Syllabus Spring 2018 Physics 20700 LL

PHYS-207  Spring 2018, Section LL, Honor’s section

 

Instructor:      Professor Jiufeng J. Tu

Office:            J-330A Marshak

Phone:            212-650-5558

E-Mail:           jtu@ccny.cuny.edu

Office Hours: Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Required text:

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

 

EXAMS:

Two mid-term exams (in class) – tentatively scheduled on Friday, 3/2 and Friday, 4/13.

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 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%, Labs 10%, Midterms 40%, and Final 40%.

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 (80 min.) and a final exam (140 min.). 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

1/29

Lecture 1

(1/30)

Introduction

 

 

Lecture 2

 (2/1)

Measurements/Units

1(1-7)

 

 

Lecture 3

(2/2)

1-Dimsional Motion I

2(1-6)

HW1 Assigned

 

Week 2

2/5

Lecture 4

(2/6)

1-Dimensional Motion II

2(7-10)

 

 

Lecture 5

(2/8)

Vectors

3(1-8)

 

 

Lecture 6

(2/9)

2-D and 3D Motion I

 4(1-5)

HW2 Assigned

(HW1 due)

Week 3

2/12

Lecture 7

(2/13)

2-D and 3D Motion II

 4(6-9)

 

No Class on 2/12

 

Lecture 8

(2/15)

Force and Motion 1-I

5(1-9)

 

 

Lecture 9

(2/16)

Force and Motion 1-II

6(1-5)

HW3 Assigned

(HW2 due)

Week 4

2/19

Lecture 10

(2/22)

Kinetic Energy and

Work I, 7(1-5)

 

No class on 2/19

2/20 Monday schedule

Lecture 11

(2/23)

Kinetic Energy and

Work II, 7(6-9)

HW4 Assigned

(HW3 due)

Week 5

2/26

Lecture 12

(2/27)

Catch up

 

 

Lecture 13

(3/1)

Review for Midterm

One

 

 

Midterm One

(3/2)

 

(HW4 due)

Week 6

3/5

Lecture 14

(3/6)

Energy Conservation I

8(1-4)

HW5 Assigned

 

 

Lecture 15

(3/8)

Energy Conservation II

8(5-8)

 

 

Lecture 16

(3/9)

Linear Momentum

9(1-6)

HW6 Assigned

(HW5 due)

Week 7

3/12

Lecture 17

(3/13)

Collisions

9(7-12)

 

 

Lecture 18

 (3/15)

Rotation I

10(1-5)

 

 

Lecture 19

(3/16)

Rotation II

10(6-10)

HW7 Assigned

(HW6 due)

Week 8

3/19

Lecture 20

(3/20)

Angular Momen I

11(1-6)

 

 

Lecture 21

(3/22)

Angular Momen II

11(7-12)

 

 

Lecture 22

(3/23)

Equilibrium I

12(1-4)

HW8 Assigned

(HW7 due)

Week 9

3/26

Lecture 23

(3/27)

Equilibrium II

12(5-7)

 

 

Lecture 24

(3/29)

Equilibrium II

12(5-7)

 

Week 10

4/2

Spring Break

(3/30-4/8)

 

 

Week 11

4/9

Lecture 25

(4/10)

Gravitation I

13(1-5)

 

4/11 Friday schedule

Lecture 26

(4/11)

Catch up

 

 

Lecture 27

(4/12)

Review for Midterm

Two

(HW8 due)

 

 

Midterm Two

(4/13)

 

 

Week 12

4/16

 

Lecture 28

(4/17)

Gravitation II

13 (6-9)

 

 

Lecture 29

(4/19)

Catch up

 

 

Lecture 30

(4/20)

Oscillations I

15(1-5)

HW9 Assigned

Week 13

4/23

Lecture 31

(4/24)

Oscillations II

15(6-9)

 

 

Lecture 32

(4/26)

Fluid Mechanics I

14(1-5)

 

 

Lecture 33

(4/27)

Fluid Mechanics II

14(6-10)

HW10 Assigned

(HW9 due)

Week 14

4/30

Lecture 34

(5/1)

Temperature and Heat I

18(1-6)

 

 

Lecture 35

(5/3)

Temperature II

18(7-12)

HW11 Assigned

(HW10 due)

 

Lecture 36

(5/4)

Kinetic Theory

of Gases I, 19(1-6)

HW11 Assigned

(HW10 due)

Week 15

5/7

Lecture 37

(5/8)

Kinetic Theory

of Gases II, 19(7-11)

 

 

Lecture 38

(5/10)

Second Law of Thermodynamics

 

 

Lecture 39

(5/11)

Entropy

20(5-8)

HW12 Assigned

(HW11 due)

Week 16

5/14 (5/16 last day)

Lecture 40

(5/15)

Course

Review

HW13 Assigned

(HW12 due)

 

5/18 – 5/24 Final Examinations