Florida International University

Department of Physics

Syllabus for Physics 2048, Physics I with Calculus

Summer  C 2017

9-May --  July 27-August


Lectures: 6:30-8:15pm,  Tuesdays and Thursdays ,  OE134
Office Hours  5:00:-6:00pm TuTh        CP224
                           (or by appointment),


Misak M.  Sargsian
CP 234, University Park

(305)  348-3954

email: sargsian@fiu.edu
(May 9 - June 15)
 


Daniel Rodriguez
CP 274, University Park

(305)  348-3727
email:danrodri@fiu.edu
(June 20 -
July 27)


NEWS:    Course ID: SUMMER20172048C

Academic Calendar               
Current Grades

What we will  do

Textbook:


We will be using the textbook of  University Physics by Young & Freedman
<=14th Editions.  Below are the chapter sections we will cover during  each week
of the semester.  Some sections will be covered in greater depth than others. 
It is important to read the sections prior to each class as they will complement
the lectures.  The reading assignments for the semester are listed below.


Homeworks:
As you will learn, in physics, the problem solving is fundamental in comprehending the concept. We will be using a web-based system for turning in and grading the homeworks.
You will be able to get to the   homework page here     where you will find detailed instructions for using the system.  
[This syllabus is already on the web.  The URL for this page  is: http://www.fiu.edu/~sargsian/2048smc.html ].  The homework will count for 19% of your grade for the course.

Final Grades:
There will be homeworks  and three in-class exams.   In-class exam grades and the homework  will be used to determine the course grade. The weighting of the grades will be 27% each
for the in-class exams and 19% for the homeworks.  

And finally some No's, since this is a college class:
No cheating,  No chatting,  No napping and No unjustified exam makeups, No smart  phones during the exam....
 

Reading Assignments:
 Date Chapters-Sections - Reading Assignment
May 9
 1.  Units, Physical Quantities and Vectors 
May 11
 2Motion Along a Straight Line
May 16
 2.  Motion Along a Straight Line 3.  Motion in Two or Three Dimensions
May 18
 3.  Motion in Two or Three Dimensions
May 23
 4.  Newton's Laws of Motion
May 25 
 5.  Applying Newton's Laws 
May 30
 5.  Applying Newton's Laws
June 1
 EXAM II (1-5)
June 6
6.  Work and Kinetic Energy
June 8
6.  Work and Kinetic Energy  7.  Potential Energy and Energy Conservation
June 13
7.  Potential Energy and Energy Conservation
June 15
8. Momentum, Impulse and Collisions
June 20
8. Momentum, Impulse and Collisions
June 22
9. Rotation or Rigid Bodies
June 27
9. Rotation or Rigid Bodies
June 29
 EXAM II (6-9)
July 6 10.  Dynamics of Rotational Motion
July 11
10.  Dynamics of Rotational Motion
July 13
13. Gravitation
July 18
13. Gravitation
July 20
14. Periodic Motion
July 25

14.  Periodic Motion 15.  Mechanical Waves

July 27
EXAM III (10,13,14,15)
July > 27
Freedom!

 

 
 

 

Expected Grade scales

C-   47.0   - 53.5
C    53.6   -  59.5
C+  59.6  -  66.5
B-   66.6  -  73.5
B    73.6   - 79.5
B+  79.5  - 85.5
A-   85.6. - 91.5
A    91.6  - up

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