PH111 - Physics I

Fall Term 2013

General Information

Instructor:    Galen C. Duree Jr., PhD

Office:    DL102                       Phone:    872-6025                                 Box:    182

E-Mail:  duree@rose-hulman.edu

Office Hours:    9:55 AM - 11:40 AM   M T F  &  4:20 PM - 5:30 PM  M T Th F

Goal:

Mechanics is one of the fundamental modeling tools available in physics.  With this in mind, the goal for this course is to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of many of the fundamental concepts in the field of mechanics and some of the terms used to describe and explain many physical phenomena that occur in this area.  The students will deal with many problems that relate these concepts together and investigate the implications as well as perform some laboratory experiments to investigate some of the models.  The students should develop a proper conceptual understanding about motion and the effect forces can have on an object in motion, whether circular or linear.  The students should also develop an awareness of the different ways that forces can manifest themselves in a problem and what implications their presence may have on a system.

Text:

University Physics, 13th edition, Hugh Young and Roger Freedman (2012)

Homework: In general, homework in the Physics Department is all supposed to be done on-line using Mastering Physics.  Since not everyone loves doing things on-line, I will give you three options for dealing with homework in this class.  Option 1:  Do all of the homework on paper and by hand; option 2: Do all of the homework on-line using Mastering Physics; option 3: Do not do any homework problems, but 65% of your final course grade will be determined by three of the midterm exams.

If you choose to do option 1, please follow the listed rules and guidelines:
 
Homework problems will be assigned in class (and listed at the bottom of this page) and will be due at my office by 5:30 PM on the next day that the class meets.  No credit will be given for homework problems turned in late.  Please show all of your work.  Include the formula used and the numbers used, or give your reasoning when appropriate.  Partial credit will be given if this information is missing, even if you have the correct answer.   Place a box around your numerical answers and include appropriate units.  If the units are missing, when appropriate, the answer is not correct.  Please write only on one side of the paper.  Problems written on the back will not be graded.  Please fold homework papers in half (to make an 8.5 x 5.5 in. rectangle) and write your name and box number (neatly, please!) on one side.
Exams: There will be four examinations (September 24, October 14 or 15, October 31 and November 12).  The highest three scores will be used to determine the exam grade.
Grades: The final grade will be determined as follows:
  Homework – 20%  (Unless you choose NOT to do any of the homework!)
  Exams – 45%  (If you do not turn in homework, this will be 65%!)
  Laboratory – 15%
  Final Exam – 20%
You must pass the laboratory in order to pass the course!

Grading

Scale

93% +

A

86% - 92%

B+

80% - 85%

B

75% - 79%

C+

70% - 74%

C

65% - 69%

D+

60% - 64%

D

0% - 59%

F

 

 Syllabus

Final Exam 8AM Monday, November 18, 2013

Section 1 (8 AM) - O231

Section 2 (9 AM) - O233

The following is a rough outline of the material that will be covered in the class sessions:

PH111-01: The Master Physics Course ID is MPDUREE73292 and the ZIP code for the school is 47803.

PH111-02: The Master Physics Course ID is MPDUREE73536 and the ZIP code for the school is 47803.

The Physics I Equation Sheet from last year's Final Exam.

Date Material Assignment
Thursday, September 5, 2013 Introduction,  Chapter 1   Chapter 1A:  Q8, Q10, 1, 9, 10
Friday, September 6, 2013 Chapter 1   Chapter 1B:  Q15, 30, 31, 35, 39 
Monday, September 9, 2013 Chapter 1   Chapter 1C:  Q20, 40, 42, 45, 49
 
