General Physics with Calculus 
Phys 221
5 credits.

Professor:  Dr. Tovar Contact Information

Quick Overview:

  • Course Text is Serway & Jewett, 5th Ed.
  • Course Begins with Units (i.e. Dimensional Analysis), Ch. 1.
  • Course Covers Forces, Ch 4.
  • Course Covers Kinematics, Ch. 2,3.
  • Course Covers Newton's Laws and its Applications, Ch. 5-7.
All web information relating to this course is subject to change.
Official Syllabus
Phys 221 LAB

New to the Phys 221?  Read This Now!

Important Links
How are velocity and acceleration different? Usaine Bolt video1 talk about model then show video2 (scoll down a bit) and listen to what Bolt says.
Tovar's Projectile Motion Summary Sheets
Tovar's Physics Cheat Sheet

Ch 2 Conceptual Problems
Ch 4 Conceptual Problems
Misc. Applications

Note: Quizzes to be determined - Quizzes are CLOSED BOOK, 1 page of Notes!
           Homework assigned in from S&J.
              Exams are taken from all sources! - Exams are Closed Book, 1 page of Notes

 


Read Before Class
Class Activities
Assignments Due
Week 1 Monday: 
First Class Session

Tuesday:  S&J 1.1 - 1.3 Physics Primer

Thursday:  S&J 1.4 - 1.5 S&J, ch. 1 - Pre-physics

Friday: 


Week 2 Monday: 
Forces - Overview

Tuesday: 
Forces hw1 due

Thursday: 



Friday: 


Week 3 Monday: 



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Thursday: 

hw2 due

Friday:


Week 4 Monday: 



Tuesday:



Thursday: 
Exam #1:  Preparation
Closed Book, 1 page of notes
hw3 due

Friday:


Week 5 Monday: 



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Thursday:

hw4 due

Friday:


Week 6 Monday: 



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Thursday: 

hw5 due

Friday:


Week 7 Monday: 



Tuesday: 



Thursday: 

hw6 due

Friday:


Week 8 Monday: 



Tuesday: 



Thursday: 
Exam #2: Preparation
Closed Book, 1 page of notes
hw7 due

Friday:
Go over Exam 2

Week 9 Monday: 



Tuesday: 

hw8 due

Thursday:
Thanksgiving - No Class

Friday:
Thanksgiving - No Class
Week 10 Monday: 



Tuesday: 



Thursday: 



Friday: 


Finals Week

Final Exam: Preparation
Closed Book, 1 page of notes


Other Links

Physics Virtual Laboratory
How Things Work
How to solve physics problems

Some good physics problems online


New Students:

  • I suggest you get a 1" - 1 1/2" binder devoted exclusively to this course (with dividers).  I'll have handouts that you'll need to have quick reference to during class, and a binder is best for this.
  • You'll need a printer paper for each lab session.
  • You'll need a quadrilled (graph paper-type) laboratory notebook.
  • Bring your textbook to each class session.
  • Read my comprehensive Physics Primer.
  • Read the Homework Grading Criteria
  • Read the Syllabus

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