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									                                                 General Physics I
                                             PHY 2053 Revised Syllabus
                                              Summer Session 2, 2008

Instructor:   Chris Roddy                                 Office hours: MTWRF 10:00-2:00
Office:       7/144
Phone:        954-201-6678
email:        croddy@broward.edu



Course Description:
This course uses algebra and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts
that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and
dynamics, energy, power, momentum, fluid mechanics, and heat

Goals and objectives
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display
analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.                                             .



,General education:
Students who are successful in this course will improve in the following general education areas: 1. reading, 2.
writing, 3. oral communication, 4. mathematical skills, 5. basic use of computers, 6. problem solving, 7. critical
thinking, and 8. cooperating with others.

Required:
   . Textbook: Physics - Volume 1 by Cutnell and Johnson 7 edition
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   . Calculator able to handle Trig functions
   . Students are responsible for all material presented in class, including announcements about changes in
      course procedures.

Attendance:
   . You are responsible for all material presented in class, including announcements about course procedures.
      Exams, quizzes, and homework often include questions on material presented only in class, so
      performance on these indirectly reflects attendance.

Evaluation:
   . Examinations: There will be six tests. Each test is worth 15% of the course grade.
   . 10% of the final grade will be based on homework and quizzes.
     . Homework assignments: You will have frequent assignments involving course material.
     . In-class assignments: Announced and unannounced assignments will be given on an irregular basis. If
      you miss class - you miss the assignment, there will be no make-up for missed in-class assignments.

   . All exams and homework must be completed in order to complete this course, regardless of lateness.
       Unexcused late course work will lose 10% of its points for each day that it is late.
       Late assignments can be turned in at my office.
       Arrangements for "excused lateness" must be made in advance and approved by the instructor.

   . Course grades will be assigned as follows:                             C: 70%-79.99%
         A: 90%-100%                       B: 80%-89.99%
         D: 60%-69.99%                     F: below 60%

                         Academic dishonesty will result in a course grade of F.
                                      General Physics I
                                      .        PHY 2053
                                          Summer Session 2, 2008

Instructor:   Chris Roddy                           Office hours: MTWRF 10:00-2:00
Office:       7/144
Phone:        954-201-6678
email:        croddy@broward.edu


                  Outline of Course Content

                  Days                                      Chapter

                  5/8-5/12                                  Vectors


                  5/13                                      Test 1


                  5/14-5/19                                 1-2D
                                                            motion

                  5/20                                      Test 2


                  5/21-5/27                                 Forces and Work


                  5/28                                      Test 3


                  5/29-6/2                                  Momentum and Energy


                  6/3                                       Test 4


                  6/9-6/11                                  Rotational Motion


                  6/12                                      Test 5


                  6/16-6/19                                 Solids, Fluids, and Wave Motion


                  6/19                                      Test 6

								
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