Sec. 002: M W 5pm--7:50pm (PH 203)
Professor: Steve Liebling
|Classroom: Section 002: PH 203||Office: Pell Hall 210|
|Text: Giancoli's Physics 6th Ed. 0-13-060620-0||Office Hours: M W 1:00-2:00pm|
|Web: http://relativity.liu.edu/steve||Phone: 299-3439|
|Course Credit: 4 credit hours||Pre-Reqs: High school algebra|
Course Description (from the campus bulletin): Physics 11 is the first half of an introductory, non-calculus physics course that covers the laws and principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves. The combination of Physics 11 and 12 satisfies the physics requirement of most schools of medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, and the like.
Course Objectives: Students will learn the principles and applications of mechanics and fluid dynamics through classroom lectures, problem solving sessions, and laboratory work. Student knowledge will be evaluated through the use of quizzes and tests. Ultimately, this class should improve your:
Grading Policy: Grades will basically follow the traditional divisions at 90% (A or A-), 80% (B+, B, B-), 70% (C+, C, C-), and 60% (D), with minimal adjustments based on how the class proceeds.
|Classroom Work, Participation, and Attendance||10%|
Extra Credit: There will be no extra credit or extra credit papers, Do the homework, labs, and take the quizzes and tests, and everyone can do well in this class. As the semester progresses, there is less and less to be done to increase your grade.
Class Work & Participation: Everyone starts with 90% participation grade. Subtractions are made for being disruptive (excessive talking, ringing phones, being late, etc) as well as excessive absences. Additions are made for contributing (questions or answers) to class discussions. Group problems will also be given in class and you're expected to participate.
Homework: Homework assignments will be presented in class and will generally consist of problems from the required text. The homeworks will not be graded. Instead, quizzes will cover the material and problem solving skills. Even though the homework will not be graded, the homework problems must be done in order to gain mastery of the material and skills necessary for both the quizzes and tests.
Quizzes: Quizzes will be 20 minutes long given in class usually every week in which we don't have a test. The intent of the quizzes is to insure: (1) that you have read the chapter to be covered that day and (2) that you can solve problems from the previous material. Hence, questions on the new material that you are to have read will be very straightforward covering, for example, new vocabulary.
Tests: The class will have two tests as scheduled on the syllabus. Each test will cover the material presented since the previous test (to be precise, much of what we will learn applies throughout all the chapters, however, the questions will be geared towards specifically covering material presented between the tests). The tests will be given during classtime.
Final: The final will be held during the time dictated by the Registrar during Exam Week and will be similar in style to the two tests.
Lab: The lab is integral with the lecture. You receive a single grade for the class which represents the work you do in lecture and lab. I will drop your lowest lab grade. As part of your lab work will be a lab final covering both the content of the labs and good lab practice in general.
Cheating: You are encouraged to work on homework problems with others. However, you must work alone on quizzes and tests. On quizzes and exams you may use only a calculator (not a cell phone's calculator) and writing utensils; I will give you an equation sheet for each test.
Other Resources: Department-provided tutors, library books, office hours, and supplemental texts provide additional assistance.
|Week 1||Sept. 7||Introduction, Measurement, Estimating||Course Overview; Ch. 1||Introduction to Lab|
|Week 2||Sept. 12||Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension||Ch. 2|
|Sept. 14||Ch. 2||L1: Measurement|
|Week 3||Sept. 19||Kinematics in Two Dimensions; Vectors||Ch. 3|
|Sept. 21||Ch. 3||L2: Force Table|
|Week 4||Sept. 26||Dynamics: Newton's Laws of Motion||Ch. 4|
|Sept. 28||Ch. 4||L3: Pulleys|
|Week 5||Oct. 3||Test 1||Test 1||Test 1|
|Oct. 5||Circular Motion; Gravitation||Ch. 5||L4: Air Track I|
|Oct. 12||Work and Energy||Ch. 6||L5: Hooke's Law|
|Week 7||Oct. 17||Ch. 6|
|Oct. 19||Linear Momentum||Ch. 7||L6: Centripetal Force|
|Week 8||Oct. 24||Rotational Motion||Ch. 8|
|Oct. 26||Ch. 8||L7: Ballistic Pendulum|
|Week 9||Oct. 31||Static Equilibrium; Elasticity and Fracture||Ch. 9|
|Nov. 2||Test 2||Test 2||Test 2|
|Week 10||Nov. 7||Fluids||Ch. 10|
|Nov. 9||Ch. 10||L8: Moment of Inertia|
|Week 11||Nov. 14.||Vibrations and Waves||Ch. 11|
|Nov. 16.||Sound||Ch. 12||L9: Simple Harmonic Motion|
|Week 12||Nov. 21||Temperature||Ch. 13|
|NO CLASS||NO CLASS||Thanksgiving|
|Week 13||Nov. 28||Ch. 13|
|Nov. 30||Heat||Ch. 14||L10: Waves on a String|
|Week 14||Dec. 5||The Laws of Thermodynamics||Ch. 15|
|Dec. 7||Ch. 15||L11: Speed of Sound|
|Week 15||Dec. 12||Review/Catch-up|
|Snow/Study Day||Snow/Study Day||Snow/Study Day|
|Week 16||Dec. 19, 5pm||Final Exam Period||Final Exam Period||Final Exam Period|