Welcome to Physics 105!
Fall 2009

Instructor: John S. Colton
Email address: "john_" (including the underscore) plus "colton" at "byu dot edu"
Office hours: Wed 2:30 - 4 pm, Fri 3:30 - 5 pm, in the Tutorial Lab N304 ESC.
Office: N335 ESC, available by appointment

T.A./grader: Sara Hyde
TA's email address: "byuphysics105" plus "at" plus "gmail dot com". This is NOT Dr. Colton's address. Don't send stuff to him here.
TA's office hours: Thurs 3 - 3:50 pm and Fri 11 - 11:50 am, in the Tutorial Lab N304 ESC (times now finalized)



The textbook for the class is College Physics, by Serway & Faughn (5th, 6th, 7th editions) or by Serway & Vuille (8th edition). Only volume 1 is needed for Physics 105; but volume 2 is used in Physics 106, so if you’re planning to take that course too it may be cheaper to get a book with both volumes combined. Feel free to obtain an inexpensive used copy.

Syllabus and Course Packet

Warm-Up Exercises

Lecture Notes

Videos of Demos

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Scores and Grade

Class Identification Numbers

I-Clicker registration

Tutorial Lab Info

Discussion Forum (Google Groups)

Old Exams

I strongly recommend working through the old exams entirely on your own before looking at the solutions. Pre-curve averages are listed for the multiple choice parts of the exams. I intend to make this year's exams a bit easier, but no guarantees! Notice that there are some major differences between the old exams and what I plan for this year. Some key differences: no time limit this year, no note cards, and calculators should not be needed. In style, this year's exams will likely be closest to the Fall 2008 final exam.

This year's exams

How to get started

Supplementary Material

Current Topics in Physics