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Copyright 2006-2012 (Gary M. Wysin) as to the syllabus and all lectures, exams, and online notes. During this course students are prohibited from selling notes to or being paid for taking notes by any person or commercial firm without the express written permission of the professor teaching this course.

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which includes all the information about the course schedule, homework assignments, etc.See Prof. Gary Wysin, CW 309, 785-532-1628 (wysin@ksu.edu), or your LAB or REC instructors for help.

There is also the Physics Help Room (CW041) where you can get free assistance from Physics Graduate Students, click the link to see the schedule. Or try to find the schedule of hours here.

Click to get a list of paid physics tutors who may be able to help you with the course. (If this link is inactive, you might find the correct one at www.phys.ksu.edu under "Teaching".)

The Kramer and Derby student dining halls also have had free tutoring in math, physics, chemistry and writing. One physics tutor there is Eric Strand (estrand@ksu.edu), who works in the Derby Academic Resource Center on Sundays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

You might try Scholars Assisting Scholars (SAS) for possible free tutoring help in the Carter Learning Center at the K-State Engineering Department.

See the Math Diagnostic Self-Test to check your basic math knowledge at the level of this course, and how to get further help if you need it.

The homework is submitted online at www.masteringphysics.com . The course ID you need there to set up an account is MPWYSIN2012F . For your student ID, use your KSU Wildcat ID (WID). Also a single "show-work" problem on paper is being collected in each recitation class.

Make sure you know what to do with the formulas, the meanings of the
symbols, etc!!

Try to understand the examples,
they may help with the homework problems.

But, you'll find much more complete explanations in the text by Giancoli.

- Ch. 1 -- Physics Units & Numbers
- Ch. 1 -- Science, Measurements, Estimations
- Ch. 2 -- One-Dimensional Kinematics, Velocity, Acceleration
- Ch. 2 -- Motion with Constant Acceleration; Free Fall
- Ch. 3 -- Vectors: Addition, Subtraction, Components
- Ch. 3 -- 2D Motion, Projectiles; Relative Motion
- Ch. 4 -- Newton's Laws of Motion
Exam 1 Equation Sheet, Chapters 1, 2 & 3

- Ch. 4 -- Newton's Laws & Gravity
- Ch. 4 -- Newton & Free Body Diagrams, Friction
- Ch. 4 -- Problems with Friction, Inclines
- Ch. 5 -- Circular Motion and Centripetal Acceleration
- Ch. 5 -- Newton's Law of Gravitation, Orbits
- Ch. 6 -- Work, Kinetic and Potential Energy
- Ch. 6 -- Conservation of Mechanical Energy
- Ch. 7 -- Linear Momentum and 1D Collisions
Exam 2 Equation Sheet, Chapters 4, 5 & 6

- Ch. 7 -- More on Collisions; Center of Mass
- Ch. 8 -- Rotation: Kinematics, Torque
- Ch. 8 -- Rotation: Dynamics, Inertia, Angular Momentum
- Ch. 9 -- Static Equilibrium of Objects
- Ch. 10 -- Static Fluids: Density and Pressure
- Ch. 10 -- Buoyant Forces, Bernouli & Moving Fluids
Exam 3 Equation Sheet, Chapters 7, 8 & 9

- Ch. 11 -- Vibrations; Simple Harmonic Motion
- Ch. 11 -- Waves: Frequency, Wavelength, Speed
- Ch. 11 -- Waves: Interference, Standing Waves

Ch. 12 -- Sound, Intensity and Level; Sources - Ch. 13 -- Atomic Theory, Temperature, Ideal Gas Law
Exam 4 Equation Sheet, Chapters 10, 11 & 12

- Ch. 13 -- Ideal Gases and Kinetic Theory
- Ch. 14 -- Heat: Temperature Changes, Latent Heat
- Ch. 14 -- Heat: Conduction, Convection, Radiation
- Ch. 15 -- Thermodynamics, 1st Law: Energy Conservation

Last update: Thursday December 13 2012.

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