SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE

PHYSICS DEPARTMENT

 

PHYSICS 121 COURSE INFORMATION

Fall, 2017

 

INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Young

Office:                   PS117, PS119, or PS120  MW 10-11, TTh 12:30-1:30 or during any lab

Phone:                   965-0581  x2697

Email:                   young@sbcc.edu

 

 

Physics 121, mechanics of solids, is for Engineering and Physical Science students.  It is the first Calculus based Physics course and is the prerequisite for Physics 122 and Physics 123.  This course is very analytical.  Topics include mechanics of solids and mechanics of fuilds. The associated lab, physics 121L, is required with this course.  The intent of this course is to introduce basic physical laws of mechanics, develop the language of mechanics, and acquire analyitical skills.  The prerequisites are Physics 102 (or high school physics) and Math 150 with Math 160 taken concurrently.  It is highly recommended that students also enroll in Physics 121W.  Physics 121W is a supplementaty problem-solving workshop designed to increase students’ success in Calculus based Physics.  (TR: CSU; UC Transfer Limit)

 

 

Text and Materials:

 

Serway, Physics for Scientist and Engineers with Modern Physics, 7th, 8thor 9th  edition

 

Physics 121 laboratory Manual

 

 

Grading:               Grades are based on 3 examinations, homework, laboratories, and the final exam.  Grades will be based on your percentage of the possible total point distribution with some curving.  Grades will be posted online. 

Chapter homework assignments are due the class meeting following the close of the chapter’s lecture.  

 

90-100%

A

3 Exams

50% (16.7% each)

80-89%

B

Labs

15%

60-79%

C

Homework

10%

50-59%

D

Final exam

25%

<50%

F

 

 

                                               

Homework guidelines:      1.    Homework more than one day late will lose three points (20%).

2.       Homework more than 2 weeks late will not be accepted.

3.       Put your name, class, and date in the upper right hand corner.

4.       Label chapter number on the top line.

5.       Clearly number the problems in the left margin, otherwise do not write in the margins .

6.       If homework problems are not done in numerical order, please note.

7.       Staple multiple pages together and write as legibly as possible.        

SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE

PHYSICS DEPARTMENT

 

PHYSICS 121 COURSE INFORMATION

Fall, 2017

 

 

Additional Help

 

Physics 121W

This “study” class is highly recommended by the instructor.  This problem-solving workshop class gives the student time to do their Physics 121 homework with access to an instructor and other students.

 

Tutors

The department has FREE tutoring services available in the physics libary (PS112).  The hours for this FREE tutoring service are determined the second week of classes and vary from semester to semester (depending on funding). 

 

YouTube – SBCC physics

 

Optional Books

The optional books, Study Guide and Schaum’s outline series, are excellent for the student seeking additional help.  They are short and concise and recommended by the instructor.

 

MIT OpenCourseWare

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics

 

Student Web Sites

www.thomsonedu.com/physics/serway

 

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/index.htm

 

Videos

A complete collection of the physics videos, "The Mechanical Universe", is available in the learning center.  Viewing these videos is not required, but highly recommended since they are very helpful and present the ideas in another setting.  Some of the videos are beyond the scope of this class, but all the videos are helpful.

 

 

 


SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE

PHYSICS DEPARTMENT

 

PHYSICS 121 COURSE INFORMATION

Fall, 2017

 

PROBLEM  ASSIGNMENT – 7TH EDITION

 

Chapters

Problems

Chp.  1

 

3,5,9,10,12,13,17,19,26,30,33,50,53,55,57

Chp.  2

 

1,3,4,5,8,9,13,14,15,23,25,28,32,33,41,43,51,53,54,56,59

Chp.  3

 

1,5,14,23,25,35,36,43,49,61

Chp.  4

 

2,9,11,17,18,20,21,23,24,25,27,31,32,36,37,38,41,51,57,62

Chp.  5

 

2,3,4,8,9,13,14,16,21,23,28,29,31,41,53,61,62,67

Chp.  6

 

3,5,6,8,13,14,16,19,23,25,31,33,37,42,50,55,57

Chp.  7

 

1,3,5,7,10,14,16,20,25,29,31,36,39,44,46,49,51,

Chp.  8

 

3,4,10,11,13,18,19,21,25,36,37,44,49,52,54,55,56,62,64

Chp.  9

 

1,4,6,7,9,10,12,18,19,20,21,24,26,31,32,39,40,51,52,61,67,69

Chp.  10

 

3,5,9,10,14,21,22,23,26,27,30,33,37,38,53,56,62,69,75,77,79,83,84,85

Chp.  11

 

1,3,4,6,7,9,11,13,14,16,19,26,29,34,36,39,51,53,60

Chp.  12

 

1,2,4,6,16,18,19,21,39,50,51,60

Chp.  13

 

6,9,11,14,15,21,22,24,25,31,32,33,34,41,47,51,56,59

Chp.  14

 

1,3,4,6,7,11,16,17,20,27,37,49,51,52,55,66,67,68,71

 

 

 

 


 

Schedule - Fall 2017

 

SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE

PHYSICS DEPARTMENT

 

Daily Schedule

 

 

WEEK

DATES

CHAP

EXAMS

COMMENTS

LAB

1

Aug 21-25

1,2

 

 

No lab

2

Aug 28- Sep 1

2,3

 

 

Acceleration of gravity

3

Sep 4-8

4

 

Mon: Holiday

Holiday

4

Sep 11-15

4,5

 

 

Linear Kinematics

5

Sep 18-22

5

Mon, chp. 1-4

 

Projectile Motion

2-dimensional kinematics

6

Sep 25-29

6

 

 

Vectors

7

Oct 2-6

7/8

 

 

Newton’s Second Law

8

Oct 9-13

7/8

 

 

Centripetal Force

9

Oct 16-20

9

Mon, chp. 5-8

 

Conservation of

Energy

10

Oct 23-27

9,10

 

 

Impulse and Collisions

11

Oct 30 - Nov 3

10,11

 

 

Conservation of

Linear Momentum

12

Nov 6-10

11, 12

 

Fri: Holiday

Moment of Inertia

13

Nov 13-17

12,13

 

 

Conservation of

Angular Momentum

14

Nov 20-24

13

Mon, chp.9-12

Thur, Fri: Holiday

Static Equilibrium

15

Nov 27 - Dec 1

14

 

 

Archimedes’ Principle

16

Dec 4-8

 

Final:Mon

8-10

 

Finals Week

Finals Week

No labs