Spring 2020 Syllabus Physics 20300 GHx

PHYS-203  Spring 2020, Sections LL&LL2&LL3

 

Instructor:      Professor David Schmeltzer

Office:            -317B Marshak

Phone:            212-650-6881

E-Mail                  Dschmeltzer@ccny.cuny.edu

Office Hours: .

 

Required text:

1. Physics (10th or 11th ed.) by Halliday & Resnick, and Walker.

 

EXAMS:

Two mid-term exams (in class) – tentatively

Comprehensive Final exam (in class) – to be scheduled.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: (5 hr./wk.; 4 cr.)

To understand the basic physics necessary for a career in science. PHYS 203 is the first part of two-semester course.  The emphasis of this course will be on analytical and problem-solving skills, and the aim is to apply fundamental physical principles to idealized and practical problems.  This course is labor intensive.  You are expected to read and understand at least one chapter of the text every week, and solve ~8 problems as homework. Note: additional information on the course objectives for Physics 20300 can be found on the Physics Department web site for current students.

 

GRADING:

This is how your final grade will be determined: Homework 5%, Labs 10%, Midterms 40%, and Final 45%.

Labs: You have to complete all 7 labs to pass this course.

 

Additional Information

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Students have the responsibility to know and observe the requirements of The City College Code of Student Academic Integrity. The standards of academic integrity will be enforced in this course. The code forbids cheating, fabrication or falsification of information, multiple submission of academic work, plagiarism, abuse of academic materials, and complicity in academic dishonesty. You may work with study partners and discuss the subject matter with them. However, each student is individually responsible for his/her tests, HWs.

 

Homework: The homework problems are taken from the textbook and will be collected in class. HW solutions will be made available periodically. Exams: There will be two midterm exams (75 min.) and a final exam (140 min.). No make-ups will be given except in the case of emergency. Labs: The Physics Department Lab manual is available on line at

 www.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/physics/undergrad. There are seven labs to be completed during the semester; see the attached schedule. 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 20300 if all seven lab reports have not been submitted by the required dates.                                    

 

 

 

Course Outline

 

Week

Lecture

Topic/Reading

Homework

Week 1

8/27

Lecture 1

(8/26)

Introduction

 

 

Lecture 2

 (8/29)

Units and Vectors

 

 

 

Lecture 3

(8/31)

1-Dimsional Motion I

 

HW1 Assigned

 

Week 2

9/2

Lecture 4

(9/3)

1-Dimensional Motion II

 

 

No Classes on 9/2

9/5 Monday schedule

Lecture 5

(9/6)

2-D and 3D Motion I

 

HW2 Assigned

(HW1 due)

Week 3

9/9

Lecture 6

(9/10)

2-D and 3D Motion II

 

 

 

Lecture 7

(9/12)

2-D and 3D Motion III

 

 

 

Lecture 8

(9/13)

Force and Motion 1-I

 

HW3 Assigned

(HW2 due)

Week 4

9/16

Lecture 9

(9/17)

Force and Motion 1-II

 

 

 

Lecture 10

(9/19)

Circular Motion

 

 

Lecture 11

(9/20)

Kinetic Energy and

Work I

HW4 Assigned

(HW3 due)

Week 5

9/23

Lecture 12

(9/24)

Kinetic Energy and

Work II

 

 

Lecture 13

(9/26)

Kinetic Energy and

Work III

 

 

Lecture 14

(9/27)

Review for Midterm

One

(HW4 due)

Week 6

9/30

Midterm One

(10/3)

 

 

No classes 9/30 – 10/1

Lecture 15

(10/4)

Linear Momentum I

 

HW5 Assigned

 

Week 7

10/7

Lecture 16

(10/9)

Linear Momentum II

 

 

No classes 10/8 – 10/9

Lecture 17

(10/10)

Linear Momentum II

 

HW6 Assigned

(HW5 due)

Week 8

10/14

Lecture 18

 (10/15)

Rotation I

 

 

No classes 10/14

10/16 Mon. schedule

Lecture 19

(10/17)

Rotation II

 

 

 

Lecture 20

(10/18)

Angular Momen I

 

HW7 Assigned

(HW6 due)

Week 9

10/21

Lecture 21

(10/22)

Angular Momen II

 

 

 

Lecture 22

(10/24)

Oscillations I

 

HW8 Assigned

(HW7 due)

Week 10

10/28

Lecture 23

(10/29)

Oscillations II

 

 

 

Lecture 24

(10/31)

Elasticity

 

 

 

Lecture 25

(11/1)

Review for Midterm

Two

(HW8 due)

 

Week 11

11/4

Midterm Two

(11/5)

 

 

 

Lecture 26

(11/7)

Fluid Mechanics I

 

 

 

Lecture 27

(11/8)

Fluid Mechanics II

 

HW9 Assigned

Week 12

11/11

Lecture 28

(11/12)

Fluid Mechanics III

 

 

 

Lecture 29

(11/14)

Temperature and Heat I

 

 

 

Lecture 30

(11/15)

Temperature and Heat II

 

HW10 Assigned

(HW9 due)

Week 13

11/18

 

Lecture 31

(11/19)

Temp. and Heat III

 

 

 

Lecture 32

(11/21)

Transfer of Heat I

 

 

Lecture 33

(11/22)

Transfer of Heat I

HW11 Assigned

(HW10 due)

Week 14

11/25

No Class 11/28-12/01

Lecture 34

(11/26)

Ideal Gas I

 

Week 15

12/2

Lecture 35

(12/3)

Ideal Gas II

 

 

Lecture 36

(12/5)

Ideal Gas III

 

 

Lecture 37

(12/6)

Thermodynamics I

HW12 Assigned

(HW11 due)

Week 16

12/9 (12/12 last day)

Lecture 38

(12/10)

Thermodynamics II

 

 

Lecture 39

(12/12)

Course

Review

HW13 Assigned

(HW12 due)

 

12/16– 12/20 Final Examinations