PHY 110 Physics For Scientists and Engineers
Spring 2018
MTWR 10:00 Ð 10:50, MLT 214
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 7484 5680
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  Fri 8:00  10:50  MLT 217  Dr. Bogue 
3  Fri 1:00  3:50  MLT 217  Zachary 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.
15Jan 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  Lab 0: Intro to Mathematica 
16Jan 
Intro to class; Scientific notation; uncertainty; dimensional analysis Unit conversion; 1d motion 

17Jan 
Calculus refresher  A Graphing Notebook 
18Jan 
More 1d motion  
22Jan 
1d motion problems and graphs  Lab 1: Making and using graphs 
23Jan 
Vectors  1D Motion Problems 
24Jan 
Problems and demonstrations  Easy Projectile Problems 
25Jan 
2d motion; projectile motion  Quiz 1 Solution 
29Jan 
More projectile motion; uniform circular motion  Lab 0.1 More Mathematica 
30Jan 
General curvilinear motion; relative motion  
31Jan 
Problems and demonstrations  TestData2.txt 
1Feb 
Laws of motion  Quiz 2 Solution 
5Feb 
Laws of motion, cont'd.  Lab 2: Intro to DataStudio 
6Feb 
Friction  
7Feb 
Problems and demonstrations  Practice Exam 1 
8Feb 
Circular motion  Quiz 3 Solution 
12Feb 
Resistive forces  
13Feb 
Scalar product; Work  
14Feb 
Problems and demonstrations  Quiz 4 Solution 
15Feb 
EXAM 1: Chapters 1  5  
19Feb 
Workenergy theorem  Lab 3: Freefall 
20Feb 
Potential energy and conservative forces  Linear Regression Formulas 
21Feb 
Problems and demonstrations  
22Feb 
More energy problems  Quiz 5 Solution 
26Feb 
Conservation of energy  Lab 4: Projectile Motion 
27Feb 
Problems using conservation of energy  
28Feb 
Problems and demonstrations  
1Mar 
Linear momentum; intro to collisions  
5Mar 
2d collisions  Lab 5: Newton's Second Law 
6Mar 
Center of mass  Quiz 6 Solution 
7Mar 
Problems and demonstrations  
8Mar 
Angular variables and kinematics  Quiz 7 Solution 
12Mar 
Spring Break  
13Mar 

14Mar 

15Mar 

19Mar 
Torque and kinetics and moment of inertia  Lab 6: Conservation of Energy 
20Mar 
Continued  Revised Lab 6 Instructions 
21Mar 
Problems and demonstrations  
22Mar 
Conservation of energy in rotation; rolling motion  Quiz 8 Solution 
26Mar 
Vector cross product  Practice Exam 2 
27Mar 
Conservation of angular momentum  
28Mar 
Problems and demonstrations  Quiz 9 Solution 
29Mar 
EXAM 2: Chapters 6  10  
2Apr 
Statics, continued  Lab 7: Ballistic Pendulum 
3Apr 
Statics problems  Wheel Suspension diagram 
4Apr 
Review of Chapters 13 and 14  
5Apr 
Oscillatory motion; mass on a spring  Quiz 10 Solution 
9Apr 
Simple harmonic motion; add energy  
10Apr 
Pendulum; damped and forced oscillation  
11Apr 
Problems and demonstrations  
12Apr 
Motion of a disturbance; traveling pulses  Quiz 11 Solution 
16Apr 
Traveling harmonic waves  Lab 8: Simple Harmonic Motion 
17Apr 
Sound waves; pressure variation  Quiz 12 Solution 
18Apr 
Problems and demonstrations  
19Apr 
Intensity and sound level  Practice Exam 3 
23Apr 
Doppler effect  
24Apr 
Superposition and interference  
25Apr 
Problems and demonstrations  
26Apr 
EXAM 3: Chapters 11–12, 15–16  
30Apr 
Standing waves  Lab 9: Standing Waves 
1May 
Continued  
2May 
Problems and demonstrations  Practice Final Exam 
3May 
Review and catchup 
The final examination time will be announced later in the semester.