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, Fluids, Heat and Thermodynamics, and Waves and Sound. The textbook is Physics, by John D. Cutnell and Kenneth W. Johnson (John Wiley and Sons, 1995.) It is an excellent text and should prove a valuable reference book once you have finished the course.

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 lection, even if your curriculum is one of the few that does not require it.

Course Format and Policies
Homework Schedule
Lecture Schedule
Course Updates Last Update: 5/06 change to homework
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems deactivated until I teach 111 again
The Demonstration Problem Details and advice
Current Given List

GRADES: By recitation
Note that grades are NOT in alphabetical order.

ADAMS - final update complete
Mon 940 test quiz HW demo final
Mon 240 test quiz HW demo final
Tues 1040 test quiz HW demo final
Thur 940 test quiz HW demo final

DARLING - final update complete
Mon 1040 test quiz HW final
Tue 740 test quiz HW final

RAMIREZ - final update complete
Mon 940 test quiz HW demo final
Mon 1140 test quiz HW demo final
Mon 1240 test quiz HW demo final

Class Average - includes final grade distribution

TA's Joan Darling Antonio Ramirez