Fall 2015

Instructor:  Marvin Johnson
Office  N169 
Phone  667-3552
Office Hours:

Monday & Wednesday 10:00-11:00 and Tuesday 9:30-11:00.  Other times can be arranged, just let me know.


Conceptual Physics by Hewitt (Any recent edition is fine, e.g. 7th ed. or later.)

My Schedule



We will have the first EXAM on Thursday October 1.  It will cover the first 6 chapters.  Bring a Scantron (882E).  (You will NOT need a Bluebook!)

I have put two copies of Conceptual Physics on reserve.



Sample Exams

Sample Exam I

Sample Exam II

Sample Exam III

 Sample Final Exam  

State of California: Academic Standards Commission

State Board of Education Home Page

Science Standards for K-12 students (pdf version) 



Chapters 1-5 Chapters 13 & 14
Chapters 6 & 7
Chapters 15-18
Chapters 8-12



You might also compare the summaries at the Heat, Light & Sound Page

Chapter 1:  About  Science Chapters 9 & 10:  Gravity & Satellites  Chapter 17:  Phase Changes
Chapter 3:  Linear Motion Chapter 11:  Atoms  Chapter 22:  Electrostatics
Chapters 2&4:  Newton's Laws Chapter 12:  Solids  Chapter 23:  Electric Current
Chapter 5:  Newton's Laws (Cont.) Chapter 13:  Liquids  Chapters 24 & 25 :  Magnetism
Chapter 6: Momentum Chapter 14:  Gasses Chapter 26:  Light
Chapter 7:  Energy Chapter 15:  Temperature & Heat Chapter 27:  Color
Chapter 8:  Rotational Motion  Chapter 16:  Heat Flow


Other Links

Tutorial Sites

Interesting sites

1.  Physics Tutorial on Sound 1.  How Things Work
2.  Physics Tutorial on Light 2.  How Stuff Works

3.  Smile Physics Home Page


4.  Hyper Physics