PHYS 152  -   INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I
SPRING 2014

Director: Dr. R. Steinberg

email: steinberg at drexel dot edu

office:  Disque 707

     office hrs:  Tues 11:00-12:00 or by appt


Course Calendar     
Course Information 
Lab Information  

ANNOUNCEMENTS: (Please consult at least every week for new information)

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06/12/2014: Final grades have been submitted. The grade distribution is here. The final exam score distribution is here.

 

05/26/2014: The final exam will take place on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 1530 to 1730 in Randel 327. There will be a mix of problems similar to those in the textbook together with a series of multiple choice questions. Please bring a calculator and your own two-page (two sides each) 8.5"x11" formula sheet with helpful material of your choice.  Coverage will be Chapter 1 through Chapter 8 (Rotational Motion), with extra weight on material covered after the midterm (i.e. Chaps 5-8).

 

05/14/2014: The mean score on the midterm was 72.  The score distribution is available here.

 

05/05/2014: The midterm exam will cover through chapter 5 as previously announced.

 

04/23/2014: Physics 152 Help sessions are being held in Disque 908 on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00 to 12:00 (Max Henderson) and in Disque 902 on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00 to 13:00 (Abishek Kumar).

 

04/07/2014: The midterm exam will take place on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 8:00 to 8:50 in Stratton 113. There will be a mix of problems similar to those in the textbook together with a series of multiple choice questions. Please bring a calculator and your own single two-sided 8.5"x11" formula sheet with helpful material of your choice.  Coverage will be through Chapter 5 (subject to confirmation later).

 

03/26/2014: Welcome to the class!  All work handed in (including exams) must have your name and the last four digits of your Drexel ID clearly written.
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List of homework problems and problems to prepare for discussion in recitation.

Wk 1 Mar 31-Apr 4:     Discussion: Appx. A + Ch 1: 1,8,20,28,44,59  HW: Ch 1: 5,21,49   due Fri, Apr 4
Wk 2 Apr 7-Apr 11:     Discussion: Ch 2: 2,8,18,24,32,33,36,47          HW: Ch 2: 9,19,27   due Fri, Apr 11
Wk 3 Apr 14-Apr 18:   Discussion: Ch 3: 8,10,18,21,26                       HW: Ch 3: 13,23,27 due Fri, Apr 18
Wk 4 Apr 21-Apr 25:   Discussion: Ch 4: 1,2,6,10,15,16,36,37,49,55  HW: Ch 4: 13,23,41 due Fri, Apr 25
Wk 5 Apr 28-May 2:    Discussion: Ch 5: 1,12,22,3,5,7,19,28,34         HW: Ch 5: 5,13,37   due Fri, May 2
Wk 6 May 5-May 9:     Discussion: Ch 6: 4,14,22,36,8,32,40,49          HW: Ch 6: 6,19,29   due Fri, May 9
Wk 7 May 12-May 16: Discussion: Ch 7: 2,12,16,32,4,9,22,24,48,29  HW: Ch 7: 8,17,49   due Fri, May 16
Wk 8 May 19-May 23: Discussion: Ch 8: 1,10,7,24,15,16,29,45          HW: Ch 8: 9,19,24   due Fri, May 23
Wk 9 May 26-May 30: Discussion: Ch 1-8: review                                HW: none
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Required text:
 
"Physics, Principles with Applications, Volume I", 7th Edition, Douglas C.Giancoli, ISBN-10: 0-321-76242-8
 
Description:
First part of a three-course algebra and trigonometry-based sequence providing a comprehensive introduction to Physics. Covers basic mechanics, including motion in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions, Newton's laws, gravitation, energy, momentum and rotational motion. Includes labs to enrich class material. High school physics not required.
 

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