Extended Analytical Physics 750:116

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April 24, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: In order to pass Physics 116 you MUST pass at least one hourly exam or the final exam. If you fail your first hourly exam, your projected grade will be an F until you pass an exam.


  • OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE YOUR COURSE GRADE! Complete the online survey about physics learning (Note: the link will be provided soon, and this is NOT a course evaluation.) If you complete it, with effort, you will earn another 2 points to be added to you 2nd hourly exam score. You are expected to take the online survey by May 4th at midnight; it will take about 10 minutes to complete.

  • Here is information about the final exam.

  • The design practical presentations are Monday May 4th, and will be scored using the Presentation Rubric that was handed out in class.

  • Here are the diagrams shown in lecture that describe standing waves for the two types of boundary conditions. The first shows the even boundary conditions. (either both ends free or both ends fixed), and the second diagram shows the odd boundary conditions. (one end open/one end closed).

  • 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.

  • Here is a handout that summarizes the thermodynamic processes, which will be very useful in preparing for the second midterm.

  • Check out your grades on the online Gradebook. Please notify your TA if there are any errors.

  • Come in and get help at any of the instructors' office hours; feel free to visit any instructor that is available when you are.

  • FREE GROUP TUTORING: in addition to study groups, there is free drop-in group tutoring available in ARC 332 every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7 PM - 9 PM. The tutoring is both high quality and FREE, and you can get help in Calc II from the same tutor. Just look for Bruce.

  • Here you'll find old exams and solutions to help you prepare for exams.

  • Here is a printable version of the formula sheet for the final.

  • Here are the Lecture notes:

    Week 1 Mathematization in physics
    Week 2 Rotational Kinematics
    Week 3 Rotational Dynamics
    Week 4 Statics
    Week 6 Fluids
    Week 7 Kinetic Theory and "Heats"
    Week 8 1st Law & Thermodynamic Processes
    Week 9 2nd Law & Heat Engines
    Week 10 Oscillations
    Week 11 Wave Motion
    Week 12 Standing Waves

  • This is the Free Physics Ebook that is one of the required textbooks for this course. You can download it in a variety of formats, and take advantage of the free supporting materials and tools at the publisher's download site. The OpenStax project provides high quality college-level textbooks available for downloading or as an interactive ebook in a variety of subjects.

  • All homework and reading quizzes will be posted on WebAssign .If you took Physics 115 last semester, just click on the "I have a Class Key" icon to register.

    These are the instructions for registering on WebAssign if you have never registered before. The course key for WebAssign is rutgers 7102 9946. BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR RU STUDENT ID NUMBER ON THE FORM.
  • Asking someone for an answer and using it for your homework is considered cheating.Taking less than a minute to correctly answer WebAssign questions is an indicator of cheating. You will not be persecuted for this, but you will be hurting yourself and wasting your time. Research shows that students who frequently cheat on homework score, on average, two letter grades lower on exams than students who do their homework without cheating. For more, see the article by Professor Pritchard at MIT.

  • 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.
  • Information for students with disabilities

  • Register your iClicker unit for lecture if you have not already registered. If you have the same transmitter that you used last semester in 115, you do not need to reregister.