## Teaching

Below are lecture notes from the freshman physics courses I taught at Caltech (2014-2019). I hope these notes illustrate that physics is not about applying the right equation or following some recipe, but rather about building intuition - checking limiting cases, using symmetry, solving problems in multiple ways - so that you do not simply end up with an answer, but rather end up with the confidence to know that your answer is correct. ## Classical Mechanics Lecture 1: Vectors Lecture 2: Force Lecture 3: Torque Lecture 4: Puzzling Problems Lecture 5: Rotating Reference Frames Lecture 6: Energy Lecture 7: Momentum Lecture 8: Angular Momentum Lecture 9: Rotational Dynamics Lecture 10: Moment of Inertia Lecture 11: Advanced Rotational Dynamics Lecture 12: Oscillations Lecture 13: Rotation Wrap-Up Lecture 14: Orbits I Lecture 15: Orbits II Lecture 16: Fluids Lecture 17: Gyroscopes Lecture 18: Final Review Advice for the Final Math Bootcamp: Coordinate Systems Math Bootcamp: Coordinate Unit Vectors Useful Formulas ## Electricity and Magnetism Lecture 1: Special Relativity - Time Dilation Lecture 2: Special Relativity - Length Contraction Lecture 3: Special Relativity - Lorentz Transformations Lecture 4: Special Relativity - Velocity Addition Lecture 5: Special Relativity - Energy, Momentum, and Collisions Lecture 6: Coulomb Force Lecture 7: Electric Field Lecture 8: Gauss’s Law Lecture 9: Electrostatics Problems Lecture 10: Electric Potential Lecture 11: Potential Problems Lecture 12: Conductors Lecture 13: Electrostatics Recap Lecture 14: Capacitors Lecture 15: Current Lecture 16: Circuits Lecture 17: The Secrets of Electricity Quiz 1 Review: Special Relativity Quiz 3 Review: Electricity Final Review: The Whole Shabang Relativity Questions and Answers Math Bootcamp: Volume Elements Math Bootcamp: Multivariable Integration Math Bootcamp: Div, Grad, Curl Useful Formulas