## 121 Syllabus

## First Summer Session 1999

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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, simple harmonic motion, and waves and
interference. The textbook is Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Second
Edition, by Fishbane, Gasiorowicz, and Thornton (Prentice Hall Publishers,
1996.)

There will be no formal assignments of computer work in this course;
however, students who are so motivated are encouraged to use computers
whenever possible. Introductory physics software packages are
available at campus bookstores. Some students may want to do their
own programming in BASIC, C, PASCAL, FORTRAN, etc. The Computer Commons
is available to all students. Homework solutions involving computer
work will be welcome.

Course Format and Policies

Homework and Lecture Schedule

Course Updates 6/21 Change to HW
set for June 28

Answers to Even-Numbered Problems

Class Average final average now available

HOW TO FIGURE YOUR FINAL GRADE

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