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PHYS-1070 (20) 2pm

Elementary Physics (4 credits)

WMU Summer-I 2007 Semester

MTu ThF 2:00-3:40pm · 1110 Rood Hall

Registration CRN Numbers:

CRN: 20421 - PHYS-1070 - 100

This course is now completed.


Office Hours (Current) · Syllabus (Current) · Booklist (Searchable Web Page FYI only - Do NOT Print This); Booklist (full list as PDF - 5/8/2007 Tu) ·

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Final Course Grades and Breakdown by Category 7/1/2007 Sunday *** NEW!


Final Exam Stats

XF   raw   curved
n     20     20
hi   190    200
lo    97    120
ave  154.9  167.6
s.d.  29.59  25.69


Sample Exam 1 Solution (from Fall 2004) · Solution (from Summer 2006) ·

Sample Exam 1: First Set here and here (5-11-2007 Fr); Second Set here and here (5-14-2007 Mo); Third Set here and here (5-15-2007 Th).

NOTE: These are Exam 1's from previous semesters with solutions -- the Sample Exams handed out in class do NOT come with solutions, so you can learn how to assess your own answers. PTPBIP!

Summer-I 2007 Exam 1 Solution

Sample Exam 2 Solution (from Fall 2004) · Solution (from Summer 2006) ·

Sample Exam 2: First Set here and here (5-22-2007 Tu); Second set here and here (5-24-2007 Th); Third set here (5-29-2007 Tu);

NOTE: Exam 2 has been moved to Monday 4 June 2007 to give you an extra weekend of study time.

Summer-I 2007 Exam 2 Solution

Sample Exam 3 Solution (from Fall 2004) · Solution (from Fall 2003) ·

Sample Exam 3: First Set here and here (6-7-2007 Th); Second Set here and here and here (6-11-2007 M);

NOTE: Exam 3 has been moved to Monday 18 June 2007 to give you an extra weekend of study time.

NOTE: The heat energy Q needed to change the temperature or phase of a material (specific heat, heat capacity, latent heats) will not be on Exam 3.

Summer-I 2007 Exam 3 Solution

Sample Final Exam Solution (from Fall 2004) · Solution (from Fall 2003) ·

Sample Final Exam: First Set here and here (6-19-2007 Tu); Second Set here (6-21-2007 Th); Third Set here and here (6-22-2007 Fr)

FINAL EXAM FORMAT: As in the Sample Exams handed out Friday 22 June 2007, one problem of multiple guess questions (50,000 points), and three problems each with five parts (3 × 50,000 points), for a total of 200,000 points. Yes, the Final Exam is cumulative. Roughly ¼ Exam 1 material, ¼ Exam 2, ¼ Exam 3 and ¼ the material since Exam 3. But you've seen the Sample Final Exams.


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Course Descriptions from the WMU Undergraduate Catalog

via Registrar’s Pages on GoWMU (http://gowmu.wmich.edu/)

PHYS 1070 Elementary Physics – 4 hrs. –

This course surveys physics from mechanics to modern physics in one semester. It is designed for students in curricula requiring a one semester course at the level of general college physics. Prerequisite: MATH 1100 or equivalent. Corequisite: PHYS 1080.

PHYS 1080 Elementary Physics Laboratory – 1 hrs. –

This is a laboratory course which includes exercises related to topics covered in PHYS 1070. Corequisite: PHYS 1070.

Course Goals:

TO BECOME KNOWLEDGEABLE and FUNCTIONAL in using physical science concepts and conceptual relationships to describe, predict and explain events in the everyday world. TO UNDERSTAND the basic nature of science, that it consists of two kinds of truths, some observationally true and other truths that are accepted because of supported theories. TO UNDERSTAND how scientists talk about the world and to understand how this differs from how non-scientists talk about the world. TO ACCEPT the importance of the knowledge of "how we know something is so" in science. TO UNDERSTAND the importance of prior conceptions about the physical world in learning (and teaching) physical science and how it interacts with Nature.

Course Schedule

July  3 Tue  - Grades Due at Noon
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