# Physics 141

# Introduction to Physics

# Fall, 2014

# Bard College

- Instructor: Hal Haggard
- Office: 112 Rose
- Office Hours: W 1:45-2:45pm & F 4-5pm
- Email: haggard "usual at" bard.edu
- Phone: +1-845-758-7302

- Class Meeting: 102 Hegeman
- Time: MWF 10:10-11:30am

- Text: D. Halliday, R. Resnick, and J. Walker, Fundamentals of Physics Wiley (10th Ed, Aug 2013)

#### Organization and Logistics

A full syllabus can be downloaded here.
This includes a tentative list of topics and schedule.
##### Exam Schedule:

- Exam 1, September 29th & 30th: Motion problems in 1-D, 2-D, 3-D. Forces.
- Oral, November 10th & 11th: Forces, Energy, and Momentum.
- Exam 2, December 15th & 16: Comprehensive. Emphasis on post exam 1 material.

##### Course Grade:

The grade for this course will be based on your homework, two midterms and a final exam. The break down is,
- Weekly Homework (due on Wednesdays) 25%
- Lab write-ups (always due one week after lab) 25%
- Oral 15%
- Exam 1 15%
- Exam 2 20%

#### The course web site
(this site) will be used to post homework assignments and any other useful materials.

#### Homework
assignments

- Homework 1, due Wednesday, September 10th at 6pm: pdf.

- Homework 2, due Wednesday, September 17th at 6pm: pdf.

- Homework 3, due Wednesday, September 24th at 6pm: pdf.

- Homework 4, due Wednesday, October 8th at 6pm: pdf.

- Homework 5, due Wednesday, October 22nd at 6pm: pdf.

- Homework 6, due Wednesday, October 29th at 6pm: pdf.

- Homework 7, due Wednesday, November 5th at 6pm: pdf.

- Homework 8, due Wednesday, November 12th at 6pm: pdf.

- Homework 9, due Wednesday, November 19th at 6pm: pdf.

- Homework 10, due Wednesday, December 3rd at 6pm: pdf.

- Homework 11, due Wednesday, December 10th at 6pm: pdf.

####

- Lab 7 on Rotations: pdf.
- Lab 9 on Waves: pdf.

#### Supplemental Notes

- Midterm 2: Oral Exam Rubric,
pdf.