PHY-111 is the first part of a two-semester sequence in introductory physics
offered to students who are not majoring in physics or engineering.
This sequence is intended for students in pre-medicine, pre-architecture,
pre-dentistry, pre-law, construction, psychology, life sciences, manufacturing
technology, aerospace technology, physical therapy, pre-optometry, pre-veternary
medicine, etc. WE WILL ASSUME YOU HAVE A GOOD WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF ALGEBRA,
GEOMETRY, AND TRIGONOMETRY.
PHY-111 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 include: Elasticity and Simple
Harmonic Motion, Fluids, Heat and Thermodynamics, and Waves and Sound.
The textbook is Physics, by John D. Cutnell and Kenneth W. Johnson (John Wiley
and Sons, 1995.) It is an excellent text and should prove and valuable reference
book once you have finished the course.
The associated laboratory, PHY-113, is an essential part of the introductory
physics experience. We STRONGLY recommend that you take the lab concurrently
with the lecture lection, even if your curriculum is one of the few that does not
Course Format and Policies
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems
Current Equation Sheet
GRADES: By recitation - Final grades are now available.
Note that grades are NOT in alphabetical order.
SLN 03008 M-12:40
SLN 54510 T-10:40
SLN 38404 T-11:40
SLN 37820 T-12:40
SLN 07934 TH-10:40
SLN 48747 M-2:40
SLN 78666 M-9:40
SLN 99917 TH-9:40
SLN 95192 M-10:40
SLN 72755 M-9:40
Class Average< >< >Includes final grade distribution scale.