PHYSICS 101: Introductory Physics I

Sections 5, 6 Spring 2014

**Lecture:** Tuesday
and Thursday

**Location:** Rita
Hollings Science Center, room 125

**Time:** TR 5:30
pm - 6:45 pm

**Instructor:** Dr.
George Chartas

**Office:** 129 RHSC

**Office
hours:** TR 10:00 am – 11:15 am

**Phone:** (843)
953-3609

**Email:**
chartasg@cofc.edu

A preliminary outline of the course can
be found at the SCHEDULE website. Some of
this material is subject to change and this site will be constantly up-dated so
please check it before each class.

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Syllabus

__Required materials:__

The textbook for the course is College Physics (9^{th}
Edition), by Serway and Vuille.
The textbook sold at the official College of Charleston bookstore costs
$150 used and $200 new. You will also need a scientific calculator capable of
computing exponential functions.

** Course Objectives:** One of the main goals
of this class is to reveal to you the underlying laws of physics that explain
the various physical phenomena in our Universe. Introductory physics 1 will focus on the laws that describe
the motion of objects, kinetic and potential energy, the conservation of energy,
linear and rotational dynamics, Gravity, the properties of waves, the
properties of fluids and the laws of thermodynamics. The course concludes with
a brief introduction to sound. In addition to learning the laws of physics, students
in this class will be provided with the skills necessary to solve quantitative
problem. I recommend that you review the material before it is presented in
class. This will help you to better understand the concepts and enjoy the class.
I expect your active participation in the class.

__General Education Student Learning Outcomes:__

1. Students
apply physical/natural principles to analyze and solve problems.

2. Students
develop an understanding of the impact that science has on society.

A detailed description
of the general education objectives and physics learning outcomes of this
course can be found at Learning Outcomes.

** Midterm Exams Homework and Quizzes:** There will be 2 midterm exams over the semester. Homework will be
assigned after each chapter and I expect it to be turned in by the assigned due
date listed on the schedule web site. Several quizzes will be given during
lectures. The quizzes will be based on material already presented in lectures. There
will be no make-up quizzes for missed quizzes but you are permitted to miss one
quiz. There will be a final exam that will cover most of the material presented
in the lectures.

__Grades__

Your
final grade will be calculated as follows:

Homework |
5% |

Quizzes |
15% |

Participation |
10% |

Midterms |
40% |

Final |
30% |

Your
number grade will be converted into a letter grade as follows.

>85% |
A |

80-84% |
A- |

76-80% |
B+ |

72-76% |
B |

68-72% |
B- |

64-68% |
C+ |

60-64% |
C |

56-60% |
C- |

52-56% |
D+ |

48-52% |
D |

44-48% |
D- |

<44% |
F |

__Special Needs__

If you have any special needs or disabilities that
might require special arrangements to be made for any aspect of this course,
please let me know at the beginning of the semester or as soon as you become aware
of them.

__Class Policies:__

Cellular technology: Please respect your classmates and keep
your cellular devices off. Plan to be on time for class, and remain for the
duration of the class. I strongly recommend that you attend all classes. You
are responsible for any information provided and any announcement made in
class. You may use your laptops during lectures to take notes but you may not use
laptops or any type of cellular device during quizzes or exams.

__Cheating:__

Violations of the College of Charleston
Honor Code (including cheating or attempted cheating) will be referred to the
Office of Student Affairs for adjudication. Examples of cheating include
copying test or quiz answers, using cellular technology to communicate
information during a test or quiz, copying homework answers verbatim from an
external source.