| THE BOOK (Vol.
pdf version of Calculus-Based
Physics Volume I
need 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
| MS Word version of Calculus-Based
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
|Symbols Fonts: In
writing Calculus-Based Physics, I used a couple of
partial fonts that I created using the High Logic Font
Creator. Each font includes a few symbols that 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
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. The
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
|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
|MS Word version of the
1st semester SAC Physics Problems--a single
Solutions-to- 1st-Semester- SAC-Physics-Problems
|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
|MS Word version of old 1st
semester syllabus, grading information,
laboratory policies, and laboratory schedule.
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 Player.