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Fall 2018 Syllabus Physics 20700 CD1-5

The City College of New York

Department of Physics

Fall  2018

 

 

Physics 20700 – Sections CD, CD2, CD3, CD4, CD5

Registration codes:  26383, 26384, 26385, 26386, 26418

Lectures:                    Monday and Wednesday 12:00-1:40 PM,  

Location:                    Lectures are in room MR3

Recitations:                Every other week for two hours in either 409S (or 409N).  See paragraph dealing with recitations below.

Prof. J. Gersten:        Office: MR311C; Tel: 212-650-7314; e-mail: jgersten@ccny.cuny.edu

Required text:            Vol. 1, Fundamentals of Physics (10th ed.) by Halliday, Resnick and Walker,

ISBN: 978-1118233764.

Required license:                WileyPlus

Lab schedule:             See details on last page.  Labs are in room MR 409S.

Office hours:              Mon. and Wed.  11:00-12:00 in room MR311C

 

Lectures:

#          Day     Date                Reading                       Topics

1          M         Aug. 27           1(1-7); 2(1-10) introduction, SI units, motion in one dimension,

                                                                                    time, displacement, velocity, speed,                                                                                                   acceleration, free fall

2          W        Aug. 29           3(1-8)                          vectors

3          W        Sept. 5*           4(1-4)                          motion in two dimensions

4          W        Sept. 12           4(5-9)                          projectile motion, circular motion, relative                                                                                         motion

5          M         Sept. 17           5(1-6)                          Newton’s First Law, mass, Newton’s Second                                                                                   Law, free-body diagrams

6          M         Sept. 24           5(7-9)                          Newton’s Third Law                         

7          W        Sept. 26           6(1-5)                          static and kinetic friction, circular motion     

8          M         Oct. 1              7(1-9)                          work, kinetic energy, work-energy theorem,

                                                                                    work done by gravity, work done by springs,                                                                                    power, potential energy

9          W        Oct. 3                          Exam 1 (Chapters 1-5)

10        W        Oct. 10                        8(1-4)                          law of conservation of energy, driven systems

11        M         Oct. 15            8(5-8)                          energy tables                                                  

12        W        Oct. 17                        9(1-6)                          center of mass, momentum, collisions, impulse

13        M         Oct. 22                        9(7-12)                         law of conservation of momentum

14        W        Oct. 24                        10(1-5)                        rotational motion, angular variables

15        M         Oct. 29                        10(6-10)                      rotational energy, torque, moment of inertia

16        W        Oct. 31                        11(1-5)                        rolling, kinetic energy, torque, angular                                                                                               momentum

17        M         Nov. 5             11(6-11)                      angular motion dynamics, conservation law  

18        W        Nov. 7                         Exam 2 (Chapters 6-9)                      

19        M         Nov. 12           12(1-5)                        equilibrium of a rigid body, free body diagrams

20        W        Nov. 14           13(1-8)                        gravity, potential energy, escape velocity                                                                                           satellite motion, planets, Kepler’s three laws

21        M         Nov. 19           14(1-10)                      fluid statics, Archimede’s principle, buoyancy,

                                                                                    fluid dynamics, Bernoulli equation, (viscosity)

22        W        Nov. 21           15(1-4)                         oscillations

23        M         Nov. 26           15(4-7)                         simple harmonic motion, pendulum, circle                                                                                         analog

24        W        Nov  28                       Exam 3 (Chapters 10-13)                             

25        M         Dec. 3              18(1-7)                        temperature, thermal expansion         

26        W        Dec. 5              18(8-11)                      heat, specific heat, heat and work, first law of                                                                                   thermodynamics, kinetic theory

27        M         Dec. 10            19(1-5,8,11)                ideal gases, internal energy, adiabatic processes

28        W        Dec. 12            20(1-4)                        second law of thermodynamics, entropy       

Fnal     M         Dec. 17 10:30-12:45   Final Exam (Chapters 1-15, 18-20)

 

 

*   Thursday Schedule

 

Homework:  Students are expected to complete at least 8 problems from each chapter

 

    Chapter                  Problems

  1. 1, 5, 9, 12, 21, 23, 37, 46, 47, 53
  2. 28, 34, 41, 53, 54, 59, 73, 88, 89, 99
  3.  Q6, 5, 9, 14, 15, 23, 28, 31, 41, 64
  4. 17, 23, 28, 30, 32, 80, 87, 104, 105, 111
  5. 13, 17, 34, 49, 54, 55, 57, 58, 67, 77
  6. 11, 23, 25, 42, 57, 59, 60, 78, 79, 82
  7. 1, 15, 17, 27, 46, 49, 62, 63, 65, 68
  8. 6, 9, 13, 16, 30, 55, 67, 69, 75, 91
  9. 13, 45, 48, 51, 52, 61, 64, 68, 75, 97
  10. 13, 28, 30, 41, 51, 53, 63, 71, 83, 91
  11. 12, 17, 25, 33, 37, 45, 47, 55, 58, 60
  12. 7, 17, 21, 24, 26, 34, 35, 58, 68, 73
  13. 4, 19, 28, 39, 41, 47, 50, 80, 82, 88
  14. 32, 37, 44, 53, 57, 61, 65, 73, 77, 85
  15. 11, 13, 14, 26, 33, 36, 51, 71, 85, 91

18                    15, 24, 31, 45, 49, 50, 72, 77, 87, 89

19                    3, 11, 16, 39, 44, 46, 47, 55, 62, 67

20                    1, 17, 23, 29, 33, 39, 52, 72   



 

 

Important Information for Physics 20700 CD, CD2, CD3, CD4, CD5 students:

 

Course Objectives: Students are expected to understand the basic physics involved in mechanics (the study of motion and its causes) and in thermodynamics (the study of heat and work) that is needed for science and engineering. The emphasis will be on analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills. A list of course objectives is given below.

