I will usually be available in my office for questions anytime after 9 to 10 am in the morning most days. You should feel free to see me on a drop-in basis, although sending me an email to make sure I'll be around is better. If you have any trouble finding me or need to see me at any other time, it is best to make appointments to see me via e-mail. I have a few other duties and responsibilities and like to be able to leave by 3 pm to pick up my kids from their school, although I won't do so every day.
Your TAs are also generally available for help in the coursework. I'd suggest using their email addresses given above to schedule appointments, although they may also set up a regular office hour.
Recitation will be used to go over and work the most difficult homework problems, and additional problems I may give you in recitation, in small groups. This is intended to be a time when you teach each other, and learn thereby. Hans and I will move from group to group and provide tutorial support. Students may be asked to present problems at the board for the entire class or present problems on paper for another group at any time. Computers may be used to simulate some of the mechanical systems that we study. A graded short quiz will generally terminate recitation.
I welcome feedback and suggestions at any time during the year. I would prefer to hear constructive suggestions early so that I have time to implement them this semester.
There is a set of notes (really an online supplementary textbook) being
provided on the web to my students as a convenience. Direct your browser
and click on on the Intro Physics I link.