First Summer Session 2005
PHY-121 is the first part of a three-semester sequence in introductory
physics offered to engineering and other science and pre-professional
majors. The prerequisite for PHY-121 is MAT-270. A working
familiarity with basic differential and integral calculus will be assumed.
7/01 Test 3 and 4 Keys Now Available
PHY-121 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 are rotational kinematics
and dynamics, Newtonian gravitation, and simple harmonic motion. A detailed
list of topics can be found on the
Homework and Lecture Schedule which accompanies
The textbook is Physics for Scientists and Engineers, by Wolfson and
Pasachoff, Third Edition, (Addison Wesley, 1999.) Reading assignments
and homework problems are keyed to this textbook. You should buy a
textbook that DOES NOT come packaged with Mastering Physics. Also
required is a PRS (Personal Response System)
transmitter, available at the bookstore.
The full text of the syllabus is also available as a pdf file.
Course Format and Policies
Homework and Lecture Schedule
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems
PLACES TO GET HELP
Help Study Open 4 Hours Everyday!
ActivPhysics Wolfson's Interactive Web Site
Textbook Sites - Lots of practice MC questions here
Online Tutorials - interactive instruction
GRADES: PRS Grades by recitation
Note that grades are not listed in alphabetical order
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