Physics 10 -- Fall 2017

- copyright Randall Munroe at

Tue, 6-9 pm
Aptos Campus, rm. 804

Paul Graham
pagraham {at} cabrillo {dot} edu

Office Hours: Tue, 5:00 - 5:45 pm in room 804

Syllabus and tentative schedule

First midterm:

Our first midterm will be in class on Tuesday, Oct. 3. 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:
Monday, Oct. 2: 5 pm - 8 pm (room 802)
Tuesday, Oct. 3: 4pm - 6pm (room 804)

You can also find me Saturday afternoon in the STEM Center (room 834). This isn't a dedicated Phys 10 review -- I will be helping students from other classes too -- but I should be around from noon until about 3 or 4 pm.

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 Tues Sep. 5)
Set #2 (due Tues Sep. 12)
Set #3 (due Tues Sep. 19)
Set #4 (due Tues Sep. 19)