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Unformatted text preview: Textbook Physics for Scientists & Engineers 1 • Bauer and Westfall • “University Physics” • First Edition • McGraw-Hill, 2011 PHY 183 Spring Semester 2011 Lecture 1 Organization and Overview January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 1 January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 2 Lecturers • Alex Brown (mainly first half of term) • Tibor Nagy (mainly second half of term) • We use LON-CAPA for the homework - the syllabus is the first item in list. Schedule • Lecture, section 001: M Tu W Th, 4:10 - 5:00 pm • Lecture, section 002: M Tu W Th, 5:10 - 6:00 pm • In-class Exams (usual lecture time and room): • Every Monday! • Exam 1 Monday, January 24 • Exam 13 Monday, April 25 • Homework due every Sunday at 11:59 p.m. • First Homework Set due Sunday, January 23 • In-class quizzes using clickers every day • Extra credit! • Comprehensive Final Exam January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 3 January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 4 Final Exam • The Final Exam will be comprehensive • Everyone must take the Final Exam • The Final Exam is a special, joint exam for both sections of PHY 183 • It will be held • Thursday, May 5 • 3-5 pm • Location TBA Grades • What counts? • • • • 13 Exams ** Final Exam Homework Clicker Quizzes • Extra credit What Grade? 55% 25% 20% 5% • • • • • • • • 92 < x 84 < x < 91 76 < x < 83 68 < x < 75 60 < x < 67 52 < x < 59 44 < x < 51 0 < x < 43 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0 Total: 100% • There will be a Makeup Final for University approved reasons • Friday, May 6, 9:00 – 11:00 am January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 5 ** Two lowest scores dropped So 11 will count for the 55% January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 6 1 Clickers • We will give in-class quizzes using the iClicker system • You need to purchase a clicker from the Book Store by next Tuesday (January 18) • We will have our first clicker quiz next Wednesday (Jan 19) • The quizzes will count up to 5% extra credit on your final grade • It is up to you to have your clicker and to make sure that it is working • We will take a dim view of anyone in class using more than one clicker • We will drop the lowest 20% of the clicker quiz grades • No makeup for clicker quizzes Clickers - 2 January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 7 January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 8 Clicker Registration • Clicker registration will take place in class • The registration is a roll-call process • Your netID will scroll down the screen and when you see your name with a letter following it, press that letter • Then press the next letter when instructed • Shazzam – your clicker is registered Homework and Exam Schedule Chapter HW Set HW Due Exam 1,2 1 23-Jan 1 3 2 30-Jan 2 4 3 6-Feb 3 5 4 13-Feb 4 6 5 20-Feb 5 7 6 27-Feb 6 8 7 13-Mar 7 9 8 20-Mar 8 10 9 27-Mar 9 11 10 3-Apr 10 12 11 10-Apr 11 13 12 17-Apr 12 14 13 24-Apr 13 15 14 1-May 9 January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 Date 24-Jan 31-Jan 7-Feb 14-Feb 21-Feb 28-Feb 14-Mar 21-Mar 28-Mar 4-Apr 11-Apr 18-Apr 25-Apr January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 10 Lecture Schedule Chapter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Begin 10-Jan 18-Jan 25-Jan 1-Feb 8-Feb 15-Feb 22-Feb 1-Mar 15-Mar 22-Mar 29-Mar 5-Apr 12-Apr 19-Apr 26-Apr End Subject 13-Jan Overview 20-Jan Motion in a Straight Line 27-Jan Motion in Two and Three Dimensions 3-Feb Force 10-Feb Kinetic Energy, Work, and Power 17-Feb Potential Energy and Energy Conservation 24-Feb Momentum and Collisions 3-Mar Systems of Particles and Extended Objects 17-Mar Circular Motion 24-Mar Rotation 31-Mar Static Equilibrium 7-Apr Gravitation 14-Apr Solids and Fluids 21-Apr Oscillations 28-Apr Waves Reading List • There may be a clicker quiz at the beginning of class on the reading list • The reading list is posted on LON-CAPA • Here are the first few lines of the list: Lecture 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 January 11, 2011 Pg. Date Begin Pg. End Chapter 10-11-Jan 1 6 12-13-Jan 7 30 1 18-Jan 35 43 2 19-Jan 43 51 2 20-Jan 52 63 2 25-Jan 71 78 3 26-Jan 78 84 3 27-Jan 84 92 3 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 12 January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 2 Modern Physics (1) • PHY 183 introduces you to the world of physics • PHY 183 will provide you with the first tools • Technical (mathematics) • Approach to solving problems in a systematic manner • Confrontation between theory and experiment • Start to build-up a consistent picture • First, Classical Newtonian Mechanics, but more to come through the course of your studies… Modern Physics (2) • Physics discoveries have been driving almost all technological development • Transistors in computer come from very fundamental research in Quantum Mechanics (in the 1950’s) • Same from lasers now heavily used in many areas • http://WWW was developed in a physics research environment • Many areas of physics are pursuing their long-term quests • Particle, Nuclear, Atomic, Solid-state physics • Astronomy and Astrophysics •… • Surprisingly, a LOT remains to be understood • Things as “basic” as the nucleon-nucleon interaction and the process of binding a nucleus are not well understood… January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 13 January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 14 Modern Physics (3) • Particle physics – what are the fundamental particles and forces? • Ex: RHIC in Brookhaven • Re-create conditions of the early universe in the laboratory • Study limits of QCD • Biophysics Modern Physics (4) • 21st century will see rapid interdisciplinary convergence of physics and molecular biology • Laser tweezers • RNA Polymerase II protein • Nuclear Physics • Fundamental – e.g., the origin of the elements in the universe (NSCL, FRIB) • Applied – e.g, power production. ITER will be built in France to study questions related to power production using fusion. • Astrophysics • • • • Nucleosynthesis Gravitational waves Dark Matter … Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 15 January 11, 2011 January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 16 Modern Physics (4) • New areas of research emerge • Often at the frontiers of “standard” fields • Solid-state physics + Atomic Physics = Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Very promising technological advances *Iron atoms on a copper surface *Arrangement created by manipulating atoms one by one by using a scanning tunneling microscope Classical Mechanics Inclined planes, force of gravity, friction, etc. • Solid-state vs Nuclear Physics = Mesoscopic Physics • Need to start from the beginning: Classical Mechanics • Already useful to understand and tackle a lot of interesting problems! January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 17 January 11, 2011 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 18 3 ...
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