Physics 2130: General Physics

Fall 2003

Lecture: MWF 9:35-10:30 100 General Lectures

Quiz 1: M 10:40-11:35 235 Manoogian

Quiz 2: M 11:45-12:40 12 Manoogian

Quiz 3: T 9:35-10:30 58 Manoogian

Quiz 4: T 9:35-10:30 177 Physics

Quiz 5: W 10:40-11:35 221 Manoogian

Quiz 6: W 11:45-12:40 37 Manoogian

Quiz 7: Th 9:35-10:30 177 Physics

Quiz 8: F 10:40-11:35 24 Manoogian

Lab 1: M 10:40-12:30 178/180 Physics

Lab 2: M 12:50-14:40 178/180 Physics

Lab 3: M 15:00-16:50 178/180 Physics

Lab 4: T 8:30-10:20 178/180 Physics

Lab 5: T 10:40-12:30 178/180 Physics

Lab 6: T 12:50-14:40 178/180 Physics

Lab 7: T 15:00-16:50 178/180 Physics

Lab 8: T 19:30-21:20 178/180 Physics

Lab 9: W 10:40-12:30 178/180 Physics

Lab 10: W 12:50-14:40 178/180 Physics

Lab 11: W 15:00-16:50 178/180 Physics

Lab 12: Th 8:30-10:20 178/180 Physics

Lab 13: Th 10:40-12:30 178/180 Physics

Lab 14: Th 12:50-14:40 178/180 Physics

Lab 15: Th 19:30-21:20 178/180 Physics

Lab 16: F 7:25- 9:15 178/180 Physics

Lab 17: F 10:40-12:30 178/180 Physics

Lab 18: F 12:50-14:40 178/180 Physics

This is a three credit course which must be taken concurrently with the one credit lab, Physics 2131. The goal is to give an introduction to classical physics based on algebra and trigonometry. Mechanics, thermodynamics, wave motion, and optics are covered.

Professor: David Cinabro(333 Physics, 313-577-2918, cinabro@physics.wayne.edu, http://motor1.physics.wayne.edu/cinabro.html)
Office Hours: 9:30-10:30 Tuesday and Thursday or by appointment
Text: College Physics by Serway and Faughn, John Wiley and Sons; Thomson 2003 (Sixth Edition) is required. The Lab Manual by Kaczor and Payson, available at the school bookstore, is also required.
Hour Exams(40%)
There will be three in class exams during the term and the scores of the best two will be used to determine grades. Exams will be closed book but students will be allowed 1 8.5x11 inch page of notes and calculators. Make up exams are not given.
Final Exam(30%)
The final is scheduled for 8:00-10:30 on Tuesday 16 December. It will include a comprehensive section and a section covering the material not included in the other hour exams. Anyone missing the final with recieve an I and must see the instructor as soon as possible to make it up.
Homework(15%)
Problems from the text are assigned associated with each days reading. Those from the week before are to be turned in on Monday in lecture. Late home work is not accepted. Since discussion section meet all week credit for home work is given for genuine effort in solving the problems rather than numerically correct answers. Students should check the posted solutions and ask questions about homework problems in their quiz sections.
Quizzes(15%)
Every other week there will be a short quiz given in the quiz sections.
Reading Summaries
There are 34 lectures with reading after the first class. Turning in a summary of the reading for that day will be worth 0.75 points, and a good one will be worth 1.5 points. Reading summaries are due at the start of each lecture. Late reading summaries will not be accepted. These points are not simply additions to the total, but reduce the weight of the other requirements. For example if 50 points were earned in Reading Summaries then the contributions would be Reading Summaries 50%, Hour Exams 20%, Final 15%, Homework 7.5%, and Quizzes 7.5%.
Resource Center
For help on problems etc. visit the Physics Resource Center.

