Spring 2019 Syllabus Physics 20300 LM

Physics 20300 LM, LM2, LM3
Spring 2019
Instructor: Prof. Hernan A. Makse, Steinman Hall ST1M-12,
hmakse@ccny.cuny.edu
Web-site: http://www-levich.engr.ccny.cuny.edu/webpage/hmakse/teaching/
Class schedule: Tu Th 10AM – 11:40AM in MR4
Office hours: Tu 4:00–6:00 PM in Levich Institute, Steinman Hall ST1M-12
Textbook: Physics, Any edition by Cutnell and Johnson. Vol 1
Suggested problem numbers refer to 8th edition posted in the website of
the course
TA: Richard Brun, rbrun@ccny.cuny.edu
Date: Reading assignment Homework (solutions in web-site)
Numbering refers to 8th edition
Jan 29(Tu) CH 2: Kinenematics in 1D CH2: 8, 12, 20 , 29, 34 43, 46, 86
Jan 31(Th) CH 2
Feb 5(Tu) CH 3: Kinematics in 2D CH 3: 4, 39, 47 75, 77
7(Th) CH 3: Kinemaics in 2D
12(Tu) College close. Lincoln's Birthday
14(Th) CH 4: Newton CH 4:11,46,54,71,73,76,98,106,109
19(Tu) Ch 4
21 (Th) CH 5: Circular Motion CH 5: 23, 32, 52, 56
26(Tu) TEST 1: CH 2-5 (to be confirmed)
28(Th) CH 6: Work and Energy CH 6: 40, 44 45, 47, 53, 81
Mar 5(Tu) CH 6
7(Th) CH 7: Impulse CH 7:13, 23, 25, 34, 38
12(Tu) CH 7
14(Th) CH 8: Rotational Kinematics CH 8: 9, 11, 13, 25, 34
19(Tu) CH 8
21(Th) CH 9: Rotational Dynamiscs CH 9: 5, 12, 19, 22, 25, 27
26(Tu) CH 9
28(Th) CH 10: Harmonic motion CH 10: 9, 18, 29, 30, 33, 36, 82, 83
April 2(Tu) CH 10
4(Th) Test 2. CH 6-9 (to be confirmed)
9(Tu) CH 10:
11(Th) CH 11: Fluids CH 11: 14,24, 27, 60, 61, 69,71,100
16(Tu) CH 12: Temperature CH 12: 19, 57, 60, 67, 69, 96
18(Th) CH 12
23(Tu) SPRING BREAK (April 19-28)
25(Th) SPRING BREAK
30(Tu) CH 13 Heat CH 13: 8, 13, 23, 25, 39
May 2(Th) CH 14: Ideal Gas CH 14: 9, 14, 23, 26
7(Tu) Test 3. CH 10-13 (to be confirmed)
9(Th) CH 15: Thermodynamics CH 15: 13, 28, 29, 31
14(Tu) Final Review
16--22 Final Exam includes all the material covered in the lectures.
Course description: For majors in the life sciences (biology, medicine, dentistry,
psychology, physical therapy) and for liberal arts students. Fundamental ideas and
laws of physics including: waves and sound, electricity and magnetism, optics,
relativity, quantum mechanics and nuclear physics. Emphasis is on the basic
principles and general laws. Use of math is restricted to algebra, geometry and
trigonometry.
Reading assignment: This is the text material that will be covered in
class each day. Students should read the indicated Chapters in the textbook
before coming to class.
Homework: The homework is optional and it will not be collected in class. It is
strongly recommended to do all the homework material. Problems and solutions
are posted in the website of the course.
Lab: All lab experiments must be done to pass the course. Labs take place in MR
407 N. Confirm the exact room and start date at the Physics Department.
Lab meetings start January 28th. There are meetings every week. Seven of those meetings
involve experimental labs. The rest are workshops. Attendance is requiered at all
meetings. The labs are all available here: https://physicslabs.ccnysites.cuny.edu/
Exams: There will be three midterm exams and one final exam (140 min).
The final exam will include all the material covered in the semester.
You are allowed to bring a sheet of paper with equations to the exams
(midterms and final). This policy is subject to change during the semester
and it could be updated/cancelled at the discretion of the Prof.
The lowest grade of the midterms will be dropped.
No make-up will be given for any exam under any circumstances. If you miss
an exam, you automatically drop the missed exam.
Grades: Student performance will be based on the following components:
Best Midterm 1 30%
Best Midterm 2 30%
Final exam 40%