syl1110 Download PDF of the Syllabus Physics 1110: General Physics 1 Fall 2004 Lectures: Duane G-1B30, MWF, 9:00-9:50 (section 001) 11:00-11:50 (section 002). Lecturer: Edward R. Kinney Duane F-219 (Gamow Tower) Phone: 492-0455 [email protected] Office Hours W, 10:00-10:50, MW 12-12:50 both at Help Room, and by appointment. "Backstage" Professor: Dan Dessau Duane F-625 (Gamow Tower) Phone: 492-1607 [email protected] Office Hours Mon,Tues,Wed, 1:00-1:50 at Help Room, and by appointment. Text: Physics For Scientists and Engineers - A Strategic Approach , by Randall D. Knight, Vols 1 and 2, and associated workbooks. Required Equipment: One ``clicker'', an electronic transmitter used for audience feedback during lecture. Purchase your clicker at the CU bookstore for $30 and then register your clicker at - bin/RegisterAFS . Web Page: Course Description Physics 1110, General Physics 1, is the first semester of a three semester introductory calculus-based sequence. Our goal is for you to learn to approach, solve, and understand a wide variety of physics problems on both qualitative and quantitative levels, and to relate "classroom physics" to the real world we live in. We will emphasize conceptual understanding along with problem solving skills. We will begin with a study of linear motion and mechanics (forces, masses and acceleration) associated with the world- changing ideas and discoveries of Galileo and Newton. We will learn that conservation laws (e.g. energy and momentum) provide a wonderful and powerful alternative for understanding physics and solving problems. We will continue with applications and extensions of these fundamentals, including e.g. rotational motion and vibrations. Problem solving will be strongly emphasized throughout the course. This is much more than just learning which formula to apply; we will work towards gaining the skill and confidence to use intuition to test and understand solutions, not just produce them. This will require practice, that is, solving the homework problems. No one questions that playing a musical instrument or playing a sport well requires repetition of exercises designed to increase skill, but not always designed to be beautiful or fun. The study of physics is Page 1
syl1110 no different! Pre/Corequisites: No explicit physics background is required. We assume a good working knowledge of trigonometry (sin, cos, tan) and algebra. You should take Calc I (MATH 1300/APPM 1350) prior to or in parallel with this course.
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