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Quote of the Week It will seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first.

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Course Announcements - 2/2/12
  • A slight change in schedule: Starting with the next labprep, all lab preps are due on Mondays rather than Wednesdays for ALL lab sections. The next LP is due on 2/13/12.
  • Here is the formula sheet for the course (also in the oncourse resources folder
  • Our first test will be Tuesday, 2/7/12, our first day back after the Superbowl. Here is a sample test.
  • Here are the sample test solutions.
  • Also in the resources folder, you can find all of the lecture videos to date.
  • I have updated the Oncourse gradebook to include all smartphysics assignments completed to date (HWs will be included after the 75% deadlines)
  • Free tutoring is available though the physics department. See the tutoring scedule on the Physics Department Website. Note that times and locations will change!
  • Dont forget, prelectures are due at 9 AM, checkpoints, homeworks, labpreps and puzzles at 10 AM on the date due.
  • Our SmartPhysics Access Key is 251sp12
  • Don't forget, you will need a clicker in class every day!
  • Labs will meet this week!
  • Please read the course information sheet, syllabus, assignment sheet, and objectives, on the information page.
  • Here are a few hints for doing well in Physics 25100.
  • A few more hints about doing well in college
  • Interested in doing a honors option for this class? There are many possibilities!


Other News
  • Physicists have long predicted that hydrofen, compressed yo high enough pressures, may be not just solid, but metallic, and possibly superconducting. Producing this phase of hydrogen has proven too difficult. Now, scientists i a lab in Germany claim that they have produced metallic hydrogen, but the jury is still out on whether they have succeeded.
  • January 22nd marks the birthday of one of the most influential physicists of the 20th century. Lev Davidovich Landau (1902-1968) contributed to the understanding of superconductivity, high enegy physics, magnetism, atomic physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962 for his work on Superfluidity in liquid Helium.
  • Technology History: January 21 1954. The first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched at Groton Connecticut.
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Alan Shepard and the flag during the Apollo 14
mission, 1971, courtesy of NASA.
Fact text Norwegian inventor Johann Vaaler invented the paperclip in 1899, but did not patent it until 1901.

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