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Instructor: Lou Bloomfield
Time: MWF 1:00pm - 1:50pm (schedule)
Location: Physics 203
Office Hours: Mondays, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Alderman Cafe (in Alderman Library)
Wednesdays, 9:00am – 11:00am, Room 133, Physics Building
Description: Physics 1050 is for non-science majors. It is a practical introduction to physics and science in everyday life. This course considers objects from our daily environment and focuses on their principles of operation, histories, and relationships to one another. The emphasis for Physics 1050 is on mechanical and thermal objects. The companion course, Physics 1060, emphasizes objects involving electromagnetism, light, special materials, and nuclear energy.
Course
Materials:
Required: WileyPlus Access, which includes Online Textbook
      How Thinks Work: the Physics of Everyday Life, 6th Edition by Louis A. Bloomfield
Suggested: Print or Downloadable eBook Textbook
     
(The print book or downloadable eBook are encouraged but not essential because WileyPlus contains an online version of the text. See Class Policy Page for Purchase Information)
Textbook Site: WileyPlus.com, first time: Register for Course 589747
Homework Site: Rabi2.Phys.Virginia.Edu/Moodle
Lecture Videos: Schedule of Classes, Assignments, and Video Recordings
Links to Previous Semesters and Other Resources:
Schedule of Classes and Assignments, along with Class Videos
Class Policy
Class Goals
Class Rules
Class Ethics Statement
Class Integrity Statement
Fall 2009 Midterm Exam 1 and Solutions
Fall 2009 Midterm Exam 2 and Solutions
Fall 2009 Final Exam and Solutions
Fall 2010 Midterm Exam 1, Solutions with Videos
Fall 2010 Midterm Exam 2, Solutions with Videos
Fall 2010 Final Exam, Solutions with Videos
Fall 2011 Midterm Exam 1, Solutions with Videos
Fall 2011 Midterm Exam 2, Solutions with Videos
Fall 2011 Final Exam, Solutions with Videos
Fall 2012 Midterm Exam 1, Solutions with Videos
Fall 2012 Midterm Exam 2, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)
Fall 2012 Final Exam, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)
Fall 2013 Midterm Exam 1, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)
Fall 2013 Midterm Exam 2, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)
Fall 2013 Final Exam, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)
Fall 2014 Midterm Exam 1, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)
Fall 2014 Midterm Exam 2, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)
Fall 2014 Final Exam, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)
Fall 2015 Midterm Exam 1, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)
Fall 2015 Midterm Exam 2, Solutions with Videos
Fall 2015 Final Exam, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)
Fall 2016 Midterm Exam 1, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)
Fall 2016 Midterm Exam 2, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)
Fall 2016 Final Exam, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)
Fall 2017 Midterm Exam 1, Solutions with Videos (not yet ready)