Syllabus Physics 20700 LL Fall 2020

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PHYS-207  Fall 2020, Sections LL&LL4

 

Instructor:      Professor Jiufeng J. Tu

Office:            J-330 Marshak

Phone:            212-650-5558

E-Mail:           jtu@ccny.cuny.edu

Office Hours: Fridays from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Required text:

1. Fundamentals of Physics (10th or 9th ed.) by Halliday & Resnick, and Walker.

 

EXAMS:

One mid-term exam (take-home) – tentatively scheduled on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Comprehensive Final exam (take-home) – to be scheduled.

 

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

To understand the basic physics necessary for a career in engineering and /or in science. PHYS 207 is the first part of two-semester course for science and engineering majors.  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 20700 can be found on the Physics Department web site at http://mail.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/~physdept/Syllabi/index.htm

 

GRADING:

This is how your final grade will be determined: Homework 10%, Midterms 40%, and Final 50%; also 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 one midterm exams and a final exam. No exam grades will be dropped and 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 20700 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

(8/27)

Introduction

 

 

Lecture 2

 (8/28)

Measurements/Units

1(1-7)

HW1 Assigned

 

Week 2

8/31

Lecture 3

(9/1)

1-Dimsional Motion I

2(1-6)

 

 

Lecture 4

(9/3)

1-Dimensional Motion II

2(7-10)

 

 

Lecture 5

(9/4)

Vectors

3(1-8)

HW2 Assigned

(HW1 due)

Week 3

9/7

(No Classes on 9/7)

Lecture 6

(9/8)

2-D and 3D Motion I

 4(1-5)

 

 

Lecture 7

(9/10)

2-D and 3D Motion II

 4(6-9)

 

 

Lecture 8

(9/11)

Force and Motion 1-I

5(1-9)

HW3 Assigned

(HW2 due)

Week 4

9/14

Lecture 9

(9/15)

Force and Motion 1-II

6(1-5)

 

No Classes on 9/18-9/20

Lecture 10

(9/17)

Kinetic Energy and

Work I, 7(1-5)

HW4 Assigned

(HW3 due)

Week 5

9/21

Lecture 11

(9/22)

Kinetic Energy and

Work II, 7(6-9)

 

 

Lecture 12

(9/24)

Catch up

 

 

Lecture 13

(9/25)

Review for Chapters 1-7

HW5 Assigned

(HW4 due)

Week 6

9/28

Lecture 14

(10/1)

Energy Conservation I

8(1-4)

 

(No Classes on 9/28, and Tues. 9/29 follows Mon. schedule)

Lecture 15

(10/2)

Energy Conservation II

8(5-8)

HW6 Assigned

(HW5 due)

Week 7

10/5

Lecture 16

(10/6)

Linear Momentum

9(1-6)

 

 

Lecture 17

(10/8)

Collisions

9(7-12)

 

 

Lecture 18

 (10/9)

Rotation I

10(1-5)

HW7 Assigned

(HW6 due)

Week 8

10/12

Lecture 19

(10/13)

Rotation II

10(6-10)

 

No Classes on 10/12 and 10/14 Mon. sched.

 

Lecture 20

(10/15)

Angular Momen I

11(1-6)

 

 

Lecture 21

(10/16)

Angular Momen II

11(7-12)

HW8 Assigned

(HW7 due)

Week 9

10/19

Lecture 22

(10/20)

Review for Midterm

 

 

Midterm One

(10/22)

 

HW8 due

 

 

Lecture 23

(10/23)

Equilibrium I

12(1-4)

 

Week 10

10/26

Lecture 24

(10/27)

Equilibrium II

12(5-7)

 

 

Lecture 25

(10/29)

Equilibrium III

12(5-7)

 

 

Lecture 26

(10/30)

Gravitation I

13(1-5)

HW9 Assigned

Week 11

11/2

Lecture 27

(11/3)

Catch up

 

 

Lecture 28

(11/5)

Gravitation II

13 (6-9)

 

 

Lecture 29

(11/6)

Oscillations I

15(1-5)

HW10 Assigned

(HW9 due)

Week 12

11/9

Lecture 30

(11/10)

Oscillations II

15(6-9)

 

 

Lecture 31

(11/12)

Fluid Mechanics I

14(1-5)

 

 

Lecture 32

(11/13)

Fluid Mechanics II

14(6-10)

HW11 Assigned

(HW10 due)

Week 13

11/16

 

Lecture 33

(11/17)

Temperature and Heat I

18(1-6)

 

 

Lecture 34

(11/19)

Temperature II

18(7-12)

 

 

Lecture 35

(11/20)

Kinetic Theory

of Gases I, 19(1-6)

HW12 Assigned

(HW11 due)

Week 14

11/23

No Class 11/26-11/29

Lecture 36

(11/24)

Kinetic Theory

of Gases II, 19(7-11)

 

Week 15

11/30

Lecture 37

(12/1)

Second Law of Thermo

20(1-4)

 

 

Lecture 38

(12/3)

Entropy

20(5-8)

 

 

Lecture 39

(12/4)

Catch up

HW13 Assigned

(HW12 due)

Week 16

12/7 (12/9 last day)

Lecture 40

(12/8)

Course

Review

 

 

12/14 – 12/18 Final Examinations

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