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
  12. Special Topic: Lagrangian Mechanics; Tue Feb 19
  13. Special Topic: Coupled Oscillations; Thu Feb 21
    Supplemental Slides
  14. Rotational Dynamics I; Tue Feb 26
    Handout: Moments of Inertia
  15. Rotational Dynamics II; Thu Feb 28
  16. Angular Momentum Vector; Tue Mar 05
  17. Rotational Dynamics Problems; Tue Mar 07
  18. Review for Exam 2; Tue Mar 019
    Solutions to Practice Problems


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 solutions
  6. Homework 06; due in class Thu Feb 28 solutions
  7. Homework 07; due in class Thu Mar 07 solutions




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. 20190213 solutions
  10. 20190215 solutions
  11. 20190220 solutions
  12. 20190222 solutions
  13. 20190227 solutions
  14. 20190301 solutions
  15. 20190306 solutions
  16. 20190308 solutions


Old Exams

Exam Solutions
  1. Exam 1