Physics 22000 - General Physics

Course description

Syllabus: Download the syllabus here.
Schedule: An approximate class/homework schedule can be downloaded here.
Instructor: Jones
Offering: Fall, 4 credit hours
Room: Phys 114
Time: Section 003 M,W 10:30-11:20
Section 002 M,W 11:30-12:20
Prerequisites: College algebra and trigonometry
Text: Etkina, Gentile, and van Heuvelen: College Physics WITH modified MasteringPhysics Access Code, 1st Ed., (Pearson)
ISBN: 9780321999252. This is the same text used for the prerequisite course (Physics 218).
If you do not buy the package above and prefer only an e-text with a modified MasteringPhysics Access Code,
please make sure to purchase this ISBN: 9780321918444 (Modified MasteringPhysics with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card).

Important information

We will use Blackboard to provide access to grades and for most of the course material.

This link provides you with the information you need in order to register Mastering Physics with Blackboard.

Lecture notes

I will post links to pdf lecture notes here as well as on Blackboard. Don't assume that you won't need to come to class just because you can access the lecture notes online!
Missing a lecture is sometimes inevitable, but missing most of them usually does not end well...


There will be three exams covering material in the course. Their dates are indicated in the course schedule.

Practice exams

To put your mind at ease, I will try to post links to examples of past exams.
This should serve as only one of several study tools that you will have at your disposal.
Fall 2015Exam #1Answers: D, A, A, B, C, A, C, E, D, B, D, A, C, E, B, A, C, A, C, B, B, B, C, A, D, A, B, D, B, B, D, A (I think...)
Spring 2016Exam #1Answers: B, D, C, C, D, C, A, D, B, D, E, B, C, E, B, D, D, A, B, D, D, B, C, B, A, E, C, A, A, D, B, C (I'm pretty sure at least...)
Fall 2015Exam #2Answers: E, B, C, B, A, A, E, E, A, A, A, C, C, B, D, B, D, C, C, B, A, C, D, A, A, A, B, D, A, A, D, A
Spring 2016Exam #2Answers:D, D, B, A, A, ?, C, A, A, B, B, C, E, C, C, E, C, C, A, B, A, A, D, A, A, E, C, B, B, B, C, A
Spring 2016Final examAnswers: 1:E, 2:B, 3:D, 4:E, 5:A, 6:B, 7:C, 8:E, 9:A, 10:B, 11:E, 12:C, 13:C, 14:C, 15:B, 16:C, 17:B, 18:A, 19:D, 20:D, 21:B, 22:4, 23:D, 24:E, 25:D, 26:C, 27:B, 28:B, 29:A, 30:A, 31:C, 32:C, 33:C, 34:D, 35:B, 36:D, 37:E, 38:B, 39:B, 40:C, 41:B
Fall 2015Final examAnswers:

Lecture notes

Aug 22Lecture 1 (notes) - Introduction, motion of objects
Aug 24Lecture 2 (notes) - Linear motion: position, velocity and acceleration
Aug 29Lecture 3 (notes) - Newtons Laws of Motion
Aug 31Lecture 4 (notes) - Applying Newtons Laws
Sep 7Lecture 5 (notes) - Static and Kinetic Friction
Sep 12Lecture 6 (notes) - Projectile Motion
Sep 14Lecture 7 (notes) - Circular Motion
Sep 19Lecture 8 (notes) - Planetary Motion
Sep 21Lecture 9 (notes) - Impulse and Linear Momentum
Sep 26Lecture 10 (notes) - Work and Energy
Sep 28Lecture 11 (notes) - Work and Energy
Oct 3Lecture 12 (notes) - Review before the first midterm
Oct 17Lecture 13 (notes) - Collisions, Center-of-Mass, Torque, Static Equilibrium
Oct 19Lecture 14 (notes) - Rotational kinematics
Oct 24Lecture 15 (notes) - Rotational kinematics - examples
Oct 26Lecture 16 (notes) - Rotational kinematics - examples
Oct 31Lecture 17 (notes) - Gases
Nov 2Lecture 18 (notes) - The Ideal Gas Law
Nov 7Lecture 19 (notes) - Static Fluids - examples
Nov 9Lecture 20 (notes) - Fluids
Nov 14Lecture 21 (notes) - Moving Fluids
Nov 16Lecture 22 (notes) - Review
Nov 28Lecture 23 (notes) - Moving fluids
Nov 30Lecture 24 (notes) - Oscillating motion
Dec 5Lecture 25 (notes) - Waves
Dec 7Lecture 26 (notes) - Heat