Wright State University Lake Campus/2018-9/Phy1110/Syllabus
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Principles of Physics I – 77189 - PHY1110-W01
- 9:00am - 9:55am MWF Dwyer Hall 162
- Principles of Physics Lab I – 77548 - PHY1110L-W01
- 10:20am-12:10pm W Dwyer Hall 162
- Principles of Physics I Recitation - 77550-PHY1110R-W01
- 10:20am - 11:15am M Dwyer Hall 162
PHY1110: Fundamental physics of mechanics, is a 4 credit General Education course with a required 1 credit hour lab. Topics include laws of motion, work and energy, momentum, circular and rotational motion, gravity, fluids, mechanical waves and thermodynamics.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate level MTH 1280 Minimum Grade of D or WSU Math Placement Level 40. Corequisites: PHY1110L; PHY1110R.
Study guides for five schedules exams (4 Tests and Final Exam) may be found at:
This course covers what is known as "classical" physics. Physics is largely a matter of using mathematics to predict the outcome of systems simple enough to permit mathematical modeling. Classical physics is not an exact description of the universe, but it is an excellent approximation under the following conditions: Matter must be moving at speeds less than about 1% of the speed of light, the objects dealt with must be large enough to be seen with a microscope, and only weak gravitational fields, such as the field generated by the Earth, can be involved. Because humans live under such circumstances, classical physics seems intuitively reasonable, while many aspects of modern physics seem bizarre.  A portion of this series' second semester (PHY1120) is devoted to modern physics.
- 75% of the grade is based on the Scheduled Exams
- 15% is based on Quizzes
- 10% is based on Labs
Since we have more than enough labs and quizzes, no lab, quiz or test can performed at a later date if you are absent. But, three of your worst performances on labs and quizzes will be automatically dropped. Also, your worst Scheduled Exam will count as a quiz.
At each lab it will be announced whether the report is to be turned in electronically or on paper. Paper reports are due at the end of the lab, and electronically prepared reports are due via Pilot before next week's lab begins.
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Study guide questions
Practice questions for the exams may be found here