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: email@example.com   (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;
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:
subject to discretionary adjustments. It is possible (and highly desirable) that everyone in the class will be rewarded an "A".
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%.
||Assignment 1   Solution|
|2.||Displacement, velocity and acceleration  ||9/20 Exam 1||
||2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.7, 2.9, 2.13|
|3.||Kinematics in one dimension||
||2.21, 2.25, 2.37, 2.45, 2.57|
|4.||Kinematics in two dimensions||10/4 Exam 2||
||3.1, 3.5, 3.15, 3.21, 3.25|
||4.7, 4.13, 4.21, 4.43, 4.67|
|6.||Circular motion||10/25 Exam 3||
||4.27, 4.39, 4.65, 4.71, 4.79|
|7.||Work and Energy||
||5.1, 5.5, 5.10, 5.21, 5.33|
|8.||Impulse and Momentum||11/8 Exam 4||
||6.1, 6.9, 6.25, 6.41 Prob 5|
||7.1, 7.9, 7.27, 7.35, 7.39|
|10.||Rotational Dynamics||11/29 Exam 5||
||8.7, 8.17, 8.23, 8.27, 8.51|
|11.||Waves and Sound|| ||9.5, 9.9, 9.13, 9.43, 9.45|
(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.