Name: Dr. Tom Kirkman Office: PEngel 132/6
Usual Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
- University Physics by Hugh Young & Roger
Freedman (Pearson; 2015 14th edition)
- Laboratory Manual for Foundations of Physics II
- An Introduction to Error Analysis by John R. Taylor (2nd ed.) (recommended for lab)
Introductory physics demands a great deal: the ability to use
all the mathematics you've learned over your lifetime, the ability
to read with comprehension the equation-filled textbook, the ability to
convert the descriptive text in a problem into a physical situation,
the ability to read instruction manuals and use equipment in lab,...
With so many simultaneously applied demands,
students around the world struggle with introductory physics. I've collected
some advice to students taking physics that can be found on the web.
- Problem Solving Strategy by Fr. Wilfred Theisen (SJU, 1952)
- How to Study Physics by Len Valley (SJU, 1955)
- Advice from Daniel F. Styer, Oberlin College (Ohio) Physics Department
- Advice on Learning Physics by
dduq0619 at University of Rhode Island
- How to Study Physics David R. Hubin and Charles Riddell at UTexas Austin
- How to Study Physics Seville Chapman (1946, Stanford)
[web version by: Donald E. Simanek, Lock Haven University]
For More Information On...
Sample Exams from 2009 (PDF format)
Other Stuff from 2009 (PDF format)
- Lynn Schultz, Lab Manager, 363-2835, PEngel 139,
for lab schedule problems