Physics 3210

Physics 3210: Physics for Scientists I

Professor John Belz

Spring Semester 2018




Course information and syllabus.

Physics home page.

Physics 2235 page.

Contact the instructor: belz@physics.utah.edu

Contact the TA: renbo.wang@utah.edu





Lecture Notes
  1. Vectors; Mon Jan 08
    Math 2210 Lectures including dot and cross-products.
  2. Kinematics; Wed Jan 10
  3. Kinematics in Polar Coordinates; Wed Jan 17
  4. Newton's Laws; Mon Jan 22
  5. Newton in Polar Coordinates; Wed Jan 24
    Supplemental Slides
  6. Forces: Gravity and Friction; Mon Jan 29
  7. Forces: Viscosity and the Harmonic Oscillator; Wed Jan 31
  8. Momentum; Center of Mass; Mon Feb 05
    Supplemental Slides
  9. Momentum Conservation and Rocket Motion; Wed Feb 07
  10. Work-Energy Theorem, Line Integrals; Wed Feb 14
  11. Conservative Forces and Potential Energy; Wed Feb 21


Homework Assignments
  1. Homework 01; due in class Mon Jan 22 solutions
  2. Homework 02; due in class Mon Jan 29 solutions
  3. Homework 03; due in class Mon Feb 05 solutions
  4. Homework 04; due in class Wed Feb 21 solutions
  5. Homework 05; due in class Wed Feb 28


Discussion Exercises
  1. 20180109 solutions
  2. 20180111 solutions
  3. 20180116 solutions
  4. 20180119 solutions
  5. 20180122 solutions
  6. 20180126 solutions
  7. 20180130 solutions
  8. 20180201 solutions
  9. 20180206 solutions
  10. 20180216 solutions
  11. 20180222 solutions


Old Exams

Exam Solutions
  1. Exam 1