Physics 105

Spring 2018


Name: Dr. Tom Kirkman     Phone: 363-3811     email: tkirkman
Office: PEngel 132/6       General Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Stuff for 2018:

Stuff from 2012:


Introductory physics demands a great deal: the ability to use all the mathematics you've learned over your lifetime, the ability to read with comprehension the equation-filled textbook, the ability to convert the descriptive text in a problem into a physical situation, the ability to read instruction manuals and use equipment in lab,... With so many simultaneously applied demands, students around the world struggle with introductory physics. I've collected some advice to students taking physics that can be found on the web.

  1. Problem Solving Strategy by Fr. Wilfred Theisen (SJU, 1952)

  2. How to Study Physics by Len Valley (SJU, 1955)

  3. Advice from Daniel F. Styer, Oberlin College (Ohio) Physics Department

  4. Advice on Learning Physics by dduq0619 formerly at University of Rhode Island

  5. How to Study Physics David R. Hubin and Charles Riddell at UTexas Austin

  6. How to Study Physics Seville Chapman (1946, Stanford) [web version by: Donald E. Simanek, Lock Haven University]

On-line Quizzes

  1. Ballistic Pendulum: multiple choice
  2. Planet Puzzle

For More Information On...

Sample Exams from PHYS 105 2012 (PDF format)

Sample Quizzes from PHYS 191 2002/3 (PDF format)