## Physics 101: Fundamentals of Physics I

### Course Director - Fall 2010/2011: Prof. Brigita Urbanc

#### This is the course website: Stay tuned for updates!

```	Lectures:	DISQUE HALL 108 (12-108), MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: 10:00-10:50 am
Office:		DISQUE HALL 909 (12-909)
Office Hours:	BY E-MAIL APPOINTMENTS
Phone:		(215) 895-2726
e-mail:		brigita@drexel.edu
```

The course Fundamentals of Physics I deals with basic understanding of laws of classical mechanics and covers Newton's laws of motion, inertial and non-inertial frames of motion, linear versus circular motion, friction, energy, work, conservative versus non-conservative forces, and conservation laws.

#### ANNOUNCEMENTS

• FINALS WEEK:

• WEEK 11:
TOPICS: Dynamics of Rotational Motion (Ch.10, contd)

• WEEK 10:
TOPICS: Dynamics of Rotational Motion (Ch.10)

• WEEK 9: MIDTERM EXAM 2!
TOPICS: Rotation of Rigid Bodies (Ch.9, contd)

• WEEK 8:
TOPICS: Momentum, Impulse, and Collisions (Ch.8, contd) & Rotation of Rigid Bodies (Ch.9)

• WEEK 7:
TOPICS: Momentum, Impulse, and Collisions (Ch.8)

• WEEK 6:
TOPICS: Potential Energy and Energy Conservation (Ch.7)

• WEEK 5: MIDTERM EXAM 1!
TOPICS: Applying Newton's Laws (Ch.5, contd) & Work and Kinetic Energy (Ch. 6)

• WEEK 4:
TOPICS: Applying Newton's Laws (Ch.5, contd)

• WEEK 3:
TOPICS: Newton's Laws of Motion (Ch.4, contd) & Applying Newton's Laws (Ch.5)

• WEEK 2:
TOPICS: Motion Along a Straight Line (Ch. 2, contd) & Newton's Laws of Motion (Ch.4)

• WEEK 1: WELCOME TO PHYS-101 CLASS!
TOPICS: Vectors (Ch. 1) & Motion Along a Straight Line (Ch. 2)

#### REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION

• TEXTBOOK:
Young & Freedman:
University Physics, 12th Edition
ISBN-10: 080532187X; ISBN-13: 978-0805321876

• DETAILED SYLLABUS (09/20/2010).

#### RECITATIONS

Instructors: Danny Pan (dcp37@drexel.edu) & Erica Smith (ess55@drexel.edu)

Section #DayTimePlaceInstructor
001WED & FRI02:00 pm - 02:50 pmCURTIS 454Erica Smith
002WED & FRI03:00 pm - 03:50 pmRANDEL 328BErica Smith
003WED & FRI09:00 am - 09:50 amCURTIS 455Danny Pan
004WED & FRI04:00 pm - 04:50 pmCURTIS 455Danny Pan

#### HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

The homework assignments need to be handed in each deadline Friday at your recitation session. ONLY if that is not possible, you may deliver your homework assignment to Room 12-705 (DISQUE HALL, 7th Floor) by 5:00 pm.

NO HOMEWORKS ACCEPTED AFTER 5:00 PM ON THE DEADLINE FRIDAY!

Your homework assignment needs to have (a) your printed name and Drexel ID number on the front page; (b) the name of your recitation TA on the front page; (c) clearly marked problem numbers; (d) numbered and stapled pages; (e) step-by-step solutions including final numerical values with units.

SOLUTIONS OF HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:
(Hand the Homework Assignments to Recitation TA before Friday, 05:00 pm EST)
HomeworkAssignment-01.pdf (Solutions to Homework 1)
HomeworkAssignment-02.pdf (Solutions to Homework 2)
HomeworkAssignment-03.pdf (Solutions to Homework 3)
HomeworkAssignment-04.pdf (Solutions to Homework 4)
HomeworkAssignment-05.pdf (Solutions to Homework 5)
HomeworkAssignment-06.pdf (Solutions to Homework 6)

DAILY help sessions available at:
Link to Physics Help Schedule on the Main Physics Website

#### LABS

Lab Director:
Prof. Joseph Trout (st92l7c3@drexel.edu, joseph.jude.trout@drexel.edu)

Lab Instructors:
Pooja Kapoor (psk24@drexel.edu): in charge of Lab Sessions 061, 062, 064, & 065
Parvez Daruwalla (phd27@drexel.edu): in charge of Lab Sessions 060 & 063

IMPORTANT: For all lab related questions, contact Prof. Trout!

MAKE-UP LABS: December 1 & 2, 2010: To schedule a make-up lab, contact Prof. Trout!

All the following labs are scheduled for TUESDAYS in Disque HALL 820A (12-820A):

WEEKDATESECTIONTIMELAB #
2
09/28
060
064
062
09:00 am - 10:50 am
11:00 am - 12:50 pm
01:00 pm - 02:50 pm
Lab 1
Lab 1
Lab 1
3
10/05
063
061
065
09:00 am - 10:50 am
11:00 am - 12:50 pm
01:00 pm - 02:50 pm
CONVOCATION
CONVOCATION
Lab 1
4
10/12
060
064
062
09:00 am - 10:50 am
11:00 am - 12:50 pm
01:00 pm - 02:50 pm
Lab 2
Lab 2
Lab 2
5
10/19
063
061
065
09:00 am - 10:50 am
11:00 am - 12:50 pm
01:00 pm - 02:50 pm
Lab 2
Lab 2
Lab 2
6
10/26
060
064
062
09:00 am - 10:50 am
11:00 am - 12:50 pm
01:00 pm - 02:50 pm
Lab 3
Lab 3
Lab 3
7
11/02
063
061
065
09:00 am - 10:50 am
11:00 am - 12:50 pm
01:00 pm - 02:50 pm
Lab 3
Lab 3
Lab 3
8
11/09
060
064
062
09:00 am - 10:50 am
11:00 am - 12:50 pm
01:00 pm - 02:50 pm
Lab 4
Lab 4
Lab 4
9
11/16
063
061
065
09:00 am - 10:50 am
11:00 am - 12:50 pm
01:00 pm - 02:50 pm
Lab 4
Lab 4
Lab 4
10
11/23
063
061
065
09:00 am - 10:50 am
11:00 am - 12:50 pm
01:00 pm - 02:50 pm
Lab 1
Lab 1
N/A

(IMPORTANT: All labs need to be completed to pass the course!)

Before starting with your own lab report, take a good look at this sample lab report.

LAB 1:
Speed of Light
LAB 2:
Motion in One and Two Dimensions
LAB 3:
Hooke's Law
LAB 4:
Conservation Laws
LAB-01.pdf LAB-02.pdf LAB-03.pdf LAB-04.pdf

Each of the four labs will be graded based on a 100-point scale.
ALL three items need to be handed in for the lab to be completed:
PRELAB: 20 points
DATA TABLES: 70 points
LAB REPORT: 10 points

#### EXAM SCHEDULE

TYPE OF EXAMDATETIMEPLACE
Midterm Exam 110/22/2010 8:00 am - 8:50 amSTRATTON 113
Midterm Exam 211/19/2010 8:00 am - 8:50 amSTRATTON 113
Final Exam12/06/2010 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmDISQUE 108

There will be NO make-up exams!

This website is located at: http://www.physics.drexel.edu/~brigita/COURSES/PHYS-101_2010-2011/