Physics 10: General Physics, sections 1-2

Professor Jessica Kintner

This is the course web page for Physics 10, Fall 2020. For Fall 2020, I'll keep links to everything in Moodle.

Jessica Kintner's Information:

  • Office: Gal 106-B
  • Office hours: TBD, and by appointment
  • email: jkintner@stmarys-ca.edu

Class Information

Course Materials

  • MasteringPhysics and the textbook:
    • Required access to Mastering Physics, the online homework system we will use this semester.
    • (Strongly suggested) textbook Physics: Principles with Applications by Giancoli, 7th ed.
    There are several ways to get these materials. You can either (buy a hardcopy of the text and an access card for Mastering Physics (the bookstore will have this bundled together)) OR (you can buy access to an electronic version of the textbook within Mastering Physics) OR (You can also find a used copy of the book and buy the Mastering Physics code separately.)

    You could possibly survive without the textbook, but you will need access to the Mastering Physics online homework system.

  • Mastering Physics
    • Mastering Physics
    • Course codes--be sure to choose the correct section!
      Section 01: kintner15131
      Section 02: kintner46278

Exam Information

Exam 1

  • Date: Friday, Sept 18, during class time
  • Some logistics: I will be in zoom during class time, you are welcome to but do not have to be. I will email you the exam right before class, and you will write your answers, scan, and submit your files to Moodle by the end of class.
  • Covers sections (of Giancoli text) Ch 2 all (skimp on ave vel), Ch 3.1-6, Ch 4.1-4 (up to weight). Those sections correspond to class meetings from 8/24-9/11. (See Calendar section for notes, videos, links and handouts from those days.)

Recent announcements:

Week 1

Mon, Aug 24

In class: After class: Due today:
Introductions (to each other)
Intro to course
Read the syllabus
Create/login to MMP
Skim Ch 1, any questions?

Weds, Aug 26

In class: After class: Due today:
Questions from last time?
Lecture: 1D motion and position
Intro to 1D notes
pos, disp, dist: my notes
video of class zoom
Do (in MMP): MMP01a: Ch 1: 20, 22, 24

Fri, Aug 28

In class: After class: Due today:
Lecture: vel and acc
a google doc for today
IC01:  InClass01, linked
video of sec1 zoom
video of sec2 zoom
my notes
HW01: try these!

Week 2

Mon, Aug 31

In class: After class: Due today:
Questions on HW01?
average velocity, constant acceleration
Do in MP: IC01:  InClass01, linked

Weds, Sept 2

In class: After class: Due today:
Vectors Do (in MP): MP01a: Ch 1: 20, 22, 24

Fri, Sept 4

In class: After class: Due today:
Kinematics in 2, 3D

Week 3

Mon, Sept 7

In class: After class: Due today:
No Class
Labor Day

Weds, Sept 9

In class: After class: Due today:
No class
Scholar Strike
IC03-4 in Moodle
IC03-4 in Moodle

Fri, Sept 11

In class: After class: Due today:
Force and Newton's Laws MP01, MP02, MP03 (in MP)

Week 4

Mon, Sept 14

In class: After class: Due today:
Review Problems
Ch 2, 3, 4.1-4

Weds, Sept 16

In class: After class: Due today:
More forces
Problem solving for Newton's Laws
Text 4.4-8

Fri, Sept 18

In class: After class: Due today:
Exam 1 MP04, MP05 (do them before Exam1!)