PHYS 2001: Introduction to Physics (Spring 2018)

Section 101, Tuesday & Thursday 10:30-11:50am in Walter Hall Room 245
Instructor: Zach Meisel (email:, office: 204 Edwards Accelerator Lab [EAL])
Office Hours: Wednesday in 204 EAL, 10-11am, or by appointment
Final Exam: Monday April 30th, 2:30pm

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide a first introduction to physics at the college level. Topics covered in this course include the mechanics of solids and liquids, oscillations, heat, and thermodynamics. Mathematical techniques will be limited to basic algebra, trigonometry, and geometry.

Course information, such as the syllabus and lectures will be posted here as a supplement to LON-CAPA. Homework and pre-class assignments, as well as the lecture slides and lab manuals, are on LON-CAPA.

The course catalog description for PHYS 2001 can be accessed here. The link to the Spring 2017 webpage for PHYS2001 is here.

Course Materials


Lecture Slides (*updated after lecture; contact me for .ppt file)

General Information

Academic Honesty

This goes without saying … but I'll say it anyways: you are expected to act in an academically honest fashion. This means abiding by the Ohio University Honor Code and adhering to the Code of Conduct.

If you have any concerns as to what does or does not constitute academic dishonesty (e.g. sharing work on homework assignments), please don't hesitate to ask me.