|Week 1: 8/31||l1, l2|
|Week 2: 9/07||l3, l4|
|Week 3: 9/14||l5, l6and7, l7prof_shuryak|
|Week 4: 9/21||l8, l9, l10 hw4_sol|
|Week 5: 9/28||l11, l12, l13, hw5_sol, pexam1, pexam1_sol, triple_attwood|
|Week 6: 10/5||l14 exam1, solutions, grades , l15|
|Week 7: 10/12||l16, l17, l18 reciation1015.pdf|
|Week 8: 10/19||l19, l20 l21 sho_note reciation1022.pdf|
|Week 9: 10/26||l22 tacoma_narrows.mp4 l23 resonance_sides.pdf, l24, recitation1030.pdf|
|Week 10: 11/02||l25, moments, l26 l27_28|
|Week 11: 11/09||l27_28 falling_cat skater, l29.pdf|
|Week 12: 11/16||l3032.pdf wave_problems wave_formulas|
|Week 13: 11/23||exam2, solutions to exam2|
|Week 14: 11/30||l33 l34 l35 l36|
|Week 15: 12/07||l37, l38, engines, crank and cam|
|Week 1: 8/31||No Lab|
|Week 2: 9/07||No Lab|
|Week 3: 9/14||Projectile Motion, Error Analysis|
|Week 4: 9/21||Acceleration|
|Week 5: 9/28||No Lab|
|Week 6: 10/5||Make Up|
|Week 7: 10/12||Energy Conservation|
|Week 8: 10/19||Momentum Conservation|
|Week 9: 10/26||Simple Harmonic Motion|
|Week 10: 11/02||Make Up|
|Week 11: 11/09||Angular Momentum|
|Week 12: 11/16||Standing Waves|
|Week 13: 11/23||Thanksgiving No Lab|
|Week 14: 11/30||Absolute Zero|
|Week 15: 12/07||Make Up|
This is a wonderful course. It is about the very familiar: falling rocks, motorcycles, ladders, diving boards, etc. . Nevertheless, Sir Isaac Newton introduced a fairly abstract way of measuring, quantifying, and understanding these familiar things, which is truly profound. The goal of this course is to introduce you to this human endeavor of measuring, quantifying, and understanding the familiar that we call physics. He is depicted below. This course is perhaps the only science course that you have ever taken which you can really truly understand both at a mathematical and intuitive level. This is the honors course and calculus will be used. The course content is the same as physics 131 but will go into greater depth, perhaps covering fewer topics.
The 25/15% means that the highest of the two in class exams will be given 25% and the lowest of the two in class exams will be given 15%. There will be no makeups for the in class exams. If you miss an exam because, e.g. your car breaks down, this will count as your low score. In this way the bad things that happen in life will set you back, but will not knock you down!
Recitation/homework is a major component of this course. Experience has shown that students who do not do the homework will not know what to do on the exams. Homework will be based on the Mastering Physics homework system. Recitations will meet once a week and a quiz may be given based on the homework. We will to try an alternative assesment instrument: you will work in groups of 3, assigned by me, to solve a group problem and turn in your answers by the end of the session. The groups grade will be applied to everyone in the group.
The class meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday in P118 in the Physics Building
Recitation hours are on Wednesday
All labs are in Physics A117
Please feel free to contact me at anytime. My official office hours are,
Mr. Reeves has office hours at:
The grade for the lab is 10% of the course grade and will be based on the average of the your lab grades.
The laboratory portion of the course is mandatory. If a student completes fewer than 6 of the 9 assigned laboratory experiments, the student will automatically receive a failing grade for the course .
If you miss a lab you will be allowed to make it up at certain time periods (see schedule below). For instance if you miss one of the first three labs you can make it up on the week 9/28. You will not be able to make up the first three labs after this week. You must turn in your lab report the following week.
The labs will not be accepted late. The lab instructor will sign your lab book and date it when the actual experiment is completed. If you do not hand in a lab on time you can make up the lab by redoing the experiment. Three labs can be made up for full credit.
If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services at (631) 632-6748 or http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/dss. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.
Students who require assistance during emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information go to the following website: http://www.sunysb.edu/ehs/fire/disabilities.shtml
You do not have to come to class. But please try. During recitation a quiz could be given (though some number of quizzes could be dropped).