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:  Physics for scientists and engineers a strategic approach. Vol I, Randall D. Knight

    Tutor: Alex Hernandez, meeting time 6-9 pm in room sci 216

     

  • Week-1

    9/3 at 1.30 pm: intro class

    9/6: Reading 1.1-1.2-1.3-1.4

    “Physics and I”:

    For Friday write a short essay (half to one page) describing your academic background, including but not limited to math or physics classes you have previously taken. Describe what moves you to take a physics course and what you find interesting (or not) about physics. Tell me what you expect to gain from this course, and what kind of activities you expect to do.

    • Week-2

      9/9: Reading: 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

      9/13:  Reading: Chapter 2

      First assignment due 

      • Week 3

         

        Friday 9/20 Assignment due;

        • Week 4

          Monday 9/23:  Reading  Chapter 3

          Friday 9/27: Assignment due  - Reading Chapter 4

           

          • Week 5

            Friday, October 4th : First take-home test due

            • Week 6

              Wednesday 10/7: Reading Chapter 5

              Friday 10/11 : assignment due - Reading CHapter 6

              • Week 7

                Friday 10/18: assignment due; reading Chapter 7

                • Week 8

                  Wednesday 10/23: Worksheet on chapter 6 due

                  Friday 10/25:  assignment due: Select and solve three problems, from chapter 1 to 6.  Select the problems on a topic that you want to review, they have to be problems that are challenging for you.

                  • Week 9

                    Wednesday 10/30:   Reading chapter 8

                    Friday 11/1: assignment due

                    • week 10

                       Wednesday 11/8: Chapter 9

                      Friday 11/8:  tutoring with Alex

                      • week 11

                        Wednesday 11/13:  Reading chapter 9 - second take-home test due

                        Friday 11/15 : assignment due - reading 10

                        • week 12

                          Monday 11/18: Reading 10

                          Friday 11/22: assignment due - 

                          • week 13

                            Monday 11/25: Reading 11

                            Wednesday 11/27: assignment due

                             

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                              week 14

                              12/4  Reading 12

                              Friday 12/6   Assignment due

                              • week 15

                                 

                                Wednesday 12/11 review -Third take-home test due