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.

**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.

Date | Topic | Chapters | Chapter Problems | Lab |
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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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