Syllabus

 

 

 

PHY221, Elements of Physics I, Sections 41982-41991, 49348

Fall 2014

 

 

Instructor: Dr. Jaan Mannik (Physics)

Office: 210 Nielsen Physics Bldg.

Class Hours: Tue.,Thur. 8:10 - 9:25 AM

Office Hours: Tue., Thur. 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Phone: 974-6018

Email: jmannik@utk.edu

 


Learning Objectives of the Course

 

1) The main objective of the course is to learn the basic principles and concepts of introductory physics. The topics covered include mechanics (kinematics and dynamics), elements of theory of elasticity and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and vibrations and waves

 

The course also aims to show how this material is linked to phenomena and techniques one encounters in biology and medicine.

 

2) Develop problem solving skills. Develop skills for quantitative data analysis.

 


Textbook:

 

 

R. A. Serway, C. Vuille, J. S. Faughn, College Physics, 9th ed.

ISBN: 9781111876050. This textbook is not mandatory but it is recommended.

 

If you want to have a paper copy of the textbook then you can also buy College Physics 8th Edition from the same authors.

 

Additional resources are available from Open Stax College. Their online free College Physics textbook (http://cnx.org/content/col11406/1.7/) covers essentially the same material as R. A. Serway, C. Vuille, J. S. Faughn, College Physics, 9th ed.


 

Homework assignments:

 

There will be homework for each Chapter with an average frequency one homework per week.  The homework is based on WebAssign (http://www.webassign.net)

 

Note that homework will contribute to your final grade. The homework is due by each Tuesday 8 am. Exceptions will be noted in class. Homework which is submitted after the deadline does not count. The two lowest scores of your homework are left out when calculating your final score.

 

You need to purchase an access code for WebAssign from

 

http://www.webassign.net

 

This gives you also access to the e-book version of the textbook. If you have not used WebAssign before then you should set up your account with WebAssign first. Instructions how to set up WebAssign account and enroll to homework problems are posted under Course Materials (WebAssign_QuickStart.pdf). In the first step, irrespective if you have had previously WebAssign account or not, you need to enter class key for the course.   

 

The class key for this course is: utk 5610 1129

 

 

Clickers

 

You should bring your clickers (personal response units) to each class. The channel of the clickers in this class is 45. Answers to clicker questions will contribute to extra credit, which can make up to 5% of the total from your other assignments.

 

Please register your clickers for this course using Blackboard. Your responses to exercises do not count if you have not registered your clicker for the course. The course you should register your clicker is:

 

phys221-fa2014merged: Physics 221 FA2014 Mannik

 

Click first on this course heading, then choose "Tools" from the left top corner. Next click to "TurningPoint Registration Tool" and then enter your reponse device ID which is on the back side of the device. You can find detailed instructions how to register your clicker under Course Materials. Look for item "Instructions for Clicker Registration" and open file "RespondCardRegisration.pdf".

 

 

Class participation

 

Participation in the class is not taken but clicker exercises can earn you extra credit. It is expected that you read the relevant textbook material before the class to be able effectively participate in the class and to do clicker exercises.

 


Labs

 

While laboratory work will be graded by each Lab Instructor independently, an effort will be made to ensure a uniform grading policy between different laboratory sections. Laboratory make-ups are entirely at the lab instructor’s discretion and arrangements for such must be made with the lab instructor. 

 

Lab Instructors and Schedules

 

Laboratory is room 508 and recitations in room 608 or 510 in Nielsen Physics Building.

 

CRN

Section

Lab

Recitation

TAs name

TAs e-mail

 

 

 

 

 

 

