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Summer 2019 Physics 20300-1XA Syllabus
Lecture : Mo, Tu, Wed , 8:30 AM-10:10 AM @ NAC 1-203
Instructor: Dr. Islam Hoxha firstname.lastname@example.org
PHYS 20300 General Physics I, is an algebra based introductory physics course covering: vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws, equilibrium, gravitation, motion in a plane, work and energy, impulse and momentum, rotation and angular momentum, simple harmonic motion, fluids, heat, and thermodynamics. It is a course appropriate for students majoring in the life sciences (biology, medicine, dentistry, psychology, physical therapy) and for liberal arts students. Use of mathematics is restricted to elementary algebra and some trigonometry. PHYS 20300 is required for Premed, Predent., Bio-Med., and all Life Science students
Textbook(s): Physics (Cutnell&Johnson) by David Young and Shane Stadler, Publisher: Wiley, Edition: 10, Year Published: 0000. ISBN: 9781118651889
Pre -requirement: Math 19500
An outline of the chapters/sections and topics is given by the table below
1. Introduction and Mathematical Concepts: 1.1-1.8
2. Kinematics in One Dimension. 2.1-2.7
3. Kinematics in Two Dimensions. 3.1-3.4
4. Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion. 4.1-4.12
5. Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion. 5.1-5.7
6. Work and Energy. 6.1-6.7
7. Impulse and Momentum. 7.1-7.4
8. Rotational Kinematics. 8.1-8.6
9. Rotational Dynamics 9.1-9.6
10. Simple Harmonic Motion and Elasticity. 10.1-10.4
11. Fluids. 11.1-11.10
12. Temperature and Heat. 12.1-12.2 and 12.6-12.8
13. Heat Transfer. 13.1-13.2
14. The Ideal Gas Law and Kinetic Theory 14.1-14.3
15. Thermodynamics 15.1-15.3 and 15.7-15.8
FINAL EXAM ACCUMULATIVE
The homework assignments are collected weekly by your recitation instructor. They will be posted on Blackboard routinely as the semester progresses.
Grading. Homework : 5% , labs (all labs must be completed): 10%; 2 midterm exams – 25% each; Final Exam ( accumulative) : 35%.
The CUNY’s policy on plagiarism can be found in
This policy defines cheating as “the unauthorized use or attempted use of material, information, notes, study aids, devices or communication during an academic exercise.” The CUNY Policy on plagiarism says the following about plagiarism (the CUNY Policy can be found in Appendix B.3 of the CCNY Undergraduate Bulletin 2007 -2009 as well as the web site listed above):
Plagiarism is the act of presenting another person’s ideas, research or writings as your own. The following are some examples of plagiarism, but by no means is it an exhaustive list:
1. Copying another person’s actual words without the use of quotation marks and footnotes attributing the words to their source.
2. Presenting another person’s ideas or theories in your own words without acknowledging the source.
3. Using information that is not common knowledge without acknowledging the source.
4. Failing to acknowledge collaborators on homework and laboratory assignments.
5. Internet plagiarism includes submitting downloaded term papers or parts of term papers, paraphrasing or copying information from the internet without citing the source, and “cutting and pasting” from various sources without proper attribution.
The City College Faculty Senate has approved a procedure for addressing violations of academic integrity, which can also be found in Appendix B.3 of the CCNY Undergraduate Bulletin.”
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