|Lecture Instructor: Prof.
Email: savage AT phys.washington.edu
Office: B457 Physics and Astronomy Building
Phone: (206) 543-7481
Instructor: Prof. P. S. Shaffer
Email: shaffer AT phys.washington.edu
Office: C208 Physics Astronomy Building;
Phone: (206) 685-2046
Prof. R.G. Hamish Robertson
Email: rghr AT u.washington.edu
Office: B476 Physics Astronomy Building
Phone: 206-616-2745 or 206-685-9060
- Welcome to PHYS 122b, the second quarter of a three-quarter sequence of introductory physics courses for physics and engineering majors. You should find this course challenging and stimulating. I hope that you also find it to be interesting and enjoyable. Have a great quarter!
- The course design is a cooperative effort of many faculty, each of whom is deeply concerned with providing the most effective learning experience for every student. Each element of the course (lecture, lab and tutorial) is essential to your mastery of physics. The three elements are carefully coordinated, but are not necessarily synchronized. Research has shown that presenting material in cycles, so that the same topic is approached more than once from different viewpoints, is a very effective means of encouraging deeper understanding and long-term retention of ideas.
- You are encouraged to visit the Study Center.
- Your goal in this class should be to understand how each new topic is related to all of the previous material, and how the concepts, rules and formulae fit together and can be applied to solve real-world problems. Never allow anything to go by that you do not understand. Generally, ask a question immediately. If it is inconvenient to interrupt, make a quick note to yourself and inquire later.