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Old pages are linked below, for your information; new versions (with some changes!) will be posted in December, 2015

General information

Term paper information

 Syllabus and reading assignments
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Exam information

The links below here will be opened when classes begin in January

Term paper submissions:
Click here to submit a paper (.pdf or .doc file), or a website (URL)

Exam Grades (Link to Catalyst Gradebook) [not available yet] Exam grades will be available here via MyUW about 3 days after each exam.
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...

Quiz responses
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UMail site
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PHYS 110, Winter 2016

Liberal Arts Physics

R. J. Wilkes

(Preliminary version of course home page - will be updated in early December, 2015)

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Last Updated: 10/21/15

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
(please do not use my personal UW email - your message may be lost due to strict filtering)
Phone: 206.543.4232

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

Class Meeting Times and Location:  PHYS 110 A ( SLN 18791): MTuThF, 12:30-1:20, room A110 Physics-Astronomy Building (PAA A110)

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  • This year: goal is NO EXTRA COSTS to students
  1. No expensive books - Assigned readings are in books freely available online at (consider making a donation to them!)
  2. 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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