E-mail: fratus@physics.ucsb.edu

Office: Broida 6212

Meeting Location:

- Elings 3001 on August 19
^{th} - Elings 1601 from August 20
^{th}through August 26^{th } - Chemistry 1171 from August 27
^{th}through August 29^{th }

Textbook: I'll be mostly lecturing out of my own notes (which I'll post here on this website), which won't reference any particular portion of any textbook. However, the standard text seems to be University Physics by Young and Freedman, and is also the textbook I used in my introductory physics classes, so I recommend reading about the topics mentioned in this course there.

Thank you again for being an excellent group of students, and for the privilege to teach you physics!

------------------------------------------------------------

8/30/13: Solutions for the Final Exam have been posted.

8/30/13: Solutions for HW4 have been posted.

------------------------------------------------------------

8/29/13: The final exam has been graded. The average was a 27 (out of 50), with a low score of 13 and a high score of 48.

------------------------------------------------------------

8/28/13: Extra Office Hours will be tonight in the JCC at 8 PM

8/28/13: Slides for Special Relativity talk have been posted.

8/28/13: Typo in problem 2 of HW4 has been corrected.

------------------------------------------------------------

8/27/13: Solutions for HW3 have been posted.

------------------------------------------------------------

8/26/13: HW4 has been posted.

------------------------------------------------------------

8/25/13: HW4 deadline extended to Thursday.

------------------------------------------------------------

8/24/13: Extra credit part d) added to problem two of homework three.

8/24/13: Solutions for HW2 have been posted.

------------------------------------------------------------

8/22/13: HW3 has been posted.

------------------------------------------------------------

8/21/13: Solutions for HW1 have been posted.

------------------------------------------------------------

8/20/13: HW2 has been posted.

------------------------------------------------------------

Welcome to SIMS 2013! This is where I'll keep the course web page updated with important announcements.

Our first class will be on Monday at 10:00 AM in Elings Hall, room 3001. Feel free to E-mail me if you have any questions before the first class. I'll also be at the welcome lunch on Sunday.

Date | Topic | Lecture Notes |

08/19 | Introduction / The Philosophy of Physics / Vectors / Coordinate Systems | Lecture One |

08/20 | Kinematics / Projectile Motion | Lecture Two |

08/21 | Newton's Laws / Free Body Diagrams / Frictional Forces / HW1 DUE | Lecture Three |

08/22 | Galilean Relativity / Intertial and Non-Intertial Reference Frames / The Equivalence Principle | Lecture Four |

08/23 | Work / Kinetic Energy / Taylor Series / HW2 DUE | Lecture Five |

08/24 | Potential Energy / Conservation of Energy / Energy Diagrams / Vector Fields | Lecture Six |

08/26 | Momentum / Conservation of Momentum / Collisions / Center of Mass / Rocket Motion / HW3 DUE | Lecture Seven |

08/27 | Advanced Methods: Lagrangian Mechanics | Lecture Eight |

08/28 | Special Topic: Special Relativity | Slides |

08/29 | Final Exam / HW4 DUE | Final Exam Solutions |

Homework Two Solutions

Homework Three Solutions

Homework Four Solutions