This page contains a summary of documents and links to resources I have used throughout the fall 2017 PHY100 tutorials.
Feel free to look at them but do not distribute or post elsewhere.
Please note that content on these slides and covered during tutorials is not exhaustive. The lectures, assignments, and textbook should be reviewed in preparation for the exam.
Also note that embedded videos will not work because I am posting slides as PDF documents. I’ve aimed to list the resources I’ve used in the links below.
Tutorial slides used (weeks 1 through 11) can be downloaded with the password I gave to my students:
Interactive simulations from PhET
- Energy conservation skate park (can be played in a browser)
- Projectile motion (can be played in a browser)
- Electromagnetism, induction, “Faraday lab” (download/Java)
- Light: reflection and refraction (can be played in a browser)
- Photoelectric effect (download/Java)
- Special Relativity pages from John Norton
- WIRED article about how/why planets are round
- Simple illustration of how orbits work using a giant canon and why we can feel ‘weightless’ on a space station even though there is gravity.
- Animation of planetary motions (Kepler’s laws) – note that this didn’t work on my home macbook, but works on my research PC…
Rube Goldberg Machine examples (energy transformations):
- Animation of a black hole ripping apart a star.
- Full episode about gravity and general relativity that I used a clip from in tutorial. It’s not high resolution, but it offers a decent review.
- Videos about the Nobel Prize-winning experiment that detected gravitational waves:
From the space station:
- International Space Station video of static electricity & orbiting water droplets
- International Space Station video of momentum
Copper pipe demo:
- Short video similar to the demo in class about the magnet and copper tube
- Short video with the liquid-nitrogen cooled copper pipe
Double-slit experiment & particle-wave duality of light: