101 Syllabus - Fall 2006

     PHY-101 is an introductory physics course for students with no background in physics and a limited background in mathematics. Students are assumed to know some limited physical science and elementary algebra.

     The main topics of PHY-101 are Newton's Laws of Mechanics, Conservation of Energy, and Basic Electromagnetism. A detailed list of topics can be found on the lecture schedule which accompanies this syllabus.

     The textbook is a custom text entitled Introduction to Physics (McGraw-Hill 2006); it consists of seven chapters from Physical Science (Seventh Edition) by Bill W. Tillery and 15 labs from the Laboratory Manual for that same textbook, also by Professor Tillery. Reading assignments are keyed to this textbook. Lab pages are perforated; you will tear them from the textbook when doing the relevant experiments. Also required is a PRS (Personal Response System) transmitter, available at the bookstore.

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

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