University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Phys 1301W.600

Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I

TAs office hours in TA Tutor room B25
modified 10-Sep-2017 at 1:44PM by Natalia Perkins

Hanteng Wang: Monday 4:40 pm - 5:30 pm
Joseph Joe: Tuesday 11:15 am - 12:05 pm
Aaron West: Tuesday 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Thomas Welle: Wednesday 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
Noah Rogers: Thursday 8:00 am - 8:50 am
Dmitrii Torbunov: Friday 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Richard Spieker: Friday 3:35 pm - 4:25 pm

Lecture notes
modified 17-Oct-2017 at 2:32PM by Natalia Perkins
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Lecture_2.pdf | Download posted 13-Sep-2017 at 12:12PM
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Lecture_4.pdf | Download posted 18-Sep-2017 at 8:15PM
Lecture_5.pdf | Download posted 25-Sep-2017 at 11:40AM
Lecture_6.pdf | Download posted 27-Sep-2017 at 8:25PM
Lecture_7.pdf | Download posted 4-Oct-2017 at 11:15PM
Lecture_8.pdf | Download posted 4-Oct-2017 at 11:22PM
Lecture_9.pdf | Download posted 11-Oct-2017 at 7:47PM
Lecture_10.pdf | Download posted 15-Oct-2017 at 6:06PM
Lecture_11.pdf | Download posted 17-Oct-2017 at 2:32PM

Practice exams
modified 30-Sep-2017 at 9:07PM by Natalia Perkins

PracticeQuiz1.pdf | Download posted 17-Sep-2017 at 9:37PM
PracticeQuiz1-solution.pdf | Download posted 17-Sep-2017 at 9:38PM
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Quiz1-1301W600-solutions.pdf | Download posted 27-Sep-2017 at 8:26PM
PracticeQuiz2.pdf | Download posted 30-Sep-2017 at 9:07PM
PracticeQuiz2-solution.pdf | Download posted 30-Sep-2017 at 9:07PM

modified 13-Oct-2017 at 9:42AM by Natalia Perkins

Homeworks are from E.Mazur Practice of Physics

Homework 1 (due Discussion session on the week 09/11)
modified 13-Sep-2017 at 11:19AM by Natalia Perkins

Chapter 1: 5,9,14,17,22,38,58

Since "The Principles and Practices of Physics" had been sold out in the UMN bookstore and some students have problem with getting it, I have copied the pages with the homework and posted it below.

Graded problem: 1.22

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h1-2.pdf | Download posted 6-Sep-2017 at 12:24PM
h1-1.pdf | Download posted 6-Sep-2017 at 12:24PM
Homework1solution.pdf | Download posted 13-Sep-2017 at 11:19AM

Homework 2 (due Discussion session on the week 09/18)
modified 19-Sep-2017 at 8:33PM by Natalia Perkins

Chapter 2: 6,13,19,43,50,65
Chapter 3: 15,24,35,51

Graded problem: 3.35

Homework2solution.pdf | Download posted 19-Sep-2017 at 8:32PM

Homework 3 (due Discussion session on the week 09/25)
modified 27-Sep-2017 at 8:16AM by Natalia Perkins

Chapter 2: 55,67
Chapter 3: 61,79
Chapter 4: 7,23,25,31,51,54
Graded problem: 4.25

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Homework 4 (due Discussion session on the week 10/02)
modified 4-Oct-2017 at 11:20PM by Natalia Perkins

Chapter 4: 27,36,59
Chapter 5: 25,27,39,41,47,51,61

Graded problem: 5.41

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Homework 5 (due Discussion session on the week 10/09)
modified 13-Oct-2017 at 9:42AM by Natalia Perkins

Chapter 6: 7,11,26,30,37,38,41,76
Chapter 7: 3,5
Graded problem: 6.76

Homework5solution.pdf | Download posted 13-Oct-2017 at 9:42AM

Homework 6 (due Discussion session on the week 10/16)
modified 27-Sep-2017 at 8:25AM by Natalia Perkins

Chapter 6: 64,65
Chapter 7: 9,33,34,37,46,68
Chapter 8: 37,39,40

Homework 7 (due Discussion session on the week 10/23)
modified 9-Oct-2017 at 10:08AM by Natalia Perkins

