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This 10 page Class Notes was uploaded by Justine Nitzsche on Monday October 19, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PHYS 1100 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute taught by John Schroeder in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see /class/224882/phys-1100-rensselaer-polytechnic-institute in Physics 2 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


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Date Created: 10/19/15
PHYS1100 PHYSICS I Spring 2003 Course Coordinator Gary Bedrosian Of ce SC 1W20 Telephone 8077 email bedrogrpiedu Professors Gary Adams Gary Bedrosian Timothy Hayes John Schroeder Dan Sperber Morris Washington Ingrid Wilke Xi Cheng Zhang Required Text Fmdamem alr of Ply5m Sixth Edition by Hallidaygt Resnick and Walker You will continue with this book in Physics II gtIltgtIltgtIltgtIlt Course Objectives and Goals 1 Development of Transferable Professional Skills A Ability to Work Well in a Group B Research and Development Skills 0 a Development of conceptual understanding through observation of physical phenomena b Reasoning about physical phenomena on the basis of available evidence c Use of experimental data in the development testing and re nement of theoretical models d Evaluation of data sets containing extraneous information andor noise in regard to identifying relevantimportant information e Experimental design f Application of physics knowledge to engineeringdesign problems Use of Computer Tools a Data acquisition b Data plotting c Data fitting and theory modeling 2 Applying Course Material to Improve Thinking Skills through Quantitative Problem Solving Involving the Application of 1D and 2D motion With constant acceleration Newton s second law in 1D and 2D Conservation of momentum Calculations of work done by a force Spring forces Potential energy amp Eamp Conservation of energy h Rotational inertia i Conservation of angular momentum Newton s universal law of gravitation k Electrostatic forces for point charges Coulomb s Law 1 Electric elds for point charges m Electric potential and electric potential energy V n Forces on and motion of a charged particle in electric and magnetic elds 3 Understanding of Principles and Theory Robust Conceptual Understanding of ALL of the Above Topics and Relationships among and de nitions of displacement velocity acceleration and force Newton s rst and third laws Variables important in rotational motion Torque Work Potential energy theorem Impulse momentum theorem Electric Dipoles h Magnetic elds and forces i Lorentz forces Scalar dot and cross products ofvectors qgoampamp geb Course Format The course schedule is designed so that coverage ofa new topic begins with your reading the assigned material in the textbook The next class period your professor will give you a 590 lecture on the same material and answer any questions you may have about what you have read Following the lecture individual students will work at the board with coaching to solve a few short problems based on the reading and lecture You will then work on a group activity in class that is related to your reading and the lecture The class activity should help to further clarify the topic Your homework assignment for that class due the following class period is based on the material that was covered in the reading lecture and activity Homework Homework assignment submission and grading are handled through the WebAssign system Due to the large number of students all homework assignments will be submitted electronically No written homework assignments will be accepted All assignments will be graded and a homework grade will be assigned Each class period you will be assigned approximately 6 problems related to your reading assignment Homework assignments will be posted on the WebAssign system on the day that they are assigned if not earlier If there are extenuating circumstances that make it impossible for you to get a homework assignment in on time you can request an extension on the homework from your professor If your professor agrees to an extension please speak to your undergraduate TA He or she will process the extension for you The address for WebAssign is httpWWW 39 39 39 html You can also reach the homework site through the course homepage discussed below under course information Classwork 1 Problems of the Day After the lecture we will spend about 15 minutes solving the problem or problems of the day These will be brief numerical exercises similar to homework and exam problems based on the lecture that was just completed One or more students will be selected by the professor to come to the board and work on the problem with coaching This is not a test it is a process oflearning by doing This part of class will not be graded It is also a good way to get to know your classmates You can expect to be called to the board at least once during the semester Inclass activities Our Physics 1 course is based on learning through activities so this is the single most important part of the course You will be assigned to work in teams on experiments andor problems in class Each activity has a corresponding Word document that