University of Virginia Department of Physics

Physics 6060

How Things Work II  —  3 Credits
A Distance Learning Course for High School Physics and Physical Science Teachers

 Spring 2011
For a sample of Lectures 1 and 9 on video, click the radio button "Sample Lecture Video" . They can also be downloaded by clicking on Lecture 1 or 9 on the "Syllabus" radio button.


Computer Requirements

  • Computer technology
    Computer (with CD-ROM drive) using any recent operating system and browser. A few of the operating systems that work for WebAssign are Windows 2000, Windows XP, Macintosh OS 9.x, Macintosh OS X 10.x, Linux, and Sun Solaris.

  • Internet Connection
    Cable, DSL, LAN, or Dial-up.

  • Web Browsers
    Internet Explorer 5.x and 6, Netscape 7.x, Mozilla 1.x, and Safari. Some questions on WebAssign may have HTML that requires additional programs, like Java or Flash. Your browser will indicate if it needs an additional program and will often point you to the URL where you can download the needed files.

  • Software
    Microsoft Office (at least Office 2000 ) - Primairly Word and power point
    Adobe Acrobat Reader - Download Free
    Quicktime 7.5 for viewing video by downloading lectures from Blackboard/Syllabus- Download software for Free
    RealOne Player for viewing video on CD-ROMS - Download software for Free