|Office:||107 Peter Engel Science Center|
|Office Hour:||1 pm odd days (or by appointment or just stop by)|
|Lecture:||11:20-12:30 pm Days 246|
|Room:||173 Peter Engel Science Center|
|Textbook:||College Physics by Serway and Faughn, sixth edition, 1 or 2 volume version|
Welcome to Physics 105. This course is designed to give you the background in physics in order to better understand processes that you study in your field. Toward this end, we try to incorporate examples and lab activities which show you how the physics being studied can be applied in the “real” world.
Labs are an important part of learning physics. It is important that you come to labs prepared. This means you must read the appropriate sections from the lab manual and do whatever pre-lab work the manual describes before you come to lab. Proper preparation will help you understand the experiments that you are doing and complete the lab activities in the allotted time. More details on the labs are in the lab manuals.
Suggested homework problems for each chapter are included in the Study Guide. Homework will not be graded, but you should do the problems, since problem solving is a big part of this class. If you don’t do the problems it unlikely that you will do very well on the tests.
The test will have two parts: an individual portion and a group portion. The individual portion of the test will consist of multiple choice questions and problems. The group portion of the test will consist of a more difficult problem that you will solve as a group and hand in one solution. Before each group quiz, there will be at least one practice group quiz so that the groups have a chance to learn to work together. The group test will take place on the class period before the regular test.
The final test will be solely an individual effort.
All of the tests will be closed book and closed notes. You will be given a sheet with all of the equations and constants that you need for the test, though you will have to remember how to apply them.
The grades in this class will be based on 6 grades: lab grades, 3 test grades, the final exam grade and a participation grade. Labs and each of the 3 tests will be worth 15% of the overall grade, while the final exam will be worth 30% and participation will be worth 10%. The participation grade will be based on participation in the practice group tests and other exercises in class.
|1.6||R||9/04||2.5-2.7||Gravity||Practice Group Test|
|2.4||W||9/10||3.4||Motion in 2 Dimensions||Practice Group Test|
|3.2||T||9/16||4.1-4.4||Newton’s Laws||Data Analysis|
|3.4||R||9/18||4.5||Using Newton’s Laws||Practice Group Test|
|4.2||W||9/24||1-4||Review||Group Test||Acceleration of Gravity|
|4.4||F||9/26||1-4||Motion and Forces||Test 1|
|5.2||R||10/02||5.5-5.8||Conservation of Energy||Reaction Time|
|5.4||M||10/06||6.1-6.2||Momentum||Practice Group Test|
|6.2||T||10/14||7.1-7.4||Circular Motion||Projectile Motion|
|6.4||R||10/16||7.5-7.6||Centripetal Acceleration||Practice Group Test|
|6.6||M||10/20||7.7-7.9||Law of Gravitation|
|7.2||W||10/22||4-7||Review||Group Test||Ballistic Pendulum|
|7.4||F||10/24||4-7||Energy and Rotation||Test 2|
|8.2||R||10/30||8.4-8.7||Angular Acceleration||Rotational Motion|
|8.4||M||11/03||9.1-9.3||Matter, Pressure||Practice Group Test|
|9.2||F||11/07||9.8-9.10||Fluid Properties||Archimedes’ Principle|
|9.6||R||11/13||10.3||Thermal Properties||Practice Group Test|
|10.6||F||11/21||8-10||Matter and Temperature||Test 3|
|11.6||R||12/04||11.9-11.10||Applications of Heat|
|12.2||M||12/08||12.1-12.4||Laws of Thermodynamics||Assessment Test|
|11-1 pm||W||12/17||1-12||Final Exam|