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December 1 01:51 PM: I have posted Information For Chemistry and Final Exam Preparations.

November 26 09:06 PM: I have added Lecture Notes to aid in preparation for Quiz-8. Quiz 8 will be passed out shortly followed by the Chemistry Midterm early next week.

November 22 10:03 PM: Quiz-7 has been sent out via e-mail. (Quiz-6 was sent out via e-mail on November 8, but I forgot to post that fact here.)

November 19 10:14 PM: Here are the details of my blood clot problem. This is just for your information. You will not be tested about it.

November 18 01:37 AM: I have added Lab Notes for Wednesday and Friday, November 18-20.

November 16 00:16 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Monday November 16.

November 13 02:02 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Friday November 13.

November 11 01:26 AM: I have added Lab Notes for Wednesday November 11.

November 9 01:36 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Monday November 9.

November 6 01:24 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Friday November 6. This is best studied before the notes of Wednesday, November 4.

November 4 00:59 AM: I have added Lab Notes for Wednesday November 4. Correction: Wait and read the upcoming lecture for Friday November 6 first.

November 1 11:03 PM: I have added Lecture Notes for Monday November 2.

October 29 3:55 PM: I have added Lecture Notes for Friday October 30.

October 27 3:35 PM: I have added Lab Notes for Wednesday October 28.

October 26 12:35 PM: I have added Lecture Notes for Monday October 26.

October 23 4:58 PM: I have added Lecture Notes for Friday October 23.

October 23 3:16 AM: I have belatedly added Lab Notes for Wednesday October 21.

October 20 0:34 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Friday October 16.

October 19 1:08 AM: Quiz-5 has been sent out via e-mail. I got a bit ahead of the syllabus, so it is not due until November 1. Don't open it until you are ready. There will be no do-overs. The notes for Monday. October 12 discuss the Practice Quiz 5.

October 18 4:20 AM: I have belatedly added Lab Notes for Wednesday October 14.

October 12 6:11 AM: I have sent out your Physics Midterm Tests, but they are not due for a week and even that is flexible if necessary. There will be no do-overs. The notes for Monday. October 5 discuss the preparation for this Midterm.

October 12 4:16 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Monday October 12.

October 9 5:54 AM: I have added Combined Lab and Lecture Notes for October 7 and 9, 2020.

October 5 2:12 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Monday October 5. The Physics Midterm is next week.

October 5 1:05 AM: Quiz-4 has been sent out via e-mail. Don't open it until you are ready. There will be no do-overs. The notes for Monday. September 28 discuss the Practice Quiz 4.

October 2 4:11 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Friday October 2.

September 30 3:01 AM: I have added Lab Notes for Wednesday September 30.

September 28 2:58 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Monday September 28.

September 26 3:46 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Friday September 25.

September 25 6:37 AM: Today's lecture notes are delayed.

September 23 5:55 AM: I have added Lab Notes for Wednesday September 23.

September 21 4:11 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Monday September 21.

September 21 0:22 AM: Quiz-3 has been sent out via e-mail. Don't open it until you are ready. There will be no do-overs. The notes for Monday. September 14 discuss the Practice Quiz 3. I see that I forgot to mention Quiz-2 here in these news notes. Although everyone got an e-mail, I have belatedly added that note below to pretend to be consistent.

September 18 3:21 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Friday September 18.

September 16 4:23 AM: I have added Lab Notes for Wednesday September 16.

September 14 1:53 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Monday September 14.

September 10 10:57 PM: I have added Lecture Notes for Friday September 11.

September 9 6:53 AM: I have added Lab Notes for Wednesday September 9.

September 6 11:51 PM: Quiz-2 has been sent out via e-mail. Don't open it until you are ready. There will be no do-overs. The notes for Monday. August 31 discuss the Practice Quiz 2.

September 6 9:34 PM: I have added Lecture Notes for Monday September 7.

September 5 8:17 AM: I forgot a link to a nice wave demonstration in my Friday Lecture notes. I added that to that to the Friday notes under the "How Waves Work" section. The link is Wave Machine Demonstration.

September 4 7:28 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Friday September 4.

September 2 5:06 AM: I have added Lab Notes for Wednesday September 2.

August 31 9:43 AM: I have been assured that the printed handouts will be available until Friday of this week, and then no longer after that.

August 31 1:50 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Monday August 31.

August 28 3:05 AM: I have added Lecture Notes for Friday August 28.

August 26 3:55 AM: I have added Lab Notes for Wednesday August 26.

August 24 5:07 AM: I have added lecture notes for Monday, August 24.

August 24 4:46 AM: Quiz-1 has been sent out via e-mail. Don't open it until you are ready. There will be no do-overs. The notes for Monday. August 21, discuss the Practice Quiz 1.

August 21 3:05 AM: I have added lecture notes for Friday, August 21.

August 18 5:58 AM: I have sent out the Calculations Test as an e-mail attachment. You should not open until you have studied the notes for the August 19 lab linked below, and have mastered the practice calculations test.

August 18 4:28 AM: I have added lab notes for Wednesday, August 19. I notice that somehow, I forgot to announce my posting of last week's lab notes - sorry. They are at lab notes for Wednesday, August 12. Many of you, however, seem to have found them and have responded.

August 14 11:34 PM: I have added lecture notes for Monday, August 17.

August 14 11:55 PM: I need to replace the heat sink compound at the processor of my yosemitefoothills.com server tonight. I will stop the server at 2 AM. If all goes well, it will be back up within 30 minutes. If not, I will be struggling all night with it.

August 14 9:40 PM: Lab notes returned from a couple of students suggest that I should write a additional note clarifying how the table measurements work.

August 14 12:33 PM: I have added lecture notes for Friday, August 14.

August 11 9:40 AM: Tara L. pointed out that I had a bunch of bad links which were caused by a change I made yesterday. I think they are all fixed now, but let me know if you still find any.

August 10 2:05 PM: It overheated again. I will refrain from any more messing with my system until the middle of the night.

August 10 12:25 PM: Oops. I tried a new 5 TByte backup drive and it caused my server to overheat. That takes it offline for 10 minutes. I will use the backup drive via a separate powered USB Hub which should solve the problem. My apologies for anyone in the middle of using this website when it died.

August 10 11:50 AM: I have received an update on the placement of the handouts indicating that they are at both campuses:

August 9 10:16 PM: Online Lecture Notes for Monday August 10 now available.

August 6 12:25 PM: Printed Handouts Available (copy of e-mailed information)

July 15 02:23 AM: Help me plan how to best do Science-1A online


COVID-19 News

My younger daughter sent me the following link to a Washington Post article entitled "Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to 'flatten the curve'" which I feel is worth passing along to Science-1A students. I'm hoping that it can be viewed without any cost.

Virus Simulation

I'm sure you appreciate the connection between rabbit reproduction, our hydrogen-oxygen explosion, Walt Disney's ping-pong ball and mousetrap demonstration, nuclear bombs, and the current Coronavirus pandemic. When you understand one, it is much easier to understand the others. This is for your enlightenment. You will not be tested on it.

The following links have useful general information:

Clovis College COVID-19 Information Page

California Dept. of Public Health Web Site

Kaiser Permanente COVID-19 Advice


Links to other goodies

Handouts and Links

Online Lecture and Lab Notes

Laboratory Activity Links

Quiz and Test Preparation

Animated Gifs of Molecules


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