Drs. Cole and Kanbur - Spring 2012
PHY 115, CRN 16066, Spring 2011
Tyler 102, MWF 11.30-12.25pm
Office Hours: Kanbur (Culkin 709A or Snygg 124A): MWF:1.-2.00pm, or phone (x2212/2679) or email me to make an appointment
Cole: T&Th: 10.00am-11.30am and by appointment, or phone x2130/4883
Angel will be used.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Textbooks (required): Great Feuds in Science: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever, Hal Hellman
Scientific Feuds: From Galileo to the Human Genome Project, Joel Levy
Copy Center reader for PHY 115
The syllabus is here Course Syllabus
A cartoon of the Scientific Method is here
A page from De revolutionibus is here
A note from Galileo's notebook outlining his observations of Jupiter's moons is here
A picture of Galileo arguing before the Church is here
A picture of John Harrison's clocks H1 is here and H4 is here
Some notes on the Scientific Method and the Nature of Science are here
Some pictures of Leibniz here and Newton here
Some notes on Calculus are here
Some notes on Newton's Laws are here
Some notes on Gravity are here
Some notes on Special Relativity are here
Some info on the Twin Paradox is here
The answers to exam1 are here.
Notes on Olber's Paradox are here.
The powerpoint on Evolution is here.
An interesting article on the transit of Venus is here.
An interesting article on the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics is here.
An interesting talk on James Clerk Maxwell is here.
The review questions we are doing are here.
A review sheet for exam 2 is here.
The answers for exam2 are here.