41982

12

W 5:45 - 7:35

W 4:40 - 5:30

Aaina Bansal

abansal@vols.utk.edu

41983

13

T 5:45 - 7:35

T 4:40 - 5:30

Peter Schwartz

pschwar3@vols.utk.edu

41984

14

W 3:35 - 5:30

W 2:30 - 3:20

Jeffrey Garcia

jgarcia1@vols.utk.edu

41985

15

M 1:25 - 3:20

M 12:20 - 1:10

Robert Murphy

rmurph16@vols.utk.edu

41348

16

R 3:35 - 5:30

R 2:30 - 3:20

Mostafa Hussein

mhussei3@utk.edu

41986

17

R 5:45 - 7:35

R 4:40 - 5:30

Peter Schwartz

pschwar3@vols.utk.edu

41987

18

W 1:25 - 3:20

W 12:20 - 1:10

Mostafa Hussein

mhussei3@utk.edu

41988

19

F 1:25 - 3:20

F 12:20 - 1:10

Robert Murphy

rmurph16@vols.utk.edu

41989

20

F 3:35 - 5:30

F 2:30 – 3:20

Aaina Bansal

abansal@vols.utk.edu

41990

21

R 7:45p - 9:35p

R 6:45p - 7:35p

Eric Stacy

estacy@vols.utk.edu

49391

22

W 7:45p – 9:35p

W 6:45p – 7:35p

Eric Stacy

estacy@vols.utk.edu

 

The laboratory manual for Physics 221 is Contemporary Introductory Physics Experiments by James E. Parks, Hayden-McNeil Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7380-3083-8. This manual is available at the UT Book and Supply Store. The manual is mandatory.

 

 

Exams

 

There will be three one-hour, in-class tests, on Sept. 23 Oct. 21 and Nov. 18, and a Final Exam during the exam period on Dec. 11 (8:00 am – 10:00 am). Of three tests the two best ones count for your grade. Because one test may be missed without direct penalty, make-up tests will not be given. Hour tests will be closed book, but a list of useful equations may be provided. If there is a concern about a grade given on an exam or exam question, an appeal can be made for one week after the graded exams are returned to the class. Grade appeals must be written and returned to the professor along with the graded exam for his consideration.


Preliminary Schedule

 

Lecture

Dates

Topic

Chapter

1

Aug. 21

Introduction

Chapter 1

2

Aug. 26

Introduction

Chapter 1

3

Aug. 28

Motion in One Dimension

Chapter 2

4

Sept. 2

Motion in One Dimension

Chapter 2

5

Sept. 4

Vectors and 2D Motion

Chapter 3

6

Sept. 9

Vectors and 2D Motion

Chapter 3

7

Sept. 11

The Laws of Motion

Chapter 4

8

Sept. 16

The Laws of Motion

Chapter 4

9

Sept. 18

Energy

Chapter 5

10

Sept. 23

Test

 

11

Sept. 25

Energy, Momentum and Collisions

Chapters 5&6

12

Sept. 30

Momentum and Collisions

Chapter 6

13

Oct. 2

Rotational Motion

Chapter 7

14

Oct. 7

Rotational Dynamics

Chapter 8

15

Oct.  9

Solids and Fluids

Chapter 9

16

Oct. 14

Solids and Fluids

Chapter 9

17

Oct. 21

Test

 

18

Oct. 23

Solids and Fluids

Chapter 9

19

Oct. 28

Thermal Physics

Chapter 10

20

Oct. 30

Energy in Thermal Processes

Chapter 11

21

Nov. 4

Energy in Thermal Processes

Chapter 11

22

Nov. 6

Laws of Thermodynamics

Chapter 12

23

Nov.  11

Laws of Thermodynamics

Chapter 12

24

Nov. 13

Vibrations and Waves

Chapter 13

25

Nov. 18

Test

 

26

Nov. 20

Vibrations and Waves

Chapter 13

27

Nov. 25

Sound

Chapter 14

28

Dec. 2

Review

 

 

Dec. 11

Final Exam

 

Note that except tests and the final exam some dates in this schedule may change.


Grades

 

Two tests (the best of three) count 15% of final grade and the Final Exam is worth 30%. Homeworks are worth 15% points. All lab reports together are worth 25%. Clicker exercises in the class count as an extra credit with a maximum of 5%.

 

In each part

 

90% and above A

87% - 89% A-

83% - 86% B+

80% - 82% B

77% - 79% B-

73% - 76% C+

70% - 72% C

67% - 69% C-

63% - 66% D+

60% - 62% D

57% - 59% D

 

In some tests/assignments scaling may apply. Scaling will not lower your grade.

 

 


Announcements: For announcements check the Class Pages on Blackboard regularly.

 

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a documented disability, please contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS). This will ensure that you are properly registered for the services provided by ODS.

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