PHYS
101 General Physics I 
SYLLABUS 
2016  17 Spring Semester 

Course
textbook: Giancoli, Physics for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics,
( Ed.) Pearson 

COURSE OUTLINE 

Week 
Dates 
Chapter 
Contents 

1 
06.0210.02 
1+2 Introduction, Measurement, Estimating, Describing
Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension 
The Nature of Science, Models, Theories and Laws,
Measurement and Uncertainty; Significant Figures, units and Standards, and
the SI System, Converting Units, Order of Magnitude; Rapid Estimating, Reference
Frames and Displacement, Average Velocity, Instantaneous Velocity, Acceleration 

2 
13.0217.02 
3 Kinematics in Two or Three Dimensions; Vectors 
Vectors and Scalars, Addition of VectorsGraphical
Methods, Subtraction of Vectors, and Multiplication of a Vector by a Scalar,
Adding Vectors by Components, Unit Vectors, Vector Kinematics, Projectile
Motion, Solving Problems Involving Projectile Motion, Relative Velocity 

3 
20.0224.02 
4 Dynamics: Newton's Laws of Motion 
Force, Newton's First Law of Motion, Mass, Newton's
Second Law of Motion, Newton's Third Law of Motion, Weight  The Force of
Gravity and the Normal Force, Solving Problems With Newton's Laws: FreeBody
Diagrams, Problem Solving A General Approach 

4 
27.0203.03 
5 Using Newton's Laws: Friction, Circular Motion 
Applications of Newton's Laws Involving Friction,
Uniform Circular Motion  Kinematics, Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion,
Highway Curves: Banked and Unbanked, Nonuniform Circular Motion 

5 
06.0310.03 
Review 
Midterm Exam 1 ( 11.03.2017, 14:00 ) 

6 
13.0317.03 
6 Gravitation and Newton's Synthesis 
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, Vector Form
of Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, Gravity Near the Earth's Surface:
Geophysical Applications, Satellites and "Weightlessness", Kepler’s
Laws and Newton's Synthesis 

7 
20.0324.03 
7 Work and Energy 
Work Done by a Constant Force, Scalar Product of Two
Vectors, Work Done by a Varying Force, Kinetic Energy and the Work  Energy
Principle 

8 
27.0331.03 
8 Conservation of Energy 
Conservative and Nonconservative Forces, Potential
Energy, Mechanical Energy and Its Conservation, Problem Solving Using
Conservation of Mechanical Energy, The Law of Conservation of Energy, Energy
Conservation With Dissipative forces: Solving Problems, Gravitational
Potential Energy and Escape Velocity, Power 

9 
03.0407.04 
9 Linear Momentum 
Momentum and Its Relation to Force, Conservation of
Momentum, Collisions and Impulse, Conservation of Energy and Momentum in
Collisions, Elastic Collisions in One Dimension, Inelastic Collisions,
Collisions in Two or Three Dimensions, Center of Mass, Center of Mass and
Translational Motion 

10 
10.0414.04 
Review 
Midterm exam 2 ( 15.04.2017, 14:00) 

11 
17.0421.04 
10 Rotational Motion 
Angular Quantities, Vector Nature of Angular
Quantities, Constant Angular Acceleration, Torque, Rotational Dynamics;
Torque and Rotational Inertia, Solving Problems in Rotational Dynamics,
Determining Moments of Inertia, Rotational Kinetic Energy, Rotational Plus
Translational Motion; Rolling 

12 
24.0428.04 
11 Angular Momentum and General Rotation 
Angular Momentum  Objects Rotating About a Fixed
Axis, Vector Cross Product; Torque as a Vector, Angular Momentum of a
Particle, Angular Momentum and Torque for a System of Particles; General
Motion, Angular Momentum and Torque for a Rigid Object, Conservation of
Angular Momentum 

13 
02.0505.05 
14 Oscillators 
Oscillations of a Spring, Simple Harmonic Motion,
Energy in the Simple Harmonic Oscillator, Simple Harmonic Motion Related to
Uniform Circular Motion, The Simple Pendulum, The physical Pendulum and the
Torsional Pendulum, Damped Harmonic Motion 

