8:50 - 9:40 AM in 2103 Chamberlin Hall
Honors Lectures: F 8:50 - 9:40 AM in 2103 Chamberlin
Hall, optional except for honors students
by Graduate Student TA, 2 hrs/week; Drop-in Homework
available 12 hrs/week
by Graduate Student TA, 3 hrs/week
Physics 207 is a calculus-based introduction to
physics taken mainly by students majoring in one of
the sciences. It is taught as a 'flipped
classroom.' Students read the text, listen to
an online 'prelecture' and answer 'checkpoint'
questions before coming to class. Classtime is
devoted to building up problem-solving skills.
* The required textbook is called 'SmartPhysics' (by
Gladding, Selen and Stelzer) and is *required*.The
online portion of this book includes the prelectures
and checkpoints. (We are using the
online homework portion of the text for extra
* An 'iClicker' is *required* for answering
questions in class. This is the
standard clicker for UW and works in other classes
* Online homework 'Mastering Physics' is *required*.
* The 'Physics for Scientists/ Engineers: A
Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (third
edition)' text by Randall. K. Knight is recommended/optional. This is the
same text that is used in the next semester of the
course, Physics 208. A hardbound
version is on reserve in the Physics
* The Lab Manual is available in the bookstore and
online (free!) – there's no need to buy the
understand the first principles of physics (e.g.
Newton's Laws) and their consequences (e.g.
conservation of momentum, etc.).
b. to solve
problems using both quantitative and qualitative
applications of these physical principles.
acquire an intuition for the physical world.
develop the skill of estimating
e. to prepare you
to apply physics to topics not explicitly covered
by the course.
characterize physical observations quantitatively
and understand their statistical significance.