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Unformatted text preview: PV = NkT θ v t F r ω R H v x θ mg T Syllabus for Physics 41 Introductory Physics for Majors Fall Semester, 2008 Robert G. Brown, Instructor Duke University Physics Department Copyright Notice Copyright Robert G. Brown as of Date: 2008-08-27 08:30:03 -0400 (Wed, 27 Aug 2008) . Contents 1 Physics 41, Introductory Physics for Majors 2 1.1 Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.2 Course Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.3 Grading Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.4 The Class Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.5 Class Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2 Mailing List 5 2.1 List Etiquette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.2 Mailman List Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3 Physics 41, Homework 2008 7 3.1 About Homework Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.2 List of Assignments for Fall, 2008 (under construction) . . . . . . 8 3.3 How to Do Your Homework Effectively . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4 The Method of Three Passes 11 1 1 Physics 41, Introductory Physics for Majors 1.1 Contact Information Course Instructor : Robert G. Brown Room 260 Email address: [email protected] Phone: 280-8443 Course Web page address: http://www.phy.duke.edu/ ∼ rgb/Class/phy41.php Text: Tipler and Mosca, Physics for Scientists and Engineers , 6th Edition. Supplemental Text: http://www.phy.duke.edu/ ∼ rgb/Class/intro physics 1.php TA/Lab Instructors Recitation: TBA Lab: Mark Steadman [email protected] Recitation: Ashley Jones [email protected] 1.2 Course Description In this course we will cover the following basic topics: • Elementary Mechanics: Motion in 1-3 dimensions. Newton’s Laws. Work and Energy. Systems of Particles and Conservation Laws. Rotation. Static Equilibrium for Rigid Bodies. Gravity. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids. (Tipler: Part 1) Math skills required: Trigonometry, Algebra, Calculus. 6-7 weeks. • Oscillations and Waves: Oscillating systems. Waves. Sound. (Tipler: Part 2) Math skills required: Algebra, Calculus, a bit of Differential Equa- tions (which we will learn in place). 2-3 weeks. • Thermodynamics: Temperature. The Laws of Thermodynamics. (Tipler: Part 3) Math skills required. Algebra, Calculus. 2-3 weeks. 1.3 Grading Scheme The structure and organization of the course will be (approximately!): 10-15% of grade Lab (including “Project”) 20% of grade Weekly Homework 2 20% of grade Weekly Quizzes 45-50% of grade Hour Exams (3) and Final Note Well! There will be lots of homework problems, and they will be quite challenging. Homework is an essential part of learning physics and must not be neglected. I expect all students to do the assigned problems and keep up with the reading. On the other hand, I have a big chunk of credit out for homework!...
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