Introduction to Physics
Our sole text for this course will be Introduction to Physics, Second Edition, authored by the instructor.
- To offer students exposure to basic principles of Physics
- To provide students with rich, though-provoking discussions during lecture sessions.
- To provide students with experiential learning opportunities during laboratory sessions.
|1||Course Introduction||Chapter 1|
|2||Inertia, equilibrium, kinematics||Chapters 2-3|
|3||Newton's laws, vectors, momentum, energy||Chapters 4-7|
|4||Matter, elasticity, scaling||Chapters 8-10|
|5||Wave kinematics, sound, electricity, magnetism, induction||Chapters 11-15|
|6||Light, reflection and refraction, emission||Chapters 15-18|
|7||Review, final exam|
Grades will be assigned on a ten point scale (90 to 100 is an A, 80 to 89 is a B, etc.). Homework, exams, and projects will be weighted as follows: