Welcome to the PH 2850 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I course website for Spring 2020.

Office Hours Online (Launches Zoom) (M 12pm-2pm; Tu Th 11am-12:30pm)

PH 2850 Course Syllabus

Required: Homework assignments will be completed through Pearson's "Mastering Physics" web-based homework. Everyone will need to purchase their own login to complete this homework. Quiz questions will be heavily inspired by this homework and activities in class.

Textbook: Giancoli: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 4th Edition

(ISBN: 978-0131495081). We'll use this text for Physics I and Physics II; this version will cover both courses. However, if you wish to save money I recommend just getting a copy of the 3rd edition instead: Giancoli, Physics for Scientists and Engineers (3rd Edition) (ISBN: 978-0130215178). Either edition will work well to use for the reading assignments and to use as a reference.

Physics I Lectures (R. Shankar, Yale)

Date Pre-Class Reading Materials/Topic Due
14-Jan No Reading What to Expect, Syllabus, Groups
16-Jan Ch 2-1 to 2-4 Position, Velocity, Acceleration Motion PPT
Motion Worksheet
MasteringPhysics Assignment Due 11:59pm
21-Jan 2-7, 2-8, 2-9 Freefall Acceleration Algebra, Trig Homework
Mastery Quiz over Algebra, Trig Homework
You will need to score perfect or nearly perfect on all three parts to pass
23-Jan 3-1 to 3-5 Vectors Vector Worksheet HW01 Due 11:59pm
28-Jan 3-6, 3-7 Projectile Motion Projectil Motion PPT
2D motion Worksheet (we only got through the first page or so - this is fine.)
Quiz over HW01
30-Jan 4-1 to 4-4 Newton's 2nd and 2nd Law Hovercraft Worksheet
2nd Law Worksheet
HW02 Due 11:59pm
4-Feb 4-5 3rd Law 3rd Law Pairs PPT Quiz over HW02
6-Feb 4-6, 4-7 Normal, Tension, Weight 3rd Law Worksheet
Weight, Normal, Tension PPT
HW03 Due 11:59pm
11-Feb 4-7, 4-8 Using Newton's Laws Problem Solving Steps
Normal, Weight, Tension Worksheet
Quiz over HW03
13-Feb 5-1, 5-6 Friction and Drag Friction/Drag PPT
Friction/Drag worksheet
HW04 Due 11:59pm
18-Feb 5-2, 5-3 Circular Motion Circular Motion Worksheet HW04 Solutions
Quiz over HW04
20-Feb 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 Gravity and Weightlessness Gravity Worksheet
Geostationary Satellites
HW05 Due 11:59pm
HW05 Problem Solutions
25-Feb 7-1, 7-2 Work, Dot Product Work Worksheet Quiz over HW05
HW05 Problem Solutions
27-Feb 7-3 Work, Integrals Springs PPT HW06 Due 11:59pm
3-Mar 7-4 Work-Energy Theorem Work-Energy Principle Worksheet HW06 Solutions
Quiz over HW06
Rocket Part 1 due
5-Mar Midterm Quiz
HW07 Due 11:59pm
10-Mar No Classes - Spring Break
12-Mar No Classes - Spring Break
17-Mar 8-1 to 8-4 Conservation of Energy Pre-class reading Comments
Conservation of Energy Lecture Video
No Quiz - cancelled Quiz over HW07
19-Mar 8-5, 8-6 Energy Problem-solving 8.5-8.6 Reading Questions
Perpetual Machine Poppycock
8.5-8.6 Energy Conservation Notes
8.5-8.6 Energy Conservation Concept Questions
Energy Conservation Worksheet
Energy Conservation Solutions
Rocket Part 2 Due March 20 5pm Please Email it to Mark.Pecaut@rockhurst.edu
24-Mar 8-8 Power 8-8 Power Reading Questions Video
8-8 Power Lecture Video
8-8 Power Example Problems
Practice Quiz over HW08 (zero points) 9:00am-11:00am (25 min limit)
HW08 Due 11:59pm
26-Mar 9-1, 9-2 Momentum 9.1-9.2 Momentum Reading Questions
9.1-9.2 Momentum Lecture Notes
9.1-9.2 Momentum Concept Questions
9.1-9.2 Train Car Example
9.1-9.2 Tennis Ball Example
HW08 Solutions
Problem 8.9 Solution Video
Quiz over HW08
Quiz will take place on MasteringPhysics
Quiz time window will be from 9:00am to 11:00am. You will have 25 minutes once you begin. Please study the homework well to prepare since that is something everybody will be doing. The quiz will give you one attempt rather than the 6 attempts that come with homework.
If you can't do it at this time or have any questions about the logistics, please contact me and I will be happy to help you or arrange something that will work.
31-Mar 9-3 Impulse 9-3 Reading Questions
9-3 Impulse Momentum Lecture Video
9-3 Impulse Momentum Concept Questions Video
2-Apr 9-8, 9-9 Center of Mass
9-8,9-9 Center of Mass/Momentum Notes
9-8,9-9 Center of Mass Momentum Concept Questions

