First Summer Session 2000
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, simple harmonic motion, and waves and
interference. A detailed list of topics can be found on the
Homework and Lecture Schedule which accompanies
The textbook is Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Second
Edition, by Fishbane, Gasiorowicz, and Thornton (Prentice Hall Publishers,
1996.) (Volume 1 or Extended)
Course Format and Policies
Homework and Lecture Schedule
Serway Problems One additional problem added.
Derivations: Parallel Axis Theorem
Course Updates 6/26 Test Three Solutions and Change to HW for 6/27
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems
Class Average Final Average Now Available
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