**When and where:** Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11, room 2 LeConte

**Format:** two 1.5 hr lectures per week (student participation strongly encouraged), weekly homework, discussion section, labs

**Instructor:** Associate Professor Dmitry Budker

- Office: 273 Birge, Labs: 217, 219, 221, 230, 241, 245 Birge
- tel. 643-1829
- e-mail: budker@socrates.Berkeley.edu
- research group web page: http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~budker/

**Professor's Office hour:** Tu, 1-2, 273 Birge

**GSI:** Chih-Hao Li

- Office and Lab: 219 Birge
- tel. 642-2207
- e-mail: chihhao@socrates.Berkeley.edu

**GSI's Office hours:** Mo, 3-4 and W, 12-1 in or in the hallway outside room 219 Birge

**Discussions (led by C.-H. Li):** Tu, 4-5 in room 31 Evans and W, 1-2 in room 425 Latimer

**Labs:** see Physics 7A schedule (labs will not be led by either the H7A Instructor or the GSI)

**Midterm** was on Thursday, Oct. 9 Please bring **blue books**

will be on Friday, Dec. 12, 9:30-11 in room 2 LeConte. Please bring **blue books**

**Synopsis and goals of the course:**

The course will provide an introduction to physics for natural
scientists and engineers, and will cover a more-or-less standard range
of topics, including:

- Mathematical background: vectors, Cartesian and polar coordinates, derivatives, integrals, etc.
- Newton's Laws
- Linear and rotational motion
- Dynamics of systems of particles
- Energy, momentum, angular momentum
- Conservation Laws
- Planetary motion
- The harmonic oscillator
- Waves
- Basic concepts in fluid mechanics
- How to estimate things, guess answers without solving a problem, and know whether your answer is wrong right away
- Etc.

**Required text: **Daniel Kleppner and Robert J. Kolenkow **Introduction to Mechanics. **McGraw Hill ; Boston, 1973.

**Recommended texts: **

- R. P. Feynman, R. B. Leighton, and M. Sands
**The Feynman Lectures on Physics**, v. 1, Addison-Wesley (any edition) - T. E. Faber
**Fluid Dynamics for Physicists**, Cambridge University Press, 1997.

**Grading policy: **the final grade will be based on the
following weighting: Homework - 50%; Midterm - 20%; Final - 20%, Labs -
10%. It will be required that all components of the course are
successfully completed in order to get an "A" (i.e., no "A" without
completing labs, for example).

**Invaluable resource: **questions on organizational aspects of the course may be directed to Ms. Claudia Trujillo of Physics Student Services.

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**Midterm** was on Thursday, Oct. 9. Students were asked to please bring **blue books**; books/computers/calculators were not allowed; one-page (two-sided) "cheat-sheets" were allowed and encouraged

Chih-Hao Li's midterm solutions: part 1, part 2, part 3

- Physics of music lecture with Prof. Erwin Hahn (December 4, 2003)

will be on Friday, Dec. 12, 9:30-11 in room 2 LeConte. Please bring **blue books**

- Physics Department Colloquia, Seminars, and Special Events
- Physics 290 F "Atomic" Seminar
- LBNL Nuclear Science Division Colloquia

- H7A lecture plans and notes

- Derek Kimball's summary of the first 10 chapters k&k, practice midterm and solutions

- Check out our selection of upper division physics tutorials
- Download MathReader from Wolfram

- Budker group web tutorials
- Physics137A: Quantum Mechanics
- Physics124: Introductory Nuclear Physics
- Physics 250: Selected hot, cool, and ultracold topics in modern atomic physics
- LBNL Table of Isotopes and related links
- Glossary of Nuclear Terms
- Web Elements Periodic Table
- Nuclear Science Division, LBNL
- Particle Data Group (PDG)
- Radioactivity and radiation protection (from PDG) (pdf)
- Some links that may help you with mathematics
- University of Colorado Physics2000 laser cooling and Bose-Einstein condensation tutorials and video games

- Homework Assignments
- Solutions to HW problems

**Acknowledgment and Disclaimer:** This material
is based in part upon work supported by the National Science
Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations
expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not
necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).