Chapter 8: 27,33,43,58,70
Chapter 9: 13,24,26,29,31

Homework 8 (due Discussion session on the week 10/30)
modified 9-Oct-2017 at 10:09AM by Natalia Perkins

Chapter 8: 94,96
Chapter 9: 34,39,40,46,49
Chapter 10: 23, 40, 46

modified 12-Oct-2017 at 10:19AM by Natalia Perkins
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discussion3-1301W600.pdf | Download posted 1-Oct-2017 at 5:26PM
discussion3-1301W600-solution.pdf | Download posted 19-Sep-2017 at 8:34PM
GroupQuiz1-1301W600.pdf | Download posted 27-Sep-2017 at 8:26AM
GroupQuiz1-solution.pdf | Download posted 27-Sep-2017 at 8:27AM
discussion5-1301W600.pdf | Download posted 4-Oct-2017 at 11:20PM
discussion5-1301W600-solution.pdf | Download posted 4-Oct-2017 at 11:21PM
discussion6-1301W600.pdf | Download posted 12-Oct-2017 at 10:18AM
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A guide to writing solutions to problems
modified 5-Sep-2017 at 6:52PM by Natalia Perkins

This document is a guide to writing solutions to problems in your introductory physics class. You may be thinking that the concept of this type of assignment is fairly self-explanatory, and you're probably right, but the information you can find here will help
you to organize your thoughts, solve the problems, and present your work so that the grader knows what you are thinking.

guidetowritingproblemsolutions.pdf | Download posted 5-Sep-2017 at 6:50PM

Register your iClicker on Moodle
posted 5-Sep-2017 at 4:00PM by Natalia Perkins

Please register your iClicker on Moodle. The link to our page on moodle is

Please note that the text box labeled "Student ID" refers to your 7-digit student ID number and not to your x500 internet ID.

You can get further information about using clickers at The link to our page on moodle is

Lab Manual
modified 16-Oct-2017 at 5:24PM by Natalia Perkins

Below is the most current lab manual for this course. When printing, refer to the course syllabus for a list of scheduled labs, or consult with your TA, to ensure that you print the pages necessary for your assigned lab problems.

It is suggested that you save a copy to your personal device in case web access isn't available. Sending and saving the file to your email account might be helpful also.

If at any time you find errors, typos or issues with the lab material, please send an email to detailing the problem.

1301_LabManual.pdf | Download posted 24-Aug-2017 at 3:52PM
ErrorAnalysis.pdf | Download posted 16-Oct-2017 at 5:24PM

Access to Mastering Physics and electronic textbook
modified 13-Sep-2017 at 11:16AM by Natalia Perkins

First, make sure you have these 3 things...

1. Email: You'll get some important emails from your instructor at this address.

2. Course ID: MPPERKINS69231

3. Access code or credit card: An access code card may be packaged with your new book or may be sold by itself at your bookstore. Otherwise, you can buy instant access with a credit card or PayPal account during registration.

Next, get registered and join your course!

1. Go to

2. Under Register Now, select Student.

3. Confirm you have the information needed, then select OK! Register now.

4. Enter your instructor's Course ID (it looks something like MPprofessor12345), and choose Continue.

5. Enter your existing Pearson account username and password and select Sign in.

You have an account if you have ever used a Pearson MyLab & Mastering product, such as MyLab Math, MyLab IT, or Mastering Chemistry.

> If you don't have an account, select Create and complete the required fields.

6. Select an access option.

> Enter the access code that came with your textbook or was purchased separately from the bookstore.

> Buy access using a credit card or PayPal account.

7. From the "You're Done!" page, select Go to My Courses.

8. Select Yes and enter your Course ID to join your course. Click Continue.

9. If asked, enter your Student ID according to the instructions provided and click Continue.

That's it! You should see the Course Home page for the course.

To sign in later:

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> If you forgot your username or password, select Forgot your username or password?

To join another course for the same textbook (no additional purchase needed):

1. Sign in with the username and password that you specified during registration.

2. Click My Courses in the upper left and then choose [pic].

3. Enter the Course ID from your instructor and click Continue.

4. If asked, enter your Student ID according to the instructions provided and click Continue.

5. To switch courses, select My Courses from the course menu (left side).

6. Select any active course link that appears below "Switch to another course".

7. The next time you sign in to Mastering, your course view will match the last course you chose.