Physics 207, University Physics I: AP-C Waves

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Don't forget: Final Exam on Tuesday, Mar 17, at 6:30 PM!

You might want to do some practice problems to warm up for the exam. There are even full worked-out solutions for each one!

Outline for the course, class schedule, etc.

You might also find it useful to read material from my regular University Physics I workshop class.

Are you a physics major? If so, consider the advice from one of my fellow physics instructors.


Homework sets

In order to use the on-line homework system, you need to know your login name and your initial password. Your "login name" should be the same as your last name, but with lowercase letters only; something like richmond. Your initial password should be the final 4-digits of your student RIT student ID, so if your ID is 456781234, the initial password would be 1234. Include all zeroes: if your ID is 456780012, then your initial password will be 0012. You can change your password from the default after you log in for the first time.
  1. Introduction to Webwork system due Thursday, Jan 29, at 2:00 PM.
  2. Simple statistics, masses on a spring due Thursday, Feb 5, at 2:00 PM.
  3. Harmonic motion due Thursday, Feb 12, at 2:00 PM.
  4. Waves (I) due Thursday, Feb 26, at 2:00 PM.
  5. Sound waves due Thursday, Mar 12, at 2:00 PM.
  6. More waves due Monday, Mar 16, at 2:00 PM.

Extra Credit Projects

  1. Estimate the density of a comet
  2. The Pendulum
  3. Record a Wave
  4. Measure the Speed of Sound in Air
  5. Detect the Doppler Effect

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