Physics Syllabus

Physics Syllabus - give makeup exams All tests are...

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Physics 1A WINTER 2010 Lecture: MTWF 9:00 – 9:50 pm Kinsey Pavillion 1220B Instructor: Dr. P. Musumeci Office: Knudsen 3-164 Phone: (310) 2069164 Office Hours: MW 1:30-2:30 pm F 11:00 -12:00 pm + appointments E-mail: [email protected] Textbook: Sears and Zemansky’s “University Physics”, Vol. 1, 12 th edition Course Outline: we will go over the first 12 chapters of the textbook. Week Dates Subject Chapter 1 Jan 4 – 8 Units, Vectors, Motion in 1D 1,2 2 Jan 11 – 15 Motion in 2D and in 3D 3 3 Jan 18 – 22 Newton’s Laws 4,5 4 Jan 25 – 29 Work and kinetic energy 6 5 Feb 1 – 5 Potential energy and conservation of energy 7 6 Feb 8 – 12 Momentum and collisions 8 7 Feb 15 – 19 Rotation of rigid bodies 9 8 Feb 22 – 26 Rotational motion 10 9 Mar 1 – 5 Equilibrium and Elasticity 11 10 Mar 8 –12 Gravitation 12 Exams: There will be two Midterm exams, tentatively set for Jan. 27 th and Feb 26 th . The final exam is Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 8:00am-11:00am. It is not possible to
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Unformatted text preview: give makeup exams. All tests are closed-book closed-notes exams. UCLA Student Photo ID must be displayed during exams. Homework: A web-based homework will be assigned and due every week on Wednesdays. To access the web assignments you need to log on to www.masteringphysics.com and enroll in the class with Course ID MUSUMECI1AW10. Grading: Approximately: Web-based homework 10 %; Midterms 40 %; Final 50 % Galileo Galilei, Il Saggiatore ( The Assayer , 1623) “Philosophy [i.e., physics] is written in this grand book--I mean the universe--which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one is wandering around in a dark labyrinth.”...
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