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PHYS-2050 (20) [& PHYS-2140]

Mechanics and Heat (4 credits)

WMU Fall 2010 Session

Registration CRN Numbers:

CRN 46438 - PHYS 2050 - 110

MTuWThF 9:00 - 9:50 · 1110 Rood Hall

CRN xxxxx - PHYS 2140 - 0

[For PHYS-2140 Registration Call Number, see Physics Dept. Secretary, 1120 Everett Tower]

Office Hours (Current) · Syllabus (Handed out 9-7-2010 Tue) · Physics Help Room (0077 Rood Hall · Starts Monday 9-13-2010) · Topic 1 Assignment (9-20-2010 Mon)

If you can't get into a PHYS-2060 Lab section, go to the Physics Dept. Office in Everett Tower or call (269) 387-4940, and put your name on the Waiting List. It is still early and students' registrations often change, which can free up a lab spot. It is also possible that another lab section could be opened up.

You may use either Serway & Jewett 8th edition -- I will be working from the WMU Volume 1 version.

 Serway WMU 8th Vol 1 WMU 8th Vol. 1

Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Serway & Jewitt, WMU 8th edition, Volume 1. ISBN-10: 1-111-07042-3 , ISBN-13: 978-1-111-07042-7

NOTE: If you cannot get a copy of the WMU Volume 1, you should be able to use the regular 8th ed.

  Serway 8th edition 8th Edition

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FINAL GRADES FOR PHYS-2050/2140 CAN BE FOUND HERE.


This Week in PHYS-2050/2140 at 9am.

Week 12 Checklist. Week 13 Checklist. Week 14 Checklist.



Winter 2002 Exam 1 with Answers: 1ab 1cd 1e 2a 2bc 2d 2e

Spring 2004 Honors Exam 1 with Answers (.PDF)

Sample Exam 1's: First set X1.0 (9-16-2010 Th) ; Second set X1.5 X1.6 X1.7 (9-21-2010 Tu) ; Third set X1.9 (9-24-2010 Fr); Fourth set X1.8 (Download only)

Exam 1 Curve.

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Winter 2002 Exam 2 with Answers: 1a 1bc 1de 2a 2bc 2d 2e

Spring 2006 Honors Exam 2 with Answers (.PDF)

Sample Exam 2's: First set X2.0 (10-08-2010 Fr), Second set X2.b X2.c (10-14-2010 Th), Third set X2.8 (10-22-2010 Fr), Fourth set X2.7 (Available for download on 10-26-2010 Tu)

Exam 2 Curve.

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Winter 2002 Exam 3 with Answers: 1a 1bc 1de 2a 2b 2cd 2e

Spring 2004 Honors Exam 3 with Answers (.PDF)

Sample Exam 3's: First set X3.0 (11-04-2010 Th), Second set X3.d (11-09-2010 Tu), Third set X3.c2 X3.e2 (11-12-2010 Fr), Fourth set X3.16 (11-18-2010 Th)

Exam 2 Curve.

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Winter 2002 Final Exam with Answers: 1ac 1de 2a 2bc 2d 2e 3ac 3de 4ab 4c 4de

Spring 2004 Honors Final Exam with Answers (.PDF)

Sample Final Exam's: First set XF.0 and XF.c (11-30-2010 Tu), Second set XF.d and XF.1912 (12-03-2010 Fr), Third set XF.19+ (12-08-2010 We)


PHYS 2050 Mechanics and Heat 4 hrs. Fall, Winter, Summer I This first course in a sequence of three in calculus-based physics deals with mechanics and heat. PHYS 2050 is intended for physics majors, engineering students, and future physics teachers, and is recommended for majors in other sciences. A student cannot receive credit for both PHYS 2050 and PHYS 1130. Prerequisites : MATH 1220 or MATH 1700. Corequisites : MATH 1230 or MATH 1710.

PHYS 2060 Mechanics and Heat Laboratory 1 hr. Fall, Winter, and Summer I This is a laboratory course which includes exercises related to topics covered in PHYS 2050. A student may not receive credit for both PHYS 2060 and PHYS 1140. Corequisites : PHYS 2050.


Sept.  6 Mon - Labor Day < No Classes >
Sept.  7 Tue - PHYS-2050/2140 Begins for Fall 2010
Sept.  9 Fri - Regular Bi-Weekly Quizzes Begin
Sept. 13 Mon - Drop/Add Ends (100% Refund)
Sept. 13 Mon - Last Day to Drop without "W"
Oct.   1 Fri - Hour Exam 1
Oct.  29 Fri - Hour Exam 2
Nov.   8 Mon - Last Day to Drop with "W"
Nov.  23 Tue - Hour Exam 3
Nov.  24 Wed - Thanksgiving Recess Starts @ Noon  [ 9 am classes MEET ]
Nov.  29 Mon - Classes Resume
Dec.   2 Thu - Topic 1 (Book Report) (due by 5pm Thursday)
Dec.   6 Mon - Grace Period for Topic 1 ends at 5pm
Dec.  10 Fri - Last Regular Day of Class
Dec.  10 Fri - Review Class
Dec.  13 Mon - FINALS WEEK Starts
Dec.  13 Mon - Final Exam 8:00-10:00am (2 hours)
Dec.  17 Fri - End of Fall Semester
Dec.  21 Tue - Grades Due at Noon


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