will be posted on the Physics 1 web site shortly before the first section works on it and left there the remainder of the semester for you to review There will be a limited number of hard copies to use in class but these should not be written on as the same copies are used for all sections Each member of the team will answer the activity questions on herhis own sheets of paper but will work together on the activity The activity papers will be collected and graded Your ability and willingness to work as part of a team will be evaluated and considered in assigning that grade In class activities which are missed cannot be made up without a written medical or other valid excuse as per RPI policy Under special circumstances and with prior approval from the instructor a student may attend another section and complete the activity there with one of the teams Generally it is not possible to make up an activity unless you can make it up in another section The reason for this is that most activities require particular equipment to be set up prior to the class and are designed to be done in a group You will be allowed to drop one activity grade this will be your lowest grade or a 0 if you skipped an activity without a valid excuse Even if you are excused you are still responsible for the material in the activity Students must collect all graded activity papers from the graduate teaching assistant All students should hold onto all graded papers No questions about activity grades will be addressed without a complete written record Inclass quizzes You will be given a very short quiz during the last few minutes of most class periods These quizzes must be taken individually not as a team effort and will be graded The quizzes will be based partly on the reading assignments and lectures but predominately they will be based on the in class activities Taking and grading the quizzes will be handled with WebAssign like the homework Quizzes which are missed cannot be made up without a written medical or other excuse You will be allowed to drop one quiz grade Cooperation or communication with others during the quiz or taking the quiz outside of the classroom will be considered a violation of the course academic integrity policy discussed below Academic Integrity Policy The development of teamwork skills is a course objective in Physics I and II Hence all students are expected to participate actively in a collaborative group of students when working on the in class activity However each student must turn in herhis own activity write up containing only work to which shehe contributed In other words we expect you to participate on the team and not just copy other people s work Activity write ups from groups of students will not be accepted No student will submit an activity in the name of any other student This is considered cheating by both students involved and will be handled according to the policy for academic dishonesty stated below Discussing homework problems and getting help with them is permitted However collaboration of any sort during an examination or quiz is prohibited and considered academic dishonesty The rst occurrence of J for the course di hnne tv will result in an F Exams There will be three major 1 hour exams in this course They will be held on Tuesday Feb 11 Tuesday Mar 25 and Tuesday Apr 22 Exams will be held from 700 PM to 825 PM Rooms will be announced before the exam In each exam including the final you will be given a formula sheet You are allowed to use ONLY those formulas or equations that you derive in writing on the exam paper from those formulas in the solution of exam problems Constants will be provided on the formula sheet or in the problems as needed We give you an hour and a half for the exams but we aim for one hour s worth of questions Normally there are multiple choice and truefalse questions short problems needed one or two formulas to solve and complete problems with partial credit To make sure that you get all the partial credit you are due not to mention making it easier to grade please try to present your work in a neat and logical format There will be no make up exams but there will be conflict exams The difference is that a make up exam is a different exam given at a later date while a conflict exam is the same exam but started a few hours later on the same day or first thing in the morning the next day If you know ahead of time that you are going to miss an exam for any reason tell your instructor Often these problems can be handled Ifyou are taking another course that conflicts with the exam times try to move the other course to another time or to miss it on the dates of Physics I exams If this is not possible make arrangements to go to the conflict exam Ifyou have a learning disability recognized by RPI you should come to the conflict exam so that we can give you extra time even if you don t have a schedule conflict Final Exam The final examination is optional However if Vou miss one or more unit exams excused or not the final is mandatory If you are satisfied with your grade after all activities homework and unit exams are complete then you are finished with Physics I See the next section for how we determine grades However