New, Answer What?, Local Pages, External Links, More Books, OverView, HomeWork,

- A short note on: How "hot" works!
- Some equations of constant acceleration that work at any speed.
- Version of the handout
on
*modeling workshop*using 1 foot gate separations. *Update*: Find some Fall 2000 web-construction on the UM-StL BlackBoard site by using your gateway ID/password.- Welcome to the Fall 1999 semester.
- Links to our Winter 2000 microscopy courses, with wide application, taught by industry experts.
- Possible answers for exam four are now posted (p1,2,3,4,5).
- Color draft of the information physics supplement in PDF form for Adobe's free Acrobat Reader.
- Additional homework due Monday 29Nov99 from the supplement: End-Of-Section 3 and 8...
- ...plus derive ?-marks from here for "Work to keep frost on a 6-pack" and "Reversible flame heating".
- Practice questions for the multiple-choice component of the 2nd in-class exam.
- Chapters 10 and 11 solutions are available across from the Benton Hall 5 elevator.
- Series of multiple-choice questions due by midnight of the {2nd, 4th} Sunday in September.
- Series of multiple-choice questions due by midnight of
the {2nd,
4th}
Sunday in October
*.* - Series of multiple-choice questions due by midnight of
the {2nd,
4th} Sunday in November
*.* - Check out notes from the summer 1999 crackerbarrel in San Antonio on upgrading content for intro physics courses.
- Check out the page on our weekend electron microscope course next semester. An in-week course on biological electron microscopy will be offered as well.
- Is it possible to describe recent insights underlying statistical physics simply? Send your thoughts on one attempt at this to pfraundorf@umsl.edu.
- We are hosting an interpretive cartooning festival, and are looking for both interpretations of existing puzzlers, and new puzzlers to illustrate!
- A 0th-Law with teeth from class, and some fun with information physics.
- This course does not yet have a university-wizarded webpage and discussion area. If you would like to see one, let me know.
- Comparing energies: Does food, gasoline, or electricity buy more for less?
- A Java (JDK1.1) applet for solving anyspeed constant acceleration problems.
- Ask in the department to see if they are offering a free tutoring service for Phys 111/2 students in the Physics Dept Reading Room, Benton 516, sponsored by the Center for Academic Development.
- A weekly evaluation survey form for this class can be found here. Use it!
- Three abstracts for the Winter 1998 AAPT Conference.
- Anyspeed acceleration - teaching only what's right in Newtonian physics: Text, Figs.1,2,3,4,x.

- How to determine the earth's diameter from a seashore sunset?
- Where to run in order to catch the next fly ball coming your way.
- What length to adjust the cord so that a bungee-jumper doesn't fall too far.
- Why cats falling from skyscrapers may be hurt more if the fall is too short?
- How much "arc" to put on the next jump shot you shoot.
- When to try breaking a board with your hand, and when not.
- Are bean soup cans faster than boullion cans when rolling downhill?
- Why was 1.4km of the Nimitz Freeway most damaged in the 1989 quake?
- How many push-ups are in an m&m (plain, not peanut)?
- Why to give trailer-pulling drivers room, when they start to weave.
- How to rest in a vertical fissure when climbing rocks.
- Are information in bits, & work in joules, related to temperature, and how?
- Why scorpions locate their prey so easily in the dark?
- How to warm the air in an igloo, without increasing the air's total energy?

- For our first in-class exam on Wed 15 Sept 1999, here's one sample w/o (p.1,2,3,4) and one w/ solutions (p.1,2,3,4).
- For our second in-class exam on Mon 11 Oct 1999, here's a sample exam (p1,2,3,4).
- For our third in-class exam on Wed 10 Nov 1999, here's an example 3rd exam (p1,2,3,4).
- For our fourth exam tentatively on Mon 6 Dec 1999, here are sample exams w/o (p1,2,3,4) and w/ solutions (p1,2,3,4).
- A previous final exam, p.1,2,3,4,5.
- Other exam samples may be found on reserve at the library.
- A survey of unidirectional constant acceleration problems (for any and all speeds).
- Excerpts from an any-speed primer.
- Does making a hotdog require 50 nanoseconds of life's power stream?
- Start relativity with the metric equation instead of Lorentz transforms!.
- Is statistical physics a dead subject, or is there another paradigm change afoot?
- Browser-interactive solver for constant acceleration problems.
- Try focussing a high-res electron microscope image on-line!
- A question involving relativistic acceleration which contains what you need to solve it.
- deBroglie's electrons and some interesting TEM facts.
- What other resources might help you? E-mail suggestions to pfraundorf@umsl.edu.
- At UM-StLouis see also: a1toc, cme, i-fzx, phys&astr, programs, stei-lab, & wuzzlers.
- Some current and previous courses: p111, p112, p231, p325, p341, p400.
- Cite/Link:
**http://newton.umsl.edu/~philf/p111f97s.html** - This release dated 24 Aug 1999 (Copyright by Phil Fraundorf 1988-1999)

