PH111  Physics I 
Fall Term 2015
General Information 
Instructor: Galen C. Duree Jr., PhD
Office: CL106 (The Department Office)
Phone: 8726025 Campus Mailbox: 182
EMail: duree@rosehulman.edu
Office Hours: 9:30 AM  10:45 AM T Th F & 4:20 PM  5:15 PM M T 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 under this topic.
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 developed during the lectures.
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. The
models discussed will serve as a basis to investigate and
understand more abstract phenomena which will be covered in
subsequent courses, not just physics courses. 
Text: 
Principles and Practice of Physics, Eric Mazur (2015) 
Homework: 
In general, homework in the Physics Department is all supposed to be done online using
Mastering Physics.
Since not everyone loves doing things online, 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 online 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 22, October 6, October 26, and November 10). 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 
The third series of experiments for the Physics I laboratories entitled "The Simple Pendulum" (a description of which can be found beginning on page 82 in the lab manual) will be conducted in BL113 during the week,
October 19  October 23, 2015
The following is a rough outline of the material that will be covered in the class sessions:
The Mastering Physics Course ID is MPDUREE91837 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 3, 2015  Introduction, Chapter 1  Chapter 1A: 37, 40, 42, 48, 56 
Friday, September 4, 2015  Chapter 1  Chapter 1B: 68, 69, Chapter 1B Worksheet 
Monday, September 7, 2015 L  Chapter 10.2, 10.6 
Chapter 10A: 26, 27, 28,
Chapter 10A Worksheet Error Analysis Worksheet  due Friday, Sept. 11 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 L  Chapter 12.8  Chapter 12A Worksheet due Friday, Sept. 11 
Thursday, September 10, 2015 L  Chapter 12.8, Chapter 2  No new assignment 
Friday, September 11, 2015 L  Chapter 2  Chapter 2A: 4, 6, 26, 45, 52 
Monday, September 14, 2015 L  Chapter 2, Chapter 3  Chapter 2B: 54, 57, 59, 68, 78 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 L  Chapter 3  Chapter 3A: 2, 4, 6, 29, 78, 85 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 L  Chapter 3  Chapter 3B: 15, 17, 46, 51, 58, 61 
Friday, September 18, 2015 L  Chapter 10.7 
Chapter 10B: 38, 41, 44,
52, 53, 54 Extra Credit: 56, 57 
Monday, September 21, 2015  Chapter 10.7  Practice Problems  Set A (No Homework  InClass Work) 
Tuesday, September 22, 2015  Exam #1  Turn in homework sets 3A, 3B, 10B, and Practice Problems  Set A 
Thursday, September 24, 2015  Chapter 4  Chapter 4A: 29, 34, 40, 41, 47 
Friday, September 25, 2015  Chapter 4  Chapter 4B: 50, 51, 56, 65, 80 
Monday, September 28, 2015 L  Chapter 5  Chapter 5A: 24, 35, 36 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 L  Chapter 5  Chapter 5B: 42, 50, 58, 66 
Thursday, October 1, 2015 L  Chapter 7  Chapter 7A: 8, 31, 36, 44, 50 
Friday, October 2, 2015 L  Chapter 7  Chapter 7B: 56, 58, 60, 65, 79 Extra Credit: 81 
Monday, October 5, 2015  Chapter 7  Practice Problems  Set B (No homework  inclass work) 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015  Exam #2  Turn in homework sets 7A, 7B, and Practice Problems  Set B 
Thursday, October 8, 2015  Fall Break  No Class  
Friday, October 9, 2015  Fall Break  No Class  
Monday, October 12, 2015  Chapter 8  
Tuesday, October 13, 2015  Chapter 8  
Thursday, October 15, 2015  Chapter 8  
Friday, October 16, 2015  Chapter 9  
Monday, October 19, 2015 L  Chapter 9  
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 L  Chapter 10  
Thursday, October 22, 2015 L  Chapter 10  
Friday, October 23, 2015 L  Chapter 10  
Monday, October 26, 2015  Exam #3  
Tuesday, October 27, 2015  Chapter 11  
Thursday, October 29, 2015  Chapter 11  
Chapter 13  
Monday, November 2, 2015 L  Chapter 13  
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 L  Chapter 22  
Thursday, November 5, 2015 L  Chapter 22  
Friday, November 6, 2015 L  Chapter 27  Rocket Problems Worksheet 
Monday, November 9, 2015  Chapter 27  
Tuesday, November 10, 2015  Exam #4  
Thursday, November 12, 2015  No Class  Review for Final Exam 
Friday, November 13, 2015  No Class 
Review for Final Exam 
Modified October 06, 2015 by Galen C. Duree Jr.