Physics 1110 - Fall 2017
Energy on This World and Elsewhere
Important Links:

Course info and preliminary syllabus.

Link to the spring 2017 Energy web site

Lecture slides

Review sheet for the 1st quiz (ver. 1.0)

Review sheet for the 1st quiz (ver. 1.1)

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nuke Welcome to the web site for Physics 1110

Physics 1110 is a course intended for all those interested in the subject of energy. Structured so that it is accessible to non-science majors, this course addresses such topics as the physical nature of energy, the ways in which we produce and consume energy in our society, and how energy will play into our future. Click here for a more detailed discussion of the course.

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  • The slides for Lectures #1 - #6 are now posted.
  • Quiz on Thursday. All multiple choice. No calculations.
  • Both the first version (ver. 1.0) and the second version (ver. 1.1) of the review sheet for the first quiz are now posted and are available through "Important Links" on this webpage. I am posting both versions for the sake of referencing the differences, which are mostly related to Asimov's short story and concepts related to the second law of thermodynamics.
  • There will be two more review sessions Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (the 12th and the 13th), both starting at 6:30 pm, running roughly two hours. The location is tentatively set for room 313 in the Physics Building.

This course is being taught by
Professor Gordon Cates
Time and place:
12:30-1:45 PM, Tues. & Thurs.
Room 204, Physics Building
Office hours: TBA
More questions? Reach Prof. Cates at

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