Alexander L. Rudolph    Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Cal Poly Pomona
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Physics 299 is a recitation course for Physics 131
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  • Welcome to the Web page for PHY 299 - Recitation for PHY 131
  • Course Description

    Physics 299 is a recitation course for Physics 131 and is designed to provide with more practice with and a deeper understanding of the concepts of Newtonion mechanics. The course is pass/fail, and the work consists of guided activities carried out during the hour of the class. However, to succeed in Physics 131, it may be necessary for you to 1) spend more time working on and reviewing the material from recitation, 2) spend additional time studying for Physics 131. Based on student learning assessments, Physics 131 has been shown to be one of the most difficult classes for many students, and you may have to spend 12-15 hours/week studying for that class.

  • Course Information

    Instructor: Alex Rudolph
    Office: 8-220
    Phone #: 909-869-4180
    E-mail: alrudolph@csupomona.edu           
    Office Hours: MW 10:30-11:30.  Other hours can be made by appointment.

    Texts:  Tutorials in Introductory Physics by Lillian C. McDermott, Peter S. Shaffer and the Physics Education Group.
  • Schedule
                The order of topics is tentative and subject to change
  • Week

    Date

    Topic

    Relevant sections of the text

    1

    9/21/12

    Description of course structure, representations of motion

     

    2

    9/28/12

    1-D motion

    HRW, Ch. 2.6-2.9

    3

    10/5/12

    Forces

    HRW, Ch. 5.2-5.5, 5.7

    4

    10/12/12

    Newton's 2nd & 3rd Laws

    HRW, Ch. 5.6, 5.8

    5

    10/19/12

    Work and KE

    HRW, Ch. 7.3-7.5

    6

    10/26/12

    Conservation of Energy

    HRW, Ch. 8.5

    7

    11/2/12

    Conservation of Momentum

    HRW, Ch. 9.4-9.7

    8

    11/9/12

    Rotation

    HRW, Ch. 10.2-10.5, 10.8

    9

    11/16/12

    Conservation of Angular Momentum

    HRW, Ch. 11.7-11.11

    11/23/12

    Thanksgiving Break-No class

     

    10

    11/30/12

    Review and final assessment

     

©2011 by Alexander L. Rudolph
alrudolph@csupomona.edu
http://www.csupomona.edu/~alrudolph

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Last modified on 5 November, 2012