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Are you a
science student, not intending to major in physics, but
required to take a physics course? At most
universities this is a big course, mostly filled with Life
Sciences students in their first year. Many students in
your class will have taken Grade 12 Physics in high school,
and so they will be familiar with a lot of basic background
material. But
what if you did NOT take high school physics recently, and
you are worried about being overwhelmed? This "Introduction
to Physics Primer" is designed for you! It is a series of
nine lesson videos based on the first few chapters of a free
online physics textbook called "College
Physics" by Urone and Hinrichs. Each lesson is
accompanied by a reading assignment from this book, some
example videos and/or animation links, and some
endofchapter suggested questions and problems. Working through
each lesson will take you between 15 minutes and 5 hours,
depending on your speed and background. Good luck, and
have fun!
Based on "College Physics" by Paul Peter Urone and Roger Hinrichs
(C)20112014 by Rice University
Available for free download at:
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Here for a Playlist containing all 9 lesson videos
plus the introduction on Youtube (2 hours total).
Lesson 
Topics 
Reading Assignment 

Links 
1 

Sections
1.1, 1.2 Pgs. 1123 
Ch.1 Conceptual
Questions: 4 Ch. 1 Problems and Exercises: 1, 6, 9 (Answers to these) 
Course
Introduction Video  2.5 minutes Lesson 1 Video
 13 minutes Example Video:
Converting Units  5 minutes 
2 

Section
1.3 Pgs. 2428 
Ch.1 Conceptual
Questions: 11 Ch. 1 Problems and Exercises: 15, 16, 17, 23 (Answers to these) 
Lesson 2 Video
 14 minutes Example Video:
When not to round  3 minutes 
3 

Sections
2.1, 2.2, 2.3 Pgs.
3543

Ch.2 Conceptual
Questions: 2, 4, 7, 11 Ch. 2 Problems and Exercises: 6, 7, 9 
Lesson 3 Video 
11 minutes Example Video: Computing Average Speed  2.5 minutes 
4 

Section
2.4 
Ch.2 Conceptual
Questions: 13, 14, 15, 16 Ch. 2 Problems and Exercises: 16, 18 
Lesson 4 Video
 12 minutes Example Video:
Difference Between Velocity and Acceleration  1
minute 
5 

Sections
2.5, 2.6 
Ch. 2 Problems and Exercises: 21, 23, 27, 32, 40 
Lesson 5 Video  15 minutes Example Video: Can you stop your car in time to save a cat?  4 minutes 
6 

Sections
2.7, 2.8 
Ch.2 Conceptual
Questions: 20, 23, 25, 26, 28 Ch. 2 Problems and Exercises: 43, 45, 49, 52, 55, 58,
65 
Lesson 6 Video
 11.5 minutes Example Video 1: How deep is the well? Easy Version  1 minute Example Video 2:
How deep is the well? Advanced Version  4.5
minutes 
7 

Sections
3.1, 3.2, 3.3 
Ch.3 Conceptual
Questions: 4, 10, 12 Ch. 3 Problems and Exercises: 1, 3, 5, 10, 22 
Lesson 7 Video  17 minutes PhET Vector Addition simulation Example Video: Adding Vectors by Components  4 minutes 
8 

Section
3.4 
Ch.3 Conceptual
Questions: 13, 15, 16 Ch. 3 Problems and Exercises: 25, 27, 30, 34, 36, 50 
Lesson 8 Video
 14 minutes PhET
Projectile Motion Simulation Example Video: Shooting an Arrow onto a Cliff  4.5 minutes 
9 

Section
3.5 
Ch.3 Conceptual
Question: 19 Ch. 3 Problems and Exercises: 53, 56, 62

Lesson 9 Video  10 minutes Example Video: Relative Velocity of a Football  4 minutes 