
Mechanics
Lecture (Secs. 014, 016): Fridays, 04:00  05:25 pm, Tiernan Hall, Lecture Hall 1
Lecture (Sec. 018): Tuesdays, 11:30 am  12:55 pm, Tiernan Hall, Room 112
Recitation (Sec. 014: Tuesdays, 4:00 pm  5:25 pm, Tiernan Hall, Room 107 (Instructor Lou Russo)
Recitation (Sec. 016): Tuesdays, 2:30 pm  3:55 pm, Faculty Hall, Room 314
Recitation (Sec. 018): Thursdays, 11:30 am  12:55 pm, Tiernan Hall, Room 112
Announcements: Watch here for new information from time to time
Here are copies for printing of the rules (157 kBytes) syllabus (62 kBytes) and Spring academic calendar for ALL Phys 111 sections.
Office Hours for Dale Gary: 10:0011:00 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays, in 101 Tiernan
Phys 111 TA/tutor available: (El Mostafa Bechafia, eb64@njit.edu) Rm. 414 Tiernan Hall,
Mondays 912; Tuesdays 912; Wednesdays 912; Thursdays 14; Fridays 912.
WebAssign codes (be sure you sign up for the one for your section!)
All Sections 014018: njit 0461 6178
Practice for Exam 1: Practice exam, Practice exam solutions, Phys105_f09, Phys105_s11 Phys105_s11_exam2 Phys105_ex2 Exam1 Solutions
Practice for Exam 2:
samp111_2a (answers in bold), sample111_2
(answers worked out)
Exam2 Solutions
Exam and Course Grades (so far). Select your section number, then look for last four digits of your Student ID Number.
Section 14 Grades ; Section 16 Grades ; Section 18 Grades
Practice for Exam3: PracticeA, PracticeB
Final Exam Practice (2012) Exam (answers) and Equation Sheet for 2013 Exam, ADDITIONAL EXAMS: EXAM2, EXAM3
Final Exam Room Assignments (May 10, 11:30 AM  2:00 PM):
PHYS 111 014 FMH 314
PHYS 111 016 FMH 403
PHYS 111 018 CKB 215 (Central King Bldg) 
Corequisite: Math 111.
Course Material::
 Textbook: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, NJIT PHYS 111, Eighth Edition, by Serway and Jewett.
 Physics Laboratory Manual
 Classroom Response System called “iClickers”: All sections 014016018 will be using an “IClicker” during lectures. They are avialble exclusively in the NJIT bookstore . Please be sure to bring your clicker to each lecture.
 WebAssign Online Homework System: Be sure that your textbook is sold bundled with a WebAssign access coupon. Each student must enroll in the course specified by his/her instructor. Homework assignments will be posted online in WebAssign Students login, download and solve the assigned problems, and submit answers to the automated grading system.

Classroom Response System: We will be using a classroom response system called iClicker. They are available for purchase in the NJIT bookstore.

Faculty
 John Federici, 474 Tiernan, john.f.federici@njit.edu
 Cristiano Dias, 481 Tiernan, cristiano.l.dias@njit.edu
 Dale Gary, 101E Tiernan,
dgary@njit.edu
 Camelia Prodan, 480 Tiernan Hall, camellia.prodan@njit.edu
 Vitaly Shneidman, 452 Tiernan, vitaly.a.shneidman@njit.edu
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".
Grading
Your final grade in Physics 111 will be determined by your performance on the following:
 Common Exams: Three common exams will be given during the semester. The schedule is:
 Common Exam 1: Monday, February 25th 4:15 – 5:45 PM See above in "announcements" for room assignment
 Common Exam 2: Monday, March 25th 4:15 – 5:45 PM
 Common Exam 3: Monday, April 15th 4:15 – 5:45 PM
 Final Exam: A comprehensive examination of the entire semester's work will
be given at the end of the semester, during December 14  20. 2.5 hours long.
 Lecture Quizzes: Short quizzes covering the preceding week's work will usually be given during each lecture. The grades count toward your final course grade . There will be no makeup quizzes.
 Homework: Homework assignments will be posted online using WebAssign Homework System. I will announce the ID number for your course section. You will need it when you set up your login on the WebAssign web site and enroll in your section of the course. Please register for the correct section. WebAssign login: http://webassign.net. Homework due dates will be announced. The recommended problems from the text (see syllabus) will be discussed during the recitation class.
From the Syllabus:
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 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 121 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.
The final grades will be based on a composite score that includes each common exam score, the final exam, short quizzes, and the term's homework score. Here are the approximate weights to be used for calculating the composite score:
Here are the approximate weights to be used for calculating the final grade and the final grade scale:
51% for all three common exams (17% each) 
85% and more 
A 
29% for the final exam 
80%  84% 
B+ 
12% for the total homework grade 
70%  79% 
B 
8% for the total lecture quiz grade 
65%  69% 
C+ 

