Prof. Andrew W. Steiner
Subject to change, see Canvas for more details
This class covers basic physical principles and applications required in pre-medical, pre-pharmacy and pre-veterinary programs including mechanics, heat, and wave motion.
The goal is to keep the students actively engaged in learning. Students will be talking to each other, solving problems individually or together, performing experiments and working through simulations.
|Sections in Textbook||Web Material||Lecture Dates||Studio Session Dates||Studio Session|
|1.3,1.4,2.1-2.4||Introduction||Aug 29||Aug 30-Sep 1||Introduction|
|2.5-2.8,3.1-3.4||Position, velocity, and acceleration||Sep 5||Sep 6-8||Understanding Motion|
|4.1-4.7||Newton's laws of motion||Sep 12||Sep 13-15||Newton's Laws|
|5.1-5.3, 6.1-6.3||Applications of Newton's laws||Sep 19||Sep 20-22||Motion from constant force|
|7.1-7.9||Work and energy||Sep 26||Sep 27-29||Work and Energy|
|Oct 3||Fall break||Fall break|
|8.1-8.7||Momentum||Oct 10||Oct 11-13||Impulse and Momentum|
|9.1-9.6,10.1-10.5||Rotational motion||Oct 17||Oct 18-20||Rotational Motion|
|11.1-11.9||Static fluids||Oct 24||Oct 25-27||Buoyancy|
|12.1-12.7||Fluid dynamics||Oct 24||Oct 25-27||Measuring Viscosity|
|13.1-13.6, 14.1-14.7||Temperature and heat||Oct 31||Nov 1-3||Changes of Phase|
|15.1-15.7||Thermodynamics||Nov 7||Nov 8-10||Thermodynamics|
|16.1-16.11||Waves||Nov 14||Nov 15-17||Mechanical Waves|
|17.1-17.7||Sound||Nov 28||Nov 29-Dec 1||Sound Waves|
Homework assignments are based on the material covered in the web-based modules. Students are expected to submit two assignments per week on Blackboard, one pre-lab assignment (due at 8:00pm on the Tuesday of the lecture) and one homework assignment (due 8:00pm the Monday following the studio session). The assignments must be submitted on time for credit.
|Pre-lab assignment||Due date||Homework||Due date|
|A||90 and above|
|A-||87 - 90|
|B+||83 - 87|
|B||80 - 83|
|B-||77 - 80|
|C+||73 - 77|
|C||70 - 73|
|C-||67 - 70|
|D+||63 - 67|
|D||60 - 63|
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss your specific needs. Please contact the Office of Disability Services at 865-974-6087 in 2227 Dunford Hall to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
The lowest homework grade and the lowest clicker grade will be removed, allowing everyone to miss one homework and one class. Makeups for exams will only be made under exceptional circumstances. If a known conflict exists you should contact me at least two weeks in advance to make alternate arrangements. If the Physics 221 final exam is your third exam of the day you should contact me at least two weeks in advance to make alternate arrangements.
See the UTK campus-wide syllabus in PDF form here.
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