# PHYS 2211

**Principles of Physics I**

Fall 2019

**Professor Nikolaos Kidonakis**

Office: SC 437

Phone: (470) 578-6607

email: nkidonak@kennesaw.edu

Web: http://facultyweb.kennesaw.edu/nkidonak

**Lectures:** MWF 9:05-9:55am, Clendenin Bldg 1010

**Recitations:** MWF 10:10-11:00am, University College 200

**Office hours:** After recitations

**Textbook:** Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics,

Serway and Jewett, 10th ed.

**Catalog course description**

PHYS 2211. Principles of Physics I. 4-0-3.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 1190

This course is an introductory calculus-based course on classical mechanics,

waves, and special relativity. The student will be able to apply Newton's

laws and conservation of energy and momentum to various problems in

kinematics and dynamics, use the law of universal gravitation to analyze the

behavior of falling objects and objects in orbital motion, describe simple

harmonic motion, oscillations, and waves, and explain the basic ideas of

special relativity.

**Course content**

PHYS 2211 is a calculus-based course on classical mechanics and related

topics. Problem solving will be emphasized. Homework is an integral part of

the course.

The course will cover one- and two-dimensional motion, Newton's laws,

work and energy, momentum and collisions, rotational motion, gravitation,

simple harmonic motion, waves, and special relativity.

**Learning outcomes**

1. Analyze and solve kinematical problems for systems moving in one and

two dimensions using pictorial, graphical, physical, or mathematical

representations (including calculus and vectors) of the system, and other

representations as appropriate. 2. Analyze and solve statics and dynamics

problems using Newton's laws (including the law of gravitation) in one and

two dimensions using multiple representations including free-body

diagrams and mathematical descriptions (including calculus and vectors) of

the system. 3. Analyze and apply the conservation laws (energy and

momentum) for linear and rotational systems, and develop solutions using

multiple representations, including pictorial, graphical, or mathematical

(including calculus and vectors) descriptions as appropriate. 4. Examine

simple harmonic motion and compute parameters related to it in such

applications as mass spring oscillators, simple pendulums, and sinusoidal

transverse waves. 5. Use special relativity to analyze differences in the

behavior of objects as observed in different inertial reference frames, and

explain the equivalence of mass and energy.

**Grading**

Homework 10%

Tests 60% (3 tests, 20% each)

Final Exam 30%

Grades: A >90%; B 80%-90%; C 70%-80%; D 60%-70%; F <60%

**Withdrawal**

Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is October 9.

**Tentative Schedule**

Aug 19-23

Introduction; one-dimensional motion

Chapter 1: Sects. 1.1-1.6

Chapter 2: Sects. 2.1-2.9

Homework: Chapter 1: Problems 2, 9, 11

Chapter 2: Problems 5, 7, 9, 17, 27

Aug 26-30

Vectors; two-dimensional motion

Chapter 3: Sects. 3.1-3.4

Chapter 4: Sects. 4.1-4.6

Homework: Chapter 3: Problems 3, 7, 14, 31

Chapter 4: Problems 2, 11, 13, 16, 19, 24, 33

Sept 4-6

Review; Test 1

Sept 6: Test 1

Sep 9-13

Newton's laws and applications

Chapter 5: Sects. 5.1-5.8

Chapter 6: Sects. 6.1-6.3

Homework: Chapter 5: Problems 3,5,7,12,18,20,22,23,31

Homework: Chapter 6: Problems 1,5,11

Sep 16-20

Work and Energy

Chapter 7: Sects. 7.1-7.9

Homework: Chapter 7: Problems 1,8,16,19,25,33,36,47

Sep 23-27

Energy and Power

Chapter 8: Sects. 8.1-8.5

Homework: Chapter 8: Problems 3,7,13,17,26,35

Sept 30-Oct 4

Review; Test 2

Oct 2: Test 2

Oct 7-11 Momentum and collisions

Chapter 9: Sects. 9.1-9.9

Homework: Chapter 9: Problems 1,5,9,12,15,26,34,36,45

Oct 14-18

Rotation of rigid objects

Chapter 10: Sects. 10.1-10.9

Homework: Chapter 10: Problems 2,3,11,14,16,23,25,28,35

Oct 21-25

Angular momentum; Static equilibrium

Chapter 11: Sects. 11.1-11.4

Chapter 12: Sects. 12.1-12.3

Homework: Chapter 11: Problems 1,7,11,12,17,25,27

Chapter 12: Problems 2,3,14,24

Oct 28-Nov 1

Gravitation

Chapter 13: Sects. 13.1-13.6

Homework: Chapter 13: Problems 2,5,7,9,11,14,16,17,22

Nov 4-Nov 8

Review; Test 3

Nov 6: Test 3

Nov 11-15

Simple Harmonic Motion; Waves

Chapter 15: Sects. 15.1-15.5

Chapter 16: Sects. 16.1-16.2, 16.5

Homework: Chapter 15: Problems 1,3,7,11,15,16,17,22

Chapter 16: Problems 8,9,21

Nov 18-22

Special Relativity

Chapter 38: Sects. 38.1-38.6

Homework: Chapter 38: Problems 3,4,7,17,19,20,22

Nov 25-29

Fall break; no classes

Dec 2-6

Relativity

Chapter 38: Sects. 38.7-38.9

Homework: Chapter 38: Problems 23,27,29,35,41,53

Dec 9

Review

**Final Exam** Wednesday, Dec 11, 8:00am-10:00am

**Exams Policy**

Please note that any mobile device that transmits a signal is not permitted

to be used in an exam. All mobile devices should be deactivated during

exams. Final exam make-up is only for documented and excused

emergencies or for scheduling conflicts with other final exams.

**Academic Integrity**

Every KSU student is responsible for upholding the provisions of the

Student Code of Conduct, as published in the Undergraduate and Graduate

Catalogs. The Student Code of Conduct addresses the University's policy

on academic honesty, including provisions regarding plagiarism and

cheating, unauthorized access to University materials,

misrepresentation/falsification of University records or academic work,

malicious/intentional misuse of computer facilities and/or services, and

misuse of student identification cards. Incidents of alleged academic

misconduct will be handled through the established procedures of the

University.

**Attendance & Participation**

Students are expected to attend all lectures and recitations, take all tests

and exams, and complete all homework assignments.

**Other Policies**

See the Student Handbook for other policies.

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