Florida International University

Department of Physics

Syllabus for Physics 2048, Physics I with Calculus

Summer  C 2016

16-May --  05-August

Lectures: 6:30-8:15pm,  Tuesdays and Thursdays ,  OE134
Office Hours  5:00:-6:00pm TuTh         CP234
                           (or by appointment),

Misak M.  Sargsian
CP 234, University Park

(305)  348-3954

email: sargsian@fiu.edu
(May 17 - June 9)
(July 21 - Aug 4)

Daniel Rodriguez
CP 274, University Park

(305)  348-3727
(June 14 -
July 19)

NEWS:    Course ID: SUMMER20162048C

Academic Calendar               
Current Grades

What we will  do


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.

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 17
 1.  Units, Physical Quantities and Vectors 
May 19
 2Motion Along a Straight Line
May 24
 2.  Motion Along a Straight Line 3.  Motion in Two or Three Dimensions
May 26
 3.  Motion in Two or Three Dimensions
May 31
 4.  Newton's Laws of Motion
June  2
 5.  Applying Newton's Laws 
June 7
 5.  Applying Newton's Laws
June 9
 EXAM II (1-5)
June 14
6.  Work and Kinetic Energy
June 16 6.  Work and Kinetic Energy  7.  Potential Energy and Energy Conservation
June 21
7.  Potential Energy and Energy Conservation
June 23
8. Momentum, Impulse and Collisions
June 28
8. Momentum, Impulse and Collisions
June 30
9. Rotation or Rigid Bodies
July 5
9. Rotation or Rigid Bodies
July 7
 EXAM II (6-9)
July 12 10.  Dynamics of Rotational Motion
July 14
10.  Dynamics of Rotational Motion
July 19
13. Gravitation
July 21
13. Gravitation
July 26
14. Periodic Motion
July 28

14.  Periodic Motion 15.  Mechanical Waves

Aug 2
15.  Mechanical Waves
Aug 4
EXAM III (10,13,14,15)
August > 4



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

Formula Sheet