Syllabus - SYLLABUS for Physics for Scientists and...

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SYLLABUS for Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (PHY2048) Spring 2010 Semester Instructor Contact: Instructor Dr. Wilfred Ngwa Office MAP 318 ( for office hours ) for appointments ) Office Hours Mondays: 7:30am – 10:30 am Fridays: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM – 4:00PM Wednesday (Online): 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM and by appointment Phone 407-823-4442 E-mail [email protected] Course Description and objective PHY 2048 is the first part of a sequence of introductory physics courses aimed at students who intend to major in engineering or scientific disciplines. The primary objective of the course is to prepare students with fundamental knowledge of physics necessary for higher science and engineering courses. This course theme is developing a Newtonian understanding of how and why things move. We will cover basic kinematics, forces, energy, momentum, rotational motion and possibly oscillations (time permitting). The course uses algebra, trigonometry, and basic calculus concepts. An adequate preparation in basic mathematics will be essential for a proper understanding of the course material. Required Textbook Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 8 th Edition, Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett, Published by Brooks/Cole Evaluation and Grading Final grades will be based on the following scheme: Class Item Grade Percentage All 3 tests (face to face (f2f)) 40% Final Exam (f2f) 25% Quizzes & Objective sheets/pre-lectures 20% Web-based assignments on Web-assign 15% Letter Grade Points A 85-100 B 75-84 C 60-74 D 50-59 F Below 50
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Homework (15% of final grade) Homework - Your success in this course is proportional to the amount of time you spend on solving the homework problems outside of class, be it on your own or with your group of other students. You have to attempt to solve each problem yourself and make sure that you thoroughly understand the solution. 450 BCE dictum of Confucius: “Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2010 for the course PHY 2048 taught by Professor Bose during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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