Elementary Physics I

Oberlin College Physics 103

Fall 2022

This World Wide Web page written by Dan Styer, Oberlin College Department of Physics and Astronomy;
last updated 11 November 2022.

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Classroom Teacher: Dan Styer

Laboratory Teacher: Melinda Keller

Course syllabus

Problem assignments

A non-physics problem: Training for a footrace (PDF)

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

Significant figures and units (PDF)

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

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

My sketchy lecture notes (DOC).