THIS IS A DRAFT SUBJ
ECT TO CHANGE
Text in
GREEN
is changed
since
Summer 2012
Recent changes are in
RED.
Th 5/23/13 noon:
The room location for the
5:00 pm
class sessions is
changed to
326
Elm, the same as the
7:10 pm l
ab sessions.
PHY151 (YN1)
Summer
2013
SYLLABUS
revised
Th
5/24
/13
12:30 pm
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COURSE NAM
E
Section:
PHY151 (YN1)
Term:
Summer 2013
Semester:
Wed 5/22
/13
–
Th
8/1/13
Class/Lab:
TuTh
5:00

8:30pm,
326 Elm
INSTRUCTOR
Name:
Dr. Deane Merrill
Email:
deanewmerrill@abtech.edu
Website:
http://dwmerrill.com
Office:
none
Phone:
none
Office Hours:
use email to schedule appointment
COURSE D
ESCRIPTION (CCL)
Contact Hours: 3 Lecture, 2 Lab
Credit Hours:
4
Prerequisite:
MAT 161
This course uses algebra

and trigonometry

based mathematical models to
introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world.
Topics
include units a
nd measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy,
power, momentum, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should
be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display
analytical problem

solving ability
for the topics covered.
REQUIRED TEXT/MATERIALS
Syllabus: about 10 pages
(printed copy
optional
)
http://dwmerrill.com/abtech/summer2012/phy151/summer2012p
hy151syllabu
s.htm
Textbook and
Lab Manual:
(printed copy required)
John Graham, AB Tech
Phy 151 Lab/Class Assignments and Lecture Materials
Algebra

and Trigonometry

Based College Physics, 5th Issue
ISBN 9789970074433
(1) Lab/Class Ass
ignments, 96 pages
(2) Lecture Materials, 178 pages plus 11 unnumbered pages at end
The complete packet is available at the AB Tech bookstore for about $5

10.
D. Merrill,
Scientific Units and Precision for Physics151 ,
first 4 pages
(approximate
ly)
(printed copy optional)
http://dwmerrill.com/abtech/precision151.htm
Calculator: A $10

$12 scientific calculator is all you need. You do NOT need a
$100
graphing calculator. You
will use the following keys:
EE (positive and negative powers of ten)
sin, cos, tan and inverse tan (trigonometry)
log and its inverse
10
x
() parentheses for grouping
mode or DRG, to switch between degrees and radians.
You must know how to operate your cal
culator without the instructor’s
assistance.
Use of AB Tech printers is limited.
Do not use AB Tech printers to print the
documents listed above.
Textbooks (optional): see “Optional Reading”, below.
THREE QUOTES
“Eighty percent of su
ccess is showing up.”
–
Woody Allen, actor
“Never mistake activity for achievement.”
–
John Wooden, UCLA Basketball Coach
“RTFD.”
–
see the
Urban Dictionary
.
Memorize these quotes.
They
are more important than anything else you will learn in
this course.
OPTIONAL READING
Physics 151 covers Mechanics, Heat, and Sound.
Physics 152 covers Electricity and Magnetism,
and Optics.
The Physics 151/2 textbooks are concise, straightforward and n
ot expensive.
They
focus on definitions and problem solving.
The Schaum Outline book is more advanced.
We will
not use it.
For extra background and (enjoyable!) optional reading, I recommend the Physics 110
(Conceptual Physics) text
Physics Matters
, by James Trefil and Robert M. Hazen.
That book
includes also: Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Relativity and Cosmology. As of
May 2012, used copies are available as low as $9.99 from Amazon.com.
MODULES
Module 1:
Chapters 1,2 (26 pages)
s
calars and vectors
position, displacement, velocity, acceleration, and time
one dimensional motion
Module 2:
Chapters 3, 4 (28 pages)
two dimensional motion
equations of motion and gravity
Module 3: Chapters 5, 6, 7 Newton’s Laws (48 pages)
force, mass, en
ergy, momentum
Module 4: Chapters 8, 9 (32 pages)
centripetal forces, torques, moment of inertia
fluid statics
Module 5: Chapters 10, 11 (44 pages)
heat and the four Laws of Thermodynamics
vibrations, waves, sound
Total 178 pages
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
General Education Core Requirement in Natural Science/Mathematics.
Course Goal:
Upon compl eti on the student shoul d be abl e to demonstrate an understandi ng of the topi cs covered:
moti on, forces, energy, heat, el ectri ci ty, magneti sm, and the structure of ma
tter and the uni verse.
Course

Specific Objectives (Intended Outcomes):
To be able to answer concept questions in the subjects of translational motion, rotational
motion, fluids, heat, and sound. To be able to solve word problems at the
algebra/trigonometry
level in the subjects of translational motion, rotational motion, fluids,
heat, and sound. To be able to take, record, and analyze data using significant figures,
precision, accuracy, and units.
Reinforcement Experiences for General Education Cross

