A Bit About Me

Hi, everyone! My name's Jackson Carr, and I will be your supplemental instruction (SI) leader for Dr. Bruhn's General Physics I in Spring 2014. I am a Physics major at UAB with minors in Math and Chemistry. I'm three semesters away from graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in Physics, and afterwards I will go on to graduate school for a Ph.D. in Astrophysics or Bioastronautics with the hope of one day becoming an Astronaut. 

My role as an SI leader is first and foremost to help you succeed in this class! This is the first time that any of the physics courses at UAB have had supplemental instruction, so this is a very new experience for everyone involved - including me. With that being said, I have a lot of previous personal experience with SI sessions, so I have a good idea about how they should be held. However, I am certainly open to suggestions about what you as students want from these sessions because they are ultimately for you! So please email me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. 

I'm going to do my very best to make this experience for you as enjoyable as possible. I believe that physics is the best subject that you could possibly study because it - in my opinion - is the one subject that allows you to truly understand the universe we experience each and every day. It's absolutely fascinating, and I hope that I can convey some of that to all of you! I'm definitely looking forward to it!


The "Pale Blue Dot" photograph taken by Voyager 1.

Session Times/Contact Info

Monday & Wednesday: 12:20-1:20 PM in CH 396

Office Hour: Friday 9:00-10:00 AM in CTL 241C

CTL 241C is located on the second floor of the Education Building in the Academic Success Center. You can easily find the entrance to the ASC across from Starbucks in Sterne library.

Email: jrcarr@uab.edu

Additional Resources

PatrickJMT's Math Review videos

These are an excellent resource for reviewing most math concepts that you may need to brush up on ranging from elementary algebra to calculus and differential equations. 

Khan Academy

This is a great website for reviewing general concepts in math and physics - and many more subjects as well. 

Paul's Online Math Notes

Another great, FREE online site that contains many detailed notes about several topics in high-level mathematics.

Below are a few videos that I find inspiring. They contain some remarks from a few remarkable human beings (who just so happened to also be physicists) that have changed the world. 

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's remarks on the most astounding fact about the universe. 

Bill Nye on the joy of discovery set to Symphony of Science's John Boswell's original music.

Theoretical physicist Richard Feynman on human curiosity and how it manages to discover the nature of the universe.

Astrophysicist Carl Sagan's remarks on the famous "Pale Blue Dot" photograph taken by the Voyager 1 s