Spring 2016: General Physics I (171.101)

Overview: General Physics I (171.101) is the first part of a two-semester sequence in general physics at the undergraduate freshman level. The sequence covers mechanics, waves, electricity and magnetism, optics, and atomic physics. The first part covered in this semester includes mechanics, oscillations and waves. Corequisites include AS.110.108-AS.110.109, AS.173.111-AS.173.112.

Main course page: this page http://gritsan.pha.jhu.edu/2016.171.101/.

The textbook for the course is Halliday & Resnick, Fundamentals of Physics, volume 1 (chapters 1 - 20), 10th edition, by Wiley.

Lectures and sections: It is important that you read material in the textbook prior to coming to lectures and sections, following the schedule outlined in the syllabus. Your ability to participate in class will depend on your reading before each lecture and section. You need to have clickers and have them registered in order to participate in class.

Homework assignments and solutions: WileyPLUS, which also provides other online resources.

Blackboard: online system for keeping your scores and providing some class-internal material, including syllabus.

ISIS (Integrated Student Information System): online system for registration, class email lists, grades.

JHU Academic support: Follow this link for additional programs which will help you learn material.

Andrei Gritsan
Last update: Mon Jan 4 14:30:40 EST 2016