Recovery opportunity from the 2nd hourly exam; here is the rubric that will used to determine your score. You can download a clean copy of the exam from the old exams and solutions page.

  • This is the Welcome Letter that was sent out by email.

  • Here is the first chapter of the required textbook, Physics the First Science.

  • Here is the second chapter of the required textbook, Physics the First Science.

  • Here is the third chapter of the required textbook, Physics the First Science.

  • Here is the fourth chapter of the required textbook, Physics the First Science.

  • Please use the Free Physics Ebook , pages 101 and 189-194, for projectile and uniform circular motions.

  • Here is the fifth chapter of the required textbook, Physics the First Science.

  • Here is the sixth chapter of the required textbook, Physics the First Science.

  • All homework and reading quizzes will be posted on WebAssign .These are the instructions for registering on WebAssign.. The course key for WebAssign is
    rutgers 0287 3656

  • HOW TO LEARN FROM THE TEXT: There are many examples to work through in the textbook, and you are expected to be working through them as part of your reading assignment. You will not be tested on all of the Guided Review, but doing them is an excellent way to be studying for this course. To encourage you, I have posted the answers to most of the questions. The idea is to work hard at doing them on your own, and once you are confident about your answer, then compare your work to the solutions. Reading solutions without the struggle will not teach you anything, and will not prepare you for the exams. Question #6 on the 2013 first hourly exam was taken, word for word, from your textbook.

  • Here you will find practice exams and their solutions from the past three years.

  • Here is the equation sheet that you will be permitted to use during the exams. Try to familiarize yourself with it BEFORE THE EXAMS by using it during Summary Problems instead of your book.

  • If you transferred into this class late, please do not ask for extensions on the Reading Quiz#1 or the HW#1 that you missed. They will be counted in your grade book as excused absences and will neither help nor hurt your grade. Everyone is expected to complete the work from (and including) #2 on through the remainder of the semester. No extensions will be honored unless you have a personal situation (like severe illness, family tragedy, parenting emergencies, etc.), in which case you should come and talk to me in person.

  • OpenStax provides high quality college level textbooks available for downloading or as an interactive ebook in a variety of subjects. This is their Free Physics Ebook that you can use as a secondary resource in this class.

  • The Engineering Toolbox is useful for finding material properties like densities, specific heats, etc. that you often need for homework, in addition to just about any physics relevant to engineering applications.

  • Check your grades in the Gradebook. Please contact your TA if there are any errors.

  • The simulations that we use in class can be found at the University of Colorado PhET page. We'll use: Moving Man, Vector Addition, Ramp Forces and Motion, and Energy Skate Park: Basics. You can either run them from their website, or you can download them and run them from your own computer.

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