## 121 Syllabus

## First Summer Session 2001

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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
Homework and Lecture Schedule which accompanies
this syllabus.

The textbook is Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Second
Edition, by Fishbane, Gasiorowicz, and Thornton (Prentice Hall Publishers,
1996.) (Volume 1 or Extended)

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

Course Format and Policies

Homework and Lecture Schedule

Reading Schedule

Serway Problems
May 29 - June 4<>
June 6 - June 12

June 14 - June 20<>
June 21 - June 27

Derivations: Acceleration for General Circular Motion

Parallel Axis Theorem

Course Updates
7/03 Test 4 Solutions Available

Answers to Even-Numbered Problems

PLACES TO GET HELP

Textbook Sites - practice tests and more

Online Tutorials - interactive instruction

Class Average Final Average Now Available

HOW TO FIGURE YOUR FINAL GRADE

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