Physics 110 is an algebra-based Introductory Physics Course: 4.5 credits – 7 hrs/week
(lecture -3 hrs, lab.-3 hrs, recitation-1 hr). Prereq: Math 125,126 or equiv. by Math Dept. exam.
This is the first semester of a two-semester, introductory physics course without calculus. Physics 110 and its sequel, Physics 120, are appropriate for pre-med and other students requiring two semesters of physics in preparation for the health professions, some science majors, etc.
Topics covered in Physics 110 include: description of motion in one and two dimensions; vectors; Newton’s laws of motion, gravitation; circular motion; work and energy; momentum; rotational motion; equilibrium; fluids; vibrations and waves; sound; temperature and kinetic theory; heat; and the laws of thermodynamics.
· All course information will be available on Web-Assign. You must have a HC email address to access these sites. [www.webassign.com]
· Students are encouraged to do the designated readings before the lecture.
· Expect to spend a lot of time preparing for this class! Generally, for each class hour, anticipate studying at least 3-4 hours.
· Homework problems will be assigned
a) using Web-Assign and will be graded on-line and,
b) additional problems may be selected to be handed in and graded.
Solving problems is a very essential component of any physics course and you are strongly encouraged to do all the homework problems assigned AND MORE.
· Solutions to some of the problems will be provided after the assignments are due.
· Short quizzes will be given either during the recitation hour or during the lecture hour. The dates/times of the quizzes will be announced in advanced.
· Attendance WILL BE REQUIRED/OR strongly recommended for both the lecture and the recitation classes.
TUTORING and resource materials are available in the Physical Sciences Learning Center – B1 level of the Library on a walk-in basis. A schedule will be posted during the second week of classes.