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Part II: Specific Information for the How Things Work Sections:
[Todo: needs to be updated to correspond to the fourth edition of the book]
Component 
Title^{a} 
Hours^{b} 
Demos 
Lecture Slides^{c} 
PowerPoint 
Print 
Chapter 1 
The Laws of Motion, Part 1 




Section 1.1 
Skating 
1 



Section 1.2 
Falling Balls 
1 



Section 1.3 
Ramps 
1 



Chapter 2 
The Laws of Motion, Part 2 




Section 2.1 
Seesaws 
1 



Section 2.2 
Wheels 
1 



Section 2.3 
Bumper Cars 
2 



Chapter 3 
Mechanical Objects 




Section 3.1 
Spring Scales 
1 



Section 3.2 
Bouncing Balls 
1 



Section 3.3 
Carousels and Roller Coasters 
1 



Section 3.4 
Bicycles 
2 



Section 3.5 





Chapter 4 
Fluids 




Section 4.1 
Balloons 
1 



Section 4.2 
Water Distribution 
2 



Section 4.3 





Section 4.4 





Chapter 5 
Fluids and Motion 




Section 5.1 
Garden Watering 
2 



Section 5.2 
Balls and Frisbees 
2 



Section 5.3 
Airplanes 
1 



Section 5.3 
Rockets 
1 



Section 5.4 





Chapter 6 
Heat and Thermodynamics 




Section 6.1 
Woodstoves 
2 



Section 6.2 
Incandescent Light Bulbs 
2 



Section 6.3 
Air Conditioners 
2 



Section 6.4 
Automobiles 
2 



Section 6.5 





Section 6.6 





Section 6.7 





Chapter 7 
Resonance and Mechanical Waves 




Section 7.1 
Clocks 
2 



Section 7.2 
Violins and Pipe Organs 
2 



Section 7.3 
The Sea and Surfing 
2 



Chapter 8 
Electric and Magnetic Forces 




Section 8.1 
Electronic Air Cleaners 
1 



Section 8.2 
Xerographic Copiers 
1 



Section 8.3 
Magnetically Levitated Trains 
2 



Chapter 9 
Electrodynamics 




Section 9.1 
Flashlights 
1 



Section 9.2 
Electric Power Distribution 
2 



Section 9.3 
Tape Recorders 
1 



Section 9.4 





Section 9.5 





Chapter 10 
Electronics 




Section 10.1 
Audio Amplifiers 
2 



Section 10.2 
Computers 
1 



Section 10.3 





Chapter 11 
Electromagnetic Waves 




Section 11.1 
Radio 
2 



Section 11.2 
Television 
1 



Section 11.3 
Microwave Ovens 
1 



Chapter 12 
Light 




Section 12.1 
Sunlight 
2 



Section 12.2 
Fluorescent Lamps 
2 



Section 12.3 
Lasers 
1 



Section 12.4 





Chapter 13 
Optics 




Section 13.1 
Cameras 
2 



Section 13.2 
Optical Recording and Communications 
2 



Section 13.3 





Chapter 14 
Modern Physics 




Section 14.1 
Nuclear Weapons 
2 



Section 14.2 
Medical Imaging and Radiation 
2 



Section 14.3 





Chapter 15 
Phase Transitions 




Section 15.1 

2 



Section 15.2 





Chapter 16 
Materials Science 




Section 16.1 

1 



Section 16.2 

1 



Section 16.3 

2 



Chapter 17 
Chemical Physics 




Section 17.1 





Section 17.2 





Section 17.3 





^{a}While most sections appear in the book, How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life (Wiley, New York, 2001), some sections are available on the web. Click on the active links to view those sections in pdf format.
^{b}I have found that some sections require more than one 50minute class period. Topics that can be covered adequately in one class period are marked with a 1 while those that may benefit from a second class period are marked with a 2.
^{c}I have included my lecture slides in two formats: PowerPoint native format (ppt) and Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). These lecture notes continue to evolve and I don’t claim that they are perfect. This version of the slides is circa 2004. Feel free to use them or modify them as you see fit.
Part III: Line Art Figures from How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life for use in instruction
[Todo: post art for the third and fourth editions]
Part IV: Documents from my own course in Fall 2006, which you may find useful for creating a How Things Work course of your own:
For my current semester course (Physics 106, Spring 2009) click here.
Part V: Additional homework assignments from notsorecent semesters of my course:
Fall, 2000 Assignments:
Spring, 2000 Assignments:
 Problem Set #1: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #2: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #3: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #4: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #5: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #6: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #7: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #8: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #9: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #10: Questions, Solutions
Fall, 1999 Assignments
 Problem Set #1: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #2: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #3: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #4: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #5: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #6: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #7: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #8: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #9: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #10: Questions, Solutions
Spring, 1999 Assignments
 Problem Set #1: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #2: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #3: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #4: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #5: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #6: Questions, Solutions (Cancelled)
 Problem Set #7: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #8: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #9: Questions, Solutions
 Problem Set #10: Questions, Solutions
Part VI: Examinations from notsorecent semesters of my course:
Fall, 2000
Spring, 2000
Fall, 1999
Spring, 1999
Spring, 1998
Spring, 1997
Fall, 1996
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