Course OverviewThe purpose of this course is to provide a first introduction to physics at the college level. Topics covered in this course include the mechanics of solids and liquids, oscillations, heat, and thermodynamics. Mathematical techniques will be limited to basic algebra, trigonometry, and geometry.
Course information, such as the syllabus and lectures will be posted here as a supplement to LON-CAPA. Homework and pre-class assignments, as well as the lecture slides and lab manuals, are on LON-CAPA.
The course catalog description for PHYS 2001 can be accessed here. The link to the Spring 2017 webpage for PHYS2001 is here.
Lecture Slides (*updated after lecture; contact me for .ppt file)
- Lecture 1 (1/16): Intro, Fundamentals
- Lecture 2 (1/18): One-dimensional kinematics, part 1
- Lecture 3 (1/23): One-dimensional kinematics, part 2
- Lecture 4 (1/25): Two-dimensional kinematics, part 1
- Lecture 5 (1/30): Two-dimensional kinematics, part 2
- Lecture 6 (2/1): Two-dimensional kinematics, part 3
- Lecture 7 (2/6): Forces, part 1
- Lecture 8 (2/8): Forces, part 2
- Lecture 9 (2/13): Forces, part 3
- Lecture 10 (2/15): Torque, part 1
- Lecture 11 (2/20): Torque, part 2
- Lecture 12 (2/22): Energy part 1
- Lecture 13 (2/27): Energy part 2
- Lecture 14 (3/1): Momentum part 1
- Lecture 15 (3/6): Momentum part 2
- Lecture 16 (3/8): Momentum part 3, Eneryg part 3
- Professor Lucas (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be delivering the remainder of the lectures for the semester. For a sneak preview, they will look something like these lectures from last year.
- Quiz yourself on in-class questions using review questions posted on TopHat (join code 054982)
- Intro Physics Texbook (free pdf from OpenStax)
- Math Refresher: Some math basics.
- PhET Simulations: Interactive physics simulations from UC Boulder.
- Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions will take place weekly 7:20-8:10pm on Mondays and Thursdays in Morton Hall room 222 (starting the 2nd week of classes).
Academic HonestyThis goes without saying … but I'll say it anyways: you are expected to act in an academically honest fashion. This means abiding by the Ohio University Honor Code and adhering to the Code of Conduct.
If you have any concerns as to what does or does not constitute academic dishonesty (e.g. sharing work on homework assignments), please don't hesitate to ask me.