 

Reading Assignment: The text material that will be covered in class each day is listed on the Class schedule. You should read the indicated sections in the textbook before coming to class. Note that we will cover one or two chapters of the text every week. Solutions of some illustrative examples will be presented in lecture. You can try them before coming to class!

 

Homework: Homework problems are taken from the textbook and selected problems will be submitted online using WileyPlus one week after the chapter is finished in lecture. Late homework receives at most 50% credit.  See note on WileyPlus below.

 

 

Blackboard:  Course materials will be posted on BLACKBOARD.  They will be in the CONTENT folder.  These include lecture notes, solutions to homework assignments, exams and solutions, and supplementary material.

 

Grades: Student performance will be based on the following components:

            exams  (3 midterms + final)               80%

            homework assignments                       10%

            lab reports (7)                                      10%

Note that attendance will be taken at every class. Also, class participation is essential.

 

Exams: There will be three midterm exams (75 min.) and a final exam (135 min.) that counts the same as two midterm exams. No exam grades will be dropped and no make-ups will be given except in the case of documented illness or other emergency.

 

Labs: The Physics Department Lab manual is available on line at www.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/physics/LabMan/. There are seven labs to be completed during the semester; see the schedule on the next page. Lab reports must be submitted at the beginning of the following lab period. Note that the grade of incomplete (INC) will be assigned for Physics 20700 if all seven lab reports have not been submitted by the required dates.   

            As detailed in your lab section, attendance and participation in all lab sessions and completion of associated lab reports is required to pass the course. Your grade in the lab sessions will comprise 10% of your grade for the course. In addition, material covered in the lab sessions may appear on the midterms and final.​

            In the case of repeating a physics course, lab grades are not carried over to subsequent semesters.  If you repeat the class for any reason you are also required to repeat the labs.  They are not considered a separate course as they are not listed as such in the CCNY bulletin.

 

Recitations:  Each week there will be either a lab or a recitation. The lab TA will be responsible EVERY week to teach the lab alternating with the recitation at the time and in the same room that is scheduled for the lab.  Intro labs/recitations begin the week of August 27.   The lab/recitation for Intro Physics 207 are mandatory for students to attend. TAs are responsible for both lab and recitation for the assigned section: TAs will take attendance for recitations just as they do for the labs.

 

Extra help: Students can obtain extra help in this course by meeting with me either during my office hours in MR311C or at other mutually agreeable times. A math/physics tutoring lab can be found in MR418S. You are encouraged and expected to take advantage of all of these opportunities.

 

Effort required: Don’t underestimate the amount of effort required for you to succeed in this course. Many students, in particular those who have not taken a previous course in physics, will need to spend 5-10 hours per week, every week, studying physics and doing the assigned homework problems, in addition to the time spent in lecture, lab and recitation (6 hours per week).

 

Academic Integrity: Academic dishonesty is prohibited in the City University of New York and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension, and expulsion.  For more details see http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/standards/upload/academicintegrity.pdf

 

Course objectives: After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

1. Recognize and use SI units and be able to use vectors and their components.

2. Understand the relationships between position, velocity, acceleration and time in motion.

3. Understand the concepts of force and equilibrium and their relation to Newton’s laws of motion.

4. Understand and apply the concepts of work and energy, including kinetic and potential energy; understand and be able to use the principle of conservation of energy.

5. Understand and apply the concepts of momentum and impulse; understand and be able to use the principle of conservation of momentum.

6. Understand how to describe the rotation of physical objects; understand the concept of torque as applied to the equilibrium of objects.

7. Understand gravitational interactions and their relationship to satellite motion and Kepler’s laws.

8. Understand the phenomenon of simple harmonic motion.

9. Understand and apply the basic principles of fluid mechanics as applied to buoyancy and fluid flow.

10. Understand the properties of temperature and heat.

11. Understand and apply the first and second laws of thermodynamics involving work, heat and internal energy.

 

WileyPlus:  We will be using WileyPlus for submitting homework.  The site can be accessed by using the following URL addresses:

 

Section   URL

CD          www.wileyplus.com/class/657621

CD2               www.wileyplus.com/class/ 657622

CD3               www.wileyplus.com/class/ 657623

CD4               www.wileyplus.com/class/ 657624

CD5               www.wileyplus.com/class/ 657628

CD6               www.wileyplus.com/class/ 657631

CD7               www.wileyplus.com/class/ 657636

CD8               www.wileyplus.com/class/ 657638

  

 

You should be able to purchase the WileyPlus license and loose-leaf binder at a reduced price by registering at these URL addresses.

 Lab Experiments

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Expt. 1            Measurements

Expt. 2             Force tables/Vectors

Expt. 3            Measuring little g

Expt. 4            Centripetal force

Expt. 5            Linear momentum

Expt. 6            Simple harmonic oscillation

Expt. 7            Buoyancy

 

Each student must bring his/her own calculator, ruler and protractor when such is required.  Each student must bring the printed experiment, graph paper and additional blank paper to each lab session.  These are available at: http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/physics/20700labmanual.cfm.  All lab reports must include the cover page provided during the lab session.