PHYSICS 111
Fall 2002
 

 


Instructor: Dr. Carroll Alley/ Dr. Jordan Goodman

Announcements:

Because of the building fire the location of class for Wednesday MAY be in the Tawes Theatre or back in the Physics lecture halls. Check the Physics Room Web Page Tuesday night to be sure where class will be held, but it will be held somewhere. The homework assignments have been updated.

 

Information about Dr. Goodman:

Dr. Jordan Goodman
Office: room 1117 Physics (main Physics Office)
Phone: 301-405-5946
Email: goodman@physics.umd.edu
Research Area: Particle Astrophysics
 
 
 

Information about the TA:s

Dr. Almaz Mustafin Mr. Felix Adusei
Room 4221 Room 4221
Office Hours: Tu, Th 1-2 Office Hours: M, F 12:45-1:45
Phone: 301-405-7279 Phone: 301-405-7279
Email: mustafin@wam.umd.edu Email: fkadusei@wam.umd.edu

Information about the course: (for complete syllabus click here)

TEXTBOOKS REQUIRED:
Physics, A World View, by Kirkpatrick and Wheeler, 4th Edition, Harcourt College Publishers (2000).
Physics, A Numerical World View, by Kirkpatrick and Wheeler, 4th Edition, Harcourt College Publishers (2000).
Knowledge and Wonder, by V.F. Weisskopf, 2nd Edition, MIT Press (1979).
(Out of print. Xerox copies will be distributed to students.)
Powers of Ten, by Philip & Phylis Morrison and the Office of Charles and Ray Eames, Scientific American Library, 3rd printing, 1999.

TESTS:
Three (3) 50-minute tests will be given. It is required that you take each test. Only for verifiable medical or other valid reasons will exceptions be made. No make-up tests will be given.

FINAL EXAMINATION:
The final exam is scheduled for Thursday, 19 December 2002, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. The location will be announced. Please verify this schedule during the last week of classes as it sometimes changes. In order to pass this course you must take and pass the final examination.

GRADING SYSTEM:

Your course grade will be computed on the following basis:

30 points - Final exam.
35 points - Best two out of three tests.
25 points - Homework problem sets.
10 points - Quizzes.

Homework

Solutions to the homework will be posted on this web site. Once they are available you may view them by clicking on the assignment number. The solutions are posted in PDF format. (If you don't have the Adobe Acrobat Reader it is available for free) -

 

Current Homework Assignments for the Week of October 28
Due

Assignment

(Conceptual Questions & Exercises from Text - Physics, A World View)

(Numerical Problems from Physics, Numerical World view)

Monday 10/28
No Assignment

No Class due to Building Fire

Wednesday

10/30

20

Chapter 4 in Physics, A World View, by Kirkpatrick and Wheeler:
Conceptual Questions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8

Chapter 4 in Physics, A Numerical World View
Problems 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Friday

11/1

21

Chapter 4 in Physics, A World View
Conceptual Questions 11, 12, 15, 16, 18

Chapter 4 in Physics, A Numerical World View,
Problems 12, 13, 14, 15

 

Homework Assignments for the Week of October 21
Due

Assignment

(Conceptual Questions & Exercises from Text - Physics, A World View)

(Numerical Problems from Physics, Numerical World view)

Monday 10/21

Chapter 3 Conceptual Questions 26-30
Exercises 8, 9, 10, 15, 16

Chapter 3 Problem 13

Wednesday

10/23

Chapter 3 Conceptual Questions 33, 36, 51, 53, 57, 58
Exercises 21, 22, 25

Chapter 3 Problems 19, 22, 23

Friday

10/25

Chapter 3 Conceptual Questions 37, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44
Exercise 26

Chapter 3 in Physics, A Numerical World View
Problems 24-28

Older Homework Assignments


Applets Used in Class (try them yourself)

Acceleration Applet

River & boat Applet (excuse the pop-ups)

Vector Addition Applet (for practice)

Projectile Motion

Projectile motion 2

Orbital Motion

Carousel

Lever Principal

Beam with Weight


 

 

Links to Interesting Physics Applets:

http://www.physics.umd.edu/courses/Phys111/goodman/java/phe/phe.htm

http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/phe/phe.htm

http://webphysics.ph.msstate.edu/jc/library/

http://surendranath.tripod.com/Applets.html