Physics 106: Everyday Physics

I taught this class at the University of Michigan in Fall 2018.

It's an inquiry-based introduction to everyday physics phenomena, aimed at students without a science background (Syllabus here).

Exams fall term 2018

Homework

  1. The Scientific Method
  2. Pictured Rocks I: A Crazy Idea
  3. Pictured Rocks II: Peer Review
  4. Pictured Rocks III: The Truth
  5. Kirchhoff's Laws
  6. Electricity and Magnetism
  7. Waves

Lab exercises

  1. Measurements: Reading Worksheet
  2. Springs: Reading Worksheet
  3. Surface Tension: Reading Worksheet
  4. Buoyancy: Reading Worksheet
  5. Pressure: Reading Worksheet
  6. Solids: Reading Worksheet
  7. Phases: Reading Worksheet
  8. Electricity: Reading Worksheet
  9. Batteries: Reading Worksheet
  10. Circuits I: Reading Worksheet
  11. Circuits II: Reading Worksheet
  12. Ohm's Law: Reading Worksheet
  13. Capacitors: Reading Worksheet
  14. Energy: Reading Worksheet
  15. Home Wiring: Reading Worksheet
  16. Lighting: Reading Worksheet
  17. Magnets: Reading Worksheet
  18. Motors/Generators: Reading Worksheet
  19. Speakers/Microphones: Reading Worksheet
  20. Waves: Reading Worksheet
  21. Spectra: Reading Worksheet
  22. Optics: Reading Worksheet
  23. Radioactivity: Reading Worksheet