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Homework/Quiz Questions and Solutions

Some Lectures

I'm putting my lecture notes here. Lecture is especially important it has the basis for the whole class. Internalizing it will save you much headache. Notice that it references PHYS 201 material. It's still applicable even with the change in class.

Quizzes and Discussion Questions

As soon as I have solutions to recitation quizzes, this is where they will be. This is also where I will put each week's discussion questions.

Section 502

Q1 1/26
Q2 2/2
Q3 2/9
Exam 1 Answers 2/16
Q4 2/23
Q5 3/2
April 20

Section 507

Lecture 1 1/28
Lecture 2 2/4
Lecture 3 2/11
Exam 1 Answers 2/18
Lecture 4 2/25
Lecture 5 3/4

Syllabi and other such things

Dr. Fords's Syllabus
Dr. Finkelstein's Syllabus
Dr. Fords's Website
Dr. Finkelstein's Website
Formula sheets

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 ideas on presenting science, math, and other topics; or simply learning the material yourself. 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 varity of mathematical topics.
Crash Course! - Hank and John Green's Crash Course! channel: Hank teaches chemistry, psychology, physiology and anatomy, biology, and ecolog, John teaches world and American history and English literature, and Phil Plait teaches Astronomy.
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."