Chapter by chapter suggestions for songs to use in classes

Please send me your suggestions for other songs to include here! I know there are many that I'm not yet aware of.
Send your suggestions to wsmith@haverford.edu

After doing the first three chapters of this (see below), I realized that it's almost exactly the same as using the Physics Songs Database. (When the database returns the list of results, the first song listed is always the one I feel is best suited for classroom use.) So, I don't plan to add any more to this page, and instead intend to concentrate on making the database more complete. However, if you like this format better, please let me know.

Typical Introductory Physics Course:

Chapter
Best song
Other good possibilities
One-dimensional kinematics

Constant Acceleration by Walter Smith
Definitely not one of my best songs, but hopefully still useful.

Distance by Brother Robert Harris
On the page linked to above, scroll down to "Distance". There's no recording, but there is a midi file.

Acceleration, More or Less by Jim and Jane Nelson
On the page linked to above, scroll down to "Acceleration, More or Less". Tune: John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt. No recording.

 

Two-dimensional kinematics

Paul Fell Out by Brendan Holland
Tune: Deck the Halls. No recording.

 
Newton's Laws

Newton's Laws by Walter Smith
Tune: Funiculi, Funicula. No recording, but there is a midi file.

Newton by Brother Robert Harris
On the page linked to above, scroll down to "Newton". There's no recording, but there is a midi file.
Tune: I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover

Newton's Laws by Karen Gill & Friends
On the page linked to above, scroll down to "Newton's Laws ". No recording.
Tune: My Darling Clementine

For suggestions on later chapters, please use the Physics Songs Database.

 

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