Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy

Elements of Physics 161 (Fall 2017)


webpage on www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/161/index161.html
Don't look on Sakai for this course.



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Lecture: TH 0500P-0620 BUS PHY-LH (first lecture September 5)
Labs start the week of September 11

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This week's workshop will have HW6 problems, a quiz, review in the form of discussing the practice exam. Please come with questions. There will be no lab experiment.
Exam1 is Thursday, October 19 (not 16), 10:00pm-11:20pm, ARC-103.
Practice exam1 and solutions available on LabSchedule page.
Due date for HW6 is Monday, 23 October.
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    For remarks about homework and further exam details skip to ANNOUNCEMENTS



    Make use of the free tutoring:
    Professor William DeBuvitz, Friday 10:00am-12:00noon. He will be in SERIN PHYSICS 232 (the room where we have the workshops).

    You can also go to any of the other office hours as posted in General Information.


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    Students in this course should regularly check this 161 webpage. 
    Important announcements about homework, laboratory/workshop, exams, etc. are posted at the bottom of this webpage.

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    Contents:


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    Free tutoring available (starting Sept 8):
    Professor William DeBuvitz, Friday 10:00am-12:00noon, Serin Physics 232.

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    For individual tutoring try the link tutors

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    Summary of Lectures

  • lec 01 , lec 02 , extra problem lec 02
  • lec 03 , lec 04
  • lec 05 , lec 06
  • lec 07 , lec 08
  • lec 09 , lec 10 , about exam 1
  • lec 11 , lec 12

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    Homework
    After the due date solutions to your WebAssign problems can be viewed on your WebAssign page by clicking "Past Assignments", "Answer Key + Solution or Explanation".
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    Announcements


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    REMARKS ABOUT HOMEWORK ONLINE:
    Give your answers with 3 significant figures in the units indicated.
    Powers of 10 should be in E format with no spaces. Example 3.14E9

    HW1: #5 (Chap 2, P 037):
    Hint: Make a graph of v versus t.
    HW3: #8 (Chap 4, P 068):
    Try to construct free-body diagrams but don't submit them.
    % HW10: #6 (Chap 14, P 049): Note: windpipes are open-open tubes %because we breath through them (until someone proves me wrong). %However, just treat this problem as an open-closed tube as in the text.
    % HW10: #13 (Chap 15, P 042): The sphere is conducting.



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    REMARKS ABOUT EXAMS
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    FIRST EXAM ANNOUNCEMENT-PHYSICS 161

    TO ENTER.
    The exam will cover materials from the text, lectures, workshops and Homework problems.The exam will cover all materials from lectures and from the textbook as indicated in the Syllabus.
    There will be fifteen multiple choice questions on the exam. The exam will be closed-book.
    You may bring one 8.5 x 11" sheet (double-sided) of notes in your own handwriting (no xerox copies). You will need to bring a calculator (a simple scientific one is best), your student ID card, and several #2 pencils to the exam. You will be asked to leave your backpacks with your cell phone at the front or rear of the room during the exam. Use of cell phones is strictly prohibited during the exam. Anyone with a cell phone out will have their exam confiscated.
    When you turn in your blue answer sheet, please also turn in your signed exam cover page and show your Student ID to one of the proctors.

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    CALCULATOR (again).
    If you have a graphing calculator, you may bring it to the exams. However, the best type to have for the exams would be a non-graphing scientific calculator. That will have all of the functionality that you will need.
    CELL PHONES (again).
    You should not have a cell phone on you during the exam. Please keep your (turned off) cell phone in your backpack or coat and leave your backpack and coat near the wall of the exam room away from any seat.
    At your seat you should keep calculator, pencils, a personal note-sheet and RU-ID.






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    Make your own sheet with formulae and notes to bring to the exam.
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    REMARKS ABOUT ALL EXAM WEEKS

    There will be regular labs as well as online homework during the exam week.


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    FOR ALL RESULTS IN THE LAB:
    Give your answers with 3 significant figures in the units indicated.
    'Mass = 0.2 kg' is not acceptable. 'Mass = 0.212 kg' is correct.
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    Occasionally, announcements about the physics 161 course will be sent out by e-mail.  I have down-loaded the "official" e-mail addresses from the University roster.  Be sure to check your "official" e-mail address for new messages.If your e-mail address has changed or is not listed with the University roster,  let me know.


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