General Physics A


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ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF GAZA – Department of Physics


GENERAL PHYSICS I – (PHYSA1301)


 


Semester: Summer Semester 2008/2009.


Total Credits: 3 credit hours.


 


Course Description: Units, Dimensions, Vectors, Linear motion, Freely falling bodies, Planner motion, Projectile motion, Circular motion, Relative motion, Newton’s laws of motion, Frictional forces, Centripetal force, Nonuniform circular motion, Newton’s law of Gravitation, Satellite motion, Work, Kinetic energy, Potential energy, conservative and nonconservative forces, Elastic and Inelastic collisions, Center of mass, Rotational motion, Rigid body, Angular quantities, Static Equilibrium, Oscillatory motion, Simple harmonic motion and examples, Fluid Mechanics.

           


Textbook: B. Saqqa and N. Farahat, General Physics I (Mechanics), 3rd edition.


Reference:


1-     R. Serway, Physics for Scientists and Engineers with modern physics, 6th edition.


2-     D. Halliday and R. Resnick, Fundamentals of Physics, 5th edition.


 


Grading System:


Homework & Quiz                20%


Midterm                                 20%


Final exam                              60%


 


Course Outlines:

 























































Lectures


Topics


Lectures


Topics


First week


Sections 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6


Ninth week


Sections 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5


Second week


Sections 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4


Tenth week


Sections  8.6, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3


Third week


Sections 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3


Eleventh week


Sections 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7


Fourth week


Sections 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5


2/12/2008


Second Midterm Exam: Topics included are Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8


Fifth week


Sections 4.6, 5.1, 5.2


Tweleveth week


Sections 9.8, 9.9, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3


Sixth week


Sections  5.3, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3


Thirteenth week


Sections 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5


21/10/2008


First Midterm Exam: Topics included are Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4.


Fourteenth week


Sections 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, 12.5


Seventh week


Sections 6.4, 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3


Fifteenth week


Make-up for the lost lectures


Eighth week


Sections 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 8.1


14/01/2009


Final Exam: All topics are included


 


 


Final exam will be held on Wednesday 2/9/2009 (9-11).

 


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Homework for General Physics A


 


 


Homework 1: (Ch. 1) – {1.5 – 1.14 – 1.20 – 1.21}


 Homework 2: (Ch. 2) – {2.4 – 2.9 – 2.15 – 1.17 – 2.18}


 Homework 3: (Ch. 3) – {3.4 – 3.7 – 3.13 – 3.14 – 3.16}


 Homework 4: (Ch. 4) – {4.4 – 4.10 – 4.13 – 4.14 – 4.20 – 4.27}


 Homework 5: (Ch. 5) – {5.8 – 5.11 – 5.14 – 5.15 – 5.16 – 5.17}


 Homework 6: (Ch. 6) – {6.4 – 6.9 – 6.11 – 6.16 – 6.20}


 Homework 7: (Ch. 7) – {7.7 – 7.8 – 7.12 – 7.14 – 7.17 – 7.20}


 Homework 8: (Ch. 8) – {8.6 – 8.7 – 8.11 – 8.14 – 8.15 – 8.16 – 8.20}


 Homework 9: (Ch. 9) – {9.5 – 9.12 – 9.15 – 9.20 – 9.22}


 Homework 10: (Ch. 10) – {10.8 – 10.9 – 10.14 – 10.15 – 10.25}


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