2008 PhysicsDepartment
Oregon State University

Syllabus for Fall 2008

last update 19 November 2008
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PH 201H/211H: GENERAL PHYSICS

Day Date Topic
Reading
Before Class
Homework
Assignment
Homework
Due
Class
Worksheet
T Sep 30 Introduction, math review 1.70, 72 W1600
W Oct 1 Vectors 1.1-1.5 1.75, 80, 83 R1500
R Oct 2 Velocity and momentum 1.6-1.11 1.95, 103, 104, 105 M1700 Motion Soln
T* Oct 7 Velocity and momentum 1.6-1.11 2.25, 26, 28 W1600
W Oct 8 Momentum principle 2.1-2.3 2.32, 33, 35 R1500
R Oct 8 Momentum principle 2.4-2.6 2.38, 39, 40, 41 M1700 Momentum
T* Oct 14 Momentum principle 2.7-2.10 Probs Solutions W1600
W Oct 15 Nonconstant forces 3.1-3.4 Probs Solutions R1500
R Oct 16 Gravity, electr. force 3.5-3.8 Probs Solutions M1700 Excel Soln
T* Oct 21 More forces 3.9-3.13 Probs Solutions W1600
W Oct 22 Constant forces 4.1-4.6 Probs Solutions R1500
R Oct 23 Constant forces 4.7-4.10 Probs Solutions M1700
T* Oct 28 Constant forces 4.11-4.17 W1600
W Oct 29 Circular motion Probs Solutions R1500
R Oct 30 Circular motion Probs Solutions M1700 Pract. probs.
T* Nov 4 Circular motion Pract. solns.
W Nov 5 Energy principle 5.1-5.3 5.57,60,61 R1500
R Nov 6 Energy principle 5.4-5.7 5.62,69,76,83 M1700 Class probs
T* Nov 11 Potential energy 5.8-5.16 Class probs
W Nov 12 Energy in systems 6.1-6.3 Problems R1500
R Nov 13 Energy in systems 6.4-6.8 Solutions M1700 Pract. probs.
T* Nov 18 Friction 6.9-6.13 Solutions Pract. solns.
W Nov 19 Systems of many particles 8.1-8.3
R Nov 20 Systems of many particles 8.4-8.7 Probs Solns M1700 Class probs
Answers
T* Nov 25 Systems of many particles Probs Solns
W Nov 26 NO CLASS
R Nov 27 NO CLASS
T Dec 2 Energy quantization 7.1-7.3
W Dec 3 Energy quantization 7.4-7.8
R Dec 4 Review Exams
M Dec 8 1400 Final exam
*There will be a test on each unit on the Tuesdays indicated.
If you have comments or suggestions, email Prof. McIntyre at mcintyre@ucs.orst.edu

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