SYLLABUS
PHY 1053 (Section 0483
9)
Physics with Calculus I
Term

Fall
, 2010
Instructor’s Name:
Desi Saludes
Office Location:
BSCI 108B
Email Address:
dsaludes@hccfl.edu
Telephone Number:
(813) 253

7842
Web Page:
https://www.hccfl.edu/faculty

info/dsaludes.aspx
Office Hours:
Monday
12:15
–
1:00
Tuesday
10:15
–
11:00, 12:40
–
1:00, 3:30
–
5:30, 7:10
–
7:30
Wednesday
12:15
–
1:00
Thursday
10:15
–
11:00, 12:40
–
1:00, 3:30
–
5:30
Friday
9:30
–
11:30 (Online
–
Inst
ructor will be available for immediate online consultation via email).
Class Schedule:
M,W 11:00 AM
–
12:15 PM
in
BSCI 103
Course Description:
First semester of a two

semester sequence of general physics (mechanics, wave
motion, sound, thermodynamics,
optics, electricity and magnetism,
selected topics from modern physics).
College level reading, writing, and math skills are required.
Prerequisite:
PHY1025 and PHY1025L, each with a grade of C or better.
Cor
equisite:
All students MUS
T be registered in S
ection 04843 of PHY1053
L. No exceptions will be
permitted.
In ad
dition to the above pre

and co

requisites, it is
strongly
recommended that the student have
a good understanding of basic algebra and trigonometry.
Course Objectives:
The student will demon
strate proficiency in the following areas:
*
Metric and British units calculations and conversions
*
1

D, 2

D and 3

D Linear and Angular kinematics problem solutions
*
1

D, 2

D and 3

D Linear and Angular dynamics problem solutions
*
Mechanical E
nergy problem solutions
*
Linear and Angular Momentum problem solutions
* Fluid Statics and Dynamics and Elasticity problem solutions
*
Gravitational and Orbital problem solutions
*
Temperature and Thermal Properties problem solutions
*
Zero
th, 1
st
and 2
nd
Law of Thermodynamics problem solutions
Text Book:
College Physics, Serway and Vuille, 8
th
ed
.
Please bring your textbook to each class meeting
,
as I
will be referring to tables and diagrams
in the book throughout the course.
Calculator:
You will need a scientific calculator with trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic
functions, and the ability to solve polynomials and systems of linear equations.
It is important that
you
learn
how to use the above

mentioned func
tions on your calculator, and that you become
familiar with the
functioning
of your calculator in general, in order to maximize your chances of arriving at the correct solutions
to the exam questions.
You MUST have a dedicated calculator
for all exams. Mob
ile phone calculator
applications may NOT be used during the tests.
Tentative
Lecture Schedule:
Date
Chapters to be covered
08/25
Course Introduction
08
/30
1
–
Measurement, Units, Conversions
09/01
2
–
Motion in One Dimension
09/06
LABOR DAY
–
NO
CLASSES HELD
09/08
2
–
Motion in One Dimension (cont’d)
09/13
3
–
Vectors
and Two Dimensional Motion
09/15
3
–
Vectors
and Two Dimensional Motion (cont’d)
09/20
4

Newton’s Laws of Motion
09/22
4
–
Newton’s Laws of Motion (cont’d)
09/27
5
–
Energy
09/29
5
–
Energy
(cont’d)
10/04
5
–
Energy (cont’d)
10/06
6
–
Momentum and Collisions
10/11
6
–
Momentum and Colli
sions (cont’d)
10/13
7
–
Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity
10/18
7
–
Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity (cont’d)
10/20
8
–
Rotational Equilibrium and Rotational Dynamics
10/25
8
–
Rotational Equilibrium and Rotational Dynamics (cont’d)
10/27
9
–
Solids and Fluids
11/01
9
–
Solids and Fluids (Cont’d)
11/03
9
–
Solids and Fluids (Cont’d)
11/08
10
–
Thermal Physics
11/10
11

Energy in Thermal Processes
11/15
11

Energy in Thermal Processes (cont’d)
11/16
11

Energy in Thermal Processes (cont’d)
11/18
1
2
–
The Laws of Thermodynamics
11/23
13
–
Vibrations and Waves
11/25
*
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY _ NO CLASSES HELD
11/29
13
–
Vibrations and Waves (cont’d)
12/01
13
–
Vibrations and Waves (cont’d)
12/06
14
–
Sound
12/08
14
–
Sound (cont’d)
12/13
Final Exam
Grading System:
Five class exams (including the final) will be administered during the course of the
semester
.
All exams are cumulative in that you will need to understand the material from earlier chapters to
truly understand the later chapters. Tentative dates for the exams are as follows:
CH 1

3
09/15
CH 4

6
10/13
CH 7
–
9
11/08
CH 10
–
12
11/23
CH 13
–
14
12/13
Your final grade will be determined from a simple average of your best 4 test scores (your lowest grade will be
“dropped”
)
.
The following grading scale will be used:
A : 90
–
100
B: 80
–
89
C: 70
–
79
D: 60
–
69
F: 59 or below
Missed Exams:
Failure to take an exam at the assigned time, for any reason, will result in a grade of zero for
that exam. A make

up exam may be given, at the discretion of the instructor, in the case that a verifiable and
documentable medical condition or
other emergency prevents a student from taking a test at the assigned
time. In the case that you know in advance that you must miss a
test,
a make

up exam may be given, at the
discretion of the instructor, if proper arrangements are made beforehand.
Acad
emic Dishonesty Policy:
Any student caught cheating on an exam or engaging in any other form of
academic dishonesty will be given either a "0" grade on that exam or an "F" as the final course grade, at the
discretion of the
instructor
.
Attendance Policy:
While the final grade for the course will be determined so
lely based on exam results,
please be aware
that class attendance is highly correlated with success on the exams. The exams will be
based on both material from the textbook and material covered in
class not contained in the textbook.
Lateness:
Arriving late to class is disruptive and demonstrates a blatant disregard and disrespect for your
instructor and your fellow students. Students arriving late to class will have one point per occurrence dedu
cted
from their final class average.
Instructional Methods:
The class will consist of a combination of lectures, demonstrations, multi

media
presentations and exercises, and will be supplemented by the experiments done in the associated laboratory
class
(PHY 2048L)
Assignments:
Suggested homework problems from the textbook will be posted on the class web page. While
the homework will be neither collected nor graded,
you
are
advised that correctly working out the solutions to
the suggested homework proble
ms will
greatly
increase your
understanding of the class material and,
consequently, increase the student's chance of success on the exams. Exam questions will be based on a
combination of assigned homework problems and problems done in class. Solutions t
o all assigned homework
problems will be available at the
Reference Desk at the Brandon
campus Library.
Tutoring Center:
The HCC
Brandon
Campus Tutoring Center is an excellent learning resource that all
students should take advantage of. The center offers trained tutors in most subject areas including physics,
and math and is open Monday through Saturday.
Request for Accommodations:
A
ny student whose disabilities fall within American Disabilities Act (ADA)
must inform the instructor at the beginning of the term of any special needs or equipment necessary to
accomplish the requirements for this course. To arrange for special accommodati
ons for individuals with
disabilities contact the
HCC
Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.
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