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  1. page 121 Spring 2018 Week 4 edited ... "The first step is to teach Socratically, by asking questions and having students think o…
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    "The first step is to teach Socratically, by asking questions and having students think out loud. This works much better than lecturing."
    "Teachers who find their kids' ideas fascinating are just better teachers than teachers who find the subject matter fascinating,"
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    for Thursday's midterm!: Takemidterm! I made a study guide {121 Study Guide for Midterm 1.pdf} for the midterm. Let me know if it helps.
    Take
    MT#1 from
    After you finish the exam, please take a look at my comments {MT_1 141 S17 Feedback.pdf} , discuss it with friends, and try again.
    Then! after you've tried again, please have a look at some student solutions {MT_1 141 S17 Student Solutions.pdf} .
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  4. page 121 Spring 2018 Week 4 edited ... Before Class View Big Picture of Mechanics to get an overview of the first 4 weeks of mechani…
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    Before Class
    View Big Picture of Mechanics to get an overview of the first 4 weeks of mechanics.
    Do Short Survey #4. Do your best!
    Watch these four videos, which are my efforts at the four problems from Spring 2017 MT#1. I made these videos for Spring 2017 after the midterm because students didn't do well, and in particular were not sure how much description to provide. Hence, I provide the following 4 videos as a model of what I'm looking for - be brief, but complete:#1 Spring Energy Conversion, #2 Power of Running up the Stairs, #3 Throwing the rock upwards with a parachute, #4 Parachute Opening
    Solutions for PS#2 sliding down a curved ramp question. I also go over some calculus that may be interesting here. This is from a past class, so the numbers are different.
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  5. page 121 Spring 2018 Week 4 edited ... Tuesday: Reference Frames and Friction Before Class Finish Project #1 Please do this short…
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    Tuesday: Reference Frames and Friction
    Before Class
    Finish Project #1Please do this short Survey #3 - do your best to invoke what we have learned.
    See: Elastic Collisions with Walter Lewin at MIT
    Read 3.0, Changing Reference frames and then, see the video below.
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Saturday, April 21

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    Before Class
    View Big Picture of Mechanics to get an overview of the first 4 weeks of mechanics.
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    up the Stairs
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    Stairs, #3 Throwing
    Solutions for PS#2 sliding down a curved ramp question. I also go over some calculus that may be interesting here. This is from a past class, so the numbers are different.
    Review how I solve the Ballistics Pendulum Video from an old problem set.
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  2. page 121 Spring 2018 Week 4 edited ... Before Class View Big Picture of Mechanics to get an overview of the first 4 weeks of mechani…
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    Before Class
    View Big Picture of Mechanics to get an overview of the first 4 weeks of mechanics.
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    up the Stairs,Stairs
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    #3 Throwing
    Solutions for PS#2 sliding down a curved ramp question. I also go over some calculus that may be interesting here. This is from a past class, so the numbers are different.
    Review how I solve the Ballistics Pendulum Video from an old problem set.
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    quarter. Thus isit is all
    If you want to do more questions to study for the midterm next week, you can access old classes on my sharedcurriculum website.I adopted the parallel pedagogy for Fall, 2015, so the tests before that will not be the same material as our present curriculum.
    During Class
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Friday, April 20

  1. page 121 Spring 2018 Week 4 edited ... After you finish the exam, please take a look at my comments {MT_1 141 S17 Feedback.pdf} , di…
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    After you finish the exam, please take a look at my comments {MT_1 141 S17 Feedback.pdf} , discuss it with friends, and try again.
    Then! after you've tried again, please have a look at some student solutions {MT_1 141 S17 Student Solutions.pdf} .
    There's an event for a new Food Distribution Site from the Cal Poly Hunger Program.
    During Class
    Big Exam #3
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  2. page Pete Schwartz Current CV Resume edited ... 2016 quiet strike protest. I worked with a small faculty group to organize a silent protest, w…
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    2016 quiet strike protest. I worked with a small faculty group to organize a silent protest, where faculty, students, administrations, and local people could meet during the proposed strike in order express solidarity with faculty while being open to discussion rather than the escalated confrontation that the union was preparing for the demonstration.
    Representing Cal Poly to the wider community
    Three Cal Poly students taught a 5 hour (over 5 weeks) to 10 Teach Elementary School children. Story.
    Developing Country Outreach: 2008-present. Through the appropriate technology classes, Guateca collaborative summer school (2010 - 2012), AidAfrica, and Beacon of Hope, we are building collaboration and shared technologies with developing countries.
    APS Energy Conference Planning: We (with Dave Hafemeister and two non-local physicists) planned and hosted a two-day workshop for the APS dedicated to renewable energy and efficiency, March 1-2, 2008, and then again March 5-6, 2011, at UC Berkeley. The workshop continued in 2014 under new leadership, but with our support. Our efforts also resulted in two books as indicated under publications.
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