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Syllabus Spring 2018 Physics 21900

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Syllabus Spring 2018 Physics 21900

                   

                      DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

                      Syllabus-Physics 21900

                      Physics for Architecture students

 

Designation:

Undergraduate

 

Catalog description :

 

A one –semester course for Architects.

Newton laws, Rigid bodies, Energy, Thermal Physics, Physics of fluids, Basic electromagnetism.

3Lect.2rec,HR./WK.;4CR

 

Prerequisites: Completion of requirements for Math 20500

 

Textbook: Giancoli ,Physics, Principles with Applications ,Prentice Hall seventh Edition.

Other material:Giancoli,Physics Principles with Applications,Student Guide (optional).

 

Objectives: Understand the Newton Laws of motion, Understand conservation of linear momentum and energy.  Rigid bodies, torque , angular momentum .Elasticity and  physics of fluids. Thermal Physics. Electrical and magnetic fields. Principles of Geometric and wave optics.

 

Topics:

1.Units

2.Displacement,velocity and acceleration

3.Newton’s law of motion

4.Equilibrium and Center of Mass

5.Circular motion: centripetal force

6.Work and Energy

7.Linear momentum

8.Rotational motion: Torque, Angular Momentum

9.Elasticity

10.Fluids

11.Waves

12.Sound waves

13. Thermal Physics

14.Thermal Conductivity,Radiation Heat loss, Convection

15.Electric field and Potential

16.Ohm’law

17. Optics

 

Class schedule :Two 125 minute Classes

 

 

 

Assessment tools:

Homework,

 Mid terms exams,

 Final exam.

 

Prepared by D.Schmeltzer ,Professor of Condensed Matter  Physics.

Office Hours Monday and Wednesday 2:00-3:00

Office 317B

 

1/18/2018