if you are not satisfied with your grade particularly if you have one or more low unit exam scores you can attempt to raise your grade by taking the final If you do take the final and hand it in for grading it counts as two unit tests giving you an effective total of five exam scores We drop the lowest score of the ve scores computing your exam average from the best four Taking the nal does not guarantee you a higher grade it could lower your grade if you do poorly The nal exam lasts three hours but we aim for two hour s worth of questions The format is similar to the unit exams but twice as long The exam date will be scheduled by the registrar We do not know the date of the nal until quite late in the semester We have often been scheduled on the last day of exams Hence until we know the date of the nal do not plan to leave campus before the end of the nal exam period No special arrangements will be made for students who cannot take the nal at the scheduled time Physics I is an introductogg course and so ifyou have a conflict between our nal and another nal you will likely have to reschedule the other nal Grades Your course grade will be determined as follows Exam Grades 65 3 unit exam average or the best 4 out of the optional nal counted twice plus 3 unit exams Homework Grade 10 drop 10 points worth Combining all work you submit via WebAssign except for the post activity quizzes In Class Work 25 drop 1 quiz and 1 activity Broken down 23 for activity 13 for quiz grades Remember there are no make up activities quizzes or exams and no late homework will be accepted without a written excuse or prior arrangement Laptop Computers Your laptop computer is an integral part of the course We expect that the overwhelming majority of students in each section will bring their laptops to each class The peak need tends to occur near the end of the class when everyone is taking the post activity quiz Since there is only one desktop system in the classroom students who do not have their own laptops to log into WebAssign to take the quiz will be at a disadvantage During most activities each team will need at least one laptop for data collection plotting and analysis In some activities it may be necessary for each team to have more than one laptop We will use the Studio Physics CD to load software into the laptops during the rst week After the software is loaded and the Physics 1 les are copied to your hard drive you should not need the Studio Physics CD in class Studio Physics CDs and codes for WebAssign are bundled with the textbook as a package If you buy a used textbook the course CD and WebAssign license card are available separately at the bookstore Because you will be working closely together with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds please do not have wallpaper screen savers and other pictures visible on your laptop that you would be embarrassed to show to your grandmother This is the same rule of common sense and courtesy you will nd when you are working in any major corporation university or research laboratory Expectations Ifyou are registered to take Physics I at RPI then by de nition you have the academic and intellectual prerequisites to do well in the course However whether you actually do well or not will depend on your diligence Over the years we have been teaching we have discovered several common problem areas that can hinder a student s success in Physics I This applies to your other RPI classes as well Here are some words to the wise 1 Come to class and participate Physics I is an activity based course meaning that we assume you will be doing most of your learning while participating in the activities If you are not in class both physically and mentally you are missing most of the learning Some students get the notion that they can miss half or more of the classes and still pull out a decent or passing grade by doing really well on the exams That does not work 2 Do the homework The homework problems were speci cally designed to reinforce the material that we covered in class There may be one or two challenge problems in a homework set that will make you think harder than average but for the most part the homework problems are straightforward examples of the principles and methods we just learned in reading and classroom work You will nd that many exam questions are similar to homework problems 3 Get help early if you need it The rst two items above can and should be done in collaboration with your fellow students They are your rst source of quick help if you get stuck on something But if you are coming to class every day and making a good faith attempt to do the homework and you still aren t getting it contact your professor or the course director as soon as possible for extra help Physics I builds as it goes with later concepts depending on earlier ones so ifyou are weak on something near the beginning of the semester it will affect your success the whole way through 4 This isn t high school Most students at RPI had a decent high school physics course At rst glance the list of things we study is similar to what you may have covered in high school physics However we cover these topics faster more rigorously and in more depth