- Fizzics (shouldn't it be "Fizx") fizzle provides another perspective on this material...
- ...as does J. D. Jones in his "web course" on this subject.
- Some lecture notes that may be of help.
- Some notes on propagation of errors in calculated quantities.
- Some links to reference notes on useful equations, math and constants.
- What is d^3
*x*/d*t*^3? Check**sci.physics**' Frequently Asked Questions. - O'Donnell's laws of cartoon motion.
- Some University of Buffalo Notes on Computational Physics Careers.
- See a larger set of Physics-Related Links at Tiptop and PhysLink.
- SUNY-Buffalo Physics 107C Mech&Heat Lecture Notes by R. J. Gonsalves
- Kenny Felder's Math and Physics Help pages.
- Univ. Oregon Student Physics Problems Page
- Contemporary Physics Education Project's Particle Adventure.
- Other physics education links that may be of interest include those at: Yahoo, Quantum, c3p, McGill, ....
- Press below for Alta-Vista's Dynamic Link-Lists on these topics...

**Symbols: **Make sure that you know the Greek alphabet and
special Mathematical Symbols, which will be constantly used in
this course. Consult the back cover of the textbook.

**MathReview: **There is a very useful collection of
trigonometry, and differential and integral calculus formulae in
the back of the text for quick reference and review (Appendix B).
Make sure that you know this material!

- Galileo Galilei -
*Dialog Concerning the Two Chief World Systems*(1632, translated by Stillman Drake, UC Press, 1962) - Newton's
*Principia*(in the 1600's sometime). - Halliday, Resnick & Walker -
*Fundamentals of Physics*- 4th Edition or later with "puzzlers" (John Wiley & Sons) - Roman Vinokur -
*The science of the jump shot: Kinematics on the basketball court*,**Quantum**(Jan/Feb 1993) 46-50. - McBeath et. al. -
*How baseball outfielders determine where to run to catch fly balls*,**Science 268**(28 April 1995) 569-573. - Larry Gonick & Art Huffman,
*The Cartoon Guide to Physics*(HarperPerennial, NY, 199_). - Larry Gonick & Woollcott Smith,
*The Cartoon Guide to Statistics*(HarperPerennial, NY, 1993).

- Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 2nd edition (U. of Chicago Press, Chicago IL, 1970)
- Jearl Walker -
*The Flying Circus of Physics*(Wiley 1977) - Joel A. Barker,
*The Business of Paradigms*(ILI Press, Lake Elmo MN, 1985) - Richard P. Feynman - "
*Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!*" (Bantam 1986) - Richard P. Feynman - "
*QED*: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter" (Princeton University Press, 1985) - K. Eric Drexler,
*Engines of Creation*(Anchor Doubleday, New York NY, 1986) - Stephen W. Hawking -
*A Brief History of Time* - Jearl Walker,
*Flying Circus of Physics*(John Wiley & Sons, 1975) - Michio Kaku,
*HyperSpace*(Oxford University Press, 1994) - James Gleick,
*Chaos: Making a New Science*(Penguin Books, 1987) - Stuart Kauffman,
*At Home in the Universe*(Oxford University Press, 1995) - Charlene Spretnak,
*The Resurgence of the Real*- Body, Nature and Place in a Hypermodern World (Perseus, 1997). - Kip S. Thorne,
*Black Holes & Time Warps*(W. W. Norton & Co., 1994) - Mark Slouka,
*War of the Worlds*(BasicBooks, 1995) - Richard Dawkins,
*The Selfish Gene*(Oxford University Press, 1976)

**Prerequisite:** Math 80: Analytic Geom & Calc I (5)
or Math 101: Survey of Calc (4)

**Recommended:** Physics 1: Foundations I (4) or Chem 12:
Intro II (5)

**Prof:** Phil Fraundorf (pfraundorf@umsl.edu)
516-5933; Molecular Building 202 (office)

**Office Hours:** after class and by appointment

**Text:** *Physics for Scientists and Engineers*, Fourth
Edition by Raymond A. Serway (Saunders College Publishing,
Philadelphia PA 1995)

**Lectures:** Section E0A: MW 5:30- 6:45pm Room B116

**Discussion Sections:** Section EA1: MW 5:00- 5:25pm Room
B116

**Lab Sections:** Section E01: M 6:55-8:45pm Room B331

**Drops: **The
University regulations regarding drops will be strictly
enforced.