55%  64% 
C 

50%  54% 
D 

49% and less 
F 
Grades are not negotiable. A score of 84.99999% 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.
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 4th floor of Tiernan has specific information on tutoring. Physics tutoring is available through the CAPE organization, and possibly elsewhere.
Syllabus
TOPIC 
TEXT STUDIES 
RECOMMENDED PROBLEMS 
LAB 
Week 1
Physics and Measurements
Vectors 
January 22 – January 25
Chapt.1 Sect.16
Chapt. 3 Sect. 1  4 
pg. 15  12, 15, 16
pg. 67 – 25, 31, 45, 47
Webassign solutions to HW1 
INTRODUCTION 
Week 2
Motion in One Dimension 
January 28 – February 1
Chapt. 2 Sect. 18 
pg. 48 – 22, 23, 40, 41, 43, 50, 58
Webassign solutions to HW2 
LAB 109 
Week 3
Motion in Two Dimensions 
February 4 – February 8
Chapt. 4 Sect. 1  4 
pg. 95 – 6, 7, 11, 15, 24, 27, 28, 63, 69
Webassign solutions to HW3 
LAB 111 
Week 4
The Laws of Motion 
February 11 – February 15
Chapt. 5 Sect. 17 
pg. 131 – 3, 16, 20, 21, 30, 33, 35
Webassign solutions to HW4 
LAB 112 
Week 5
Forces of Friction
Circular Motion 
February 18 – February 22
Chapt. 5 Sect. 8
Chapt. 6 Sect. 1  3 
pg. 134  37, 38, 43, 47
pg. 158 – 1, 8, 16, 18, 21, 23
Webassign solutions to HW5 
LAB 103 
Week 6
Work, Kinetic Energy 
February 25 – March 1
Chapt. 7 Sect 15 
pg. 192  10, 11, 33, 35, 37, 38
Webassign solutions to HW6 
LAB 106 
Week 7
Potential Energy
Conservation of Energy 
March 4 – March 8
Chapt. 7 Sect. 6 – 8
Chapt. 8 Sect. 1  5 
pg. 195 – 42, 43
pg. 224  6, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 21, 38
Webassign solutions to HW7 
LAB 114 
Week 8
Linear Momentum and Collisions 
March 11 – March 15
Chapt. 9 Sect. 1  7 
pg. 269  3, 12, 19, 29, 33, 44, 55, 57
Webassign solutions to HW8 
LAB 125 
Week 9
Rotation, Moment of Inertia 
March 25– March 29
Chapt. 10 Sect. 1  5 
pg. 308  6, 9, 18, 25, 50
Webassign solutions to HW9 
LAB 126 
Week 10
Torque, Energy, Rolling 
April 1 – April 5
Chapt. 10 Sec. 6  9 
pg. 311  38, 44, 46, 48, 51, 55, 57, 63, 73
Webassign solutions to HW10 
LAB BP 
Week 11
Angular Momentum 
April 8 – April 12
Chapt. 11 Sect. 1  4 
pg. 339 – 3, 12, 22, 25, 27, 30, 33
Webassign solutions to HW11 
LAB 127 
Week 12
Static Equilibrium 
April 15 – April 19
Chap.12 Sec.13 
pg. 364 13, 25, 46, 49
Webassign solutions to HW12 
LAB 120 
Week 13
Universal Gravitation 
April 22 – April 26
Chap. 13 Sec.16 
pg. 395  6, 10, 14, 21, 28, 33, 35
Webassign solutions to HW13 
LAB 121 
Week 14
Oscillatory Motion 
April 29 – May 3
Chap. 15 Sec. 1 – 5 
pg. 457 3, 5, 6, 7, 14, 19, 27, 29, 52 
LAB B 1 
Week 14 
May 6– May 7
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