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101 Syllabus - Spring 2021

     For Spring 2021, our PHY101 lectures, recitations, and labs will be fully remote via Zoom (there may be an in-person option for some fraction of the lab classes). More information can be found here.

     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 the iClicker response system (free for ASU students). 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).

     Our Lab classes will require Logger Pro, and our final exam will require a Lockdown Browser. Installation of Logger Pro, and installation of our Lockdown Browser, will require a Windows or a Mac operating system. See more details here.

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

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