General College Physics
LINKS: Syllabus, Class Style, Evaluation, Contact, Tests+Final, Homework
Class schedule: Section 501, Monday 6pm
Room 200 Science Hall
Prequisites: Proficiency in high school trigonometry is expected. You must enroll in a laboratory ($8 fee) unless you are exempt.
Textbook: Physics, Vol 1., Douglas C. Giancoli, 6th
edition, Prentice Hall.
- two dimensional motion (using vector analysis) including projectile motion, and uniform circular motion
- Newton's three laws of motion
- Circular motion
- Work and energy
- Potential Energy and the Conservation of Energy
- Linear Momentum and the description of simple collisions
- Rotation about a fixed axis, and rotational motion, angular momentum and torque
- Static equilibrium
- Simple Harmonic Motion
- Newton's Law of Gravity
- Simple wave motion and properties of waves
- Introduction to Heat, Temperature, and Basic Thermodynamics (these topics will be covered if time permits)
You are strongly encouraged to ask questions about the material of the course or its applications.
There will be three term tests plus a comprehensive final exam. The procedure I use to arrive at final grades is as follows:
Contacting the Instructor
Office hours will be Monday 5pm - 6pm unless otherwise notified - or informally as you can find me.
You may Email me at email@example.com
TESTS AND FINAL !!!!!!!!!
Examples of term tests and final
are available at the Science Learning Center.
To read the Students' Instructions
for the Homework Service:
a UT EID (which you MUST have!) please see:
To login as a student:
Other important information...below
Grade Replacement. You may use the grade made in this course if and
only you fill in the forms in the registrar's by the Census date.
If you do not fill out the forms the University will not honor the replacement.
Library Information. Mary Jo Handke is the Physics Librarian. She can
be reached at (817) 272-3000 ext 4979, and by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other physics information is found on the web site www.uta.edu/library/research/rt-phys.html
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