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PHYS-1070 (27)

Elementary Physics (4 credits)

WMU Spring 2014 Semester

MTuWThF 10:00-10:50pm · 1104 Rood Hall · 1110 Rood Hall

Pay attention to the ROOM CHANGE above!

Please note that while the class may be listed as FULL, please see the Dept. secretaries (below).

Registration CRN Numbers:

CRN: 11064 - PHYS 1070 - 100

Office Hours (Current) · Syllabus (Current) · Topic 1 Assignment (Assigned Friday 17 January 2014) · Physics Help Room (3302 Rood Hall, starts Wednesday 8 January 2014) · Topic 2 Worksheets (03-21-2014 Fri; updated 04-07-2014 Mon)

Need Help with Registration? Come to the Physics Dept Office -- 1120/1122 Everett

Lori Krum

Lori Krum -- Office Coordinator

7th edition

The 7th edition should have been ordered.

NOTE: The WMU Library is including PHYS-1070 in its Textbook Pilot Project: 
"Inquiry Into Physics, 7th edition, Call number: QC23.2 .O88 2013 has been 
placed on Reserve at Waldo Library for your students.  Please share the 
following information… One (1) copy is on Reserve in Waldo Library and it 
may be borrowed for two (2) hours at a time.  To borrow the book, the student 
will need to present the call number listed above at the Access Services 
Desk of Waldo Library.  Interlibrary loan requests for this book will be 
canceled and the requestor will be notified that the book is available on 
Reserve."  This is for your convenience, if you don't have the textbook with
you on campus, NOT so you can avoid buying the textbook. -- Dr. Phil

Lost and Found items, look here

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Exam 1 was rescheduled for Friday 7 February 2014.

PRE-FINAL GRADES FOR PHYS-1070 CAN BE FOUND HERE.

MID-TERM GRADES FOR PHYS-1070 CAN BE FOUND HERE. Updated 3-13-2014.

FIRST WORK MID-TERM GRADES FOR PHYS-1070 CAN BE FOUND HERE.



FINAL COURSE GRADES AND BREAKDOWN BY CATEGORY FOR PHYS-1070 Spring 2014


This Week in PHYS-1070 at 10am.


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

Sample Exam 1: First Set here (1-22-2013 We) and here ; Second Set here (1-24-2014 Fr) and here ; Third Set here and Fourth Set here (1-27-2014 Mo). Added Fifth Set here (2-2-2014 Su)

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

Sample Exam 2: First Set here (2-12-2014 We); Second Set here (2-17-2014 Mo); Third set here (2-20-2014 Th); Fourth set here (2-24-2014 Mo)

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

Sample Exam 3: First Set here and here (3-18-2014 Tu) ; Second Set here (3-25-2014 Tu) ; Third Set here (4-1-2014 Tu) ;

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

Sample Final Exam: First Set here and here (04-07-2014 Mo); Second Set here (04-10-2014 Th); Third Set here and here (04-16-2014 We);

NOTE: There is material in the Sample Final Exams which we will NOT cover this semester, due to time constraints. Keep track of the topics we cover in class.

FINAL EXAM FORMAT: As in the Sample Exams, 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. Two full hours. 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.


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. Prerequisites: MATH 1100 or equivalent. Corequisites: PHYS 1080.

PHYS 1080: Elementary Physics Laboratory (1 hr)

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



Jan.  6 Mon - PHYS-1070 Begins for Spring 2014 · 1110 Rood Hall
Jan.  7 Tue - Rescheduled First Day of Class due to weather
Jan.  7 Tue - PHYS-1080 Laboratory Begins This Week (Update Coming?)
Jan.  8 Wed - Rescheduled First Day of Class due to weather
Jan. 10 Fri - Regular Weekly Quizzes Begin
Jan. 10 Fri - Drop/Add Ends (100% Refund)
Jan. 10 Fri - Last Day to Drop without "W"
Jan. 20 Mon - WMU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities < No Classes >
Jan. 31 Fri - Hour Exam 1
Feb.  7 Fri - Hour Exam 1 < < < Rescheduled
Feb. 27 Thu - Hour Exam 2
Feb. 28 Fri - Spirit Day < No Classes > , Semester Recess begins
Mar.  3-7   - "Spring" Break - No Classes
Mar. 10 Mon - Classes Resume
Mar. 17 Mon - Last Day to Drop with "W"
Apr.  4 Fri - Hour Exam 3
Apr. 10 Thu - Topic 1 (Book Report) (due by 5pm Friday)
Apr. 14 Mon - Grace Period for Topic 1 ends at 5pm
Apr. 17 Thu - Review Class
Apr. 18 Fri - Last Regular Day of Class
Apr. 18 Fri - Good Friday (not a WMU holiday)
Apr. 20 Sun - FYI - Easter Sunday
Apr. 21-25  - FINALS WEEK
Apr. 22 Tue - Final Exam 10:15-12:15pm (2 hours)
Apr. 25 Fri - End of Spring Semester
Apr. 29 Tue - Grades Due at Noon



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