Extended Analytical Physics 750:116

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April 24, 2016

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. If you complete it, with effort, you will earn 2 percentage points to be added to your design practical presentation score. You are expected to take the online survey by May 2nd at midnight; it will take about 10 minutes to complete.

  • You will be giving a presentation with your group on Monday May 2nd, and you will be expected to understand the rubrics, and to address assumptions, uncertainties and their (numeric) effects on your results. Here are the handouts:
  • 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).


  • Here is the pendulum wave demo shown in lecture. Note that each pendulum has a slightly different natural frequency from its neighbor because it has a slightly different string length.


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

  • 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. The first column contains the formulas that will be provided during the first hourly exam.

  • Here is a compact collection of useful formulae about rotations Translations/Rotations Analogies and Moment of Inertia

  • Reading for Statics: Here is the the required STATICS reading

  • Reading for Rotational Motion:
  • STUDENTS FROM PHYS 123: To catch up on the material you missed from last semester, please read sections 13.1 and 13.2 in the 13th edition of Young and Freedman's University Physics (the book you used in Phys 123); the topics are the gravitational force and weight.

  • 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 6062 4167. BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR RU STUDENT ID NUMBER ON THE FORM.

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

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

  • Information for students with disabilities

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