Welcome to Physics 105!
Fall 2013

Instructor: John S. Colton
Email: You can email me via this link: http://www.physics.byu.edu/department/feedback/colton
Office hours: T Thu 2 - 3 pm, in the Tutorial Lab N304 ESC.
Office: N335 ESC, available by appointment

T.A./grader: Shaun Livingston
TA's email address: shauntheta@gmail.com
TA's office hours: appointments available as needed



The textbook for the class is College Physics, by Serway & Faughn (5th, 6th, 7th editions) or by Serway & Vuille (8th, 9th editions).  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

Max: Homework, Warm-Up Exercises, Clicker Registration, CID number, and Grades

Prayer Sign-up

Warmups/Reading Assignments

Class Discussion Forum

Lecture Notes

Videos of Demos

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Tutorial Lab Info

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. No guarantees as to whether this year's exams will be the same difficulty, easier, or harder than past exams. Also note that on some past exams I allowed students to bring a note card whereas on others I supplied a formula sheet. Finally, the coverage per exam may have been different from year to year, so (for example) the Fall 2007 Exam 1 may contain material that won't be tested on your exam 1.

This year's exams

Here are my solutions to this year's exams:

Here are the blank exams:

TA Notes

Here are some notes from Shaun from his exam reviews.

How to get started

Supplementary Material

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