For majors in the life sciences (biology, medicine, dentistry, psychology, physical therapy) and for liberal arts students. Fundamental ideas and laws of physics from mechanics to modern physics. Included are Newton's laws of motion, electricity and magnetism, heat, optics, relativity, quantum mechanics and nuclear physics. Emphasis is on the basic principles and general laws. Emphasis is on the basic principles and general laws. Use of math is restricted to algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
All the lab experiments must be done to pass the course.
Schedules are available here: http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/physics/introlabman.cfm
The midterms will be given during class times on the weeks indicated below (Subject to change). There will be no make up midterms given. The final exam will be cumulative covering material from the entire semester. Only a scientific, non-graphing (i.e. non-programmable) calculator may be used on the exams.
Homework will be assigned nearly every week. This will be turned in electronically via Blackboard/Wiley Plus or in hardcopy (tbd).
The university has a published policy on academic integrity that may be found at: http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/standards/upload/academicintegrity.pdf Ignorance of this policy is no excuse. A student who cheats or plagiarizes may incur academic and disciplinary penalties, including failing grades, suspensions, or expulsion.
Students are expected to attend every class session of each course in which they are enrolled and to be on time. The professor has the right to drop the student from the course for excessive absenses. For this course, two weeks of unexcused absenses will constitute an excess of absenses. When a student is dropped from the course due to excessive absenses, the Registrar will enter the grade of WU.
In compliance with CCNY policy and equal access laws, appropriate academic accommodations are offered for students with disabilities. Students must register before the semester begins with The AccessAbility Center for reasonable academic accommodations. The AccessAbility Center is located in the North Academic Center, Rm. 1/218. Tel: (212) 650-5913. Under The Americans with Disability Act, an individual with a disability is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. If you have any such issues, you are encouraged to visit the AccessAbility Center to determine which services may be appropriate for you.
|1 - Aug 25||Intro/Vectors|
|2 - Sep 1||1 D Kinematics|
|3 - Sep 8||2 D Kinematics|
|4 - Sep 15||2 D Kinematics|
|5 - Sep 22||Forces|
|6 - Sep 29||Circles *Test1*|
|7 - Oct 6||Work and Energy|
|8 - Oct 13||Impulse & Momentum|
|9 - Oct 20||Rotation|
|10 - Oct 27||Rotation|
|11 - Nov 3||Harmonic Motion |
|12 - Nov 10||Fluids *Test 2*|
|13 - Nov 17||Temperature|
|14 - Nov 24||Heat|
|15 - Dec 1||Ideal Gas Law|
|16 - Dec 8||Thermodynamics|