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Fall 2017-2018
* PHY 101 (STL)   No Audit

Introductory Physics I

Katerina Visnjic

The course is concerned with an introduction to the fundamental laws underlying physics and having general application to other areas of science. The treatment is complete and detailed; however, less mathematical preparation is assumed than for PHY 103-104. Mechanics and thermodynamics are treated quantitatively with a special emphasis on problem solving. In the spring semester PHY 102 covers electricity and magnetism, optics and relativity using the topics treated in PHY 101.

Sample reading list:
Etkina, Gentile and Van Heuvelen, College Physics

Reading/Writing assignments:
Textbook reading 20-30 pages per week. About 7 problems per week assigned; other problems taken from the learning guide, and additional exercises from the textbook. Estimated preparation time about 8 hours per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 35%
Quizzes - 20%
Lab Reports - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 2%
Problem set(s) - 3%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Completion of laboratory experiments is mandatory. A working knowledge of algebra (up to quadratic equations) and trigonometry (solving triangles, vector projection) is required..

Equivalent Courses:
PHY 101, PHY 103, PHY 105, EGR 151, EGR 191 are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

Other information:
The examinations and weekly quizzes consist of problems. Course meets premedical and science requirements. Class and Laboratory sections may be selected in any pairings without special permission.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21485 L01 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm Th   McDonnell Hall   A02   Enrolled:125 Limit:160
21477 B01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   McDonnell Hall   101   Enrolled:30 Limit:27 Closed
21478 B02 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   McDonnell Hall   101   Enrolled:29 Limit:27 Closed
21479 B03 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   McDonnell Hall   101   Enrolled:27 Limit:27 Closed
21523 B04 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm M   McDonnell Hall   101   Enrolled:23 Limit:27
21480 B05 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm T   McDonnell Hall   101   Enrolled:16 Limit:27
21481 C01 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am M W F   McDonnell Hall   105   Enrolled:23 Limit:29
21482 C02 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am M W F   McDonnell Hall   105   Enrolled:20 Limit:29
23884 C02A 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am M W F        Enrolled:10 Limit:27
21483 C03 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am M W F   McDonnell Hall   101A   Enrolled:26 Limit:27
23024 C03A 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am M W F   McDonnell Hall   102A   Enrolled:16 Limit:27
21484 C04 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm M W F   McDonnell Hall   101A   Enrolled:30 Limit:30 Closed