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Physics with Calculus I

Instructor: Dr. Paulo Acioli

Spring 2007

Course Description
This is the first term of a three-term sequence intended for students majoring in physics, chemistry, or mathematics, PHYS 206, 207, 215. Kinematics and dynamics of a particle and systems of particles, momentum, energy, angular momentum, conservation laws, applications to problems involving collisions, oscillatory motion and motion in a gravitational field, rigid body motion, temperature, heat, the laws of thermodynamics, application to thermodynamic engines, and ideal gases are discussed. Prereq.: MATH-107. Concurrent registration in PHYS-203 strongly recommended. course description. 3.0 Credits.
Physics for Scientists and Engineers, by R. D. Knight, R. D. Knight.
Other Useful References:
SEC 31, TR at 5:40 PM - 6:55 PM, in SCI-S237.
Problem Sets
Weekly problem sets are assigned here. Problem Sets should be completed by the following week, but will not be collected. You are expected to be able to work the problems without the aid of the solutions. At times, solutions may be provided so that you can check your work after you have completed the problem sets. Problem set assignments and solutions (if available) can be found here.
Short quizzes are administered during class on Wednesday. Quizzes will be given every week, with the exception of the first week of class and weeks where there is a midterm. Quizzes are based on the previous week's problem set and material from the previous weeks lecture. The two lowest quiz grades will be dropped. Missed quizzes are counted as zero. There will be no quiz make-ups.
This course has two one-hour midterm exams and a two-hour final. The exams are largely based on material from lectures and problems similar to those found in the weekly assignments. Exam policies can be found here.
The final grade will be based on:
Two midterms (1/4) + (1/4) + Quizzes (1/4) + Final (1/4)

Any student who achieves a percentile score of above 90%, 80%, 70%, 60% is guaranteed to receive an A, B, C, or D respectively. These percentile scores may be adjusted downwards based on a class curve and other considerations.

Office Hours
Posted here and by appointment in room 217C SCI.
Academic Integrity
The NEIU policy on academic integrity can be found here.
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