Physics 206: Spring 2021

Instructor: Dr. Rupak Mahapatra (email: lastname@dept.univ.edu)

Lecture Zoom:Restricted to TAMU NetIDs only

Physics 206 Web Page:Common page

Office Hours: Online via Zoom: https://tamu.zoom.us/my/mahapatra (M, W: 12-1:30 pm and by appointment)

Syllabus:Common syllabus

Textbook: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, vol. 1, 6th edition, by Mosca & Tipler, published by MacMillan

Class: TR 1:30-2:45 pm (467-472)

Course Content: All content to be accessed through ecampus

TAs and their office hours (also available by appt): You can join office hour of any of the 3 instructors and 4 TAs

Lab and Recitation Schedule: Schedule

Sapling Learning: The textbook and all other components are integrated with the Sapling Learning system. Registration is done using your NetID via eCampus.tamu.edu. Step-by-step instructions for signing up for Sapling are given here.

Prelectures: There are weekly pre-lecture assignments which involve watching videos that introduce you to the topic we will later discuss in class. At the end of the videos are "Bridge" assignments which are short quizzes on the material you just watched. This component too is included in your textbook purchase.

iClicker Due to the hybrid approach this semester, we will use the iClicker Cloud for polling this semester (2020C). It is your responsibility to have an account and hardware necessary to answer polling questions during lectures for your participation grade.

Old Exams

Physics Help Desk: TBA

Supplemental Instructions:

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    Session times: Wed 7:30-9:00 pm and Sun 2:00-3:30 pm
    
          
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Weekly Lecture Schedule

Date Topic Slides Supplemental Problems Videos
Jan 19, 21 Policies and Chapter 1: Physical Quantities Vectors, Clicker Tue, Thu
Jan 26, 28 Chapter 2: 1-D Kinematics Kinematics in 1-D, Clicker Tue, Thu
Feb 2, 4 Chapter 3: Kinematics in 2 and 3-D Kinematics in 2-D and 3-D , Clicker Tue, Thu
Feb 9, 11 Chapter 4: Newton's Laws Dynamics - Newton's Laws, Clicker Supplemental problems and solutions Tue, Thu
Feb 12 Exam I Chapters 1-3. Old Exams 6-8pm. Online through e-campus using lockdown browser and proctored through Zoom
Feb 23, 25 Chapter 5: Applications of Newton's Laws Dynamics - Newton's Laws, Clicker Supplemental problems and solutions Tue, Thu
March 4 Chapter 6: Work, Kinetic Energy and Work Work and Kinetic Energy, Clicker Supplemental problems and solutions Tue Recording from Fall, Thu
March 9, 11 Chapter 7: Conservative Forces and Potential Energy, Conservation of Energy Potential and Conservation of Energy,
March 12 Exam II Chapters 4-6, Old Exams 6-8 pm, Online through e-campus using lockdown browser and proctored through Zoom
March 16, 18 Chapter 8: Center of Mass, Momentum and Conseravation of Momentum Momentum,
March 23, 25 Chpater 9: Rotational Kinematics and Moment of Inertia Rotation of Rigid Bodies,
March 30, Aril 1, 6 Chapter 9 and 10: Torque, Dynamics of Rotation, Conservation of Angular Momentum Rotational Dynamics,
April 8 Chapter 12: Statics and Equilibrium Equilibrium,
April 9 Exam III Chapters 7-10, Old Exams 6-8 pm, Online through e-campus using lockdown browser and proctored through Zoom
April 13, 15 Chapter 11: Gravitation and Kepler's Laws Gravitation,
April 20, 22 Contingency and Review Review Slides
April 23 Common Comprehensive Exam Chapters 1-12, Old Exams 6-9 pm, Online through e-campus using lockdown browser and proctored through Zoom