Class Schedule: M 11:00 am -- 12:55 pm W 11:00 am -- 11:55 am F 11:00 am -- 11:55 am
Professor: Steve Liebling Office: Geology LC-23
Office Hours: M 2:00 pm -- 4:00 pm; W 1:00 pm -- 2:00 pm
Phone: 287-8413 Classroom: LC-4
Text: Halliday and Resnick's Fundamentals of Physics, Fifth Edition WWW Home Page: http://techcenter.southampton.liu.edu/~steve
Course Objective: Students will learn the principles and applications of mechanics through classroom lectures, problem solving sessions, and laboratory work. Student knowledge will be evaluated through the use of homework and tests. Ultimately, this class should improve your:
|Test 2||25% Each for 2 Tests|
Labs: The lab for Physics I (PHYS 201L)is required for this class but the grade is separate.
Homework: Homework assignments will be presented in class and will generally consist of problems from the required text. The due dates for the various assignments are listed on the syllabus. Homework is due by midnight on the day indicated. Late homework will be accepted with a late penalty of 50%.
Tests: The class will have three tests as indicated on the syllabus. Each test will cover the material presented since the previous test (to be technical, 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). I will allow the full classtime for the tests. I will drop the lowest test grade, so that each of your two best test scores counts 25% towards your final grade.
Final: The final will cover only the material since the last test, and will be held during the time dictated by the Registrar during Exam Week (5/15-5/19).
Cheating: You are encouraged to work on homework problems with others. However, what you turn in must be your own work in your own writing. During tests you obviously will not work with anyone else. On both tests and exams you may bring only a calculator and writing utensils; I will give you an equation sheet.
Other Resources: tutors, library books, office hours, supplemental texts (see in the Preface page ix), consult the web page: How to Study Physics.
(L)--indicates that the solutions are available on reserve at the library.
|Week 1||Jan. 31||Measurement||Course Overview; Ch. 1; Math Review|
|Feb. 2||Motion Along a Straight Line||Ch. 2|
|Week 2||Feb. 7||Vectors||Ch. 3; HW 1 Due (L)|
|Feb. 11||HW 2 Due (L)|
|Week 3||Feb. 14||Motion in Two and Three Dimensions||Ch. 4|
|Week 4||Feb. 21||Test 1 (Ch. 1-4) (L); HW 3 Not Graded (L)|
|Feb. 23||Force and Motion I||Ch. 5|
|Week 5||Feb. 28||Force and Motion II||Ch. 6|
|March 3||HW 4 Due (L)|
|Week 6||March 6||Kinetic Energy and Work||Ch. 7|
|March 10||Potential Energy & Conservation||Ch. 8; HW 5 Due (L) (Solutions)|
|Week 7||March 13|
|March 17||Test 2 (Ch. 5-8); Review Problems for Ch. 8 (Solutions)|
|Week 8||March 20||SPRING BREAK|
|March 22||SPRING BREAK|
|March 24||SPRING BREAK|
|Week 9||March 27||Systems of Particles||Ch. 9|
|Week 10||April 3||Collisions||Ch. 10|
|April 7||Rotation||Ch. 11; HW 6 Due (Solutions); HW 7 Due (Solutions)|
|Week 11||April 10|
|April 14||Angular Momentum||Ch. 12; HW 8 Not graded (Solutions)|
|Week 12||April 17||Test 3 (Ch. 9-11); (Solutions)|
|Week 13||April 24||Holiday|
|April 26||Gravity||Ch. 14|
|April 28||HW 9 Due (Solutions)|
|Week 14||May 1||Fluids||Ch. 15|
|May 5||HW 10 Due (Solutions)|
|Week 15||May 8||Temperature, Heat, etc.||Ch. 19|
|May 12||Last Day of Class; HW 11 Due (Solutions)|
|Week 16||May 17||EXAM (Ch. 12,14,15,19); Review Problems|