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

December 13, 2014

  • Here is the Final Exam Information.

  • The Pre-finals Help Sessions at the MSLC are in ARC 326 on Monday 12/15 from 10 AM - 6 PM and Tuesday 12/16 10 AM - 2 PM

  • Here is the Final Review Powerpoint that was shown in lecture on 12/4.

  • Here are the clicker questions used in lecture since the first hourly exam.

  • 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, etc.), in which case you must 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.

  • Register your iClicker unit for lecture