CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY FALL 1999

UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I PHY241/243

 

PROFESSOR: MIRON KAUFMAN, OFFICE: SI-116, TEL.687-2436

Email:

m.kaufman@popmail.csuohio.edu

 

LECTURE: TU, TH 10:00 - 11:50AM, RT-316.

LAB: TH SI-118.

OFFICE HOUR: TU, TH 12:00AM -1:00PM,SI-116.

 

REQUIRED MATERIAL: HALLIDAY,RESNICK&WALKER FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS; LABORATORY MANUAL; diskette.

 

SUBJECT OF THE COURSE: MECHANICS

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

WEEK #1 UNITS, VECTORS CH. 1, 3

WEEK #2,3 KINEMATICS CH. 2, 4

WEEK #4,5 DINAMICS OF A SINGLE PARTICLE: Newton's Laws;CH. 5, 6

WEEK #6,7 ENERGY CH. 7, 8

WEEK #8,9 DINAMICS OF A SYSTEM OF PARTICLES CH. 9,10

WEEK #10 ROTATIONS CH.11,12

WEEK #11 GRAVITY: Kepler's Laws CH.14

WEEK #12 OSCILLATIONS CH.16

WEEK #13 WAVES CH.17

WEEK #14 SOUND CH.18

WEEK #15 THERMAL PHYSICS CH.19

 

LAST DAY TO DROP THE COURSE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22

NO CLASSES: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11 and 25

EXAM #1; CH.1, 2, 3, 4; TH, SEPTEMBER 23

EXAM #2; CH.5, 6, 7, 8; TH, OCTOBER 21

EXAM #3; CH.9, 10, 11, 12; TH, NOVEMBER 18

FINAL EXAM; COMPREHENSIVE; TH, DECEMBER 16 8:30AM-10:30AM

 

The final grade is a weighted average of:

LABORATORY 20%

EXAM #1 15%

EXAM #2 15%

EXAM #3 15%

FINAL EXAM 25%

HOMEWORKS, QUIZZES 5%

COMPUTER PROJECT 5%

 

Homework

 

QUIZ SOLUTIONPart of the course is a group project in the computer lab. We will meet in SI-117A (Physics Dpt. Computer Lab) on:We will learn to work with the state of the art software MathCad by solving Mechanics problems. You should save your work on the diskette. At the end of the project each student will give me the diskette with all the programs and a printout of the results.

 

Some of you have signed for the writing version of Physics I which is called PHY243. The writing is graded as pass or fail. If you pass, the grade is determined by exams, quizzes, homework, labs as explained above. If you fail the writing component then you fail the course. You will write three essays:

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