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|
|7.1-7.9||(Exam I Review)||Oct. 3||Fall break||Fall break|
|8.1-8.7||Momentum||Oct. 10||Oct. 11-13||Impulse and Momentum (Exam 1)|
|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. 31||Nov. 1-3||Measuring Viscosity|
|13.1-13.6, 14.1-14.7||Temperature and heat||Nov. 7||Nov. 8-10||Changes of Phase (Exam 2)|
|15.1-15.7||Thermodynamics||Nov. 14||Nov. 15-17||Thermodynamics|
|16.1-16.11||Waves and Sound||Nov. 28||Nov. 29-Dec. 1||Mechanical Waves and Sound|
|17.1-17.7||Final Review||Dec. 5|
|Number||CRN||Time||TA||Final date and time|
|221012||41840||Wed. 8:10am-10:55am||Kirby||12/11 8am-10am|
|221013||41841||Wed. 11:10am-1:55pm||Dahal||12/13 10:15am-12:15pm|
|221014||41842||Wed. 2:10pm-4:55pm||Al-Mamun||12/13 2:45pm-4:45pm|
|221015||41843||Wed. 5:10pm-7:55pm||Kirby||12/13 7:15pm-9:15pm|
|221016||47914||Thu. 8:10am-10:55am||Mishra||12/12 8am-10am|
|221017||41844||Thu. 11:10am-1:55pm||Sharma||12/8 10:15am-12:15pm|
|221018||41845||Thu. 5:10p-7:55p||Al-Mamun||12/14 5pm-7pm|
|221019||41846||Fri. 11:10a-1:55p||Mishra||12/11 10:15am-12:15pm|
Homework assignments are based on the material covered in the web-based modules. Students are expected to submit two assignments per week on canvas, 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|
|A1||Sep. 5||H1||Sep. 11|
|A2||Sep. 12||H2||Sep. 18|
|A3||Sep. 19||H3||Sep. 25|
|A4||Sep. 26||H4||Oct. 2|
|A5||Oct. 10||H5||Oct. 16|
|A6||Oct. 17||H6||Oct. 23|
|A7||Oct. 24||H7||Oct. 30|
|A8||Oct. 31||H8||Nov. 6|
|A9||Nov. 7||H9||Nov. 13|
|A10||Nov. 14||H10||Nov. 20|
|A11/A12||Nov. 28||H11/H12||Dec. 4|
|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|
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