Physics 3210

Physics 3210: Physics for Scientists I

Professor John Belz

Spring Semester 2019




Course information and syllabus.

Physics home page.

Contact the instructor: belz@physics.utah.edu

Contact the TA: josh.henry.peterson@gmail.com





Lecture Notes
  1. Vectors; Tue Jan 08
    Supplement; Math 2210 Lectures including dot and cross-products.
  2. Kinematics; Thu Jan 10
  3. Kinematics in Polar Coordinates; Tue Jan 15
  4. Newton's Laws; Thu Jan 17
  5. Newton in Polar Coordinates; Tue Jan 22
    Supplemental Slides
  6. Forces: Gravity and Friction; Thu Jan 24
    Supplemental Slide: Spherical Coordinates
  7. Forces: Viscosity and the Harmonic Oscillator; Tue Jan 29
  8. Momentum and Center of Mass; Thu Jan 31
  9. Momentum Conservation and Rocket Motion; Tue Feb 05
    Supplemental Slides
  10. Work-Energy Theorem, Line Integrals; Tue Feb 12
  11. Conservative Forces and Potential Energy; Thu Feb 14


Homework Assignments
  1. Homework 01; due in class Thu Jan 17 solutions
  2. Homework 02; due in class Thu Jan 24 solutions
  3. Homework 03; due in class Thu Jan 31 solutions
  4. Homework 04; due in class Thu Feb 14 solutions
  5. Homework 05; due in class Thu Feb 21




Discussion Exercises
  1. 20190109 solutions
  2. 20190111 solutions
  3. 20190116 solutions
  4. 20180119 solutions
  5. 20190123 solutions
  6. 20190125 solutions
  7. 20190130 solutions
  8. 20190201 solutions
  9. 20190212 solutions
  10. 20190214 solutions


Old Exams

Exam Solutions
  1. Exam 1