Day by Day in Class

Date Topic Chapters Chapter Problems Lab
3 Sep Introduction 1, 2, 3, 4 1 Example Reading Summary, Problems 4, 20 -
5 Sep Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration 1, 2, 3, 4 2.1-2.4 Problems 6, 20 -
8 Sep Motion in One Dimension 1, 2, 3, 4 2.5-2.7 Problems 28, 50 1 Measurement and Uncertainty I
10 Sep Vectors 1 3.1-3.3 Problems 10, 16 1 Measurement and Uncertainty I
12 Sep Motion in Two Dimensions 1, 2, 3, 4 3.4-3.6 Problems 24, 28 1 Measurement and Uncertainty I
15 Sep Laws of Motion 1, 2, 3, 4 4 Problems 8, 34, 46 2 Measurement and Uncertainty II
17 Sep Work and Potential Energy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 5.1-5.3 Problems 6, 18 2 Measurement and Uncertainty II
19 Sep Conservation of Energy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 5.4-5.8 Problems 24, 30, 52 2 Measurement and Uncertainty II
22 Sep Review 1-5 - 3 Addition of Vectors
24 Sep Hour Exam I 1-5 Example Exam 3 Addition of Vectors
26 Sep Conservation of Momentum 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 6.1-6.2 Problems 2, 20 3 Addition of Vectors
29 Sep Collisions 1, 2, 3, 4 6.3-6.5 Problems 30, 40 4 Measurement of g
1 Oct Rotational Motion 1, 2, 3, 4 7.1-7.7 Problems 6, 14, 22 4 Measurement of g
3 Oct Universal Gravity 1, 2, 3, 4 7.8-7.10 Problems 32, 36 4 Measurement of g
6 Oct Rotational Equilibrium and Dynamics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 8 Problems 22, 34, 48 6 Inclined Plane
8 Oct Matter and Pressure 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 9.1-9.6 Problems 2, 28 6 Inclined Plane
10 Oct Fluids 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 9.7-9.10 Problems 42, 46 6 Inclined Plane
13 Oct Thermal Physics (lecture lost) 10 Problems 10, 28 Lab Quiz
15 Oct Thermal Energy (lecture lost) 11.1-11.4 Problems 16, 20 Lab Quiz
17 Oct Thermal Energy Transfer 1, 2, 3, 4 11.5-11.9 Problems 34, 44 Lab Quiz
20 Oct Review 6-11 - -
22 Oct Hour Exam II 6-11 Example Exam -
24 Oct Laws of Thermodynamics 12.1-12.3 Problems 6, 16 -
27 Oct Engines and Entropy 12.4-12.8 Problems 24, 36 9 Conservation Laws
29 Oct Vibrations 13.1-13.6 Problems 4, 10, 26 9 Conservation Laws
31 Oct Waves I 13.7-13.10 Problems 30, 40 9 Conservation Laws
3 Nov Waves II 13.11-13.13 Problems 44, 52 10 Circular Motion
5 Nov Sound I 14.1-14.4 Problem 10 10 Circular Motion
7 Nov Sound II 14.4-14.8 Problems 16, 20, 30 10 Circular Motion
10 Nov Sound III 14.9-14.13 Problem 34 13 Mechanical Equivalent of Heat
12 Nov Light Rays 22.1-22.4 Problems 6, 16 13 Mechanical Equivalent of Heat
14 Nov Light Waves 22.5-22.8 Problems 30, 36 13 Mechanical Equivalent of Heat
17 Nov Review 12-14, 22 - 15 Harmonic Motion
19 Nov Hour Exam III 12-14, 22 Example Exam 15 Harmonic Motion
21 Nov Mirrors 23.1-23.3 Problems 6, 10 15 Harmonic Motion
24 Nov Images and Lenses 23.4-23.7 Problems 30, 40 -
26 Nov Wave Interference 24.1-24.3 Problems 4, 8 -
1 Dec Wave Diffraction I 24.4-24.6 Problem 14 Lab Test
3 Dec Wave Diffraction II 24.7-24.9 Problems 30, 40, 48 Lab Test
5 Dec Optical Instruments I 25.1-25.3 Problems 2, 18 Lab Test
8 Dec Optical Instruments II 25.4-25.7 Problems 22, 32 -
10 Dec Review 1-14, 22-25 - -
16 Dec Final Exam 1-14, 22-25 Example Final -


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