Physics 10 -- Fall 2017

- copyright Randall Munroe at

T/Th, 8:00 - 9:20 am
Watsonville Campus, rm. A320

Paul Graham
pagraham {at} cabrillo {dot} edu

Office Hours: T/Th, 9:30 - 10:30 am in room 804

Syllabus and tentative schedule

First midterm:

Our first midterm will be in class on Thursday, Oct. 5. It will be open-note, but no books or electronic communication are allowed.
Here are two sample exams to give you an idea of the format and question-design philosophy: Sample Midterm #1a: The Dog and Sample Midterm #1b: The Tempest

We will also have several review sessions to help answer any questions you may have; times will be decided in lecture on Tuesday.

Assigned Reading and Videos:

Before the Sept. 12 lecture, please watch the following series of videos (some of which were, or will be, also shown in class.)
History Channel: Aristotle and Ptolemy
History Channel: Nicolaus Copernicus
History Channel: Johannes Kepler
SciShow Space: Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler

Problem Sets:

Set #1 (due Thu Sep. 7)
Set #2 (due Thu Sep. 14)
Set #3 (due Thu Sep. 21)
Set #4 (due Thu Sep. 28)