Fall 2014

Physics 231c is an on-line non-calculus-based general physics class, recommended for a variety of majors, such as those pursuing a pre-med education. Topics include: Newtonian equations of motion, momentum and energy conservation, rotational motion, gravity, thermodynamics and wave motion.
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Richard Hallstein,
#1253 BPS Building, (517) 884-5509
Office Hours:  Mondays 10AM-11AM

Help Room Hours (BPS 1248)

Starting Sept. 8, the Strosacker help room is in 1248 BPS and is open from 9:00AM to 9:00PM Monday through Thursday and from 9:00AM to 6:00PM on Fridays. You are welcome to go to the help room during any of its open hours but there will be appointed times when TAs specifically for PHY231/231C will be available.

Strosacker help room staffed with PHY 231/231C TAs beginning the week of Sept. 8. The Strosacker help room staffed with PHY 231/231C TAs beginning Friday, Sept 5. Hours:

I recommend that you spend at least one hour in the help room each week, preferably working with other students in study groups. The TAs for the course are there to assist you and aid you in working through our assignments. However, this does not mean solving class assignments for you.

Online Lectures and examples

A reliable high speed internet connection is required, as is a computer with the ability to view flash video. The computer will need a current, supported operating system and a browser running HTML5 to use all the options available in the online lectures. There is an inconvenient bug that you would only encounter if you happen to have a Windows computer with (1) a touch screen AND (2) a physical keyboard and/or mouse (including a track pad); in this case the videos will not play in Chrome or Firefox, so you would need to use Internet Explorer. Tech Smith's Camtasia software is used to make these videos. Tech Smith is aware of this bug and hope to have it patched in the future.

Online lectures and the associated homework sets will become available in Lon-Capa two weeks prior to the due date for the homework assignments.

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Last updated: August 26, 2014