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new  Lecture slides  (slides will be available about 1 day after each class)

We will try using your cell phone or pad device instead of commercial clicker; details when class begins. Don't have a phone or pad? Borrow your neighbor's or mine...

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PHYS 110A, Autumn 2014
Liberal Arts Physics

R. J. Wilkes

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Last Updated: 12/5/14

Instructor: R. J. Wilkes
Office: B303 PAB
(take elevator in B-wing to 3rd floor, turn right, then left)
Office Hours: 2:30-3:00 T-Th
e-mail: For this class, use only
(do not use my personal UW email - your message may be lost)
Phone: 206.543.4232

See link in sidebar at left for TA office hours and contact info.

Class Meeting Times and Location:

  • PHYS 110 A ( SLN 23127): TuWThF, 3:30-4:20,

    • TuWF: room A102 Physics-Astronomy Building (PAA A102) 

    • Th: room A118 Physics-Astronomy Building (PAA A118)
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  • new   Class is over! Thanks for turning in papers on time. Paper comments will be posted  on CollectIt and course grades will be posted on Catalyst Gradebook on or before Monday December 15.
  • Please respond to the request for online course evaluation you will receive on 12/8. Your comments are valued!
  • EXAM 3 scores posted on Catalyst Gradebook. Solutions posted in lecture slides directory.
  • Syllabus/Calendar page updated 11/2 - pls revisit. Reading assignments rearranged. 
  • As mentioned in class, exam solutions are posted in the 'slides' directory
  • Exam scores and Term Paper 1 grades are now posted on Catalyst Gradebook, Term Paper 1 comments are posted on CollectIt page.
  • All slides files now posted, up to date; quiz scores posted
  • Term Paper Submission site open now (10/5)
  • 9/27: CALENDAR REVISED - there was a week missing in the earlier version! Sorry - this shifts exam dates, please click syllabus link and review
  • Link to quiz: practice quiz (Quiz 0)
    (quiz will not be accessible until opened during class)
  • YES Phys 110 is being offered Autumn term this year! Register now.
    • Interested? Check reading assignments (see syllabus link in sidebar - newly updated) to see what we will cover.
No expensive books - Assigned readings are in books freely available online at (consider making a donation to them!)
No commercial "Clickers" - we will use your personal device (phone, pad, laptop) for pop quizzes. (If you do not yet own ANY wireless device: mini tablet devices are available for less than the cost of a clicker.)
  • Examples of past A-graded term papers are posted here

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