PHYSICS 1101 --- Fall 2017



PHYS 1101: First-year Seminar Physics:

What really happened: How scientific theories come about.





Lecture materials


The Research Process:

  • On plagiarism
  • On citing and quoting
  • A commented example for how to quote and cite effectively. Note, that our rules are slightly different from the example article.


    handouts etc.:

  • Thermo and Kinetic Theory


  • A Short History of Thermal Concepts and Systems


  • Boltzmann Theme


  • Theme 3: Special Relativity
  • Theme 3: General Relativity
  • Theme 3: Video 1
  • Theme 3: Video 2
  • Theme 3: Video 3
  • Theme 2: A Perspective on Atomism; Theme 3: Quantum Intro, Standard Model updated 11/21




  • General Course Material:
  • Participation grades at midterm anonymous, by last four digits of W number
  • Lecture material: Galileo theme
    updated 9/12/17
  • Fall '17 Syllabus: FYS Phys 1101 updated 9/5 Reading Guide pt.1 added; 11/7 final project and deadlines changed