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Title: Conceptual%20Physics%20(Physics%201)


1
Conceptual Physics(Physics 1)
  • Prof. Alejandro Garcia
  • Spring 2007

2
Contact Info
  • Office Science Bldg. Room 245
  • Office Phone (408) 924-5244
  • Office Hours
  • Mondays, 430-530pm
  • Wednesdays, 930-1030am, 430-530pm
  • and also available by appointment.
  • E-mail algarcia_at_algarcia.org
  • WWW www.algarcia.org
  • Course website
  • www.algarcia.org/Phys1LecSp07.html

3
Course Overview
  • This course will introduce you to some of the
    fundamental ideas in physics.
  • The emphasis will be on the concepts of physics
    keeping the math to a minimum.
  • Well cover a broad range of physics topics
    including mechanics, waves sound, light
    optics, thermodynamics, electricity, and magnetism

4
Music
For Physics
  • Different levels of music education,
  • Enjoy music
  • Know music artists, albums, etc.
  • Play a musical instrument
  • Read music play
  • See the notes when you hear music

Youre starting here
This class will take you here
Bachelors in Physics
Doctorate in Physics
5
Required Textbook
9th Edition
  • Paul Hewitt
  • Conceptual Physics
  • (10th or 9th Edition)
  • No other books or workbooks are needed.

10th Edition
6
Grades
  • Homework (20)
  • Quizzes Participation (10)
  • Midterms (20,15,15)
  • Final Exam (20)

7
Homework
  • Homework will be assigned and collected each
    class period.
  • No Late Homework.
  • Late homework cannot be accepted since solutions
    presented soon after collected.
  • May skip three homeworks without penalty.
  • The solutions will be posted, both on a bulleting
    board in the hallway and as PDF files on the
    course web site.

8
Special Homework Assignment
  • Go to course website
  • www.algarcia.org/Phys1LecSp07.html
  • Find homework webpage.
  • Download and print sample homework solution.
  • Turn it in Monday, Jan. 29th

9
Quizzes
  • Short quiz during each class.
  • Before class, read the chapter for that day.
  • Quiz will be simple question from chapter.
  • Chapter to read for next Tuesday
  • Newtons First Law of Motion (Chap. 2)
  • Quiz question will be
  • What is Newtons First Law of Motion?

10
Class Participation
  • Often during lecture Ill ask questions.
  • Raise your hand if youd like to answer.
  • Participation is what counts, not whether or not
    you answer the question correctly.
  • Youre expected to participate at least few times
    during the semester.
  • Participation counts towards quizzes.

11
Midterms
  • Midterms will consist of questions, exercises,
    and problems similar (sometimes identical) to
    homework.
  • Final exam similar to midterms.
  • A week before the first midterm Ill tell you
    more about the test.
  • Your best midterm counts 20 of your course
    grade the other two count 15.

12
Attendance
  • Will not be taking attendance.
  • However
  • You are responsible for all the material
    discussed in class.
  • No make-up quizzes (can miss three quizzes with
    no penalty).
  • If you dont attend, you cant participate

13
Physics 1 Lab
  • Physics 1L is a one-unit laboratory course
    associated with Physics 1.
  • Not required unless you need a lower-division
    science lab for your major.
  • Can take the lecture and lab in different
    semesters (but not recommended).

14
Cheating
  • Dont.

15
Sections
  • Teaching both the 130pm and 3pm sections of
    Physics 1.
  • Please attend the section to which you are
    registered.
  • Contact me before class if you need to attend the
    alternate section.

16
Demos
  • Frequent demos to illustrate concepts.
  • Welcome volunteers
  • Safety comes first
  • No magic tricks, just physics

17
Demo Vampire Stake
18
Next LectureChapter 2Newtons First Law of
Motion
  • By Monday
  • Get the textbook
  • Read Chapter 2 before class
  • Visit the course website
  • Download print sample homework solution
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