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Introductory Physics for the Physical Sciences I
Room: COM 201
Term 1

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Nov. 6 - Quiz #2: Quiz #2 solns.

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Oct. 27 - Reading Assignment: Read Knight 10.1 - 10.8.
Oct. 24 - Quiz #2 Formula Sheet: Here is the formula sheet. If you think there is an equation that you need to know that is not on the formula sheet, then you need to memorize it. You do not need to print this formula sheet, it will be attached to the quiz.
Oct. 24 - Quiz #2:
Updated! 
The second quiz will be during class on Wednesday, November 6. You will have 40 minutes to complete the quiz. It will be 10 multiple choice questions. It will focus on material from section 6.5 from Chapter 6, Chapters 7, 8 & sections 9.1 - 9.4 (inclusive) from Chapter 9. You can bring with you any calculator that cannot go online or communicate wirelessly with other devices. Graphing calculators are fine.
Oct. 23 - Reading Assignment: Read Knight 9.1 - 9.6.
Oct. 16 - Midterm: Midterm solns.
Oct. 11 - Balloon Experiment: Here are the slides that were shown at the start of today's class regarding the undergraduate balloon experiment competition.
Oct. 10 - Reading Assignment: Read Knight 8.1 - 8.5.
Oct. 8 - Tutorial: PHYS 111 Tutorial #5 is optional (Oct. 15 - 17). It won't be for marks. I will prepare some group problems that those that choose to attend can work on. There will not be a quiz and there will be no marks associated with Tutorial #5. Alternatively, you can show you with questions about PHYS 111 concepts/problems that you'd like to ask your TA about.
Oct. 8 - Review session: The Quantitative Science Course Union (QSCU) will host a PHYS 111 midterm review on Friday, October 11 from 15:00 - 17:00 in ASC 130. Everyone is welcome. Come prepared with questions about specific concepts that you would like to see reviewed.
Oct. 4 - Midterm Formula Sheet: Here is the formula sheet. If you think there is an equation that you need to know that is not on the formula sheet, then you need to memorize it.
Oct. 4 - Midterm: Reminder that the PHYS 111 midterm will be during class on Wednesday, October 16.

Bring a calculator. Anything that can't go online. Graphing calculators are fine.

The midterm will cover chapters 2 to 7 from Knight. We didn't cover sections 2.7 or 4.3, so these topics won't be included in the midterm. We also haven't covered section 6.5 yet, so it won't be part of the midterm either.

Problems that you can attempt for practice from the past midterms and final exams below include:

2012 Midterm 1: all problems
2012 Midterm 2: 1, 3, 4, 5
2012 Practice Final: 2, 9, 10, 11, 14
2012 Final: 1, 7, 12
2013 Midterm 1 - 001: 1, 2, 4, 6
2013 Midterm 1 - 002: all problems
2013 Midterm 2 - 001: 3, 4
2013 Midterm 2 - 002: 2, 4
2013 Practice Final: None
2013 Final: 4
2014 Midterm 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
2014 Midterm 2: 1, 2
2014 Final: 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10
2015 Practice Midterm 1: 1, 5, 6
2015 Midterm 1: 4, 6
2015 Practice Midterm 2: 7
2015 Midterm2 2: 3, 7
2015 Final: 1(i), 2, 3, 6, 9, 15
2016 Final: None
2017 Midterm 1: 1, 4, 5, 7
2017 Midterm 2: 1, 7
2017 Final: 2, 3, 4,11, 13, 16

Oct. 4 - Final Exam: The PHYS 111 final exam has been scheduled:

Monday, Dec. 9
13:00 - 16:00
GYM

Oct. 4 - Reading Assignment: Read Knight 7.1 - 7.5.

