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Introductory Physics for the Physical Sciences I
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Term 1

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Dec. 5 - Tutorials: Here are the tutorials (and solutions) provided by the PHYS 111-001 instructor.

PHYS 111 Tutorial 1
PHYS 111 Tutorial 2
PHYS 111 Tutorial 3
PHYS 111 Tutorial 4
PHYS 111 Tutorial 5
PHYS 111 Tutorial 6
PHYS 111 Tutorial 7
PHYS 111 Tutorial 8
PHYS 111 Tutorial 9

Dec. 3 - Grades on Connect: I have entered your iClicker, Reading Quiz, and Homework grades (all out of 100) into the PHYS 111-002 Blackboard Connect page. I will add your Lab, Tutorial, and Survey Participation grades once I have received them.

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Nov. 28 - Final Exam Formula Sheet: You may bring a 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper with anything hand-written on both sides of it.

There will not be a formula sheet provided with the final. You must write your own!

Nov. 28 - Final Exam: The table of rotational inertias in Mazur (Table 11.3, page 275) will be included with your final exam. You do not have to memorize the rotational inertias of different shapes or write them down on your formula sheet -- the table will be provided for you.
Nov. 28 - Final Exam: At the bottom of this page, you can find the final exams (and their solutions) from previous years of PHYS 111. You can used these problems to prepare for this year's PHYS 111 final.

Note that in 2012, 2013, and 2014 we covered the topic of simple harmonic motion in PHYS 111. In 2013, we also covered torque. These topics were not covered this year. Therefore, you do not need to know how to solve the following problems from the previous final exams:

2012 practice final - 6
2012 final - 8, 13, 16
2013 practice final - 2, 3, 8, 11
2013 final - 6, 7, 8, 11
2014 final - 5, 14(d), 15(d)

You can also use the midterms and their solutions as another source of practice problems.
Review the MasteringPhysics homework problems.
Review the examples from lecture.
Review the clicker questions.
Review the worked examples in Mazur.
Try end-of-chapter problems in Mazur (the answers to the odd-numbered problems are in the back of the book).

Nov. 28 - Final Exam: The PHYS 111 final exam is scheduled for:

Thursday, Dec. 7
13:00 - 16:00
GYM

The exam will cover material from the following sections of the textbook:
1.1-1.9
2.1-2.9
3.1-3.8
4.1-4.8
5.1-5.8
6.1-6.6 (not 6.7 & 6.8)
7.1-7.10
8.1-8.12
9.1-9.8
10.1-10.10
11.1-11.6 (we didn't cover the parallel-axis theorem at the end of 11.6, so it won't be tested on the final exam.

Although the final exam will be cumulative, covering topics from all chapters, the may be slightly more emphasis on the material covered after the second midterm (chapters 9-11).

Bring a calculator (anything that cannot go online or wirelessly communicate with another device).

Nov. 28 - Course Evaluations: The Student Evaluation of Teaching (SEoT) survey's for 2017/18 Winter Term 1, were released a while ago and will close in approximately 5 days.

Please take a little time to complete the online course evaluation for PHYS 111-001. Thank you!

Nov. 27 - Ch. 11 Practice I added some additional Ch. 11 practice problems to MasteringPhysics. These problems are not worth any marks, but they will help you practice applying the concepts developed for roational motion. Working with angular variables, rotational kinetic energy, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum, rotational inertia,...
Nov. 27 - Practice finals We did NOT cover torque this year in PHYS 111. If you're trying the problems from the past final exams, you should skip the problems that involve torque.
Nov. 27 - 2016 final The 2016 PHYS 111 final exam and a set of solutions have been added at the Bottom of this page.
Nov. 8 - Midterm #2 The solutions to Midterm #2 have been added at the Bottom of this page.

Have a great extra-long weekend!


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Oct. 28 - Midterm #2
Formula Sheet:
Write your own formula sheet and bring it to the midterm. You can write anything you want on one side of a letter-sized piece of paper. It must be handwritten.
Oct. 28 - Midterm #2 Reminder: Midterm #2:
Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 14:00-15:15 in LIB L317

**there will not be a makeup midterm**

The midterm will cover material from the following sections of the textbook:
5.1-5.8
6.1-6.6
7.1-7.10
8.1-8.10
10.3, 10.4, 10.8, 10.10

Although the midterm will focus on concepts from the chapters and sections listed above, you may also need to apply concepts from Chapters 1 through 4 and 10.2, 10.6, & 10.7.

