Category Archives: Unit 0: Introduction

Discussion Question Reflection

In 1990, after seven years of teaching at Harvard, Eric Mazur, now Balkanski professor of physics and applied physics, was delivering clear, polished lectures and demonstrations and getting high student evaluations for his introductory Physics 11 course, populated mainly by premed … Continue reading

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0.4 Position, Distance and Displacement

READ THE TEXTBOOK SECTION BEFORE DOING ANYTHING IN THIS POST!!!!! Since a few people did not come pick up the reading, I’ve added it at the end of this blog post. Pre-reading question (do ONLY after reading the textbook section): … Continue reading

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0.2: Measurement and Density Lab Part 1

Pre-reading: How much graphing have you done in your math classes? How comfortable do you feel with graphing? Video: Today’s video is somewhat lengthy, but it’s important content! After reading: Tell in words (not equations or numbers), how to find … Continue reading

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Module 0.1: Measurement and Conversion

Pre-Reading: If a distance d has units of meters (m), and a time T has units of seconds (s), does the quantity T + d make sense physically? Explain. Reading Assignment: Walker, Sections 1-3 and 1-5 (pages 4-5 and 8-10) Video: After … Continue reading

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Module 0.0: Syllabus and Measurement

Pre-Reading Question: About how wide is your house? Read: Walker, sections 1-1 through 1-2 (pages 1-4) Lecture:   American Choppers Video: After reading: Pick any object near you. Write all of the things you could measure about it (e.g., height, … Continue reading

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