COURSE OUTLINE PHYSICS 111 Spring 2014
Lecture Instructor, Sections: 14,16: John Federici: , 474 Tiernan Hall, john.f.federici@njit.edu, Course Supervisor
Office Hours: Weds 12pm or by appointment.
Recitation Instructors:
Section 14, 16: Lou
Russo, 458 Tiernan Hall,
onofrio.l.russo@njit.edu
Other Phys 111 Instructors:
Jan Opyrchal: 410 Tiernan, jan.opyrchal@njit.edu
Christiano Dias:
481 Tiernan Hall, cristiano.l.dias@njit.edu
Tao Zhou: 478 Tiernan Hall,
taozhou@njit.edu
Gordon Thomas: 482 Tiernan Hall, gordon.a.thomas@njit.edu
Trevor Tyson: 484 Tiernan Hall, trevor.a.tyson@njit.edu
Vitaly Shneidman:
vitaly.a.shneidman@njit.edu
PREREQUISITE: Math 131 (if not originally placed in Math 111).
COREQUISITE: Math 111 or Math 132, Phys 111A.
FAILURE TO MEET EITHER CORequisites or PRERequisites will result in student being dropped from class.
COURSE MATERIAL:
§ Textbook: University Physics, 13th Edition Technology Update, by Young and Freedman. The publisher is PEARSON. NOTE: This textbook will be used for Phys 121, Phys 234, and Phys 335 as well. You may be able to buy different versions of this book with a different set of chapters. The EXTENDED EDITION includes Chapters 137. The MODERN PHYSICS Version, includes chapter 144. The book is also sold in VOLUMES. Volume 1 is chapter 120, Volume 2 is 2137, Volume 3 is chapters 3744. Phys 111 will cover Chapters 114. PHys 121 will cover Chapters 2131, Phys 234 will cover chapters 3342. Phys 335 will use chapters 17,18,19, and 20. DEPENDING ON WHETHER Phys 234 or Phys 335 is required for your major, you should buy the appropriate version of the textbook.
NOTE: THE LABORATORY COURSE, PHYS 111A, MUST BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH PHYS 111. THE STUDENT MUST REGISTER FOR BOTH THE LEC/REC AND THE LAB COURSE. WITHDRAWAL FROM EITHER COURSE WILL CAUSE A SIMULTANEOUS WITHDRAWAL FROM BOTH COURSES.
ATTENDANCE: It is expected that students will attend all lectures and recitations. Attendance will be taken at all classes and exams. More than 3 unexcused absences (in total) is excessive. If you have excusable absences contact your instructor or the Dean of First Year Students. If you must withdraw from the course, do it officially through the Registrar. Do not simply stop attending and taking exams: that forces the instructor to assign a course grade of "F".
HELP: Visit or email your instructor if you are having trouble with the course; do not simply hope for a miracle and fall further behind. The Physics Dept. office on the 4^{th} floor of Tiernan has specific information on tutoring. Physics tutoring is available through the CAPE organization, and possibly elsewhere.
GRADING: Your final letter grade in Phys 111 will be based on a composite score for term’s work that includes the common exam scores, the final exam, lecture quizzes or Iclickers, and the homework score.
1) Common Exams Three common exams will be given during the semester. The exam schedule is:
§ Common Exam 1: Monday, February 24^{th} 4:15 – 5:45 PM
§ Common Exam 2: Monday, March 24^{th} 4:15 – 5:45 PM
§ Common Exam 3: Monday, April 21^{th} 4:15 – 5:45 PM
Inclass IClicker
Questions/quizzes covering the preceding or current work may be given during
lectures and/or recitations. Those scores count toward your final course
grade. There are no makeups for in class activities. Students
missing an IClicker question/ quiz will receive a grade of zero for that item.
The general policy is that students who miss a common exam will receive a score
of zero for that Exam. That score will be included in the calculation of your
final grade. Students that miss two common exams automatically fail the course.
Students who anticipate an absence from a common exam should discuss their
situation with their instructor PRIOR TO their absence. In order to be qualified
to receive a "makeup" common exam score (a very rare occurrence), the student
should present documentation for not being able to take the test as scheduled.
As is the standard policy of NJIT, this documentation should be presented to the
student’s Physics 111 instructor AND to the Dean of Students  (973) 5963466,
2nd floor Campbell Entry. BOTH the Physics 111 instructor and Dean of Students
must concur in permitting a "makeup" common exam. Students who miss common
exams that do not present documentation within 7 days of the common exam will
receive a score of zero for the common exam.
In the event that the above qualification is met, a separate makeup test for
the missed common quiz will not be offered. Instead, the portion of the final
exam relevant to the contents of the missed test will be considered for giving a
grade for the missed test. The instructor will evaluate the final exam questions
from those chapters and normalize this portion of the student’s grade for the
missed common quiz.
