029:011 College Physics I

General Course Information

Professor Gregory Howes
Office 505 Van Allen Hall
Phone (319) 335-1221
E-mail gregory-howes {at} uiowa dot edu
Office Hours Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 10:30-11:30am
Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm
or by appointment
Catalog Description This course is intended for pre-medical, pre-dental, and other students who desire a physics course without calculus. Mechanics, special relativity, sound, heat, and thermodynamics are covered. Numerical examples and lab experiments are chosen to illustrate basic physical principles. Grades are based on in-class tests, homework, a final exam, and lab performance. Each week three lectures are given by the course professor and one 3-hour lab is conducted by a TA.
Meeting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30am-10:20am, Lecture Room 1, Van Allen Hall
Textbook Required: J.D.~Cutnell and K.W.~Johnson, Physics , 8th edition, Volume 1
Lab Textbook Required: C. Williamson and J. A. Goree, Experiments in Mechanics, Wave Motion, and Heat , Spring 2010 ed.
Clickers The course will make extensive use of Student Response Systems, or ``clickers,'' during class meetings. Clickers are required for every class meeting and may be purchased along with your texts at the bookstore. You must register your clicker online at http://icon.uiowa.edu/support/int/tt/clickerid.php. If you require help with your clicker or lose it, you can stop by the ITS front desk in the Old Capitol Mall, or e-mail clicker-support@uiowa.edu. The clicker channel for LR1 VAN is 44.
Exams Three Midterm Exams:
Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 9:30--10:20am & Chaps 1--4
Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 9:30--10:20am& Chaps 5--9
Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 9:30--10:20am& Chaps 10--13
Final Exam:
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010, 2:15--4:15pm & Chaps 1--16
Grading Homework: 15%
Labs: 15%
Midterm Exams: 15% each
Final Exam: 25%
Reading Quizzes: extra credit