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Goals

This basic Physics course has three main goals:

  • By the end of this course you will be able to look at the world around you and start describing it in a formal (mathematical) language.
  • By the end of this course you will be able to read a graph and tell the story behind it, i.e., you will translate a formal (mathematical) language into regular speech any human can understand.
  • We will get acquainted with the concept of Energy. This, in my humblest opinion, is one of the most important ideas in Science.

Patron saint

Galileo is undoubtedly our hero in this course. Honorable runners-up: Archimedes and Newton.

Animations and GIFs

Units, Kinematics, Newton’s Laws, Energy, Linear Momentum, Fluids, wow.

Lecture Notes (in hebrew)

Book: I loosely use Resnick’s Principles of Physics (10th edtion).
Software: I use Stylus Labs Write to write my classnotes, it is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.
Hardware: I use both a Wacom Cintiq 16 and an iPad air.
Legend:
lecture notes pdf
lecture notes source (write) svgz
powerpoint
widget in jupyter notebook

subject content
units
1d kinematics
vectors
2d kinematics
circular motion
Newton’s laws
work-energy theorem
potential energy
potential energy diagrams
linear momentum
gravitation
hydrostatics
hydrodynamics

Some past exams (in hebrew)

Year Midterm Moed A Moed B
2020-2021
2019-2020
2018-2019
2017-2018

Extra stuff

Physics cartoons

Great online Physics resources: