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Weightlessness

September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

I usually give a short lecture in class about this topic, but since we already touched on it – here is a link.  Read if you like.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/07/why-do-astronauts-float-around-in-space/

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/07/weight-in-jules-vernes-from-the-earth-to-the-moon/

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Chapter 5 Equations

September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

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Some comments on the last assessment

September 20, 2012 Leave a comment

First, the scores weren’t so hot (for the most part).  I guess you know that since I posted the scores on the moodle site.

Second – don’t wait to do a screencast.  Do it now.  Have some friends look it over (or even have some enemies look over it).  Send it to me.

Third – I typically look at screencasts on Fridays.  I will expect more from you on the screencast if you did poorly on the in-class assessment.  If you scored really low, it will likely take more than one screencast to get the score you like.

If you don’t like my stuff on screencasts, here is someone else’s site with useful info.

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Circular Motion Videos

September 19, 2012 Leave a comment

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More Circular Motion Examples

September 19, 2012 Leave a comment
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Friday Computer Lab

September 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Just a reminder.  I will be in the Pursley hall computer lab on Friday at 9:00 (room 109) if you need help with your vpython stuff or other physics stuff.

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Friday in the Lab – Numerical Help

September 17, 2012 Leave a comment

I said I would be in the computer lab (Pursley Hall room 109) on Friday at 9:00 AM.  I will be there.  If you need help getting started, this would be a great time.  The computers there already have vpython on them – or maybe you would like to bring your own laptop.  Whatever makes your boat float.

 

 

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