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Sept. 30 - Reading Assignment: Read Knight 6.1 - 6.6.
Sept. 28 - Reading Assignment: Read Knight 5.1 - 5.7.
Sept. 25 - Quiz #1: Quiz #1 solns.
Sept. 19 - Quiz #1: The first quiz will be during class on Wednesday, September 25. It will be approximately 10 multiple choice questions. It will cover material from Chapters 1 to 3 and sections 4.1 and 4.2 from Chapter 4. There will not be a formular sheet. You can bring with you any calculator that cannot go online or communicate wirelessly with other devices. Graphing calculators are fine.
Sept. 19 - Reading Assignment: Read Knight 4.1 - 4.6.
Sept. 15 - CCUWiP: For anyone interested, here is the poster announcing the 2020 Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics.
Sept. 15 - CUPC: For anyone interested, here is the poster announcing the 2019 Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference.
Sept. 11 - Reading Assignment: Read Knight 3.1 - 3.4.
Sept. 9 - Volunteer recruitment: A masters student is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study. Take a look at this poster for more details if interested.
Sept. 9 - Mastering Physics: A couple of students have asked if there's a deduction for openning hints in Mastering Physics problems. There's a 3% deduction per hint used (applied only to the specific problem). In addition, there is a 2% bonus per hint that is not used.

Complete Introduction to Mastering Physics (due September 11) and Physics Primer (due September 13) assignments on Mastering Physics.

A practice problem set based on the Chapter 1 material has also been created in Mastering Physics. Although a "due date" of September 13 has been set, this assignment is for your own practice and it will not count towards your final grade in PHYS 111.

Sept. 9 - Reading Assignment: Read Knight 2.1 - 2.6.
Studying Strategy: Review your notes to get a basic grasp of the concepts covered. Read and understand all steps of the worked Example problems in the textbook. Then close your book and solve the problems on your own. If you get stuck, go back to the book to get unstuck. Repeat this process until you can confidently solve the problems without referring to the solutions in the book.

This process is time consuming, but it'll definitely expose which concepts you are conformatable with and those that you need to review.

Review the MasteringPhysics homework problems. Especially the ones that you initially got wrong. The goal is not only to get the right answer, but also to understand each step that leads you to the correct answer.

Try the practice problems in Knight's book. Do as many as you possibly can. You learn physics by doing physics, not by watching someone else do it! The answers to the odd-numbered problems are given at the back of the book.

Finally, try the past midterms and final exams posted at the bottom of this page.

Midterm: The will be one midterm in PHYS 111. It will be written during regular class time and in the usual class room. The midterm is scheduled for:

Midterm - Wed. Oct. 16

There will not be a make-up midterm.
Quizzes: The will be two quizzes in PHYS 111. They will be written during the last 20 minutes of regular class time and in the usual class room. The quizzes are scheduled for:

Quiz #1 - Wed. Sept. 25
Quiz #2 - Wed. Nov. 6

There will not be make-up quizzes.
Reading, Labs, & HW: Read Knight 1.1 - 1.8

No clicker questions for the first week.
Clicker questions will start the week of Sept. 9.

Labs will start the week of Sept. 16.
--You must purchase a PHYS 111 lab manual.
--Once labs start, you must complete Pre-lab assignments before the lab begins. If you do not have the pre-lab assignment complete, you will be denied entry into the lab and will receive a mark of zero.
--If you have previously completed the PHYS 111 lab and received at least 60%, you may register for the XM1 lab section and retain your earlier laboratory grade. To do so, complete the PHYSICS XMT LAB EXEMPTION form at https://cmps.ok.ubc.ca/forms/ before Sept. 13.
--At the beginning of lab 1 you will be asked to complete a survey. You will receive 0.5% towards your final grade simply for participating in the survey. If you are registered in the XM1 section, you must contact the Physics Laboratory Manager Jordan Andrews before Sept. 13 to make arrangements to take the survey outside of lab periods.