Bring a calculator (anything that cannot go online or communicate wirelessly with another device). Graphing calculators are fine.

Oct. 23 - Final Exam: The PHYS 111 final exam is scheduled for:

Thursday, Dec. 7
13:00 - 16:00
GYM

Oct. 23 - Reading: At this point, you should have completed reading Ch. 8 of Mazur and be preparing to read Ch. 9.
Oct. 16 - Supplemental Notes Here are some supplemental notes that analyze in detail conservation of momentum and energy in two inertial reference frames.

This is not required reading, they're supplied for the interested student!

Oct. 4 - Midterm #1 The solutions to Midterm #1 have been added at the Bottom of this page.

Have a great Thanksgiving!


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Sept. 26 - Video Tutorials The instructor of the other section of PHYS 111 (Ben Tippett) has prepared a set of video tutorials in which he solves example problems from the Mazur textbook. Use the following link to view the videos:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHM_VzEeKxWDr3ud_rO7cxQ/videos

Sept. 25 - Midterm #1
Formula Sheet:
Write your own formula sheet and bring it to the midterm. You can write anything you want on one side of a letter-sized piece of paper. It must be handwritten.
Sept. 25 - Midterm #1: Bring a calculator to the midterm. Any calculator that cannot go online (or wirelessly communicate with another device) is acceptable. Graphing calculators are fine.
Sept. 25 - Midterm #1 Reminder: Midterm #1:
Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 14:00-15:15 LIB L317

**there will not be a makeup midterm**

The midterm will cover material from the following sections of the textbook:
2.1-2.9
3.1-3.8
4.1-4.8
10.2, 10.6, 10.7

Although concepts from Chapter 1 may be included on the midterm, the focus will be on material from Chapters 2, 3, 4, and the revlevant sections of Chapter 10.

Sept. 20 - Clicker Registration: If you see your student number in this list, then you've successfully registered your iClicker.
Sept. 19 - Reading: At this point, you should have read every thing up to and including Ch. 3 in Mazur. You should have Ch. 4 read before Monday, September 25.
Sept. 13 - Physics Talk: There will be a physics talk on radio astronomy! The talk will be:

Thursday, September 21
@ 19:30
Rm H-115 at the KLO Campus of Okanagan College

Here is a link to the title & abstract of the talk.

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 steps that leads you to the correct answer.

Try the practice problems in Mazur'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.

Midterms: The will be two midterms in PHYS 111 002. They will be written during regular class time and in the usual class room. The midterms are scheduled for:

Midterm 1 - Wed. Oct. 4
Midterm 2 - Wed. Nov. 8

There will not be any make-up midterms.
Reading, Labs, & HW: Read Mazur 1.1-1.9

No clicker questions for the first week.
Clicker questions will start the week of Sept. 11.

No reading quizzes for the first and second weeks.
The reading quizzes will start the week of Sept. 18.

Labs will start the week of Sept. 18.
--You must purchase a PHYS 111 lab manual from the UBC Okanagan book store.
--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, contact the Physics Laboratory Manager Hiroko Nakahara by Sept. 15 at the latest.
--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 Hiroko Nakahara before Sept. 15 to make arrangements to take the survey outside of lab periods.

Complete the MasteringPhysics tutorial by Wed. Sept. 13 at 23:59.
Complete HW No. 1 and the Vector Review on MasteringPhysics by Fri. Sept. 15 at 23:59.
Tutorials will start the week of Sept. 11.
--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 111-002 syllabus
1. Get textbook
2. Get PHYS 111 lab manual
3. Get i>Clicker
4. Register i>Clicker on UBC Blackboard
5. Get MasteringPhysics account

You will need the MasteringPhysics Course ID to complete the registration. Log into the PHYS 111-002 Blackboard page to retrieve the required Courese ID.

6. Complete Practice Assignment on MasteringPhysics
      -due Wed. Sept. 13 at 23:59
7. Read Mazur 1.1-1.9

Course Syllabus (.pdf): PHYS 111-002 Syllabus

Lecture Materials


Nov. 29: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Nov. 27: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Nov. 22: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Nov. 20: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Nov. 15: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Nov. 6: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Nov. 1: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 30: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 25: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 23: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 18: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 16: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 11: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Oct. 2: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 27: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 25: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 20: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 18: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 13: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 11: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides
Sept. 6: Learning Objectives / Lecture Slides

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
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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