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      Warm-Up (Welcome Activity Reviewing Material from Undergraduate Physics)

      This content is used in the Physics Department at OSU with incoming graduate students to remind them of undergraduate content before classes start and to help them to decide whether or not to take some Bridge Courses.

    • assignment Using Gradescope (AIMS)

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      Using Gradescope (AIMS)
      AIMS Maxwell 2021 (2 years)

      Task: Draw a right triangle. Put a circle around the right angle, that is, the angle that is \(\frac\pi2\) radians.

      Preparing your submission:

      • Complete the assignment using your choice of technology. You may write your answers on paper, write them electronically (for instance using xournal), or typeset them (for instance using LaTeX).
      • If using software, please export to PDF. If writing by hand, please scan your work using the AIMS scanner if possible. You can also use a scanning app; Gradescope offers advice and suggested apps at this URL. The preferred format is PDF; photos or JPEG scans are less easy to read (and much larger), and should be used only if no alternative is available.)
      • Please make sure that your file name includes your own name and the number of the assignment, such as "Tevian2.pdf."

      Using Gradescope: We will arrange for you to have a Gradescope account, after which you should receive access instructions directly from them. To submit an assignment:

      1. Navigate to https://paradigms.oregonstate.edu and login
      2. Select the appropriate course, such as "AIMS F21". (There will likely be only one course listed.)
      3. Select the assignment called "Sample Assignment"
      4. Follow the instructions to upload your assignment. (The preferred format is PDF.)
      5. You will then be prompted to associate submitted pages with problem numbers by selecting pages on the right and questions on the left. (In this assignment, there is only one of each.) You may associate multiple problems with the same page if appropriate.
      6. When you are finished, click "Submit"
      7. After the assignments have been marked, you can log back in to see instructor comments.

    • assignment Building the PDM: Instructions

      assignment Homework

      Building the PDM: Instructions
      PDM Energy and Entropy 2021 (2 years) In your kits for the Portable Partial Derivative Machine should be the following:
      • A 1ft by 1ft board with 5 holes and measuring tapes (the measuring tapes will be on the top side)
      • 2 S-hooks
      • A spring with 3 strings attached
      • 2 small cloth bags
      • 4 large ball bearings
      • 8 small ball bearings
      • 2 vertical clamp pulleys
      • A ziploc bag containing
        • 5 screws
        • 5 hex nuts
        • 5 washers
        • 5 wing nuts
        • 2 horizontal pulleys
      To assemble the Portable PDM, start by placing the PDM on a table surface with the measuring tapes perpendicular to the table's edge and the board edge with 3 holes closest to you.
      1. one screw should be put through each hole so that the threads stick out through the top side of the board. Next use a hex nut to secure each screw in place. It is not critical that they be screwed on any more than you can comfortably manage by hand.
      2. After securing all 5 screws in place with a hex nut, put a washer on each screw.
      3. Slide a horizontal pulley onto screws 1 and 2 (as labeled above).
      4. On all 5 screws, add a wing nut to secure the other pieces. Again, it does not need to be tightened all the way as long as it is secure enough that nothing will fall off.
      5. Using the middle wingnut/washer/screw (Screw 4), clamp the shortest of the strings tied to the spring.
      6. Loop the remaining 2 looped-ends of string around the horizontal pulleys and along the measuring tape.
      7. Using the string as a guide, clamp the vertical pulleys into place on the edge of the board.
      8. Through the looped-end of each string, place 1 S-hook.
      9. Put the other end of each s-hook through the hole in the small cloth bag.
      Here is a poor photo of the final result, which doesn't show the two vertical pulleys. If you would like, you could view a video of the building process.
  • Quantum Fundamentals 2022

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