Complete the Introduction to Mastering Physics assignment by Wed. Sept. 11 at 23:59.
Complete the Physics Primer assignment on Mastering Physics by Fri. Sept. 13 at 23:59.
Tutorials will start the week of Sept. 16.
--All students must registered in a tutrorial section.
--If you have completed grade 12 Physics, you can get exempted from the PHYS 111 tutorials by registering in the XM2 tutorial section.

To do: 0. Read PHYS 111 syllabus
1. Get Knight textbook
2. Get PHYS 111 lab manual
3. Get i>Clicker
4. Register i>Clicker on Canvas
5. Get Mastering Physics account

You will need the Mastering Physics Course ID to complete the registration. Log into the PHYS 111 Canvas page to retrieve the required Courese ID.

6. Complete Introduction to Mastering Physics and Physics Primer assignments on Mastering Physics
7. Read Knight 1.1-1.8

Course Syllabus (.pdf): PHYS 111 Syllabus

Lecture Materials


Nov. 13: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Nov. 8: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Nov. 1: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 30: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 28: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 25: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 23: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 21: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 18: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 11: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 09: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 07: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 04: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 02: Learning Objectives
Sept. 30: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 27: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 25: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 23: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 20: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 18: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 16: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 13: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 11: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 9: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 6: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 4: Lecture Slides
Tutorials
Tutorial 8: Problems, Solutions; Quiz, Solutions
Tutorial 7: Problems, Solutions; Quiz, Solutions
Tutorial 6: Problems, Solutions; Quiz, Solutions
Tutorial 5: Problems, Solutions
Tutorial 4: Problems, Solutions; Quiz, Solutions
Tutorial 3: Problems, Solutions; Quiz, Solutions
Tutorial 2: Problems, Solutions; Quiz, Solutions
Tutorial 1: Problems, Solutions; Quiz, Solutions

Practice Problems & Solutions


2012 PHYS 111-002 Midterm 1
2012 PHYS 111-002 Midterm 1 Solns
2013 PHYS 111-001 Midterm 1
2013 PHYS 111-001 Midterm 1 Solns
2014 PHYS 111-001 Midterm 1
2014 PHYS 111-001 Midterm 1 Solns
2015 PHYS 111 Practice Midterm 1
2015 PHYS 111 Practice Midterm 1 Solns
2016 PHYS 111 Final
2016 PHYS 111 Final Solns
2017 PHYS 111-002 Midterm 1
2017 PHYS 111-002 Midterm 1 Solns
2012 PHYS 111-002 Midterm 2
2012 PHYS 111-002 Midterm 2 Solns
2013 PHYS 111-002 Midterm 1
2013 PHYS 111-002 Midterm 1 Solns
2014 PHYS 111-001 Midterm 2
2014 PHYS 111-001 Midterm 2 Solns
2015 PHYS 111-001 Midterm 1
2015 PHYS 111-001 Midterm 1 Solns
    2017 PHYS 111-002 Midterm 2
2017 PHYS 111-002 Midterm 2 Solns
2012 PHYS 111 Practice Final
2012 PHYS 111 Practice Final Solns
2013 PHYS 111-001 Midterm 2
2013 PHYS 111-001 Midterm 2 Solns
2014 PHYS 111 Final
2014 PHYS 111 Final Solns
2015 PHYS 111 Practice Midterm 2
2015 PHYS 111 Practice Midterm 2 Solns
    2017 PHYS 111 Final
2017 PHYS 111 Final Solns
2012 PHYS 111 Final
2012 PHYS 111 Final Solns
2013 PHYS 111-002 Midterm 2
2013 PHYS 111-002 Midterm 2 Solns
  2015 PHYS 111-001 Midterm 2
2015 PHYS 111-001 Midterm 2 Solns
  2013 PHYS 111 Practice Final
2013 PHYS 111 Practice Final Solns
  2015 PHYS 111 Final
2015 PHYS 111 Final Solns
  2013 PHYS 111 Final
2013 PHYS 111 Final Solns
Additional Practice Problems:
PHYS 111 Practice Problems & Solns

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