BOĞAZİÇİ UNIVERSITY - PHYSICS DEPT.

SYLLABUS

PHYS 121 - Summer 2014

Introductory Mechanics and Thermodynamics 4 Cr

 

Instructor:     Erhan Gülmez             gulmez@boun.edu.tr              

 

Course Description: Introduction to mechanics and thermodynamics designed for students with advanced standing, through topics such as vectorial mechanics, equilibrium of rigid bodies, rotational dynamics, oscillations, waves and thermodynamics. Not offered to students who have taken Phys 101, or Phys 102, or Phys 130. 

Prerequisites: None.

 

Textbook:      Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 9th Ed., by Jewett & Serway. (Chapters 1-12 and 15-22 will be covered)  

 

Textbook for the Lab: Introductory Mechanics and Thermodynamics, by E. Gülmez and Z. Kaplan

 

Laboratory Weekly laboratory sessions. There will be a laboratory exam at the end.

 

Homework or Suggested Problems: Suggested problems from the textbook are listed below (Numbers are according to Serway 8th Edition). Instructor may suggest additional problems. Even though these homeworks will not be collected, it is strongly recommended that you solve them.

Ch1: 10, 12, 44, 61, 64, 66                   Ch2: 28, 63

Ch3: 2, 6, 46, 53, 56, 58, 59, 60, 63

Ch4: 3, 4, 5, 12, 26, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 42, 43, 46, 48, 54, 72

Ch5: 14, 22, 25, 30, 32, 34, 48, 57, 61, 66, 67, 73

Ch6: 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 25, 31, 32, 39, 42, 44, 59, 61, 64, 68, 69

Ch7: 1, 9, 11, 12, 25, 49, 50, 51, 59, 62, 66

Ch8: 5, 8, 15, 47, 49, 63, 67, 74, 75, 77, 78

Ch9: 3, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 22, 26, 29, 35, 37, 40, 42, 43, 44, 55, 56, 59, 66,72,76,77

Ch10: 3, 4, 13, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 32, 33, 44, 49, 51, 53, 59, 61, 65, 66, 67, 71, 73, 75, 76, 81, 85, 87, 88

Ch11: 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 30, 34, 37, 39, 51, 61   Ch12: 3,6,17,23,24,37,49

Ch15: 3, 8, 11, 53, 55, 57, 58, 59, 63, 73

Ch16: 2, 3, 5, 13, 17, 33, 39, 41, 43, 44            Ch18: 13, 14, 17, 67

Ch20: 13, 22, 23, 24, 26, 30, 35, 38

Ch21: 13, 20, 26, 28, 48, 50, 53, 63, 66

Ch22: 8, 18, 19, 24, 30, 31, 35, 40, 41, 49, 57, 62, 65, 67

 

Suggested Problem Numbers according to Serway 9th Edition:

 

Ch1: 12, 14, 49, 67, 68, 72                   Ch2: 38, 75

Ch3: 2, 6, 46, 57, 62, 59, 63, 65, 66

Ch4: 4, 5, 7, 14, 28, 40, 41, 42, 48, 49, 42, 53, 54, 58, 70, 88

Ch5: 22, 32, 34, 42, 44, 46, 66, 81, 85, 92, 93, 99

Ch6: 10, 15, 16, 21, 23, 24, 30, 33, 39, 42, 44, 59, 61, 65, 66, 68

Ch7: 5, 9, 11, 12, 29, 49, 50, 51, 54, 65, 66

Ch8: 5, 8, 15, 47, 57, 63, 68, 79, 81, 82, 84

Ch9: 1, 7, 14, 15, 18, 20, 24, 29, 30, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 54, 55, 67, 68, 75, 80,84,92,93

Ch10: 3, 4, 15, 21, 23, 24, 36, 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, 53, 55, 57, 61, 63, 69, 70, 73, 77, 78, 81, 82, 87, 89, 91, 94

Ch11: 3, 11, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 30, 34, 37, 39, 51, 61   Ch12: 3,6,15,23,24,37,49

Ch15: 4, 5, 15, 65, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 85

Ch16: 2, 3, 9, 15, 17, 35, 39, 41, 43, 44            Ch18: 15, 16, 17, 83

Ch20: 15, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 40, 41

Ch21: 15, 26, 34, 22, 60, 58, 55, 65, 70

Ch22: 8, 20, 23, 26, 32, 35, 38, 48, 49, 61, 67, 73, 76, 77,

 

Attendance: Students are expected to come to class regularly and on time. They should be prepared to discuss the textbook material and to have worked on the suggested problems.

 

 Exams: There will be one 6-question-midterm exam and an 8-question-final exam. All exams will be closed book/closed notes. Calculators are not allowed. Students with a midterm grade below 8 or laboratory grade below 10 cannot take the final exam!

 

Make-up exams: There will be no make-up exam (both for midterm and final) during the summer term, due to time constraints. Thus, we strongly recommend you to be present for the exam, unless it is absolutely impossible.

 

Grading will be based on the sum of midterm (35%), one 2-hour final exam (45%) and laboratory grade (20%). Letter grades will be assigned after the final exam and according to the distribution of the total grade points.

 

Course Schedule:

 

Week of June 23              Physics and Measurement, Motion in One Dimension,                 Vectors, Motion in Two Dimensions, The Laws of Motion

 

Week of June 30              Applications of Newton's Laws, Energy

 

Week of July 7                Conservation of Energy, Linear Momentum

 

Week of July 14              Rotation, Equilibrium

                                          MIDTERM July 16 at 17:00

Week of July 21              Oscillation and Waves, Sound Waves

                                          First Law of Thermodynamics,

 

Week of July 28              Holiday

 

Week of August 4           Kinetic Theory of Gases, Entropy and the Second Law of            Thermodynamics