Curri
culum Competencies:
Upon successful completion of the general education requirements, the student will have
mastered the following cross

curriculum competencies:
(1) Demonstrate effective speaking, writing, reading and listening skills.
(2) Demonstrate
proficiency in analyzing problems and making logical decisions through
locating, evaluating, and using information.
(3) Demonstrate proficiency with math skills and/or natural science knowledge by organizing
and analyzing information to come to logical con
clusions.
(4) Demonstrate basic competency in computer technology.
(5) Demonstrate knowledge of cultural diversity.
The fi rst three general educati on competenci es wi l l be practi ced i n thi s Physi cs course.
MOODLE
For information and tutorials on how to na
vigate a Moodle course:
STUDENT HELP
ATTENDANCE POLICY
“To receive course credit, a student should attend a minimum of 85% of the contact
hours of the class.
In Summer 2012 you must attend at least
17 of the 20 sessions.
Upon accumulating absences exceeding 15% of the course contact hours, the student
may be dropped from the class unless the student follows the official withdrawal
procedure before the withd
rawal deadline for the class.”
In addition, you must attend at least one session in the first 10%, or you will be
automatically dropped.
In Summer 2012
you must attend at least one of the first two
sessions.
I consider attendance and punctuality to be
extremely important, for reasons of
courtesy as well as performance.
All absences are counted, including emergencies.
No
excuses or explanations are required.
I strictly enforce the 85% AB Tech attendance
policy.
After a 5

minute grace period, a tardy i
s recorded.
An absence is recorded if half the
class is missed.
An early departure without permission is a tardy.
Three tardies equal
one absence.
In Summer 2013 each session is 3.5 hours, from 5:00pm until 8:30pm.
IMPORTANT DATES
(Summer 2013 10

week session)
First Day of Class:
W 5/22
/13
Memorial Day Holiday
Mon 5/27/13
Independence Day Holiday
Th 7/4/13
Last Da
y of Class:
Th 8/1/13
GRADING
AB Tech uses the following grading system:
A
= 90

100
B
= 80

89
C
= 70

79
D
= 60

69
F
= Below 60
I round 89.5 or higher up to an A; 79.5 or higher to B; 69.5 or higher to C; and 59.5 o
r
higher to D.
Tests (5 @ 10% each):
50%
Labs, Class Activities and Quizzes:
20%
Homework:
10%
Final Exam:
20%
Total:
100%
The lowest of the five tests will be replaced by the Final Exam grade, if the Final
Exam grade is higher.
The lowest 15% of the Labs, Class Activities and Quizzes will be
dropped from the
Lab average.
HOMEWORK
Unless otherwise specified, the homework assignment for a chapter is all the Questions,
plus the even

numbered Problems.
You must show your work on the Problems (since
the answers are given to you).
HOMEWORK
The
Practice Tests are graded as Quizzes, which are combined with Labs in your grade.
Like the Tests, the Practice Tests include Questions and Problems.
You must show your
work on the Problems (since the answers are given to you).
ASSIGNMENTS
see Moodle for details
MAKE

UP POLICIES
Cancelled classes: All classes canceled for weather or other reasons will be made
up.
Any assignments due on a missed class day are automatically due on the next
class day.
An
y test scheduled for a missed class day is automatically rescheduled for
the next class day.
To replace the missed class day, there will be an extra
assignment, which will be announced in class and by email and online.
In case of
disagreement, the class
announcement takes precedence.
Absences:
You may make up a missed test provided your homework grade and
your attendance are both above 85% as of the test date.
You will retake the test in
116 Ferguson.
The test must be completed no later than t
he class which is one
week after the original test date.
There will be no retaking of tests.
Late homework receives half credit.
If you are absent, the overdue
assignment(s) may be turned in for full credit on the day you return to class.
Homew
ork must be received on paper in class.
Missed quizzes and labs, including in

class activities, may not be made up.
COLLEGE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Please review the following to ensure you understand and agree to the following
policies and proce
dures:
Attendance
Code of Student Conduct
Academic Dishonesty
Code of Classroom Conduct
Disability Support Services
Email
Grading System
Inclement Weather
TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE
–
Summer 2013
(see Moodle for details)
Changes due to weather are posted on the AB Tech home page, often with short notice.
Changes in class assignments will be announced in cla
ss and/or email and/or Moodle.
It is the student's responsibility to stay informed of such changes.
The Lab Schedule posted here is tentative, subject to change.
Summer 2013
Schedule
class days
Tu, Th
Lab/A
ctivity
due
test
1
Th 5/23
*A1
2
Tu 5/28
*A2
3
Th 5/30
A3, A4
Ch.1
4
Tu 6/4
A5
Ch.2
5
Th 6/6
L6
Prac
Test
Test 1 (Ch.1

