Physics 2010 College Physics I, Section 80



Lecture Notes







PHYS 2010: College Physics I

Instructor:            Dr. Lizhi Ouyang (
Office:                   PMB 140F,           Phone:  963-7764,               Email:
Office Hours:       MW
2:00PM - 5:00PM & R 1:00PM 5:00 PM
Class Hours:         MW 6:35 - 8:00 PM   Room - PMB 318.

Course Description & Pre-requisites: This is a first course in a non-calculus-based physics sequence. Topics included mechanics and fluid mechanics. Pre-requisite: Math 1720.

Purpose: It satisfies 3 of the 8 hours of physics required by the American Medical Association for admission to medical school or the allied health program.

Goals and Objectives: Goal is to provide a basic knowledge of natural laws and their mathematical basis for further study in the natural or health sciences. Learning Objective: Students will be able to apply the principles of physics in medical or biological contexts.

Course Audience: This course is primarily for students majoring in biology, chemistry, and allied health.

Attendance: Attendance is required by the University & more than four days of absence will give you a mandatory grade F. Late comers of more than 5 minutes will not be allowed to enter the class. Side talk and any kind of disruption of class are prohibited. Cheating will give you a mandatory F grade in the course and disciplinary action may also be taken. I trust my students, so start studying from the very first day.

Learning Resources: Textbook: James Walker - Physics, 3rd edition; Science-math tutorials; Office Hours of Faculty members, Library Opportunities, etc.

METHOD of INSTRUCTION:       Lecture/discussion/demonstration (as applicable).

Learning Competencies: Operational definitions and units of the physical quantities are expected to be committed to memory. Students will be expected to handle the analysis and solution of problems in electricity, magnetism, circuits, optics, and atomic structure as spelled out in the handout of competencies. Also, students will be responsible for all the materials as specified in the chapters (see TEXT and COVERAGE).

Evaluation of Learning Competencies: Scores in quizzes, tests, home works, and web-assignments (if administered) will be the basis for evaluation. Score better than 70% will constitute grasping the material which is deemed as minimum mastery.

Grade Determination: Five Unannounced Quizzes (5%), HW (20%), TEST 1 (15%), TEST 2 (15%), TEST 3 (15%) and Final Common Dept. Exam (30%). Make-up Quiz is not allowed. You will receive a zero for the Quiz you have not taken. Make-up hourly test is allowed only for extreme emergency situation.

Grading Scale: A: 90-100%, B: 80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%, F: 0 - 59%.

Reference materials:

                Physics – Jones and Childers – Mc Graw Hill
Physics by Hecht-  Brooks/Cole
                Schaum’s Outline of College Physics, ISBN: 0071448144 / 9780071448147

 Assigned Homework: Homework will be assigned via the WebAssign® service.