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Phys 211 College Physics I

Section 01   4 credit hours

SYLLABUS FALL 2017   Revised September 14, 2017

Lectures: Section 1, MWF 10:45 - 11:50,   Room: Henkels 2060
Lab: Prof. Lerwill, Section 11, Tues 8:50 - 11:50 AM. Section 12, Tues 1:50 - 4:50 PM,   Henkels 2060
        Prof. Rodriguez, Section 13, Thurs 8:50 - 11:50AM, Section 14, Thurs 1:50 - 4:50PM   Henkels 2060
Text: Cutnell and Johnson, Essentials of Physics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc ISBN 978-0-471-71398-2

Instructor: Dr. James Caffrey Daly   Office: Henkels 2059
Tel: 401-742-5759(cell) 239-867-4072(home)
Email: james.daly@avemaria.edu   (email read often)
Office Hours: MWF 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Other times by appointment (Send email)

Course website;   jcdaly.com/phys211

Prerequisite: Math 150

Course Description and Objectives:
Topics include: rectilinear and rotational motions of particles and rigid bodies, forces, energy methods, conservation laws, and oscillations and waves.
      The objective of this course is to understand how physical laws are discovered and shown to be true and how the motion of objects can be predicted from forces, momentum and energy.

After taking this course you will be able to;

These abilities are the course outcomes. They support core program outcomes.

Assessment and Evaluation:
Your final grade will be determined by your performance in the lab (15%), on exams (35%), the final (25%), homework (10%), and attendance (15%). We will have 5 exams. The lowest will be dropped leaving 4 exams. Each exam is worth 8.75% (4x8.75%=35%). You must pass the lab. A grade of F or incomplete in the lab will result in a grade of F or incomplete in the course.
      IF a student fails to write the final, THEN an F will be awarded as their final grade. The conversion to letter grades will be approximately of the form:

over 90 —> A     80 - 90 —> B     70 - 80 —> C     60 - 70 —> D     below 60 —> F    

subject to discretionary adjustments. It is possible (and highly desirable) that everyone in the class will be rewarded an "A".

Exams
Each exam will consist of questions similar to homework and examples discussed in class. In solving a problem, the steps that lead to your answer must be shown to receive proper credit. Without intermediate steps, an otherwise correct answer may receive no credit. You may bring a reference sheet of your own devising (hand written) to the exams and final. There are no makeup exams. (Difficult situations may allow a missed exam to be dropped in the computing of your final grade).

Homework and Solutions
Homework problems will be assigned and solutions will be posted on the course website, jcdaly.com/phys211. Your classmates or professors may assist you in mastering these exercises. Mutual assistance is to everyone's advantage. Late home work is marked down 20%.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

There will be online CANVAS classes Saturdays 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, and 10/14 to make up for lost days. Online classes contain a quiz that is treated like a homework assignment, the quiz must be completed on the day of the online class.

No. Topic
Exam
Read  
Homework Due
 
Homework
Problems
1. Physical Units
Appendices A & B
Chapter 1
9/4
Assignment 1   Solution
2. Displacement, velocity and acceleration   9/20 Exam 1
Chapter 2
9/18
2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.7, 2.9, 2.13
3. Kinematics in one dimension
Chapter 2
9/25
2.21, 2.25, 2.37, 2.45, 2.57
4. Kinematics in two dimensions 10/4 Exam 2
Chapter 3
10/2
3.1, 3.5, 3.15, 3.21, 3.25
5. Newton's laws
Chapter 4
10/9
4.7, 4.13, 4.21, 4.43, 4.67
6. Circular motion 10/25 Exam 3
Chapter 5
10/16
4.27, 4.39, 4.65, 4.71, 4.79
7. Work and Energy
Chapter 6
10/30
5.1, 5.5, 5.10, 5.21, 5.33
8. Impulse and Momentum 11/8 Exam 4
Chapter 7
11/6
6.1, 6.9, 6.25, 6.41 Prob 5
9. Rotational Kinematics
Chapter 7
11/13
7.1, 7.9, 7.27, 7.35, 7.39
10. Rotational Dynamics 11/29 Exam 5
Chapter 8
11/20
8.7, 8.17, 8.23, 8.27, 8.51
11. Waves and Sound  
Chapter 9
12/4
9.5, 9.9, 9.13, 9.43, 9.45

GRADES:
Exams
(best 4 of 5)  
35%   Exams will consist of questions similar to homework and examples discussed in class.
Homework 10%   Late home work is marked down 20%
Lab 15%   You must pass the lab to pass the course.
Attendance 15%   First two absences are not counted. Late for class counted as 1/2 an absence. Don't come to class if you are sick.
Final 25%   Final is based on exams. It will assess course outcomes.

We are happy to accommodate students with disabilities.

Everyone's behavior is expected to exemplary and, at a minimum, in conformity with the Honor Code.

The instructor reserves the right to change or modify this course and the syllabus for justifiable reasons, subject to appropriate and timely notice to the students enrolled in this class.