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Lectures: TR 12:05 - 12:55 PM in 2103 Chamberlin Hall
Additional Honors Lectures: F 12:05 - 12:55 PM in 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Instructors: Professor Chung and Professor Timbie

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Sir Isaac Newton

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Ludwig Boltzmann

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Caroline Herschel

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Sophie Germain

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Study Tips

a)  Read text before lectures.
b)  Come to lectures, discussions, consulations with questions.
c)  Work through by yourself as many problems as possible. 
d) The point of physics is derivation from first principles (linking apparently disconnected ideas).
e)  Correct reason is more important than correct final number.
f)  Math is a language, not the goal.
g) If you work on homework with other students, redo the problems later by yourself to see if you can do them yourself.

Learning Goals of Physics 207

a.  to understand first principles (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.
c.  to acquire a precise intuition of the physical world.
d. to develop an artistry for approximations relevant to each student's particular field of study.
e. to prepare students for the application of physics to topics not explicitly covered by the course.
f. to characterize physical observations quantitatively and understand their statistical significance.



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