2)
6
Tu 6/11
A7, A8
7
Th 6/13
A9, L10
Ch.3
8
Tu 6/18
A11, L12
Ch.4
9
Th 6/20
A13
Prac
Test
Test 2 (Ch.3,4)
10
Tu 6/25
A14
11
Th 6/27
L15
Ch.5,6
12
Tu 7/2
none
Ch.7,
Prac
Test
Test 3 (Ch.5,6,7)
holiday
Th 7/4
none
13
Tu 7/9
L16
14
Th 7/11
L17, A19
Ch.8
15
Tu 7/16
A21
Ch.9
16
Th 7/18
none
Prac
Text
Test 4 (Ch.8,9)
17
Tu 7/23
L22,
A23
18
Th 7/25
A24
Ch.10,11
19
Tu 7/30
none
Prac
Test
Test 5
(Ch.10,11)
20
Th 8/1
none
Prac
Final
Final Exam (Ch.1

11)
* Class Activities A1 and A2 were revised by Dr. Merrill.
The new pages 4

8a, 8b, and
9

13 replace pages 4

13 in the printed lab manual
.
The revised pages will be
distributed in class.
LECTURE
MATERIALS
Algebra

and Trigonometry

Based College Physics, 5th Issue, John
Graham
pages
pages
Class
day
Test
date
Labs
1
26
4
Test
#1
day
5
Th
6/6
*A1
*A2
A3
A4
A5
Algebra

and
Trigonometry

based Physics
2

3
Introductory
Information
Ch.1
4

12
Physical
Quantities
13
Classical
Mechanics
Ch.2
14

26
Kinematics of
Translational
Motion

One
Dimension
Ch.3
27

38
28
7
Test
#2
day 9
Th
6/20
L6
A7
L8
A9
L10
A11
Kinematics of
Translational
Motion

Two
Dimensions
Ch. 4
39

54
of Motion and
Gravity
Ch. 5
55

78
48
11
Test
#3
day
12
Tu
7/2
L12
A13
A14
L15
Dynamics of
Translational
Motion
Ch. 6
79

93
Mechanical
Energy
Ch. 7
94

102
Momentum
Ch. 8
103

115
32
14
Test
#4
day
16
Th
7/18
L16
L17
A19
A21
Forces and
Torques
Ch. 9
116

134
Fluid Mechanics
Ch. 10
135

149
44
18
Test
#5
day
L 22
A23
A24
Thermodynamics
Ch. 11
150

178
Vibrations,
Waves, and
19
Th
7/30
Sound
total
178
pages
178
20
Final
Exam
day
20
Th
8/1
all 11 chapters
"Test 1"
Ch.1

4
1 +
2
pages
"test 1"
equations (Ch.1

4)
"test 1"
examples
"Test 2"
Ch.5

7
1 +
2
pages
"test 2"
equations (Ch.5

7)
"test 2"
examples
"Test 3"
Ch.8

9
1 +
2
pages
"test 3"
equations (Ch.8

9)
"test 3" examples
"Final"
including
Ch.10

11
1 +
1
page
final equations
(includes Ch.10

11)
final examples
* Class Activities A1 and A2 were revised by Dr. Merrill.
The new pages
4

8a, 8b,
and 9

13 replace pages 4

13 in the printed lab manual
.
The revised pages will
be distributed in class.
"Tests 1

3" and "Final" in the equations and examples at the end of the text book
correspond to Tests 1

5 in Dr. Merrill’s class.
Dr. Merrill
's final exam covers all
material in his Tests 1

5, namely chapters 1

11.
LABS AND CLASS ACTIVITIES
Lab or
Class
Activity
name
pages
Introduction: Algebra Review
1

3
*A1
Significant Digits, Precision, Accuracy for Measurements*
4

8a, 8b
*A2
Significant Digits, Precision, Accuracy for Calculations*
9

13
A3
Velocity vs. Acceleration
14

16
A4
Vector Arrows
–
Components
17

20
A5
Vector Arrows
–
Summing Vectors I
21

23
L6
Gravity and the Scientific Method
24

30
A7
Vector Arrows
–
Summing
Vectors II
31

33
L8
Summing Forces to Zero
34

37
A9
Concept ma
38

41
L10
Summing Forces to ma
42

46
A11
Sliding Friction Coefficients
47

48
L12
Forms of Mechanical Energy
49

54
A13
Centripetal Forces and Torques
55

56
L14
Summing Torques to Zero
57

62
L15
Conservation of Energy with Projectile Motion
63

67
L16
Gas: PVT
68

71
L17
Archimedes' Principle
72

74
A18
Solids: Stress, Strain, Elastic Modulus
(skip)
75

78
A19
Thermal Expansion
79

82
A20
Heat Transfer by Conduction
(skip)
83

86
A21
Laws of Thermodynamics
87

88
L22
Simple Pendulum
89

91
A23
Frequency vs propagation speed
92

93
L24
Resonance
94

96
* Class Activities A1 and A2 were revised by Dr. Merrill.
The new pages 4

8a, 8b, and 9

13 replace pages 4

13 in the printed lab
manual
.
The revised pages will be
distributed in class.
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