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Physics 2300 -- Autumn 2018

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URL: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~kilcup/2300/

Announcements/changes:

  • Review sessions scheduled for Wednesday (Nov 7) 5-7pm and Thursday (Nov 8) 4-6pm, both in Smith 2144.

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*General Information about Physics 2300

Course title:
Physics 2300: Intermediate Mechanics (part 1)
Texts:
Introduction to Classical Mechanics by D. Morin (available as an ebook) and check out Safari
Basic Training in Mathematics by Shankar (first few chapters available from Google books)
Topics to be covered:

  • Vectors and Kinematics
  • Foundations of Newtonian Mechanics
  • Momentum, Work, and Energy
  • Conservative and Nonconservative Forces
  • Angular Momentum
  • Orbital mechanics
  • Also ... some math methods
  • and introduction to Mathematica
    
    
     
    Meeting Schedule:
    Lecture: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in Scott Lab E0001 11.30am-12.25pm
    PALET room sessions: Friday at your choice of 10.20/11.30/12.40 in Smith 2017 starting Aug 31
    Holidays:
    Labor Day, Mon Sept 3
    Autumn Break, Thurs-Fri Oct 11-12
    Veterans Day, Mon Nov 12
    Thanksgiving break, Wed-Fri Nov 21-23
    Grade Weighting:
    Homework [30%]
    Midterm #1 [15%]: Thursday evening (7.30pm-9.30pm) Sep 27 in Schoenbaum 105
    Midterm #2 [20%]: Thursday evening (7.30pm-9.30pm) Nov 8 in Smith 1153
    Final [35%]: Monday Dec 10, 2pm
    Instructor:
    Prof. Gregory Kilcup
    office: M2030 Physics Research Building
    email: kilcup.1@osu.edu
    phone: 946-0276
    Office Hours: most afternoons in Smith 1011, especially when homework is due.
    Tutors:
    Dhvanil Desai (desai.329)
    Stephen Gant (gant.43)
    Jiasheng He (he.1326)
    Parker Hunt (hunt.777)
    David Liu (liu.2101)
    Ian Osborne (osborne.415)
    Lucas Smith (smith.10444)
    Em Sowles (sowles.2)
    Charles Woodrum (woodrum.27)
    Bill Zhou (zhou.2723)
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    *Assignments

    Homework will normally be due on Wednesday by classtime by online submission of a PDF file to Carmen. For those using tablets this should be no problem. For the majority of us using good old paper, the most convenient option may be to use a copier (e.g. in the Physics Research Building) which will happily scan and email the results to you. There are also apps (e.g. CamScanner, demo) which turn your phone in to a scanner, deskewing and image adjusting a photo of your paper. If you need help, by all means bring your paper to one of us and we'll get you going. Everyone gets two late homeworks before we start asking questions. Other weekly assigments will include online Essential Skills drills (essentialskills.osu.edu), and occasional assigned TopHat questions. Lastly, we will assign two surveys during the term. These are nothing to study for, and are for the benefit of the physics education research group, as we seek to improve our practices year by year.

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