## Topic outline

• ### General

General Physics I

NSC223 - 4 Credits - Introductory

Time: Mon/Wed/Fri 11:30am - 12:50pm

Place: Sci 117A

Faculty: Sara Salimbeni

An introductory physics class involving some laboratory
work, suitable for students considering a plan in physics, science
students, or non-science students who want a physics foundation.
Topics include vector algebra, kinematics, dynamics of single and
many-particle systems, gravitation, energy, momentum, conservation laws, circular and rigid body motion.

Prerequisite: Mathematical proficiency up through but not necessarily including calculus

Textbook: Understanding Physics by K. Cummings, P. W. Law, E. F. Redish and P. J. Cooney

• ### Week-1

8/29: intro class

8/31: excel tutorial

Here is an online tutorial for using Excel in physics. If you've never used Excel before, you might want to look at this before friday morning.

• ### Week-2

9/3: Test on topics in algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculus due.

Reading: Chapter 1 and file on the Pendulum experiment (sections 1 and 2.1)

9/5: Reading: file on the pendulum experiment

9/7:

• ### Week 3

9/10 Reading free fall experiment - Report on Pendulum experiment due

9/12 Exercises due

• ### Week 4

9/17 Report due

9/19 Exercises due (2.4 - 2.13 - 2.14 - 2.20 - 2.21 - 2.36 )

9/21 Reding Chapter 3

• ### Week 5

9/24 Report  due -  Chapeter 3

9/26 Chapter 4

9/28 Exercises due...as many as you can  (3.2-3.16-3.14) - Review day

• ### Week 6

10/1 Midterm "test"

10/3  Reading Chapter 5

10/5 Exercises due: Chapter 5: 5, 19, 35, 45

• ### Week 7

10/8  Exercises due 5.29- 5.58 - lab experiment

10/10 Chapter 6 (pages 140-153)

10/12 Chapter 6

• ### Week 8

10/17 exercises due (3.20., 6.8) + lab report due  +chapter6

10/19 exercises due : 6.30 - 6.20  -6.18  & chapter 6

• ### Week 9

10/22 exercises due 6.28-6.29-6.34   + exercises in class

10/24 Reading Chapter 7

10/26 exercsies chapter 7+ due exercise 7.30

• ### week 10

10/29 reding chapter 8 + exercises due (6.25-6.43-6.44-6.76-7.34-7.48)

10/31 chapter 8

11/2   chapter 8 + exercises + execises due 8.4 - 8.8

• ### week 11

11/5 Reading chapter 9 (up to 9-5 included) - exercises due :7.29-7.58-8.27-8.29

11/7 Reading chepter 9

11/9 Exercises due 9.5 - 9.11 -9.18 -9.24

• ### week 12

11/12 reading 10.1-10.2-10.3-10.4-10.5 - exercises due 9.28 -9.34-9.42-9.45 (you started this one in class)

11/16 Exercises due 10.38; 10.78

• ### week 13

11/19 reading chapter 11.1-11.2-11.3-11.4-11.5-11.6 - due exercises 10.52 + the exercises that were due on friday & spring lab report.

11/21 exercises in class

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### week 14

11/26 reading chapter 11.7-11.8-11.9 - Exercises due 10.21-10.88-11.4-11.13-11.22-11.25-11.34

11/28 reading chapter 12.1-12.2-12.3-12.4-12.5