|Test 2||25% Each for 2 Tests|
Labs: The lab for Physics I 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 (11:00am--12:55pm) 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: My final exams are usually comprehensive, but I will try having a non-comprehensive final this semester. It will be held during the time dictated by the Registrar during Exam Week (5/17-5/21).
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.
Other Resources: tutors, library books, office hours, supplemental texts (see in the Preface page ix), consult the web page: How to Study Physics
|Week 1||Feb. 1||Measurement||Course Overview; Ch. 1|
|Feb. 5||Motion Along a Straight Line||Ch. 2|
|Week 2||Feb. 8||HW 1 Due|
|Feb. 13||Vectors||Ch. 3|
|Week 3||Feb. 15||HW 2 Due|
|Feb. 19||Motion in Two and Three Dimensions||Ch. 4|
|Week 4||Feb. 22||Test 1 (Ch. 1-3); HW 3 Due|
|Feb. 26||Force and Motion I||Ch. 5|
|Week 5||March 1||HW 4 Due|
|March 5||Force and Motion II||Ch. 6|
|Week 6||March 8||HW 5 Due|
|March 12||Catch Up Day|
|Week 7||March 15||SPRING BREAK|
|March 17||SPRING BREAK|
|March 19||SPRING BREAK|
|Week 8||March 22||Kinetic Energy and Work||Ch. 7; HW 6 Due|
|Week 9||March 29||Test 2 (Ch. 4-7.4); HW 7 Not graded|
|March 31||Potential Energy and Energy Conservation||Ch. 8|
|Week 10||April 5||Holiday|
|April 7||Systems of Particles||Ch. 9; HW 8 Due|
|Week 11||April 12||Collisions||Ch 10|
|April 15||Rotation||Ch. 11|
|Week 12||April 19||Test 3 (Ch. 8-10); HW 9 Due|
|April 21||Angular Momentum||Ch. 12|
|Week 13||April 26||Gravitation||Gravitation; HW 10 Due|
|April 30||Fluids||Ch. 15|
|Week 14||May 3||HW 11 Due|
|May 5||Oscillations||Ch. 16|
|Week 15||May 10||Temperature, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics||Ch. 19; HW 12 Due|
|May 14||Last Day of Class|