Our problems and exam questions tend to be more complex and require greater understanding of the underlying principles than most high school physics problems Seat of the pants methods that may have worked well for you in high school will not suf ce for Physics I This is particularly true for example when you analyze the motion of an object subjected to several different forces with different directions Keep an open mind to learn the methods as we teach them in Physics I and you should do ne Course Information Course information exam review material and lecture notes are available on the web at httpwwwrpiedudeptphvscoursesphvslpth1html You are strongly encouraged to visit this web site on a regular basis Important information is always posted there Topics and Reading Schedule Reading am39ghmehts are listed under the dampened the are due There willgehemh he uprahem assignment ah the tapz39e neatahe thrattgh WehAngh that will he due the fatauh39hg dampened Week Sun Monday Tuesday Wed Thursday Friday Sat 1 Jan 13 14 15 16 17 18 12 Class 1 Class 1 Class 2 Class 2 Introductions Introductions 1D Constant 1D Constant Assessments Assessments Acceleration Acceleration Reading Due Reading Due Rea ding Due Rea ding Due None None Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 2 2 Jan 20 21 22 23 24 25 19 ML King Day No Physics I Class 3 Class 3 No Classes Classes Newton s Laws Newton s Laws Rea ding Due Rea ding Due Ch 3 Sec 176 Ch 3 Sec 176 Chapter 5 Chapter 5 3 Jan 27 28 29 30 31 Feb 26 Class 4 Class 4 Class 5 Class 5 1 2D Motion 2D Motion Uniform Uniform Circular Motion Circular Motion Reading Due Reading Due Ch 4 Sec 176 Ch 4 Sec 176 Reading Due Reading Due Ch 4 Sec 7 Ch 4 Sec 7 Ch 6 Sec 4 Ch 6 Sec 4 4 Feb 3 4 5 6 7 8 2 Class 6 Class 6 Class 7 Class 7 Newton s 2nd Newton s 2nd Momentum and Momentum and Law in Complex Law in Complex Impulse Impulse Systems Systems Rea ding Due Rea ding Due Reading Due Reading Due Ch 9 Sec 175 Ch 9 Sec 175 Review Sample Review Sample Ch 10 Sec 172 Ch 10 Sec 172 Probs 575 577 Probs 575 577 578 579 578 579 Feb 10 11 12 13 14 15 9 Class 8 Class 8 Class 9 Class 9 Mandatory Mandatory Review Activity Review Activity Conservation of Conservation of Momentum Momentum Rea ding Due Rea ding Due None None Reading Due Reading Due Ch 9 Sec 6 Ch 9 Sec 6 Exam 1 7825 pm Feb 17 18 19 20 21 22 16 Presidents No Physics I Class 10 Class 10 Day Classes 2D 2D No Classes Conservation of Conservation of Momentum Momentum Reading Due Reading Due Review Sample Review Sample Problem 97 Problem 977 Feb 24 25 26 27 28 Mar 23 Class 11 Class 11 Class 12 Class 12 1 Kinetic Energy Kinetic Energy Potential Energy Potential Energy and Work and Work and and Conservation of Conservation of Rea ding Due Rea ding Due Energy Energy Ch 3 Sec 7 not Ch 3 Sec 7 not vector product vector product Reading Due Reading Due Chapter 7 Chapter 7 Ch 8 Sec 174 Ch 8 Sec 174 Mar 3 4 5 6 7 8 2 Class 13 Class 13 Class 14 Class 14 Conservative Conservative Introduction to Introduction to and Noni and Noni Rotational Rotational Conservative Conservative Motion Motion Forces Forces 1D Collisions 1D Collisions Reading Due Reading Due Chapter 11 Chapter 11 Reading Due Reading Due Ch 8 Sec 677 Ch 8 Sec 677 Ch 10 Sec 375 Ch 10 Sec 375 Mar 10 11 12 13 14 15 9 Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break 9 Mar 17 18 19 20 21 22 16 Class 15 Class 15 Class 16 Class 16 Cross Product Cross Product Conservation of Conservation of Torque and Torque and Angular Angular Angular Angular Momentum Momentum Momentum Momentum Rea ding Due Rea ding Due Reading Due Reading Due Ch 12 Sec 7710 Ch 12 Sec 7710 Ch 3 Sec 7 Ch 3 Sec 7 Ch 12 Sec 576 Ch 12 Sec 576 10 Mar 24 25 26 27 28 29 23 Class 17 Class 17 Class 18 Class 18 Mandatory Mandatory Gravitation Gravitation Review Activity Review Activity Rea ding Due Rea ding Due Reading Due Reading Due Ch 14 Sec 176 Ch 14 Sec 176 None None Exam 2 7825 pm 11 Mar 31 Apr 1 2 3 4 5 30 Class 19 Class 19 Class 20 Class 20 Coulomb s Law Coulomb s Law The Electric The Electric Field Field Rea ding Due Rea ding Due Chapter 22 Chapter 22 Reading Due Reading Due Ch 23 Sec 1748 Ch 23 Sec 148 12 Apr 7 8 9 10 11 12 6 Class 21 Class 21 Class 22 Class 22 Electric Fields H Electric Fields H Electric Electric Potential Potential Rea ding Due Rea ding Due Review Ch 23 Review Ch 23 Reading Due Reading Due Problem 9P Problem 9P Ch 25 Sec 176 Ch 25 Sec 176 Ch 25 Sec 9710 Ch 25 Sec 9710 13 Apr 14 15 16 17 18 19 13 Class 23 Class 23 Class 24 Class 24 The Magnetic The Magnetic Magnetic Force Magnetic Force Field Field on Moving on Moving Charges Charges Rea ding Due Rea ding Due Ch 29 Sec 172 Ch 29 Sec 172 ReadingDue ReadingDue Ch 29 Sec 5 Ch 29 Sec 5 14 Apr 21 22 23 24 25 26 20 Class 25 Class 25 Class 26 Class 26 Mandatory Mandatory e n1 Ratio for e n1 Ratio for Review Activity Review Activity the Electron the Electron Rea ding Due Rea ding Due R ea ding Due R ea ding Due None None None None Exam 3 7825 pm 15 Apr 28 29 30 May 1 2 3 27 Class 27 Class 27 Study Day Study Day Final Activity Final Activity Rea ding Due Rea ding Due None None 16 May 5 6 7 8 9 10 4 Finals Week Finals Week Finals Finals Week Finals Week


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