Introduction to environmental physics - 203-1-1631

Semester A 2006

Teaching staff

Teaching staff Office hours e-mail
Prof. David Faiman Thursday 11:00-13:00
Building 72 room 234
Gideon Carmon Sunday 14:00-16:00
Building 29 room
06B or 09

Course outline

Course outline.pdf

Old Exams

Here are 4 old exams taken from the "bank bchinot" of the aguda.

2002 moed A
2003 moed A
2003 moed B
2004 moed A

Home work grades and solutions

Homework grades - Ex. 1-6
Homework grades - Ex 7-12

Homework solutions:

Exercise 1 - questions 1-3.
Exercise 1 - questions 4,5
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Exercise 5
Exercise 6
Exercise 7
Exercise 8
Exercise 9
Exercise 10
Exercise 11
Exercise 12


29.01.06 - If you didn't notice - I put a few old exams online for you (look above...).

06.02.06 - Please take a look at the home work grades and make sure you agree with all the grades I gave you - if there's any problem with your grades (like I made a mistake or a targil got lost etc.) let me know as soon as possible and before the exam.

06.02.06 - Next Sunday (12.02.06) there won't be "Shot kabala" at the regular hours - if you need me you can either send me questions via e-mail or send me e-mail and set an appointment at a different time.

07.02.06 - Exam policy: please read the file. TEST_POLICY.PDF

09.02.06 -  Whoever want their problem set 11 back before Sunday, let me know by email. On Sunday morning I'll put it in a box outside me lab so you can take it anytime. Unfortunately, problem set 12 will be available only after the exam - but I published the solution.

Good luck for all of you - see you next Monday

Course policy
Few days before each lecture, there will be a lecture notes file in this site - so you can print it, read it and bring it with you to the lecture.
Each week you will be given homework for submision. The homework will be given at the end of each lecture notes file. You should submit it untill the next lecture to Gideon's mail box at building 30 2nd floor (mail box No. 115) - make sure you write your name and ID clearly on it.
Each week the grade for the home work will be devided equally between all the questions with a total of 20 points. For example, if you have 4 question in a certain week, the grade for each question is 5 points. Each well written answer will get the full points, even if it is not correct. In order to get the full grade for the homework, it is necessary to submit 10 problem sets, but whoever submits more can improve the final grade!
There will be a quiz (bochan) at about the mid-semester.
The final grade will be calculated as follows:  Homework: 20% ;
Quiz: 20% ;
Final exam: 60%

Lecture notes and homework

Lecture No. Topics Lecture notes and homework file Notes Date of submission
1 * From atoms to planets: scales of size.
* The role of atoms in a geography course.
* Pythagoras  theorem and square roots.
* Pythagoras theorem and some basic
Lecture 1 Questions 1,2,3 are a must.
Questions 4,5: you can choose wether to submit it this week or the next.  But remember that next week there will be another problem set.
2 * Momentum
* Mass
* Weight
* Mass and energy
Lecture 2 *Whoever didn't submit Questions 4 and 5
 from last week  must submit them this week.
* In question 2 the 2 Km should be 2 Kg, and the velocity of the 4 Kg body is of course 5m/s.
* In question 3, the bullets velocity units should be m/s.
* Force and Newton's law of motion
* Gravity

Lecture 3

Quiz (bochan)

* Quiz: In question 1 the frame is a square so that the length that is given is both the length and the width.

Quiz rules:(1)  You have one week to submit the quiz. (2) You may not receive help from anyone else. (3) You should hand the answers to Prof. Faiman at the next lecture.

* Circular motion and Centripetal force
* Centripetal forces and graviatation
* Fictitiouses forces - centrifugal and Coriolis
Lecture 4
Here are some links that can help to understand coriolis force:

Coriolis link No. 1
Coriolis link No. 2
Coriolis link No. 3
Coriolis link No. 4

* Conservation of energy
* Noether's theorem
* Conservation of angular momentum

Lecture 5
* Motion of the earth and sun system
* Longitude and latitude
* Time zones
* Tilt of the earth axis
* Precession of the earth axis

Lecture 6 Tirgul 6 Lecture notes 15.12.05
* Electrostatic forces
* Bohr's model of the hydrogen atom
* Classical waves
* Quantum waves

Lecture 7 Tirgul 7 notes 22.12.05
* The effects of quantization
* Large atoms
* The modern picture of atoms
* The hydrogen molecule
* Larger molecules
* Isotopes
* The stability of matter
* Thermal energy and temperature
* Kelvin temperature units

Lecutre 8 Tirgul 8 notes 29.12.05

* Specific heat
* Crystalline solids
* Density of crystals

Lecture 9

Problem set 9 - hebrew
Tirgul 9 notes
* Liquids
* Archimedes principle and pressure
* Melting icebergs
* Tides
* Gases

Tirgul 10 notes

Question 3 - is permission ("reshut")


* Why planets have atmospheres
* Gravitational escape velocity
* Trace gases in the earth atmosphere
* The emission of radiation from hot bodies
* The atmospheric greenhouse effect

Lecture 11
Tirgul 11 notes

*  Atmospheric phenomena
* Variation of air temperature with height
* The ozone layer

Lecture 12
Tirgul 12 notes

by Gideon Carmon