Announcements:

Final Friday March 18, 8am, 1640 Broida Bring a bluebook; 2 pages notes and a calculator allowed, but no other special tools. Thursday 3/17 Morning at about 11am I've released the practice final. Solutions are now posted.

- Prof. Nelson plans to be in his office (5103 Broida) most of Thursday 3/17, but he may be called away because his daughter is sick. In the afternoon, after about 3pm, he must take her to an appointment.

Most course info is now organized in the Web Syllabus.

We have a Google Group. You can also send e-mail to the group.

The course e-mail is phys21@physics.ucsb.edu.

The library has Reserve Material for our course, including software. Search for PHYS021. The search result to then click on is PHYS021-NSN.

Handouts from the first class:

- Course information.
- Proposed Syllabus.
- Questionnaire. Return Wednesday 1/5/05.
- Study questions for first week.
- First Week Problem Set, Due 1/10

We meet MWF 8:00-8:50am Broida 1640. The first class is Monday, January 3. The TA, Feraz Azhar, will teach a section on Friday from 11:00-11:50am in Phelps 1508. For those interested, there is an optional math/mathematica computer section on either Tuesday , 2:00-2:50pm in Instructional Computing, 1526 Miramar-Phelps. Prof. Nelson will be present at Instructional Computing both days during the first week of classes.

The lecturer is Harry Nelson, and the TA is Feraz Azhar. Prof. Nelson's office hours are currently Thu. 3:30pm-5:00pm, Fri. 2-3pm and by appointment in 5103 Broida. Feraz will hold office hours in the Physics Study Center in 3314 Broida Hall.

This is the first quarter of a core course on General Physics. The textbook is `An Indruction to Mechanics' by Kleppner and Kolenkow. We will cover material from Chapters 1 through 6 of K and K. The Physics 1 textbook, Physics `Classic Edition' by Halliday and Resnick is an optional textbook. Kleppner and Ramsey's Quick Calculus (2nd Edition) is also an optional textbook for those who want to brush up on calculus

Two midterms are planned, on Friday Jan. 28 and on Friday Feb. 18. The final is Friday, March 18 at 8:00am, in 1640 Broida

Homework is assigned on Monday, due the next Monday in Lecture.

Homework turned in up to one week late will have 50% of the score removed. Homework turned in more than one week late will be noted, but no points for credit will be given.

You may work with others on working out the problems, but you **must**
write up solutions independently of one another.

The grading formula to be 40% Final, 40% Midterms, and 20% Problems.

Some Science Links:

Particle Data Group | Source of many useful tables |

Nobel Prizes | The Nobel e-Museum |

Colloquia Online | Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics |

BBC | British Broadcasting Corporation Science Page |

LAT | Los Angeles Times Science Page |

NYT | New York Times Science Page |

PT | Physics Today (Registration required to view articles) |

hnn@hep.ucsb.edu 3/7/05

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