2) Lecture Quizzes A short quiz/ Iclicker questions will be given during each lecture period.
3) Homework Homework assignments will be posted online using the Mastering Physics Homework System. Your instructor will announce the ID number for your course section. For Prof. Federici’s Sections, please register for “FEDERICI111NJIT14SEC16”. You will need it when you set up your login on the Mastering Physics web site and enroll in your section of the course. Please register for the correct section. login: www.masteringphysics.com. Please note that you may have to "ENABLE POPUPS" and/or update your JAVA plugin for your internet browser in order for the homework assignments to load correctly. Homework due dates will be announced.
In addition to the weekly assigned homework problems which count towards your final grade, there is also an 'adaptive followup' for each homework set. The adaptive followup (for no points) is optional. However, the problems are chosen based on your performance on the assigned homework problems. The goal of the adaptive followup is to give you additional practice with the problems and concepts with which you have most difficulty.
The recommended problems from the text (see syllabus) will be discussed during the recitation class.
4) Final Exam A Comprehensive Final Exam will be given during Final Exam Period .
Final Letter Grades : Here are the approximate weights to be used for calculating the composite score:
§ 51% for all three common exams (17% each)
§ 29% for the final exam
§ 12% for the total of homework work
§ 8% for the all inclass quizzes/ Iclickers
The cutoff percentages for various letter grades will be in the range of 85% for A, 80 % for B+, 70% for B, 65% for C+, 55% for C, and D or F below 50 %. Final grades are not negotiable: A score of 84.999999% is a B+, not an A.
HONOR CODE STATEMENT: NJIT has a zerotolerance policy for cheating of any kind and for student behavior that disrupts learning by others. Violations will be reported to the Dean of Students. The penalties range from a minimum of failure in the course plus disciplinary probation up to expulsion from NJIT. Avoid situations where your own behavior could be misinterpreted as dishonorable. Students are required to agree to the NJIT Honor Code on each exam, assignment, quiz, etc. for the course.
Turn off all cellular phones, wireless devices, computers, and messaging devices of all kinds during classes and exams. Please do not eat, drink, or create noise in class that interferes with the work of other students or instructors. Creating noise or otherwise interfering with the work of the class will not be tolerated.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: For this course, which is the first of the introductory Physics series, you can expect to be assessed on the following learning outcomes:
Syllabus
TOPIC 
TEXT STUDIES 
RECOMMENDED PRACTICE PROBLEMS 
Week 1 Units, Physical Quantities, and Vectors 
Chapt.1 
pg. 28  3, 6, 14, 21, 29, 39, 43, 46, 48, 73 
Week 2 Motion in One Dimension 
Chapt. 2 
pg. 60 – 4, 7, 15, 20, 25, 38, 44, 80 
Week 3 Motion in Two Dimensions 
Chapt. 3 
pg. 96 – 4, 7, 12, 19, 24, 26, 35, 47, 56, 57 
Week 4 Newton’s Laws of Motion 
Chapt. 4

pg. 128 – 4, 10, 17, 21, 28, 32, 43, 46 
Week 5 Applying Newton’s Laws 
Chapt. 5 
pg. 163 – 2, 4, 10, 13, 17, 28, 42, 46, 54, 68 
Week 6 Work, Kinetic Energy 
Chapt. 6 
pg. 198  7, 15, 21, 37, 46, 50, 56, 75, 86 
Week 7 Potential Energy Conservation of Energy 
Chapt. 7 
pg. 232 – 2, 5, 9, 15, 23, 30, 37, 38, 42, 45, 55 
Week 8 Linear Momentum and Collision 
Chapt. 8 
pg. 268  6, 8, 19, 21, 25, 41, 43, 48, 55, 62 
Week 9 Rotation, Moment of Inertia 
Chapt. 9 
pg. 299  3, 11, 18, 25, 30, 40, 49, 54, 60, 87 
Week 10 Dynamics of Rotational Motion 
Chapt. 10 – Sections 16 
pg. 334 – 1, 8, 9, 17, 26, 33, 36, 42, 49, 67, 70 
Week 11 Static Equilibrium 
Chapt. 11 – Sections 13 
pg. 361 – 2, 5, 14, 19, 20, 46, 49, 60 
Week 12 Fluid Mechanics 
Chap.12 – Sections 15 
pg. 394 – 3, 8, 10, 21, 26, 31, 37, 44, 59, 91, 94 
Week 13 Universal Gravitation 
Chap. 13 
pg. 429 – 5, 6, 13, 15, 18, 22, 24, 32, 37 
Week 14 Review for Final 


Mar 1623  Spring Break
April 18  Good Friday  No Classes
Tuesday May 6 follows a FRIDAY schedule
READING DAY – May 7
FINAL EXAM PERIOD – May 814