Instructor: Paul Janzen

Office: CHCB 128

Phone: 243-2374

Email: paul.janzen@umontana.edu

Office hours: M,Tu 11:00 - 12:00; W 2:00 - 5:00, and by appointment - also, I'm just usually around.

Text:

Online homework requires access to Mastering Physics.

In-class quizzes require

Lectures: M Tu W Th, 9:00 - 9:50, CHCB 131

Course website:

Homework site:

Prerequisite: M122, M151, or equivalent

Corequisite: PHSX 206N (lab)

An introduction to classical physics. Topics include kinematics in one and more than one dimension, forces, conservation of energy and momentum, fluids, thermodynamics, and oscillations and waves.

At the end of this course, the student:

- will have a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the fundamental concepts of classical physics
- will have improved critical thinking and problem-solving skills, particularly as related to physical modelling and approximation, and the application of mathematics to the description of physical reality
- will comprehend the physical interpretation of mathematical results
- will have improved ability to apply learned concepts and techniques to new situations
- will have developed an appreciation of the methods of physics

**I strongly encourage regular attendance.** In-class iClicker
quizzes are part of the grade, but more importantly, exams will be based on
lectures and in-class discussions. Regular attendance, while not
mandatory, is vital to student success.

Mid-term Exams (4): 40%

Homework: 25%

iClicker Questions: 10%

Final Exam: 25%

This course can only be taken with the traditional grading option.

The four mid-term exams will be held in CHCB 131 on Fridays from
9:00 - 9:50 AM (the same time as classes Monday-Thursday).
The dates are September 16, October 7, October 28, and November 18.
You will be provided with a universal notecard for each exam and will
probably want to bring a calculator (*not* a smartphone!). Otherwise,
exams are closed book. Make-up exams will be given only in extreme
situations and must be arranged **in advance**.

Weekly homework assignments are essential to the development of problem-solving
skills through applying the physics you are learning. The assignments will
typically take 2-5 hours to complete. **No late homework** will be
accepted. For each student, the homework assignment with the lowest grade will be dropped
and will not contribute to the student's course grade.

In-class quizzes using the iClicker will start in the second week of class
(September 6). A typical class will include the posing of several
questions to gauge student understanding. Some credit will be given for
participation; additional credit will be given for correct answers.
Some questions will be partly based on reading assigned in the previous
class; note that these questions will be based on concepts presented and
not on minutiae.
Because Internet connectivity is often poor in the classroom, all students
must use an actual iClicker remote: smartphone iClicker apps will
*not* be supported, as per department policy.

The final exam, which comprehensively covers the entire course, will be held in the usual classroom from 8:00 - 10:00 AM on Monday, December 19.

**Add/Drop** can be performed online until September 19.
**Add/Drop** can be performed with the instructor's and advisor's
signatures until October 31. But don't take my word for it: refer to
`http://www.umt.edu/registrar/students/dropadd.php` for full details.

*All students must practise academic honesty. Academic misconduct is
subject to an academic penalty by the course instructor and/or a disciplinary
sanction by the University. All students need to be familiar with the
Student Conduct Code. The Code is available for review online at*
`http://www.umt.edu/vpsa/policies/student_conduct.php`

*
Students with disabilities may request reasonable modifications by
contacting me. The University of Montana assures equal access to
instruction through collaboration between students with disabilities,
instructors, and Disability Services for Students. ``Reasonable'' means the
University permits no fundamental alterations of academic standards or
retroactive modifications.
*

Week | Chapters | Topics | Notes |

Week 1 | Ch. 1, Ch. 2 | Intro, math review, | |

8/29 - 9/1 | one-dimensional motion | ||

Week 2 | Ch. 2, Ch. 3 | Vectors, two-dimensional | |

9/5 - 9/8 | motion | no class Monday | |

Week 3 | Ch. 3, Ch. 4 | Forces: Newton's Laws | 9/16: First mid-term |

9/12 - 9/15 | |||

Week 4 | Ch. 5 | Applying Newton's Laws; | |

9/19 - 9/22 | friction, pulleys | ||

Week 5 | Ch. 6, Ch. 7 | Circular and rotational | |

9/26 - 9/30 | motion, orbits, and gravity | ||

Week 6 | Ch. 7, Ch. 8 | Rotational motion, | 10/7: Second mid-term |

10/3 - 10/6 | equilibrium, springs | ||

Week 7 | Ch. 9 | Momentum and collisions | |

10/10 - 10/13 | |||

Week 8 | Ch. 10 | Energy and work; | |

10/17 - 10/20 | conservation of energy | ||

Week 9 | Ch. 11 | Energy and entropy | 10/28: Third mid-term |

10/24 - 10/27 | |||

Week 10 | Ch. 12, Ch. 13 | Thermal properties of matter; | |

10/31 - 11/3 | fluids | ||

Week 11 | Ch. 13 | Fluids | |

11/7 - 11/10 | no class Tuesday | ||

Week 12 | Ch. 14 | Oscillations | 11/18: Fourth mid-term |

11/14 - 11/17 | |||

Week 13 | Ch. 15 | Waves and sound | |

11/21 - 11/24 | no class Wed or Thurs | ||

Week 14 | Ch. 15, Ch. 16 | Waves, standing waves, | |

11/28 - 12/1 | superposition | ||

Week 15 | Ch. 16, review, | ||

12/5 - 12/8 | evals | ||

12/12 | (last day of class) |

**Registering for Mastering Physics**

- Go to
`http://www.masteringphysics.com` - Click the STUDENT link under REGISTER
- Join the course using Course ID
**MPJANZEN19734** - Create an account if you don't already have one
- Click the button for ``access code'' if you have one (i.e., if you bought the text. Otherwise you'll need to purchase online access
- Enter your Mastering Physics access code. You may need the UM zip code: 59812.
- Complete the registration and log in

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