PHY 2048

General Physics I

Updated 12 February 2017.

This shows the expected exam schedule for Spring 2017.

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All students should review the comments on my course preview page
about which majors should take this class,
advising warnings specifically for engineering majors,
and the ISBN numbers for textbook options in both lecture and lab.


Ref. no. 171096   --   MTWRF 10:10-11:00 in SM 118

Ref. no. 171097   --   MTWRF 1:25-2:15 in SM 118

Syllabus Study Suggestions LON-CAPA LON-CAPA Info PHY 2048L

Comment: A key thing to learn in physics is how to solve problems you have never seen before by applying a few simple principles. The one step most students leave out that an "expert" never leaves out is called "draw a picture" or "draw it again". Many problems will literally solve themselves when you draw the picture, and this also helps you identify what question to ask yourself that will help bring a multi-step problem into better focus.


Note: Extra handouts are normally placed in a folder outside my office, SM 290.


Note that this class has Calculus I (MAC2311) as a pre- or co-requisite
and that PHY2048L must be taken at the same time as PHY2048 unless you already have earned at least a "C" in it.

My comments on the calculus requirements for my physics courses.

What about trig? Read the answers to the question
What advice would you give to a student currently taking trig concerning
the skills and knowledge they need to take with them after they pass the class?

from my Fall 2004 PHY2048 class. It hasn't changed in a decade.

My reminder on the calculators you are allowed to use.

Go to the TCC  Canvas  site
and read the advice from last semester's students
on how to be successful in this course

* Old PHY2048 Exams at TCC *

Two-page pdf file organizing the key equations learned in PHY2048


WWWebTools of possible relevance to PHY2048

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