PHYS 160-3H2 [Spring 2024]
Thursdays 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM

Physics 160 Recitation
with Professor Dr. Harold Geller
Updates in progress throughout semester

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

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

1 February 2024
Recitation #3 PowerPoint Slides
Chapter 3 PowerPoint Slides Part A
Chapter 3 PowerPoint Slides Part B
Chapter 3 PowerPoint Slides Part C

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

15 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.


22 February 2024
Recitation #6 PowerPoint Slides

29 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



14 March 2024
Recitation #8 PowerPoint Slides

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

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

    4 April 2024
    Recitation #11 PowerPoint Slides


    11 April 2024
    Recitation #12 PowerPoint Slides

    18 April 2024
    Recitation #13 PowerPoint Slides

    25 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: Grading Policy:
    			Attendance					70%
    			Class Participation				15%
    			Homework Problem Presentations				15%
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    										100%
    
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