Fall 2017 Syllabus
Elements of Physics 161
Lectures on Tue. and Thu. 5:00-6:20 pm
Physics Lecture Hall
(Readings refer to Chapters of 11th edition of Serway/Vuille)
lec date(s) day Lecture Topic Reading Weekly Lab Topic
1 9/5 Tu Introduction 1.1-1.7, 1.11
2 9/7 Th 1-D motion 2.1-2.4
3 9/12 Tu Vectors 1.8-1.10, 3.1 1-D Motion, Part I
4 9/14 Th 2-D motion 3.2, 3.3
5 9/19 Tu Newton's laws 4.1-4.4 1-D Motion, Part II
6 9/21 Th Problem solving with Newton's Laws 4.5-4.7
7 9/26 Tu Work and energy 5.1-5.8 Newton
8 9/28 Th Momentum 6.1-6.4
9 10/3 Tu Rotational motion 7.1-7.4 Energy/Work
10 10/5 Th Gravity 7.5
11 10/10 Tu Hydrostatics 9.1-9.5 Momentum
12 10/12 Th Hydrodynamics 9.6, 9.7
13 10/17 Tu Temperature and heat 10.1-10.3, 11.1-11.4 Practice Exam
14 10/19 Th Ideal gases + Review 10.4, 10.5
10/19 Th EXAM 1: Chap 1-7, lec 1-10, labs. ARC-103, 10:00pm
15 10/24 Tu First law of thermodynamics 12.1-12.3 Archimedes
16 10/26 Th Second law of thermodynamics 12.4
17 10/31 Tu Simple harmonic motion 13.1-13.4 Fluid Flow
18 11/2 Th Waves 13.7-13.10
19 11/7 Tu Sound waves 14.1-14.5, 14.8, 14.10 Ideal Gas
20 11/9 Th Electric forces and fields 15.1-15.5, 15.8
21 11/14 Tu Electrical energy and capacitance 16.1-16.3, 16.5-16.7 Standing Sound Waves
22 11/16 Th Electric currents and resistance + Review 17.1, 17.3, 17.4, 17.6
11/16 Thur EXAM 2 : Chap 9-13, lec 11-18, labs. ARC-103, 10:00pm
23 11/21 Tu DC currents 18.1-18.4 No Lab
11/23 Th Thanksgiving
24 11/28 Tu Radioactivity 29.1, 29.3-29.5 Electric Resistance
25 11/30 Th Reflection and Refraction of Light 22.1-22.5, 22.7
26 12/5 Tu Mirrors and lenses 23.1-23.5 Radioactivity
27 12/7 Th Wave Optics 24.1-24.6
28 12/12 Tu Optics Problems xx
12/20 We FINAL EXAM: All material, ARC-103, 12:00pm-3:00 pm