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101 Syllabus - Spring 2019

     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 Conceptual Physics Fundamentals by Paul G. Hewitt (Pearson Addison-Wesley 2008). Reading assignments are keyed to this textbook. Labs are available for free download on our course website.  Also required is a Turning Point transmitter (available at the bookstore) or Turning Point ResponseWare software. The online homework system for this course is WebAssign.  WebAssign access is most cheaply purchased online, at WebAssign; alternatively, WebAssign access cards are available from the ASU Bookstore (in the Physics section, find a xeroxed WebAssign sheet which is marked PHY101 and carry that to the check-out register).

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

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