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  1. Conceptual Physics(Physics 1) Prof. Alejandro Garcia Spring 2007 Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  2. Contact Info • Office: Science Bldg. Room 245 • Office Phone: (408) 924-5244 • Office Hours: Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am, 4:30-5:30pm and also available by appointment. • E-mail:algarcia@algarcia.org • WWW:www.algarcia.org • Course website: www.algarcia.org/Phys1LecSp07.html Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  3. Course Overview This course will introduce you to some of the fundamental ideas in physics. The emphasis will be on the concepts of physics keeping the math to a minimum. We’ll cover a broad range of physics topics including: mechanics, waves & sound, light & optics, thermodynamics, electricity, and magnetism Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  4. Music For Physics: Different levels of music education, • Enjoy music • Know music artists, albums, etc. • Play a musical instrument • Read music & play • See the notes when you hear music You’re starting here This class will take you here Bachelors in Physics Doctorate in Physics Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  5. Required Textbook 9th Edition Paul Hewitt Conceptual Physics (10th or 9th Edition) No other books or workbooks are needed. 10th Edition Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  6. Grades • Homework (20%) • Quizzes & Participation (10%) • Midterms (20%,15%,15%) • Final Exam (20%) Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  7. Homework • Homework will be assigned and collected each class period. • No Late Homework. • Late homework cannot be accepted since solutions presented soon after collected. • May skip three homeworks without penalty. • The solutions will be posted, both on a bulleting board in the hallway and as PDF files on the course web site. Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  8. Special “Homework” Assignment Go to course website www.algarcia.org/Phys1LecSp07.html Find homework webpage. Download and print sample homework solution. Turn it in Monday, Jan. 29th Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  9. Quizzes • Short quiz during each class. • Before class, read the chapter for that day. • Quiz will be simple question from chapter. Chapter to read for next Tuesday: Newton’s First Law of Motion (Chap. 2) Quiz question will be: “What is Newton’s First Law of Motion?” Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  10. Class Participation • Often during lecture I’ll ask questions. • Raise your hand if you’d like to answer. • Participation is what counts, not whether or not you answer the question correctly. • You’re expected to participate at least few times during the semester. • Participation counts towards quizzes. Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  11. Midterms • Midterms will consist of questions, exercises, and problems similar (sometimes identical) to homework. • Final exam similar to midterms. • A week before the first midterm I’ll tell you more about the test. • Your best midterm counts 20% of your course grade; the other two count 15%. Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  12. Attendance • Will not be taking attendance. • However… • You are responsible for all the material discussed in class. • No make-up quizzes (can miss three quizzes with no penalty). • If you don’t attend, you can’t participate Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  13. Physics 1 Lab • Physics 1L is a one-unit laboratory course associated with Physics 1. • Not required unless you need a lower-division science lab for your major. • Can take the lecture and lab in different semesters (but not recommended). Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  14. Cheating • Don’t. Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  15. Sections Teaching both the 1:30pm and 3pm sections of Physics 1. Please attend the section to which you are registered. Contact me before class if you need to attend the alternate section. Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  16. Demos • Frequent demos to illustrate concepts. • Welcome volunteers • Safety comes first • No magic tricks, just physics Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  17. Demo: Vampire Stake Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU

  18. Next LectureChapter 2Newton’s First Law of Motion By Monday: Get the textbook Read Chapter 2 before class Visit the course website Download & print sample homework solution Physics 1 (Garcia) SJSU