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PH 121 Introduction

Class intoduction
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Richard Datwyler

on 23 April 2018

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Transcript of PH 121 Introduction

Introduction To Physics 121
How do we learn Physics?
Surely not just this.
Lecture, lecture, lecture
Read the book
Do the homework
This can be a good way of learning but is often dull, I'll do what I can to make it more exciting
This can be good too, especially if it is before a class.
Of the three this is probably the best, but I think we can do better
So what are better methods?
Experiments - hands on
Group work - explaining it together
Visual demonstration
Staying on top of it
Learn by study and faith
Pray
Holy Ghost
Class Organization
Preparation
Participation
Proving/pondering
The fine print here is: how do you get the grade?
This will take the form of :
Reading
Pre-quizzes ( bit more now)
This has two parts
Group work
I-clickers
This Last area is multi faceted
Homework (15%)
Post-Quizzes (10%)
Tests (7-10%)
Brainhoney
Need to spend a minute here.
https://byui.brainhoney.com
The route we pick is not
an altogether easy one.

There will be some obstacles
on the way.

But together we can do it!
Now a bit about me
I'm from Cache Valley
I have 3 children
I love physics and teaching
Served mission in London
Many hobbies, and some talents
I love the gospel

This is the true church

We are here to become
Jesus is the Christ
What is Physics to you?
What can we do to help this semester?



There are a few other methods of learning
and we can look at them in the syllabus



Here is your chance. What would you change about the teaching style / class mechanics
Where am I from?
A. Idaho (rigby)
B. Utah (Logan)
C. Utah (SLC)
D. East coast
E. Germany
Where did I serve my mission
A. State side
B. South America
C. Africa
D. Far east
E. Europe
bonus question which is not one of my hobbies
A. Climbing
B. Candy making
C. Wood working
D. Reading
E. Piano
Discussion

Why are you here?

What goals do you have?
1 Doctrine
2 Principles
3 Application
Meat = fundamental
pre-lecture/lecture
How to = skills and steps
examples / tutorials / lecture
Using knowledge = practice
group work / homework
Prepare


Teach one another
Ponder and prove
Here is my plan
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