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
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
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
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