PHY 110 Physics For Scientists and Engineers
Fall 2017
TWRF 11:00 Ð 11:50, MLT 208
Instructor: Dr. George Rutherford email ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊMLT 308AÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ4382934
Text: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 9th edition, by Serway and Jewett, published by Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning.
Note: While you are not required to purchase the hardcopy of the text, you are required to have electronic access (which includes electronic access to the full text) in order to do the online homework problems. A good compromise might be the publisherÕs ÒhybridÓ version, which includes full electronic access and a paperback version of the text (this limited version of the text does not include the endofchapter problems, but they are included in the electronic access). Be sure you purchase "MultiTerm" access if you plan to take PHY 111 and/or PHY 112 in following semesters. The multiterm electronic access is ISBN 9781285858401
WebAssign Class Key is ilstu 3835 2751
Here is a video with instructions for enrollment in WebAssign. Use the class key above to enroll yourself in the WebAssign part of the course.
Here is a link to the User's Guide for Students.
Labs: ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ
Section  Day and Time  Room  TA 
2  Tues 1:00  3:50  MLT 217  Zach Temple 
3  Tues 6:00  8:50  MLT 217  Andrew Eggers 
5  Wed 12:00  2:50  MLT 217  Dr. Bogue 
6  Wed 6:00  8:50  MLT 217  Zach Temple 
Laboratory Manual for PHY 110 is required and may be purchased at the usual bookstores.
Calculator: A scientific calculator is also required and should be brought to every class or lab meeting.
Course Objectives: This is the first of a threesemester sequence in a calculusbased treatment of fundamental physics topics. This first semester will cover topics in mechanics. The associated laboratory will focus on measurement, data analysis, and presentation skills. Upon successful completion of this course, you should:
Course Format: The course consists of lecture periods and laboratory sessions. Hour exams will occur during the lecture sessions indicated on the tentative schedule. Pop quizzes can occur at any time.
Grading: Your performance will be assessed in a number of ways. There will be three hourlong exams and a comprehensive final exam, several popquizzes, electronic homework problems and lab reports. These components will be combined with the following weights to determine your final course grade:
Exams (3 x 10% each)  30% 
Pop Quizzes (drop lowest)  15% 
Electronic Homework (drop lowest)  15% 
Lab Reports (drop lowest)  20% 
Final Exam  20% 
Total  100% 
Letter grades are typically determined by: A: 90%, B = 80 to 89%, C = 70 to 79%, D = 60 to 69%, and F: 59% or below. A curve is possible but not guaranteed. Class behavior and participation can influence letter grades awarded for course averages near the numerical boundaries between letter grades. In addition, your course grade can be reduced even further for rude or disruptive behavior, chronic late arrival to class, use of mobile electronic devices in class, or similar behavior. Cheating or plagiarism is considered grounds for failure in the course.
Quizzes and exams can be a combination of multiple choice, short answer, or showyourwork problems, and they can cover any topic in the text (whether we discuss it in class or not), lectures, or lab. Since one pop quiz grade, one electronic homework grade, and one lab report grade will be dropped before your course average is calculated, no makeups are allowed in those categories. A makeup or rescheduled exam may be possible in rare cases with sufficiently good reason (sickness, death in the immediate family, official university absence, etc.).
General Advice: The following is a collection of general advice gleaned from more than twenty years of teaching physics.
The following is a tentative schedule of the topics weÕll cover, lab assignments, and exam dates, etc. Remember that it is tentative and subject to change at my discretion.
22Aug 
Intro to class; Scientific notation; uncertainty; dimensional analysis  Lab 0: Intro to Mathematica 
23Aug 
Unit conversion; 1d motion 

24Aug 
Calculus refresher  A Graphing Notebook 
25Aug 
More 1d motion  
29Aug 
1d motion problems and graphs  Lab 1: Making and using graphs 
30Aug 
Vectors  1D Motion Problems 
31Aug 
Problems and demonstrations  Easy Projectile Problems 
1Sep 
2d motion; projectile motion  Quiz 1 Solution 
5Sep 
More projectile motion; uniform circular motion  Lab 0.1 More Mathematica 
6Sep 
General curvilinear motion; relative motion  
7Sep 
Problems and demonstrations  TestData2.txt 
8Sep 
Laws of motion  Quiz 2 Solution 
12Sep 
Laws of motion, cont'd.  Lab 2: Intro to DataStudio 
13Sep 
Friction  
14Sep 
Problems and demonstrations  Practice Exam 1 
15Sep 
Circular motion  Quiz 3 Solution 
19Sep 
Resistive forces  
20Sep 
Scalar product; Work  
21Sep 
Problems and demonstrations  
22Sep 
EXAM 1: Chapters 1  5  
26Sep 
Workenergy theorem  Lab 3: Freefall 
27Sep 
Potential energy and conservative forces  Linear Regression Formulas 
28Sep 
Problems and demonstrations  
29Sep 
More energy problems  
3Oct 
Conservation of energy  Lab 4: Projectile Motion 
4Oct 
Problems using conservation of energy  
5Oct 
Problems and demonstrations  
6Oct 
Linear momentum; intro to collisions  
10Oct 
2d collisions  Lab 5: Newton's Second Law 
11Oct 
Center of mass  
12Oct 
Problems and demonstrations  
13Oct 
Angular variables and kinematics  
17Oct 
Torque and kinetics and moment of inertia  Lab 6: Conservation of Energy 
18Oct 
Continued  Revised Lab 6 Instructions 
19Oct 
Problems and demonstrations  
20Oct 
Conservation of energy in rotation; rolling motion  
24Oct 
Vector cross product  Practice Exam 2 
25Oct 
Conservation of angular momentum  Practice Chapter 10 Quiz 
26Oct 
Problems and demonstrations  
27Oct 
EXAM 2: Chapters 6  10  
31Oct 
Statics, continued  Lab 7: Ballistic Pendulum 
1Nov 
Statics problems  Wheel Suspension diagram 
2Nov 
Review of Chapters 13 and 14  
3Nov 
Oscillatory motion; mass on a spring  
7Nov 
Simple harmonic motion; add energy  
8Nov 
Pendulum; damped and forced oscillation  
9Nov 
Problems and demonstrations  
10Nov 
Motion of a disturbance; traveling pulses  
14Nov 
Traveling harmonic waves  Lab 8: Simple Harmonic Motion 
15Nov 
Sound waves; pressure variation  
16Nov 
Problems and demonstrations  
17Nov 
Intensity and sound level  
21Nov 
Thanksgiving Holiday  
22Nov 

23Nov 
Practice Exam 3  
24Nov 

28Nov 
Doppler effect  
29Nov 
Superposition and interference  
30Nov 
Problems and demonstrations  
1Dec 
EXAM 3: Chapters 11–12, 15–16  
5Dec 
Standing waves  Lab 9: Standing Waves 
6Dec 
Continued  
7Dec 
Problems and demonstrations  Practice Final Exam 
8Dec 
Review and catchup 
The final examination date and time will be announced later.