# Welcome to Classical Physics I, Physics 231, Section II !

Date: 28 Aug 2002
Time: Lecture 9:15-10:20 MWF in Armerding 18
Instructor: Rob Sheldon
Office Hours: TBA, Armerding 14
Phone: W:7116
email: Robert.B.Sheldon@wheaton.edu
 Text: Physics for Scientists & Engineers, Third Edition Douglas C. Giancoli Prentice Hall, NJ
Course Description: Physics 231 is the first semester physics course using calculus. It will cover Newtonian mechanics, rotational motion, and thermodynamics.

Preflights/Warm-ups: We are trying out a new teaching style that tries to use the WWW as a fast-response feedback loop. Before each class, a Quiz will be posted on the WWW (it shows up as a red, underlined Quiz 1 in the syllabus below), which must be completed before 8:00 AM on the day that it is assigned. If it turns out to be possible to grade the Quizzes faster, I will post a change to the due date time. PLEASE do not try to take the quiz after the deadline time, I will not be able to accept it. These quizzes will form the basis of the following lecture. A web site describing this approach can be found at the JiTT Website.

• Exams & Quizzes ---75%
• Laboratory ------------15%
• Homework------------10%
In addition to the Homework will be all the in-class quizzes and "Pre-Flights" that will be prepared on the web. Exams and homework will both be scaled up so that the class average represents 75%. (No scaling will be done if the average is above 75%). That is, if the class average is 65, and you make a 70, then your recorded grade will be 70 * (75/65) = 81. This scaling then allows me to use an absolute scale for letter grades:
• 90-100 = A
• 80--90 = B
• 70--80 = C
• 60--70 = D
• 0--60 = F
Homework:Assigned for each chapter. Due the following period after completing the chapter or when the next homework is assigned. Doing these problems is part of the process and I know that you will often work with other students. Do so as a participant, not just a passenger! Late homework will not be accepted.

Tentative Lecture Schedule:
 WK DATE CH TOPIC QUIZ HOMEWORK SOLUTIONS 1 W Aug 28 1 Introduction 1:7,26,45;11,28,46;54 1 F Aug 30 2 1-D Kinematics Quiz 1 2:13,35,55,74,81,85;18,32,60,76,80,90;7 Chap 1 2 M Sep 2 **LABOR DAY** 2 W Sep 4 2 1-D Kinematics Quiz 2 2 F Sep 6 3 Vectors Quiz 3 3:15,22,45,55,64,87;12,24,40,56,66,84;90 Chap 2 3 M Sep 9 3 2-D Kinematics 3 W Sep 11 4 Dynamics I Quiz 4 4:23,35,41,46,67,75;25,32,40,50,68,73;53,55 3 F Sep 13 4 Dynamics I Quiz 5 Chap 3 4 M Sep16 Review Quiz 51 4 W Sep18 ** EXAM #1 ** Test 1 4 F Sep 20 5 Dynamics II Quiz 6 5:17,21,27,41,84,86;18,24,32,44,74,92;33 Chap 4 5 M Sep 23 5 Dynamics II 5 W Sep 25 5 Dynamics II Quiz 7 5 F Sep 27 6 Gravitation No Quiz 8 6:7,9,23,33,37,57;8,11,25,45,60,62;17 Chap 5 6 M Sep 30 6 Gravitation 6 W Oct 2 7 Work & Energy Quiz 9 7:13,21,23,34,52,55;15,24,51,53,56,67;38,74 6 F Oct 4 7 Work & Energy No Quiz 10 Chap 6 7 M Oct 7 Review Chap 7 7 W Oct 9 ** EXAM #2 ** Test 2 7 F Oct 11 8 Conservation Laws Quiz 11 8:15,27,32,43,49,79;20,29,42,73,87,97;53 8 M Oct 14 8 Conservation Laws 8 W Oct 16 8 Conservation Laws Quiz 12 8 F Oct 18 9 Linear Momentum No Quiz 13 9:13,26,35,49,61,75;14,30,41,42,69,74;65 Chap 8 9 M Oct 21 **HOLIDAY** 9 W Oct 23 9 Linear Momentum No Quiz 14 9 F Oct 25 10 Rotation I No Quiz 15 10:13,23,30,45,65,75;18,24,31,46,92,105;79 Chap 9 10 M Oct 28 10 Rotation I 10 W Oct 30 Review STUDY! Chap 10 10 F Nov 1 ** EXAM #3 ** Test 3 11 M Nov 4 11 Rotation II 11:7,18,25,35,57,59;10,19,26,36,60,63;39 11 W Nov 6 11 Rotation II No Quiz 17 11 F Nov 8 11 Rotation II Quiz 18 Ch11+12 Homework due next Friday, 11/15 12 M Nov 11 12 Statics 12:5,13,19,27,39,47;12,16,26,32,52,69;71 12 W Nov 13 12 Statics Quiz 19 12 F Nov 15 14 Oscillations Quiz 20 14:5,17,29,31,44,35;10,16,22,36,45,71;80 Chap 11Chap 12 13 M Nov 18 14 Oscillations 13 W Nov 20 Review Quiz 21 13 F Nov 22 ** EXAM #4 ** Chap 14 14 M Nov 25 17 Heat, Temp & Gas 17:1,11,15,31,65,73;3,10,17,28,58,62;19,73 14 W Nov 27 **THANKSGIVING** 14 F Nov 29 **THANKSGIVING** 15 M Dec 2 17 Heat, Temp and Gas 15 W Dec 4 18 Kinetic Theory Quiz 22 18:5,11,19,51;7,16,26,49;15 15 F Dec 6 20 Thermodynamics I Quiz 23 20:5,13,27,39,45,67;6,10,22,38,55,60;8,69 16 M Dec 9 20 Thermodynamics I 16 W Dec 11 19 Thermodynamics II Quiz 24 19:11,17,29,31,45,61,85;10,21,33,42,60,96;100 16 F Dec 13 19 Thermodynamics II Quiz 25 17 T Dec 17 **Final Exam ** 10:30-12:30

Resources:
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