## 121 Syllabus

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PHY-121 is the first part of a three-semester sequence in introductory physics
offered to engineering and other science and pre-professional majors.
The prerequisite for PHY-121 is MAT-270. A working
familiarity with basic differential and integral calculus will be assumed.

PHY-121 covers the subject of Newtonian mechanics including kinematics (the
description of motion), and dynamics (the relation of motion to force and mass).
Among the most important topics are Newton's Laws of Motion and the
conservation of momentum and energy. Other topics are rotational kinematics
and dynamics, Newtonian gravitation, and simple harmonic motion. A detailed
list of topics can be found on the
lecture schedule which accompanies this syllabus.

The textbook is Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Second
Edition, by Fishbane, Gasiorowicz, and Thornton (Prentice Hall Publishers, 1996)
(Volume 1 or Extended). Reading assignments and homework problems are keyed to
this textbook.

The text of the syllabus is also available as a pdf file.

Course Format and Policies

Homework Schedule

Lecture Schedule FINAL EXAM on
Wed 5/9 from 2:40-4:30

Derivations: Parallel Axis Theorem

Course Updates
5/01 Test 5 Solutions - Exam Week Schedule

Answers to Even-Numbered Problems

PLACES TO GET HELP

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Physics Dept Tutor List

Help Study Schedule

Textbook Sites - practice tests and more

Online Tutorials - interactive instruction

Career Mentoring - free career guidance for engineers

GRADES: By recitation

Note that grades are not listed in alphabetical order

STANGEL

TH 10:40

GHOUSE

TH 1:40

FOY

W 11:40
TH 12:40
F 9:40
F 10:40
F 11:40

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