111 Syllabus

PHY-111 is the first part of a two-semester sequence in introductory physics offered to students who are not majoring in physics or engineering. This sequence is intended for students in pre-medicine, pre-architecture, pre-dentistry, pre-law, construction, psychology, life sciences, manufacturing technology, aerospace technology, physical therapy, pre-optometry, pre-veternary medicine, etc. WE WILL ASSUME YOU HAVE A GOOD WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY, AND TRIGONOMETRY.

PHY-111 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 include: Elasticity and Simple Harmonic Motion, Waves and Sound, Fluids, and Heat and Thermodynamics. The textbook is Physics, 6th Edition, with EGradePlus, by John D. Cutnell and Kenneth W. Johnson (Wiley, 2004). EGradePlus is required. If you buy a used textbook, then you must buy EGradePlus separately at the bookstore. Also required is a PRS (Personal Response System) transmitter, also available at the bookstore.

The associated laboratory, PHY-113, is an essential part of the introductory physics experience. We STRONGLY recommend that you take the lab concurrently with the lecture, even if your curriculum is one of the few that does not require it.

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

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