Mechanics I (PHYS*2310)
Code and section: PHYS*2310*01
Term: Fall 2010
Instructor: Luis Lehner
The objective of this course is to continue the development of a strong foundation in classical mechanics for students in the various physics-related majors. This foundation will be strengthened further in the subsequent course PHYS*2450 (Mechanics II).
One of MATH*1210†, MATH*2080, IPS*1210†. (†preferred)
One of PHYS*1000†, PHYS*1080, PHYS*1110, IPS*1220†. (†preferred)
|Luis Lehner||MacN email@example.com|
|Paul Finlay||MacN firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ryan Massey||MacN 425Bemail@example.com|
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday||12:30 to 1:20 pm||THRN 1307|
|01||Tuesday||2:30 - 5:30 pm||MacN 414|
|02||Thursday||2:30 - 5:30 pm||MacN 414|
|Thursday||7:00 - 8:50 pm||MacK 029|
Required Course Materials
- J.R. Taylor, An Introduction to Error Analysis -- The Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements (2nd Edition), University Science Books, 1997. [This book will be useful for PHYS*2460, as well as for all subsequent physics courses that have laboratory work.]
- G.R. Fowles and G.L. Cassiday, Analytical Mechanics (7th Edition), Saunders College Publishing, 2005. [This textbook will also be used in PHYS*2450.]
Available for printing from the Physics Department Website www.physics.uoguelph.ca - click on 'Student info' ad follow links for PHYS*2240.
- Error Analysis (approx. 2 weeks) [ref. Fowles & Cassiday, Ch. 1-5, 11]
- One-Dimensional Motion (approx. 1-2 weeks) [ref. Fowles & Cassiday, Ch. 2]
- Oscillations -- Including Complex Numbers (approx. 2-4 weeks) [ref. Fowles & Cassiday, Ch. 3 & App. B]
- Gravitation and Central Forces (approx. 2-3 weeks) [ref. Fowles & Cassiday, Ch.6]
- Two and Three-Dimensional Motion (approx 1-2 weeks) [ref. Fowles & Cassiday, Ch.4]
|Assignments (approx. 3-4)||30%|
|Midterm Exam (Thurs. Oct. 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m., MacK 029)||30%|
|Final exam (Tues. Dec. 15, 8:30-10:30 a.m.)||40%|
Tentative Laboratory & Tutorial Schedule
Tutorials: usually MacK 029 on Thursdays 19:00-20:50
Mechanics Lab: MacN 414
Electricity & Magnetism Lab: MacN 302 or SCIE 1303
|Week||Mechanics I (2310)||Electricity & Magnetism I (2330)|
|Sept. 6-10||No lab, no tutorial||No lab, no tutorial|
|Sept. 13-17||Tutorial (MacK 029)
— Stats & Errors
|No tutorial or experiment|
|Sept. 20-24||Tutorial (MacK 029)
— Stats & Errors
|Sept. 27 – Oct. 1||No Tutorial||Tutorial (MacK 029)|
|Oct. 4-8||Tutorial (MacK 029)||No Tutorial|
|Oct. 11-15||No Tutorial||Tutorial (MacK 029)|
|Oct. 18-22||Midterm Exam (MacK 029)
Thurs. Oct. 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
|Oct. 25-29||No Tutorial||Midterm Exam (MacK 029)
Thursday Oct. 28, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
|Nov. 1-5||Tutorial (MacK 029)||No tutorial|
|Nov. 8-12||No tutorial||Tutorial (MacK 029)|
|Nov. 15-19||Tutorial (MacK 029)||No tutorial|
|Nov. 22-26||No tutorial||Tutorial (MacK 029)|
|Nov. 29- Dec. 3||No lab, no tutorial||No lab, no tutorial|
If you miss a lab report due-date because of illness or for compassionate reasons, please see your laboratory instructor for possible academic consideration. If you miss an assignment duedate or the midterm exam, please see your course professor, and if you miss the final exam, please see your Program Counsellor.
For more details, refer to the Undergraduate Calendar (http://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/undergraduate/current/) -- go to “Section VIII Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures”, and click on the heading “Academic Consideration, Appeals and Petitions.”
(Not) Working With Other Students
All work submitted for grading in this course must be each individual student's own work. While students are encouraged to share thoughts and ideas, it is not acceptable to share assignment solutions, experiment reports, etc. The assignments and experiment reports are not group projects. It is suggested that you do not show your written solutions, experiment reports, etc., to other students.
One of your best sources of help is your lab/tutorial instructor. In addition, Luis Lehner is happy to answer questions in his office (MacN 452) during his office
hours: Mon. 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Wed. 11:30-12:30 p.m.; Fri. 1:30-2:30 p.m
If you wish to obtain help from Luis at another time, please see him before or after lectures to arrange a mutually convenient time to see him in his office. Short questions can often be handled in the lecture room just before or after lectures. Also feel free to email him to arrange a meeting.
Laboratories & Tutorials
The weekly tutorials are co-ordinated with those in PHYS*2330 (Electricity & Magnetism I). If you are registered in both courses, in a given week you will have a tutorial in one of the two courses (2330 or 2310), but not a tutorial in both. Tutorials are held in MacK 029 (usually) for both courses.