PHYSICS 109, GENERAL PHYSICS
Thursday, January 24, 8:30-11:30 am, Jadwin A09
Monday, January 21, 2:00-4:00 pm, McDonnell 103A (regular classroom)
Latest Update or Change
History of Updates and
- January 28, 2002
- Final and Solutions posted to Quizzes and Exams page.
About Physics 109
What is Physics 109?
This course is the third term of a three-term sequence, 107-8-9,
covering the same material as Physics 103-4. It is aimed at those
students who should take 103-4 but don't have the math/physics
background for the fast pace of 103-4. The slower pace of
Physics 107-8-9 allows for extra time on the math as well as
the more puzzling concepts (energy, angular momentum,
oscillations) of basic physics. Physics 107-8-9 satisfies the
physics requirement for engineering students.
Who should take Physics 109? Students who've
taken Physics 107 and 108 and want to complete the introductory
sequence (to satisfy engineering requirements, for example).
What will you learn in Physics 109?
We'll cover a diverse set of topics from
introductory physics: heat and thermodynamics, fluids, waves and
wave phenomena including interference and diffraction, optics,
and some modern physics including relativity and quantum physics.
- How to Read These Pages.
- Some of our pages require a helper application or plug-in for
reading. Find out why and how to get it.
- General Information.
- Information about the course not covered elsewhere.
- Required Materials.
- The textbook and other items you will need for Physics 109.
These are exactly the same as for Physics 103-104 and 107-108, so
you should already have them.
- A week by week listing of what happens in Physics 109. Of
course, since this is my first time teaching Physics 109,
the syllabus is subject
- Answers page.
- Answers to some of the even numbered problems from
the textbook (and some answers for
other study materials). For best results try the problems on your
own before checking the answers.
- This year's quizzes and exams and
- After you've taken them of course!
Ed Groth, Jadwin 264, x8-4361,
Office Hours: Most afternoons - give a call before walking
across campus! Almost surely Wednesday and Thursday afternoons,
Course Manager: Charlotte Richick, Jadwin 208,
Difficulties: Students having difficulty
are encouraged to see me (firstname.lastname@example.org,
8-4361), their academic advisor, and their Director of Studies.
Physics Around the Web
Physics Educational Resources.
- These resources are closely related to Physics 109. You'll
find additional notes and problems and some discussions of
Physics Research Resources.
Some links to sites actively engaged in physics research or
support of research.
Other Physics Resources.
- Physical constants, periodic table ...
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Department and E. J. Groth