Physics 2101: Physics I (online)

(5 semester credits) 

Summer 2008 Course Syllabus

 

Updated: February 8, 2008

 

Instructor: John Truedson

Office: S322

E-mail: jtruedsonr@bemidjistate.edu

Phone: (218) 755-2796

 

Website: www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/departments./science

 

Text (required):

Fishbane, Gasiorowicz and Thornton, Physics for Scientists and Engineers 3/e, Pearson Prentice Hall 2005. (full text ISBN: 0-13-142094-1; vol 1 text ISBN: 0-13-141883-1)

Calculator (recommended):

A scientific calculator is recommended for all exams; calculators with more than 128k memory (e.g., TI-92) will not be allowed for exams.

 

This course will be offered on-line using the Desire2learn software platform. For the exams you will need to find a proctor. The remainder of the course is done online with the excpetionm of the labs. You will be receiving a lab kit at the beginning of the term. More details will be posted in early May.

 

Course content:

Vectors

Motion in 1D and 2D

Newton’s laws of motion

Work and energy; conservation of energy

Linear momentum; conservation of momentum

Rotational motion and energy; angular momentum

Static equilibrium; elasticity

Gravitation

Fluid mechanics

Harmonic oscillation and wave motion

Statistical mechanics; kinetic theory

Thermodynamics

Co-requisites: 

MATH 2471 (Calculus I) or consent of instructor.

PHYS 2101 Lab must be registered for separately.

Grade Weights: 

 

Exams (5)..………………………….40%

Web assignments … ………………..20%

Lab…………………………………20%

Final exam …………………………20%

 

Grade percentages

100% - 90%………A

90% - 78% ……… B

78% - 62% ……… C

62% - 50% ……… D

 

Academic Integrity Policy:

Students are encouraged to collaborate on regular exercises and to acknowledge their collaborators by listing their names on the work turned in. Students are reminded that plagiarism or copying each other's work is unacceptable. Collaboration on exams is not acceptable.

 

 

Instructor reserves the right to make minor changes