Instructor:
423E Tiernan
tel: (973) 5965342
Office
hours M,T,W,R 1:00 – 2:00 pm
First
Day of the Class Dec. 27, 2006
Last
Day of the Class (Final Exam) Jan. 12,
2007
Lectures
and Recitations: 9:00 am –
12:45 pm KUPF 105
Calendar: Classes Meet December 27, 28, 29,
January 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (twelve class days)
Makeup
days for weather cancellation: January 15
Home
works: text will be provided by your Instructor
Syllabus (see below)
Equations for the Common
Exams (you can use this file or feel
free to make your own 1page Equation sheet)
LECTURE NOTES: for
Phys105Winter2007:
Day 1: Introduction and Measurements
Day
2: Motion along a
Straight Line, Motion Diagrams
Day
3: Vectors; Motion in
Two and Three Dimensions  Projectile Motion
Day
4: Force and Motion –
I; Free Body Diagrams Force and Motion –
I; Effect of Forces on Motion; Newton’s Three Laws
Day
5: Force and Motion –
II; Properties of Friction
Day
6: Circular Motion and
Centripetal Forces Review 1 and CQZ1 Review 2 and CQZ2
Day 7: MIDTERM EXAM
Day
8: Kinetic Energy and
Work (Vectors – Scalar Product)
Potential
Energy and Conservation of Energy
Day
9: Conservation of
Energy; Problem Solving Tactics
Day
10 System of
Particles; Linear Momentum Collisions and Impulse; Conservation of
Momentum Collisions in One and Two Dimensions
Day
11: Review 3 and CQZ3 Review for the Final Exam – I
Day
12: FINAL EXAM
Final1 Final1solutions
Final2solutions
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Physics 105 Course Syllabus  Winter
2007
Lectures / Recitations:
Pre
and Corequisite Courses:
§
Calculus and
vectors will be used.
§
All students must register for a lecture and
recitation section.
Course
Materials:
§
Primary text (FOP):
Fundamentals of Physics, Volume 1, Seventh Edition, Halliday, Resnick
and
§
Web Sites:
Instructors will use the course web site http://web.njit.edu/~sirenko and their own
web sites for posting lecture notes, problems, exam results, study materials,
etc. So go there often.
Assignments: The weekly text is listed in the schedule
below.
§
The weekly text readings are in FOP (Halliday &
Resnick). Read each assigned section
before the Lecture covering the material in it.
Download instructor’s lecture notes if available and bring them to
class.
§
It is almost impossible to succeed in this course
without working a lot of problems. There
is a set of “practice problems” posted for you online, with solutions. These will not be graded, but they are a good
way to get up to speed before doing the online homework and they are a favorite
source of exam questions.
§
Each student must download the homework problem
assignments from the
§
Homework scores count for 10% of your final grade in
the course. Students who do not turn in
the homework are automatically lowering their class average by up to 10%.
§
Homework due dates will be announced by each
instructor. They depend on the class
schedule but will generally allow you at least one weekend to complete to
complete.
Short Quizzes: Short quizzes covering the preceding week’s
work will usually be given during each lecture and/or recitation. The grades count toward your final course
grade. There will be no makeup quizzes.
Examinations: There will be three Common Exams and a
comprehensive Final Exam during the term.
You will be allowed to use formula sheets and calculators.
The schedule is:
Midterm Exam Friday,
Jan 5^{th} 9:00
am – 11:30 am KUPF 105
Final Exam Friday,
Jan 12^{th} 9:00
am – 11:30 am KUPF 105
Grading: The final grade
will be based on a composite score that includes each common exam, the final
exam, the lecture quizzes, homework, and your workshop score. The weights we expect to use in calculating
the composite score are:
§
40% for
Midterm Exam and common QZ’s
§
50% for the
final exam
§
10% for the
total homework grade
Grade %
A: 80+
B+: 75
 80
B: 70
 75
C+: 65
 70
C: 50
 65
D: 45
 50
F: below
45
Attendance: Attendance at lectures, recitation classes,
and workshops is mandatory. A total of 3
unexcused absences from lecture, recitation, and workshop in any combination
can result in a student being dropped from the course. Instructors will take attendance
regularly. The Dean of Students will be
notified of excessive absences. Students with several excusable absences should
contact the Dean of Freshman Studies. If
you withdraw from the course, do it officially through the Registrar; do not
simply stop attending and taking exams.
Students who withdraw unofficially force the instructor to assign an
"F" grade for the course.
Study Groups: Students find it helpful to form small,
informal groups that study work on homework together. Talking about the concepts, logic,
problemsolving methods, etc. with others makes it much easier to learn. Collaborative learning works and produces
better grades. Socialization is a bonus
but should not be the main activity.
Honor Code
Violations or Disruptive Behavior:
NJIT policy is zerotolerance for cheating of any kind and for student
behavior that disrupts learning by others.
Incidents will be immediately reported to the Dean of Studies. The penalties for violations range from a
minimum of failure in the course plus disciplinary probation up to expulsion
from NJIT with notations on a students' permanent record. Avoid situations where your own honorable
behavior could be misinterpreted.
Students will be required to agree to the NJIT Honor Code on each exam.
Courtesy: Please do not eat, drink, or create noise
that interferes with the work of students or instructors. Cellular phones, wireless devices, notebook
computers, and messaging devices of all kinds are useless during class meetings
and exams and must be turned off.
SPhysics 105 Schedule and Assignments  Winter
2007
Date and
Lecture Topic 
Text Assignment 
Day 1 Introduction and
Measurements 
FOP Chap. 1 
Day 2 Motion Along a Straight
Line, Motion Diagrams 
FOP Chap. 2, 
Day 3 Vectors; Motion in Two and Three Dimensions  Projectile Motion 
FOP Chap. 3, Sect 17
Chap. 4, Sect 17 
Day 4 Force and Motion – I Free Body Diagrams Force and Motion – I, Effect of Forces on Motion 
FOP Chap. 5, Sect 19 
Day 5 Force and Motion – II Properties of Friction 
FOP Chap. 6, Sect 13 
Day 6 Circular Motion and Centripetal Forces Review 
FOP Chap. 6, Sect 5 
Day 7 MIDTERM EXAM 

Day 8 Kinetic Energy and Work (Vectors – Scalar Product) Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy 
FOP Chap. 7 Chap3, Sect 8 Chap. 8, Sect 15 
Day 9 Conservation of Energy Problem Solving Tactics 
FOP Chap. 8, Sect 7, 8 
Day 10 System of Particles Linear Momentum Collisions and Impulse Conservation of Momentum Collisions in One and Two Dimensions 
FOP Chap. 9, Sect 111 
Day 11 Review for the Final
Exam 
FOP Chap. 1  9 
Day 12 FINAL EXAM (Comprehensive) 
