# PHYS 160-309 [Spring 2024] Tuesdays 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

## Physics 160 Recitation with Professor Dr. Harold GellerUpdates in progress throughout semester

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
16 January 2024
Recitation #1 PowerPoint Slides
Chapter 1 PowerPoint Slides
Slide Rule Simulation

23 January 2024
Recitation #2 PowerPoint Slides
Chapter 2 PowerPoint Slides Part A
Chapter 2 PowerPoint Slides Part B

30 January 2024
Recitation #3 PowerPoint Slides
Chapter 3 PowerPoint Slides Part A
Chapter 3 PowerPoint Slides Part B
Chapter 3 PowerPoint Slides Part C

6 February 2024
Recitation #4 PowerPoint Slides
Chapter 4 PowerPoint Slides Part A
Chapter 4 PowerPoint Slides Part B
Chapter 4 PowerPoint Slides Part C

13 February 2024
Recitation #5 PowerPoint Slides
Chapter 5 PowerPoint Slides Part A
Chapter 5 PowerPoint Slides Part B
Chapter 5 PowerPoint Slides Part C

Formula Sheet for Exam #1 (last year)
Exam #1 from last semester
Exam #1 Outline (last semester)
Older Exam #1
'How To Succeed In This Course' suggestions from years ago
With respect to the exam itself, here are some guidelines I used when I was taking physics exams many years ago:
1) Be confident and prepared.
2) Read test instructions very carefully.
3) Read each question very carefully and note what is given and what is asked for.
4) Budget your test time. I would do those problems I felt easiest first, saving the most time for the hardest problems for me. You have a limited amount of time!!!
5) Use the reference formulae given, and look over the given equations carefully (understand them all PRIOR to the exam).
6) If you are really stumped on a problem, don't be afraid to guess. Leaving a problem blank gets you ZERO points for sure.

Again, good luck in the exam.

20 February 2024
Recitation #6 PowerPoint Slides

27 February 2024
Recitation #7 PowerPoint Slides

"Tutorials" used in other recitation classes for your information:
Chapter 4 "Tutorial"
Chapter 5 "Tutorial"
Chapter 6 "Tutorial"
Chapter 7 "Tutorial"
Chapter 8 "Tutorial"

## 4 - 10 March 2024 - SPRING BREAK 4 - 10 March 2024 - SPRING BREAK

12 March 2024
Recitation #8 PowerPoint Slides

19 March 2024
Recitation #9 PowerPoint Slides
• Videos for solving physics problems

26 March 2024
Recitation #10 PowerPoint Slides
Chap 9&10 Recitation Questions with Answers

2 April 2024
Recitation #11 PowerPoint Slides

9 April 2024
Recitation #12 PowerPoint Slides

16 April 2024
Recitation #13 PowerPoint Slides

23 April 2024
Recitation #14 PowerPoint Slides
Solving Problems in Physics from OpenStax
How to Solve Any Physics Problem [video]
Approach to Solving Physics Problems
Step by Step Guide to Solving Physics Problems
How to Solve Simple Harmonic Motion Problems in Physics
PHYS 160 Review Problems used in other recitations
Solution to Chapter 10 Review Problem

Other Spring 2024 Semester Information
Classes begin							16 January 2024
Last day to add classes						23 January 2024
Last day to drop						30 January 2024
Spring Break						4 March to 10 March 2024
Last day of classes						29 April 2024

Instructor:
• Professor H. Geller
• Office: Planetary Hall Room 233
• E-mail: hgeller@gmu.edu
• Office Hours: Walk-in or by appointment (on campus 5 days/week)
• Recitation Meetings: Tuesdays 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Planetary Hall Room 220