Physics 1210/1310, Fall 2015, Brotherton Instructor

Physics I: Mechanics and Mechanical Waves

This is a calculus-based, introductory physics class designed for science and engineering majors.

News: Final will be in CR 214 (our lecture room) Tuesday 10:15am-12:15pm.

Featured Videos:

Lecture Slides and other materials and links:

Chapter 1 Slides

Chapter 2 Slides

Chapter 3 Slides

Chapter 4 Slides

Chapter 5 Slides

xkcd on the four fundamental forces.

PRACTICE EXAM 1. And the solutions.

EXAM 1 solutions for you to check.

Chapter 6 Slides

Chapter 7 Slides

Chapter 8 Slides

Chapter 9 Slides

Here is the second practice exam for chapters 6-9, and the solutions.

Exam 2 solutions.

Chapter 10 Slides

Chapter 12 Slides:: Fluid Mechanics. Now, what do you think of Captain Neutron? Or the Vision flying?

Chapter 13 Slides: Gravity!

Extra Black Hole Slides: Even more Gravity!

Practice Final (pdf).

Practice Final solutions (pdf).

Final solutions (pdf).

Chapter 14 Slides: Periodic Motion

Condensed Chapter 15 and 16 Slides: Waves and Sound


Homework will all be done using the Mastering Physics system. The normal deadline will be Sunday evenings at 11:59pm. For help getting registered please see this webpage.

Links/items you might find of use (will be regularly updated):

Thinking about a physics major?

Tutoring/help: STEP Tutoring (Coe Library), Sun-Thurs 6:00-10:00pm, and more. See

The course syllabus in doc and pdf.

Lab materials:

  • Lab Introduction & Safety

    Math Review Materials:

  • Math Self Test 1
  • SAT review math
  • calculus overview, includes vectors and partial derivatives

    Old videos:

    Let's pretend Amazing Spider-Man 2 didn't happen...but check out the following link if you have to see the sad scene:

    Russian Space Station scene starts almost 90 minutes in.

    A better take on spinning a space station for gravity: