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: Moodle. https://moodle.umt.edu

Homework site: Mastering Physics.

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, oscillations and waves, and thermodynamics.

- 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 problem-solving skills and an appreciation of the methods of physics

Mid-term Exams (4): 40%

Homework: 20%

iClicker Questions: 10%

Final Exam: 30%

This course can be taken only 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 22, October 13, November 3, and December 1.
You will be provided with a universal notecard for each exam and will
probably want to bring a calculator (*not* a smartphone!).
Programmable calculator lids must be stored in your bag/pack.
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 (the expectation is that a
four-credit class takes twelve hours per week of student time, including
lectures). **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 11). 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 Thursday, December 14.

It is departmental policy for this course that phones and laptops be put away during lecture.

**Add/Drop** can be performed online until September 21.
**Add/Drop** can be performed with the instructor's and advisor's
signatures until November 2. 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/vpesa/Dean%20of%20Students/default.php`

*
Students with disabilities may request reasonable modifications by
contacting me. The University of Montana assures equal access to
instruction for students with disabilities in collaboration with
instructors and Disability Services for Students, which is located in
Lommasson Center 154. The University does not permit fundamental
alterations of academic standards or retroactive modifications.
*

Week | Chapters | Topics | Notes |

Week 1 | Syllabus, Course Intro | ||

8/31 | (hardly a week) | ||

Week 2 | Ch. 1, Ch. 2 | Measurement, units, estimation; | |

9/5 - 9/7 | One-dimensional motion | no class Monday | |

Week 3 | Ch. 3, Ch. 4 | Two-dimensional motion - vectors, | |

9/11 - 9/14 | projectiles; Forces and Newton's Laws | ||

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

9/18 - 9/21 | friction, inclines | 9/22: First mid-term | |

Week 5 | Ch. 5 | Circular and rotational | |

9/25 - 9/29 | motion, orbits, and gravity | ||

Week 6 | Ch. 6 | Work and Energy | |

10/2 - 10/5 | |||

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

10/9 - 10/12 | 10/13: Second mid-term | ||

Week 8 | Ch. 8 | Rotational motion | |

10/16 - 10/19 | |||

Week 9 | Ch. 9, Ch. 10 | Static equilibrium; fluids | |

10/23 - 10/26 | |||

Week 10 | Ch. 10 | Fluids | |

10/30 - 11/2 | 11/3: Third mid-term | ||

Week 11 | Ch. 11 | Oscillations and waves | |

11/6 - 11/9 | |||

Week 12 | Ch. 11, Ch. 12 | Oscillations, waves, and sound | |

11/13 - 11/16 | |||

Week 13 | Ch. 12 | Sound | |

11/20 - 11/21 | no class Wed or Thurs | ||

Week 14 | Ch. 13 | Temperature and Kinetic Theory | |

11/27 - 11/30 | 12/1: Fourth mid-term | ||

Week 15 | Ch. 14, Ch. 15 | Heat and Thermodynamics | |

12/4 - 12/7 | |||

Week 16 | Review and Evaluations | ||

12/11 - 12/12 | 12/14: Final exam |

**Registering for Mastering Physics**

- Go to
`https://www.masteringphysics.com` - Click the STUDENT link under REGISTER
- Join the course using Course ID MPJANZEN25776
- 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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