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Physics 011, Elementary Physics, syllabusBrief description:
Algebra-based introductory physics, subjects including mechanics,oscillations, waves and thermal physics. Accompanying lab: PHYS 021.
: High-school algebra and trigonometry.
:Title: Physics, 9th Ed.; Authors: John D. Cutnell and Kenneth W. Johnson.ISBN-13 978-1118-12917-3
Lectures: MT, RF, 9:00
11:15 AM, TERRILL-HOME EC 108.
Labs (all in Cook A409):
Labs provide good opportunities to have hands-on experience. Please follow guidance and rules by your lab TA. An instruction handout for each lab will be available on the blackboard prior tothe lab. You must be on time and have good team spirit.
Contact your lab TA for any matter regarding lab attendance and grades.
Z1 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm MF COOK PHYS SCI A A409Z2 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm TR COOK PHYS SCI A A409
Note: First Lab Thursday, 5.23, for Z2 section and Friday, 5/24, for Z1 section.Lab 1, Introduction (data plotting and analysis basics).Lab 2, 1-D kinematics, First half, Week 2.Lab 3, Linear dynamics, Second half, Week 2.Lab 4, Work and energy, Second half, Week 3.Lab 5, 1-D collisions, First half, Week 4.Lab 6, Rotational dynamics, Second half, Week 4.Lab 7, Pendulum oscillations, First Half, Week 5.Lab 8, Standing waves, Second half, Week 5.
In lectures we will concentrate on introduction and consolidation of physical concepts and onthat basis, strategies in problem solving. We will also work on example similar to homework assignments. We will also go over key strategies regarding how to tackle MCAT physicsquestions on those subjects covered in this class.