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PHY 1020 : Conceptual Physics                                  Fall 2003

OFFICE: Room 264, Physics Research Building.
PHONE: 577 2740 (with voice mail) or 577 2721 (to leave message with secretary).
TEXT: INQUIRY INTO PHYSICS, Fourth Edition, by V. Ostdiek and D. Bord (Brooks/Cole, 2000).
MEETING PLACE: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:40 to 11:35 am in Room 2009, Science Hall

 

SEMESTER COURSE TITLE COURSE
NUMBER
LAB
Fall   1980 Introduction and Physical Quantities 1.1-1.2 No Lab
 Winter   1981 Speed, Velocity and Acceleration 1.3-1.4
M  9/10 Simple Types of Motion 1.5 Graphing Motion
W  9/12 Force, Mass, Newton's First and Second Laws 2.1-2.4
 F   9/14 Types of Motion, Newton's Third Law 2.5-2.8
M  9/17 Gravitation and Tides 2.9-2.10 Velocity and Acceleration
W  9/19 Conservation Laws and Linear Momentum 3.1-3.2
 F  9/21 Work and Energy 3.3-3.4
M  9/24 Conservation of Energy and Collisions 3.5-3.6 Free Fall
W  9/26 Power, Rotation and Angular Momentum 3.7-3.8
 F  9/28 Catch-up and review
M  10/1 Hour Exam#1(Chapters 1-3)   Newton's Laws of
Motion
W  10/3 Matter, Phases and Pressure 4.1-4.2
 F  10/5 Density, Fluid Pressure and Gravity 4.3-4.4
M  10/8 Archimedes's, Pascal's and Bernoulli's Principles 4.5-4.7 Conservation 
of Momentum
W 10/10 Temperature and Thermal Expansion 5.1-5.2
F 10/12 First Law of Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Specific Heat Capacity 5.3-5.5.
M 10/15 Phase Transitions, Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics 5.6-5.7 Density and
Hydrometers
W 10/17 Wave Types and properties, Reflection and Doppler Effect 6.1-6.2
F 10/19 Wave Diffraction and Interference, Sound and its Production 6.2-6.4
M 10/22 Propagation and perception of Sound 6.5-6.6 Calorimeters
W 10/24 Catch-up and review
F 10/26 HOUR EXAM#2(Chapters 4-6)  
M 10/29 Electric Charge and Force, Coulomb's Law 7.1-7.2 Heat Transfer
W 10/31 Electric current and Circuits, Ohm's Law 7.3-7.4
 F  11/2 Electric Power, AC and Dc Circuits 7.5-7.6
M 11/5 Magnetism and Electricity Interactions 8.1-8.2 Periodic Motion
W 11/7 Electromagnetism and electromagnetic Waves 8.3-8.5
F 11/9 Black Body Radiation, EM Waves and our Atmosphere 8.6-8.7
M 11/12 Optics, Light waves, Reflection and Mirrors 9.1-9.2 Wave Nature of Light
W 11/14 Refraction, Lenses and Images 9.3-9.4
F 11/16 Human Eye, Dispersion and Color, rainbows and Blue Sky 9.5-9.7
M 11/19 Catch-up and review
W 11/21 HOUR EXAM#3(Chapters 7-9)
F 11/23 No Class---Thanksgiving Break (note: Tu 11/20 is a "Thursday" and W 11/21 is a "Friday" class day)
M 11/26 Quantum Hypothesis, photoelectric Effect and Photons 10.1-10.2 Structure of Atoms, 
Stars
W 11/28 Atomic Spectra, Bohr Model of Atom, quantum Mechanics 10.3-10.5
F 11/30 Atomic Structure, X-Ray Spectra, Lasers 10.6-10.8
M 12/3 The Nucleus, Radioactivity: Alpha, Beta and Gamma Decay 11.1-11.2 Lab test and Evaluation
W 12/5 Half-Life, Nuclear Reactions and Binding Energy 11.3-11.5
F 12/7 Nuclear Fission and Fusion 11.6-11.7
M 12/10 Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity 12.1 No Lab
W 12/12 Catch-up and review
Th  12/20 FINAL EXAM  (Chapters 1- 12.1)   8:00 - 10:30 a.m

LECTURE and READING QUIZZES: In order for you to In order for you to learn from and participate in the discussion ofmaterial covered in lecture it will be very important for you to come to lectureprepared by having read the reading assignment for each lecture. Many short reading quizzes will be given (about one per week with most atthe beginning of lecture) which will test whether you have read the assignmentsand done the related checkpoint questions, and as a result becomefamiliarwith the terminology and basic concepts of that assignment.The Reading Quizzes will not include any problems (unlessthey relate to checkpoint questions) and there will be no make-ups given.;These quizzes will be collected and although it is impractical to“grade” these quizzes, the work in a quiz will be checked off and you willreceive credit for its completion.If your course grade is on a border line, your quiz recordwill be important.

HOMEWORK: The listed questions and problems fromeach chapter are to be considered to be homework assignments which you should do as you read the reading assignment for each lecture. They will not be collected or graded, but several questions similar tothe homework (and "Learning Checks" found in each chapter) will appearon the exams. (Note that thesolutions and answers to the odd-numbered problems are found at the back of yourtext.

 

Chapter

Questions

problems

         1

4, 8, 13, 18, 20

7, 12, 16, 20, 24

         2

3, 11, 18, 22, 23

4, 10, 13, 18, 22

         3

4, 9, 13, 14, 17

6, 10, 14, 24, 28

         4

6, 10, 13, 18, 20, 23

1, 6, 7, 9, 15, 19, 23

         5

6, 9, 13, 14, 16, 19, 24

1, 3, 7, 10, 13, 17, 25

         6

7, 13, 15, 19, 23, 27

1, 3, 7, 10, 15, 21, 22

         7

6, 8, 12, 17, 20, 21, 23

2, 5, 9, 14, 17, 22

         8

3, 8, 11, 15, 26, 27, 28

1, 3, 6, 9, 13

         9

1, 5, 8, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 29, 32

3, 6, 7

        10

2, 5, 12, 15, 21, 23, 27

4, 5, 9, 10, 15

        11

4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 19, 21

1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13

 

GradeDetermination:                                                                                  Grading Scale:

  Without Lab With Lab    
Exam#1 1/5 or 20% 1/6 or 16.7% A 85-100%
Exam#2 1/5 or 20% 1/6 or 16.7% 70-84%
Exam#3 1/5 or 20% 1/6 or 16.7% C 55-69%
Final Exam 2/5 or 40% 1/3 or 33.3% D 40-54%
Laboratory 0 1/6 or 16.7% E 0-39%

LABORATORY: Students taking the optional laboratory associated with PHY1020 will meetin Room 142 of the Physics Research Building (666 W. Hancock) with your weeklyLab activity listed on the course schedule. The required laboratory manual and materials fee cards for PHY1020 areavailable in the University Bookstore.