Elementary Physics I

Oberlin College Physics 103

Fall 2023

This World Wide Web page written by Dan Styer, Oberlin College Department of Physics and Astronomy;
last updated 15 September 2023.

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Classroom Teacher: Dan Styer

Laboratory Teacher: Melinda Keller

Course syllabus

Problem assignments

Significant figures and units (PDF)

My sketchy lecture notes (DOC).

Darwin on mathematics, from his 1876 autobiography, published in Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (John Murray, London, 1887) page 46.

Problem-solving tips gained through solving "Training for a footrace" (PDF)

What is force? What does force do? (PDF)