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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 1060 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 1060 is on objects involving electromagnetism, light, special materials, and nuclear energy. The companion course, Physics 1050, emphasizes mechanical and thermal objects.
Course Materials: Online Book Required:
     WileyPlus Access for How Thinks Work: the Physics of Everyday Life, 6th Edition
Print Book Suggested:
     How Thinks Work: the Physics of Everyday Life, 6th Edition by Louis A. Bloomfield

Purchase options:

  • WileyPlus Learning Spaces with eBook is available separately (978-1118994320) for
  • WileyPlus Learning Spaces with eBook and Print Book are available as a bundle (978-1119228714) for
Homework Site: WileyPlus.com, first time: Register for Course 555976
Lecture Videos: Schedule of Classes, Assignments, and Video Recordings
Links to Previous Semesters and Other Resources:
Class Schedule, including Assignments and Videos
Class Policy
Class Goals
Class Rules
Class Ethics Statement
Class Integrity Statement
Spring 2009 Midterm Exam and Solutions

Spring 2009 Final Exam and Solutions

Spring 2010 Midterm Exam 1 and Solutions with Videos
Spring 2010 Midterm Exam 2 and Solutions with Videos
Spring 2010 Final Exam and Solutions with Videos
Spring 2011 Midterm Exam 1 and Solutions with Videos
Spring 2011 Midterm Exam 2 and Solutions with Videos
Spring 2011 Final Exam and Solutions with Videos
Spring 2012 Midterm Exam 1 and Solutions with Videos
Spring 2012 Midterm Exam 2 and Solutions with Videos
Spring 2012 Final Exam and Solutions with Videos
Spring 2014 Midterm Exam 1A and Solutions with Videos (includes ~9 questions not relevant to PHYS 1060)
Spring 2014 Midterm Exam 1B and Solutions with Videos
Spring 2014 Midterm Exam 2 and Solutions with Videos
Spring 2014 Final Exam and Solutions
Spring 2015 Midterm Exam 1 and Solutions
Spring 2015 Midterm Exam 2 and Solutions
Spring 2015 Final Exam and Solutions
Spring 2017 Midterm Exam 1 and Solutions
Spring 2017 Midterm Exam 2 and Solutions
Spring 2017 Final Exam and Solutions