Rocket Part 3 Due 5pm
Please Email it to Mark.Pecaut@rockhurst.edu
7-Apr 10-1, 10-2 Rotational Motion 10-1,10-2, Reading Questions
10-1,10-1 Angular Quantities Lecture Notes
10-1,10-2 Angular Examples
10-1,10-2 Angular Concept Questions
HW09 Due 11:59pm
9-Apr 10-4 Torque 10-4 Torque Reading Questions
10-4 Torque Lecture Notes
10-4 Torque Example
Quiz over HW09 (MasteringPhysics, 25 minutes)
(25 Min time limit, open 11:59pm Wed, April 8th, closes 11:59pm Thursday, April 9th) HW09 Solutions
14-Apr 10-5 Rotational Inertia 10-5 Moment of Inertia Reading Questions
10-5 Moment of Inertia Lecture notes
10-5 Moment of Inertia Examples
10.15 Solution
HW10 Due 11:59pm
16-Apr 10-9 Rolling Motion 10-9 Rolling Motion Reading Questions
10-9 Rolling Motion Lecture
10-9 Rolling Motion Concept Questions
HW11 Due 11:59pm
(Torque, Rotational Inertia)
21-Apr 10-8 Rotational Energy 10-8 Reading Questions
10-8 Rotational KE Lecture
10-8 Rotational Energy Ladder Example
10-8 Rotational Energy Rolling Down Ramp Example
Problem 10.25 Video Solution
HW 11 Solutions
Quiz over HW11 (Mastering Engineering Quiz, Due 21 Apr 11:59pm)
23-Apr 11-1, 11-2 Angular Momentum 11-1,11-2 Reading Questions
11-1 Angular Momentum Conservation Lecture
Behind the Scenes Hot Wheels World Record Jump
Cubli Reaction Wheels
11-2 Torque as a Cross Product
11-2 Right Hand Rule
11-2 Right Hand Rule v2
11-2 Computing Cross Products
11-2 Cross Product Concept Questions
11-1 Angular Momentum Concept Questions
Angular Momentum Example Problem
HW12 Due 11:59pm
(Rotational Dynamics)
28-Apr 12-1, 12-2 Statics 12-1,12-2 Statics Reading Questions
12-1,12-2 Statics Lecture and Ladder Example
12-1, 12-2 Statics Crane Example
12-1, 12-2 Statics Beam Example
HW13 Due 11:59pm
(Angular Momentum, Cross Products)
30-Apr 12-4 Stress and Strain 12-4 Reading Questions
12-4 Stress-Strain and Elastic Modulus
Quiz over HW13(MasteringPhysics, Due 30th April 11:59pm)
HW14 Due Tuesday May 5th 11:59pm
(Statics)
12-May Tuesday, May 12th, 8:00am-10:00am
(Final Exam Period)
Quiz over HW 14(MasteringPhysics, Due May 12th, 11:59pm)