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PHYS-1070 (29)

Elementary Physics (4 credits)

WMU Fall 2015 Semester

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

Please note that while the class may be listed as FULL, please see the Dept. secretaries (below). There is a waiting list -- the limiting factor is the number of seats in the PHYS-1080 lab.

Registration CRN Numbers:

CRN: 40182 - PHYS 1070 - 100

Office Hours (Current) · Syllabus (Current) · Topic 1 Assignment (Current) · Physics Help Room (3302 Rood Hall, starts Tuesday 8 September 2015) ·

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

Jennifer Snyder Lori Krum

Jennifer Snyder -- Administrative Asst.     Lori Krum -- Office Coordinator

About 1104 Rood Hall... 1104 Rood Hall

For Fall 2015, we're in the big lecture hall 1104 Rood -- which can be accessed from either the northwest or northeast doors to Rood Hall. Everett Tower is across the gap -- that's where the Physics Dept. offices and Dr. Phil's office are located.

OpenStax College Physics

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE TEXTBOOK

We are NOT using the expensive traditional textbook as before.
Instead we are using the OPENSTAX online textbook.  It is FREE.
You will be able to decide how you want to use it -- online,
download chapters as need, or even (for a fee) order a printed
copy of the textbook.   Details here.

Lost and Found items, look here

Dr. Phil on Homework and Studying for Science Classes.

Dr. Phil's New Physics Class on Facebook. (If you have registered for the course, you can join the Facebook group now.)

EARLY MID-TERM GRADES FOR PHYS-1070 CAN BE FOUND HERE

CURRENT MID-TERM GRADES FOR PHYS-1070 CAN BE FOUND HERE


Quiz Solutions 1-10 below.

Quiz 11 next.

Quiz 1 In-Class on Thursday 10 September 2015. The first half of the quiz is some attendance paperwork. If you missed class on Thursday, you will be able to get some of the points by downloading Quiz 1A from the website and turning it in. (Click here for a copy.)


NOTE: The PHYS-1080 Lab begins the first week of class.


This week in PHYS-1070 at 10am.

Chapter guide to textbook (Preliminary)


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

Sample Exam 1: First Set here (9-17-2015 Th) and here ; Second Set here (9-22-2015 Tu) and here ; Third Set here (9-24-2015 Th); and Fourth Set here (9-24-2015 Th); Fifth Set here (9-25-2015 F)

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

Sample Exam 2: First Set here (10-08-2015 Th) and here ; Second Set here (10-14-2015 We) ; Third set here and Fourth set here (10-21-2015 We)

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

Sample Exam 3: First Set here and here (11-02-2015 Mo) ; Second Set here (11-13-2015 Tu) ;


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.

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Sept.  7 Mon  - Labor Day < No Classes >
Sept.  8 Tue  - PHYS-1070 Begins for Fall 2015
Sept. 10 Thu  - Regular Weekly Quizzes Begin
Sept. 14 Mon  - Drop/Add Ends (100% Refund)
Sept. 14 Mon  - Last Day to Drop without "W"
Sept. 30 Wed  - Hour Exam 1
Oct.  28 Wed  - Hour Exam 2
Nov.  16 Mon  - Last Day to Drop with “W”
Nov.  24 Tue  - Hour Exam 3
Nov.  25 Wed  - Thanksgiving Recess Starts @ Noon  [ NO CLASS ]
Nov.  30 Mon  - Classes Resume
Dec.   3 Thu  - Topic 1 (Book Report) (due by 5pm Thursday)
Dec.   7 Mon  - Grace Period for Topic 1 ends at 5pm
Dec.  11 Fri  - Last Regular Day of Class
Dec.  11 Fri  - Review Class
Dec.  14 Mon  - FINALS WEEK Starts
Dec.  14 Mon  - Final Exam 10:15am-12:15pm (2 hours)
Dec.  18 Fri  - End of Fall Semester
Dec.  22 Tue  - Grades Due at Noon

“All Exam dates are fixed in stone.”  See Dr. Phil otherwise.


Quiz Solutions (1-10)... Latest Quiz Solution here.

Quiz 1½ Solution

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NOTE: Here's what Q1½ looks like in SI metric.

Quiz 2 Solution (Corrected 9-22-15 Tu)

qs02 abc solution

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Quiz 3 Solution

qs03 abc solution

qs03 de solution

qs03 e solution by quadratic eqn

Quiz 4 Solution

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Quiz 5 Solution

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Quiz 6 Solution

qs06a solution

qs06 bc solution

Quiz 7 Solution

qs07 ab solution

qs07 c solution

Quiz 8 Solution

qs08 a solution

qs08 bc solution

Quiz 9 Solution

qs09 a solution

qs09 bc solution

Latest Quiz Solution:

Quiz 10 Solution

qs10 a solution

qs10 b solution

qs10 c solution