PHYS 2125 University Physics I Syllabus for Spring 2012

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PHYS 2125 University Physics I

Syllabus for
Spring 2012


Instructor:

Garnet Cameron, MSc.

Office:


MB 4157

Phone:

552
-
2096

Email:


cameron_g@utpb.edu



Office Hours:


M
-
W, 11 am


12 pm

Lab 1/2/3
:




M @ 1
-
4pm / M
@ 7
-
10pm / Tu @ 1
-
4pm, in ST 1207


Course Description
:

This course presents the practical/lab basic concepts of Newtonian mechanics, fluid
mechanics, waves, and thermodynamics using calculus.


L
ab work one day per week for three hours.


Prerequisite:


MAT
H 2414.

Co
-
requisite:

PHYS 2325.


Text:




Loyd, “Physics Lab Manual”, 3
rd

edition.


Site:

www.CameronZone.com

| University Physics I.


Useful Info
:



Tuition Payment Deadline

January 17
th

Last day of Late Registr
at ion

January 25
th

Last day to add a course

February 1
st

Last day to drop a course without creating an
academic record (with 100% refund)

February 1
st

Last day to drop a course or withdraw from the
university, a
fter that date, the grade of W cannot b
e
assigned.

February 1
st


Course Objectives
:

The expected outcome includes:



Newtonian mechanics,



Fluid mechanics, and



Thermodynamics.


Course Requirements
:


Attendance:

Your attendance in class on a regular basis is
MANDATORY
. Believe it or
not, there is

a correlation between regular attendance and success in any given
course, especially in the sciences. Please let me know in advance, when at all
possible, when you will not be able to attend class


Assignments:

A major science activity in this course is
exploration accomplished in teams.
Each member will submit a lab report

for each lab
. One report will be chosen
for grading along with grading during demonstration/competition.
Participation

in the exploration/lab is an aspect of the grade.


Pre
-
Lab:

Ho
mework submitted by each student that factors into your grade as
detailed below. You are encouraged to complete this before the corresponding
lab. One or two questions from the Pre
-
Lab will be chosen from each group
for evaluation. Again, it is to your b
enefit to work with your group.


Exams:

The will not be a final practicum in this course.


Grade Assessments:



Homework/Pre
-
Lab

10%



Participation


10%

Labs



8
0%



Total



100%



Additional percentage points available: extra credit assignments




Letter

Grades:

A

90
-

100%

B

80


89%

C

70
-

79%




D

60
-

69%

F

Below 60%


Academic Honesty:
According to the Regents' Rules and Regulations, scholastic dishonesty
includes but is not limited to: Cheating, Plagiarism, Collusion, The submission for credit any
wo
rk or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, Taking an
examination for another person, Any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the
attempt to commit such acts.


Digital Courtesy:
During class it is not allo
wed to wear head phones. Cell phones must be
turned off or switched at least to a silent mode. It is not courteous using the cell phone during
class in anyway.


Wk #

Theory Topic

Theory Ch.

Lab Topic

Lab #

1

Kinematics Fly
-
by

1
-
8

Force Table

3

2

Motion i
n 1
-
, 2
-
, and 3
-
D

2 & 3

Uniformly Accelerated Motion (inclined plane)

4

3

Newton’s Laws

4 & 5

Kinematics in 2
-
D on an Air
-
table (projectile motion)

6

4

PE & Energy Conservation

6 & 7

Ballistic Pendulum & Projectile Motion

13

5

Momentum, Impulse & Collis
ions

8

Conservation of Momentum on an Air
-
track

14

6

Rigid Body Rot at ion

9 & 10

Torques & Rot ational Equilibrium of a Rigid Body

10

7

Equilibrium & Elast icit y

11

Conservation of Spring & Gravitation PE

12

8

Gravit at ion

12

Archimedes’ Principle

18

9

Per
iodic Motion

13

SHM


Mass on a Spring

20

10

Fluid Mechanics

14

Conservation of Momentum on t he Air Table

15

11

Mechanical Waves

15

St anding Waves on a St ring

21

12

Sound & Hearing

16

Speed of Sound


Resonance Tube

22

13

Temperature & Heat

17

Specific

Heat of Metals

23

14

Thermal Properties of Matter

18

Linear Thermal Expansion

24

15

1
st

Law of Thermodynamics

19

The Ideal Gas Law

25


2
nd

Law of Thermodynamics

20