Mr. Sarver's e-mail
Contact information and help hours in Syllabus
Mastering Physics: sarver09057
WebAssign: Automagic

Recitation Quizzes and Lectures


I'm putting my lecture notes here. Lecture 1.5 is especially important as it has the basis for the whole class. Internalizing it will save you much headache and many points. I told the TAs to improvise on Lecture 1.5, so they should have presented something else, but was similar.
Lecture 1 6/3
Lecture 1.5 6/3 Contact information in here is not that good.
Lecture 2 6/5
Lecture 3 Lecture 3s 6/8
Lecture 4 6/10
Lecture 5 6/12
Lecture 6 6/15
Lecture 7 6/22
Lecture 8 6/24
Lecture 9 Lecture 9s 6/26
Lecture 10 6/29
Lecture 11 7/1

Equation sheet and Exam

Exam I
Exam II Exam

Recitation Quizzes

As soon as I have solutions to recitation quizzes, this is where they will be.

Q1 6/3
Q2 6/8
These two gifs are here to show an example of energy and momentum conservation. Only energy and the momentum in the x-direction is conserved. If you want to improve them, I will send you the position functions.

Syllabus and other such things

Lab Schedule
Formula sheets
Ford exams
Rapp exams
Schuessler exams

Useful and tangential links

Wikipedia - the repository of all useful and relevant human knowledge. Very good for math and science. - the answer engine Bing never was. Provides more information than most people care about on many topics; see the examples.
Veritasium - Dr. Derek Muller's Veritasium channel: Dr. Muller teaches physics by the Socratic Method. This has a tendency to make the people he is talking to look like idiots and he looks like a rear-end. But many of the things the people are saying, you are saying and it is his goal to correct that bad information in his viewers. His thesis was about that and his research showed it was superior to clean presentations like those at Khan Academy.
Khan Academy - Khan Academy's Website: good for learning material. The website provides a better navigation of the videos than their Youtube channel. These videos still have value even if Dr. Muller's research says they are not as good as those made by the Socratic Method.
Dr. Walter Lewin's MIT 8.01 Dr. Lewin taught MIT's 8.01, which is equivalent to TAMU's PHYS 218. He is lively and engaging. And he teaches well. It is calculus based, but it doesn't look like he will beat you over the head with it.

Sixty Symbols - Brady Haran's Sixty Symbols channel: video's on physics and astronomy, most start out with a symbol and what it is about. As an example, they start with the symbol Ψ which is the symbol for wave-function and then they talk about wave-functions and quantum mechanics.
Minute Physics - Henry Reich's Minute Physics channel: a channel devoted to video's on physics between 1 and 10 minutes long.
SciShow - Hank Green's SciShow channel: general science channel; Physics, Biology, and current events of science are of particular interest.
Vi Hart - Vi Hart's Youtube channel: good for deep, interesting, and thought provoking math based videos.
Numberphile - Brady Haran's Numberphile channel: From the University of Nottingham and Cambridge, contains video's about numbers mostly, but also a wide variety of mathematical topics.
Crash Course! - Hank and John Green's Crash Course! channel: Hank teaches chemistry, psychology, anatomy and physiology, biology and ecology and John teaches world and American history and English literature. When they start pulling in $40k a month through their Patreon they'll start work on Crash Course Physics.
Periodic Table of Videos - Brady Haran's Periodic Table of Videos channel: video's on chemistry. They start with a chemical of some sort and then they talk about it's properties, where it comes from, where it goes, what good it is, hazards, their reactions, and so on.
Computerphile - Brady Haran's Computerphile channel: video's on computers and related subjects. They've talk graphics, hardware, security, programing, and computing history. "You don't properly understand N! until you've dropped a stack of punch cards and you have to put them back into the right order using only your knowledge of ALGOL."