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Welcome to Physics 2210: Mechanics Anthony Pantziris. Your required course material: smartPhysics by Gary Gladding, Mats Selen , and Tim Stelzer (W.H. Freeman & Company) www.smartphysics.com + printed book *. Course Websites. Main course website:

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welcome to physics 2210 mechanics anthony pantziris

Welcome to Physics 2210: MechanicsAnthony Pantziris

Your required course material:

smartPhysics by Gary Gladding, Mats Selen, and Tim Stelzer (W.H. Freeman & Company)

www.smartphysics.com + printed book*

course websites
Course Websites
  • Main course website:
    • http://www.physics.utah.edu/~woolf/tony.html
    • Schedule, links, syllabus, solutions, old exams, etc.
    • All info that is not in this presentation is at this site!!
  • SmartPhysics website:
    • http://www.smartphysics.com
    • Prelectures, Checkpoints
    • Course calendar
  • WebAssign website:
    • https://www.webassign.net/utah/login.html
    • Gradebook
    • Homework Assignments (from: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, by Serway and Jewett, 6th edition)
    • Announcements.
contact information
Contact Information
  • Instructor:

Prof. Anthony Pantziris: app@physics.utah.edu,2210physics@gmail.com/ INSCC 218

  • Course Coordinator:

Mary Ann Woolf: woolf@physics.utah.edu / JFB 205

  • Marshall and WebAssign:

Michael Newbold: historypie@yahoo.com

  • Discussion TAs:

Paul Bergeron: paul.bergeron@utah.edu

Peter Peroncik: u0757469@utah.edu

Nick Slowey: noslowey@aol.com

Cedric Wilson: cediscience@gmail.com

assignments exams and grades
Assignments, Exams and Grades
  • Prelectures and Checkpoints
    • SmartPhysics: Due at 11:00 a.m. (see smartPhysics calendar). 10%
    • Get credit for completion, not for correctness
    • You must watch the whole prelecture (about 20 minutes) to get credit!
  • Homework
    • WebAssign: Due at 10:30 am. on Wednesdays and Fridays (graded automatically). The lowest five Homework scores are dropped.15%
    • Get credit for correctness
  • Exams
    • 4 midterms, 75 minutes each (see calendar). The lowest score midterm is dropped. 50%
    • Final exam: Friday, August 1, 10:00 am. – 12:00 pm. 25%

ISBN: 1-4292-7270-6

Publisher: W.H. Freeman

  • Mechanics
  • Also recommended:
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers,by Serway and Jewett. Any edition is fine.
course prerequisites
Course Prerequisites
  • One semester of college-level calculus (Math 1210 or equivalent)
  • A thorough knowledge of algebra and trigonometry
overview of smartphysics
Overview of smartPhysics
  • Online PreLectures(animated lessons, completed beforelecture)
  • Online CheckPoints(quizzes to check knowledge, completed beforelecture)
  • Textbook (reference, optional problems)
how we ll use smartphysics2
How we’ll use smartPhysics

COME to class!

The lecture will be more INTERACTIVEbecause of the work you’ve done before class


Interactive Lectures (using computer projector)

  • Address questions and difficulties expressed by students from the prelecturesand checkpoints
  • Work out examples
  • Use checkpoint questions plus others to

survey class (“vote” with color-coded cards)

how you can do well in this course
How you can do well in this course

You should spend at least 3 hours on prelectures and homework for every lecture!

  • Make a good effort on the online activities. The last CheckPoint question is optional and is called “Lecture Thoughts.” I will study these before class and will adjust the lecture to your needs.
  • Participate in lecture. You will learn more (and have more fun) from an active setting in which you participate with the instructor and your peers to probe your understanding of the fundamental principles.

3.DO THE HOMEWORK THE RIGHT WAY!!!To truly understand physics you must practice solving problems. Work on the homework on your own as far as possible, without help from the text, notes, or solutions. Then, study the textbook, and if you need it, ask for a hint that will get you a little further and continue this way until you complete it.

tomorrow diagnostic exam
Tomorrow: Diagnostic Exam
  • The purpose of the diagnostic exam, taken at your discussion section, is to identify students who would benefit from extra instruction before enrolling in PHYS2210. This extra instruction takes the form of 3-credit hour class, PHYS1500.
so how do you get started
So how do you get started?
  • Create a smartPhysics account
    • Go to www.smartphysics.com
    • Enter your personal information and email address
  • Join my course using the course access key (UU_MECH_SUM14)
    • You can get access and get credit for your work
    • You can get 30 days of free access to my course
  • Purchase access
    • Activate a printed activation code purchased through the bookstore, or
    • Purchase access online
create a smartphysics account
Create a smartPhysics account
  • Go to smartphysics.com
  • Locate and select “Get access to smartPhysics > Students”
  • Enter your email address (your institutional email address) and choose a password.
  • Complete the Captcha Image
  • Click “Register”
create a smartphysics account1
Create a smartPhysics account

6. Setup your profile (name, email address, institution)

7. Re-enter your password then click “save”.

8. Choose the “Enrollments” tab and enter the access key of this course:UU_MECH_SUM14


Enroll in this course

9. Enter your Unique identifier:

The UNIQUE IDENTIFIER you should use for this course is your student UNID: uxxxxxxx (Your UID: “u” followed by 7 digits)


Access smartPhysics

Congratulations! You are now enrolled in your course!

You will be given 30 days in which to access smartPhysics before having to purchase access or redeem an access code. This will provide you with a grace period should you opt to drop the course.

After the 30 days (or before, if you’d like), you must either buy access online with a credit card OR redeem an activation code (housed in a printed booklet purchased at the campus bookstore).


Purchase Access (Online)

From the “Purchase Access” link

  • Complete the billing information and click “Continue.”

**This is the address in which your credit card bill is sent each month. This is often different than your school address, so please check before entering that information.


Purchase Access (Online)

2. Complete the second portion of the online form (credit card information) and click “Purchase Access.”

**Depending on your state of residence, you may be subjected to a tax for your online purchase. The system will determine your tax rate based on your billing address.


Purchase Access (Online)

3. You’ll be taken to a confirmation page with your purchase details. Click “Go to Course” to return to your course.


Redeem Access (Activation Code)

Your activation code is located inside the booklet.

  • Scratch off your code (from your access card booklet) and enter it into the fields on the screen (Option 1 in image below)
  • Click “Submit Code” after you’ve entered the code. Once finished, you can return to your course.

**Activation codes are valid for one use only and cannot be shared. They do allow you to switch courses or request a refund. Check the FAQs (smartphysics.com > Help > Student FAQs) for more information.

need live help
Need live help?

The smartPhysics technical support team is ready and able to help you and is available 7 days a week by

phone and email.