THE BOOK (Vol. I)
pdf version of Calculus-Based Physics
Acrobat Reader to read this file. If you have a high-speed
connection you should feel free to left click on the file name to
view the book. You can save it to your computer from within Acrobat
Reader. If you have a low-speed internet connection, you might
prefer to right click on the pdf filename and select "Save Link
As..." to download the file to your computer where you can view it
with Acrobat Reader at your leisure.
MS Word version of Calculus-Based Physics I
Click on the file name to download
the book to your computer as a
compressed MS Word file. Once you have it on your
computer, unzip it. Then you can edit it using MS Word 98
or later. (See also the Symbols Fonts below.)
|Symbols Fonts: In writing Calculus-Based Physics,
I used a couple of partial fonts that I created
High Logic Font Creator. Each font includes a few
I either couldn't find or whose representations I found unacceptable in the fonts I had.
|pdf version of cover page and spine text.
I provide each of my students with a hard copy of the book in a
3-ring loose-leaf view binder with the cover and spine text posted here.
|MS Word version of cover page
and spine text.
Physics Formula Sheet
The pdf version of the 1st semester formula sheet can be viewed directly. The doc.zip file
unzips to a one-page MS WordTM document.
Create an empty directory and unzip the htm.zip file into it. It consists of 280 small files
each of which is either an htm file or a gif file. One of these is index.htm.
index.htm is an
html version of the formula sheet in which each entry is a link to
an explanation of the entry. (Changes have been made in the document
version which have not yet been made in the html version.)
|Link to Math Recources:
This link takes
you to the download page for the mathematics handouts and other mathematics resources that I
use in the Calculus-Based Physics course that teach at Saint Anselm College.
|pdf version of the 1st semester
SAC Physics Problems. There is a set of physics problems for each
chapter in the book. The numbering scheme for the
problems does not conform to the chapter numbers. The
current plan is not to change the problem numbers. So,
if, for instance, you create a nice solution to SAC114
problem 2, it will always be the solution to SAC114
problem 2, even in later versions of the SAC Physics Problems.
Refer to the Fall 2004 syllabus below to see which
problems correspond to which chapters.
|MS Word version of
the 1st semester SAC Physics Problems--a single document.
|Link to solutions of the 1st
semester SAC Physics Problems. The solutions come in a variety of
forms: gif files, QuickTime movies, wmv files, and ScreenCam
and WinCamTM movie executables. The link at left takes you to a
page with a few sample files and a bunch of zip files. The file
types are described on that page.
|1st semester Class Questions: I use a combination of these questions (provided here in pdf and as a zipped set of Microsoft PowerPointTM slides) and Dr. Eric Mazur's Concept Tests (see Off-Site Resources ) for almost all the classroom sessions I hold with my students. The students read the chapter in advance of the classroom session and, instead of listening to me lecture on concepts they read about, the students practice applying the concepts in class. Students indicate their responses by means of colored indexed cards, or by means of the "clickers" of the Beyond QuestionTM classroom response system.
|1st semester On-Line Quizzes
Blackboard Export file. This is a zip file created by
Blackboard using the course export tool. This will be of
use to you if you are using Blackboard 6.0 or later. If
so, just download this zip file to your computer and
bring it into your Blackboard course using the Blackboard
Import Package utility (when Blackboard asks you to choose,
select "Tests, Pools, and Surveys"). There is a quiz for every
lecture/chapter. The value of the quizzes lies in the
feedback portion of each.
|pdf version of the 1st-semester On-Line Quizzes
and the Answers with Feedback to a quiz-taker who
simply selected the first possible answer to every question. The
quizzes will be more useful to you if you have Blackboard 6.0 or
later but at least you can see what they look like here.
|pdf version of old 1st semester syllabus, grading
information, and laboratory policies. The syllabus comes in handy for establishing the
SAC physics problem to lecture correspondence.
|MS Word version of old 1st semester
syllabus, grading information, laboratory policies, and
A short clip of people on a Merry-Go-Round
designed to show what happens to a spinning object when the mass is
redistributed while it is spinning.
Short lectures on selected physics topics in the form of
asf files which
can be played in Media