Physics 121 Home Page (Fall 2010)

Prof. E. F. Redish

Title: Physics 121: Fundamentals of Physics I

Main handout
A description of the course procedures, materials, and grading. This is a "must read"! It describes in detail the many features of this class that are different from traditional classes including our complex grading scheme. You don't want to "wake up" in the middle of October and discover that you have inadvertently already lost enough points to prevent you from getting an A!



Lecture Slides
The slides used in the PowerPoint presentations in lecture can be found here in a format suitable for note-taking in lecture. The slides should (mostly) be available the night before the lecture.

Clicker Questions
The slides from the clicker questions used in the PowerPoint presentations in lecture. These will be posted after the lecture is completed.

Old Exams
The exams from last year and this year's mid-semester makeup. (To be posted at appropriate times.)

Readings and Links
Occasional reading assignments (assigned in homework) or links to useful websites, and software used in class. Publicly available links will be on the "Readings and Links" webpage in the open web. Other useful materials that I am allowed to use in this class but not distribute publicly are in your blackboard site. Be sure you know how to log in to this site as there will be some required materials only made available there (such as homework solutions).

Homework The weekly homework assignments can be obtained by clicking below. Once the assignments have been collected, the solutions will be posted on Blackboard. Typically, solutions will be posted on Sundays. Partial postings may be made, a problem at a time.
Week Tutorial HW
(due at beginning of your Tutorial)

(due before 12 noon)

Paper HW
(due at beginning of Friday lecture)
Week 1  MP Assgt 1(due 9/3/10)  
Week 2 MP Assgt 2 (due 9/10/10) Assignment 2L (due 9/10/10)
Week 3  MP Assgt 3 (due 9/17/10) Assignment 3L (due 9/17/10)
Week 4 Assignment 1T (due week of 9/20/10) MP Assgt 4 (due 9/24/10) Assignment 4L (due 9/24/10)
Week 5 Assignment 2T (due week of 9/27/10) MP Assgt 5 (due 10/1/10) Assignment 5L (due 10/1/10)
Week 6 Assignment 3T (due week of 10/4/10) No MP HW this week (exam) No Lecture HW this week (exam)
Week 7 Assignment 4T (due week of 10/11/10) MP Assgt 6 (due 10/15/10) Assignment 6L (due 10/15/10)
Week 8 Assignment 5T (due week of 10/18/10) MP Assgt 7 (due 10/22/10) Assignment 7L(due 10/22/10)
Week 9 Assignment 6T (due week of 10/25/10) MP Assgt 8 (due 10/29/10) Assignment 8L (due 10/29/10)
Week 10 Assignment 7T (due week of 11/1/10) MP Assgt 9 (due 11/5/10) Assignment 9L (due 11/5/10)
Week 11 Assignment 8T (due week of 11/8/10) No MP HW this week (exam) No Lecture HW this week (exam)
Week 12 Assignment 9T (due week of 11/15/10) MP Assgt 10 (due 11/19/10) Assignment 10L (due 11/19/10)
Week 13 Assignment 10T (due week of 11/29/10) MP Assgt 11 (due 12/3/10) Assignment 11L (due 12/3/10)
Week 14 Assignment 11T (due week of 12/8/10 MP Assgt 12 (due 12/10/10) Assignment 12L (due 12/10/10)

Email Connections To send a message to the entire class to start or contribute to a discussion, send it to me and I will forward it to everyone.



University of Maryland Physics Department Physics 121 Home

This page prepared by

Edward F. Redish
Department of Physics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 405-6120

Last revision 2 December, 2010.