## 121 Syllabus

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PHY-121 is the first part of a three-semester sequence in introductory physics
offered to engineering and other science and pre-professional majors.
The prerequisite for PHY-121 is MAT-270. A working
familiarity with basic differential and integral calculus will be assumed.

PHY-121 covers the subject of Newtonian mechanics including kinematics (the
description of motion), and dynamics (the relation of motion to force and mass).
Among the most important topics are Newton's Laws of Motion and the
conservation of momentum and energy. Other topics are rotational kinematics
and dynamics, Newtonian gravitation, and simple harmonic motion. A detailed
list of topics can be found on the
lecture schedule which accompanies this syllabus.

The textbook is University Physics, by Young and Freedman, Twelfth Edition,
(Addison Wesley, 2007.) You may use either the expanded edition or Volume 1
only. Reading assignments are
keyed to this textbook. At the bookstore, the textbook should come packaged
with Mastering
Physics. Mastering Physics is required. If you buy a used textbook, then
you must buy Mastering Physics separately at the bookstore or online at the
Mastering Physics web site. Also
required is a Turning Point
transmitter (available at the bookstore) or Turning Point ResponseWare software.

The text of the syllabus is also available as a
pdf file.

Course Updates
5/06 Spring 2010 Keys Now Available

Course Format and Policies

Homework and Reading Schedule

Lecture Schedule

Turning Point Information

Mastering Physics Information

Recitations

Answers to Homework Problems

Test Rules

Derivations:
Parallel Axis Theorem<>System Kinetic Energy

Hint for Yo-Yo Problem:Push the Trike

Math Summary:Vector Cross Product

PLACES TO GET HELP

My Office Hours Physics Festivals!

TA Office Hours

Physics Dept Tutor List Updated

Help Study Schedule

Engineering Tutor Center

Student Success Center

ActivPhysics Y&F's Interactive Web Site

Textbook Sites - practice tests and more

Online Tutorials - interactive instruction

GRADES: Final TP Grades Updated 5/11

Final Written HW Grades Updated 5/12

Final MP Grades Updated 5/11

Final Exercise Grades Now Posted

Final Quiz Grades Now Posted

Final Exam Grades Now Posted

Final Overall Grades Now Posted

Final Histogram Now Available

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HOW TO FIGURE YOUR FINAL GRADE.