Error Analysis Worksheet - due Friday, Sept. 13
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Chapter 2   Chapter 2A:  Q2, 1, 7, 11, 12
Thursday, September 12, 2013 Chapter 2   No Assignment!
Friday, September 13, 2013 Chapter 2   Chapter 2B:  Q12, 21, 30, 31, 64
 Error Analysis Worksheet due at the end of the day! 
Monday, September 16, 2013   L Chapter 2   Chapter 2C:  Q19, 36, 38, 42, 44, 80 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013   L Chapter 3   Chapter 3A:  Q5, 1, 9, 10, 16  Extra Credit: 4
Thursday, September 19, 2013   L Chapter 3   Chapter 3B:  Q6, 19, 55, 59, 63, 65  
Friday, September 20, 2013   L Chapter 3   Chapter 3C:  Q16, 25, 26, 28, 30
Monday, September 23, 2013    L Chapter 3  Practice Problems - Set A (No Homework - In-Class Work)  
Tuesday, September 24, 2013    L Exam #1  Turn in homework sets 3B, 3C and Practice Problems - Set A
Thursday, September 26, 2013    L Chapter 4   Chapter 4A:  Q14, 4, 8, 12, 13, 20
Friday, September 27, 2013    L Chapter 4   Chapter 4B:  Q26, 23, 31, 43, 54 
Monday, September 30, 2013 Chapter 5   Chapter 5A:  Q1, 2, 14, 15, 17
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Chapter 5   Chapter 5B:  Q9, 7, 28, 34, 68  Extra Credit 89 or 94
Thursday, October 3, 2013 Chapter 5   Chapter 5C:  Q19, 42, 44, 96, 120
Friday, October 4, 2013 Chapter 13   Chapter 13:  Q1, 5, 6, 8, 43
Do not do 43(b) as we have not talked about gravitational potential energy yet!  Only do 13.43 part (a)!
Monday, October 7, 2013    L Chapter 21   Chapter 21A:  Q2, Q5, Q12, Q13 Due next Wednesday, Oct. 16
Tuesday, October 8, 2013    L Chapter 21   Chapter 21B:  6, 15, 37 Due next Wednesday, Oct. 16
Thursday, October 10, 2013    L Chapter 27   Chapter 27:  15, 16, 17, 22
Friday, October 11, 2013    L Chapter 27   Practice Problems - Set B (No Homework - In-Class Work)  
Monday, October 14, 2013  or Exam #2  
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Exam #2   Turn in homework sets 21A, 21B, 27 and Practice Problems - Set B 
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Fall Break - No Class  
Friday, October 18, 2013 Fall Break - No Class  
Monday, October 21, 2013    L Chapter 6   Chapter 6A:  Q3, 1, 7, 10, 25
Tuesday, October 22, 2013    L Chapter 6   Chapter 6B:  Q8, 18, 34, 37, 81  Extra Credit:  80
Thursday, October 24, 2013    L Chapter 6   Chapter 6C:  Q18, 43, 48, 49, 85
Friday, October 25, 2013    L Chapter 7   Chapter 7A:  Q3, 1, 12, 20, 23
Monday, October 28, 2013 No Class   Chapter 7B:  33, 42, 65, 74  Extra Credit:  86
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Chapter 7   Practice Problems - Set C  (No Homework - In-Class Work)  
Thursday, October 31, 2013 Exam #3   Turn in homework sets 7A, 7B, and Practice Problems         - Set C 
Friday, November 1, 2013 Chapter 8   Chapter 8A:  Q3, 1, 9, 12, 13
Monday, November 4, 2013    L No Class   Chapter 8B:  Q14, 18, 27, 28, 32
Tuesday, November 5, 2013    L Chapter 8   Chapter 8C:  Q19, 41, 42, 44, 47
Thursday, November 7, 2013    L Chapter 8   Chapter 8D:  51, 54, 67, 73, 106, 111
Friday, November 8, 2013    L Chapter 8   Rocket Problems Worksheet
Monday, November 11, 2013 Chapter 8   Practice Problems - Set D  (No Homework - In-Class Work)
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Exam #4   Turn in homework sets 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, Rocket Problems, and Practice Problems - Set D 
Thursday, November 14, 2013 No Class   Review for Final Exam
Friday, November 15, 2013

No Class

  Review for Final Exam

 

Modified November 17, 2013 by Galen C. Duree Jr.