14 
08.0515.05 
Review 


Other Recommended Textbooks:
1. Jewett and
Serway, Physics for Scientists and
Engineers 7^{th}.Ed., Thomson
2. Young and
Freedman, University Physics Vol. 1 ( Edition), Pearson.
Grading Scheme:
Midterm Exam 1:
20%, Midterm Exam 2: 20%, Final Exam: 20%,
Laboratory Work:
20%, Quizzes 10%, Homework 10%
Letter Grade Bins:
A
[100,85], A (85, 80], B+ (80, 75], B (75, 70], B (70, 65],
C+ (65, 60], C (60, 55], C (55, 50],
D+ (50, 45], D (45, 40], F (40, 0]
Important Note:
Students will
not be admitted into the final exam, and will receive FZ grade if:
·
their
lab grade is not a passing grade, i.e., less than 60.
·
the
average of their Midterm 1 and Midterm 2 is less than 30.
Midterm Exam Dates:
Midterm Exam 1:
11 March 2017, Saturday (14:00 hrs.)
Midterm Exam 2:
15 April 2017, Saturday (14:00 hrs.)
General Information About Exams:
·
All
students should comply with the Honor Code. They will be asked to sign the
following code on the cover sheet of the exam questions for their exams to be
graded: “I pledge, on my Honor, not to
lie, cheat, or steal in either my academic or personal life. I understand that
such acts violate the Honor Code and undermine the community of trust of which
we are all stewards.”
·
The
exams will be common and will be administrated to all students at the same
time. Questions and their solutions for each exam will be prepared by the exam
committee and will be available on the course web site following the exam.
·
Students
are not allowed to use calculators during exams. No cell phones will be
admitted into the exam room. They will be collected prior to the exam and will
be handed back afterwards.
·
Students
should be present in the designated rooms announced before the start of the
exam, and should have their Bilkent ID
cards on them. Exam proctors will have a list of students assigned to each
location and will not accept students whose name is not on the list. Students
who are late for more than 20 minutes will not be allowed to take the exam.
·
Exam
papers will be graded by the instructors. Each question will be graded by one
instructor.
·
One
makeup exam for the midterms will be given in the last week of courses. Makeup
for the final exam will be administrated before the deadline for the submission
of letter grades. To be able to sit in the makeup exams, students are expected
to present a valid medical report to their Dean’s office in accordance with University
Rules and Regulations for Undergraduate Studies, Item No. 4.8.
·
Students
will have the right to ask for a reassessment of their exam paper within five
work days after the announcement of their grades (University Rules and
Regulations for Undergraduate Studies, Item No. 4.12). Reassessment forms will
be available on the course website. Students should use this form and write a
detailed objection stating why their exam paper should be reassessed. Students
should be aware that their grade could increase or decrease following a
reassessment.
·
Students
who received FZ grades will not be admitted
to the final exam. Attempting to take the final exam after receiving an FZ grade will result in a disciplinary
action.
Quizzes
During the
semester, a minimum of 10 short (10 min.) quizzes will be administrated at the
end of a class period. Results of these quizzes will comprise 10% of each student’s
final grade.
Homework
Homework
problems will be assigned and monitored regularly by the coordinator using the
online tutoring and homework system "MasteringPhysics™
(www.masteringphysics.com) " of the textbook. The website will also
provide a grading procedure for each student which will comprise 10% of the
final grade.
To be able to sign
in at Mastering URL "www.masteringphysics.com" students will have to
register online. To register one needs:
 A valid email address.
 The student access code that
is printed on the card which can be found inside the textbook.
 Instructor's course ID which,
for Phys.101, is P101S1617.
The access code is
unique and hence, each student must have his own copy of the textbook.
To register
students should:
 Go to the
Mastering URL www.masteringphysics.com

Click “Student” under “Register” to register for MasteringPhysics with the
student access code
 On
the next screen, click “Outside US and Canada”
 Click “Yes I have
a Course ID” and enter the course ID provided by the instructor to the box and
click “Go”
 Choose “Yes I
have an access code” and click “Next”

Read and accept the licence agreement to continue registration

Follow the on screen instructions on next page, enter the access code and complete
the registration.
Registration information will also be emailed to the
user for records.
After registration
one can sign in at any time.
To access the course students should:
 Go to “www.masteringphysics.com”
 Click “Sign In”
 Enter the login
credentials and click “Sign In”
Enter the Course ID once again
to enrol to the instructor’s course.
After the enrolment
one can follow the assignments from the main page.
In case of difficulties, one can contact Pearson at
destek@pearson.com email address by providing the unique access code,
courseID, email address and an explanation of the problem.
Moodle
This course
will require students to use the new integrated STARS/Moodle system. For this
students must first create a Moodle account and then enrol (register)
themselves to the desired Moodle course pages. Students can login the server
using the “Moodle” button on their STARS screens. This must be done at least
once at the beginning of the semester to create a Moodle account. Previous
semester Moodle accounts will not work on the new server. Please refer your students to their Moodle account for
the common syllabus, current and past exams, necessary forms and announcements.
To access the
course on Moodle students should:
1.
Log in the
STARS system
2.
Click on the
“Moodle” button next to the name of the relevant course
If you experience any
problems, please contact moodle@bilkent.edu.tr.
Students will also be
able to access Pearson’s “MasteringPhysics” server to work on their home works
from their Moodle screens.
Recitations
The (in some
sections ) hour of each week will be used as a recitation hour
in which assistants will solve example problems in class.
Weekly recitation program
Week 
Material 
1 
Ch. 2 Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension 
2 
Ch. 3 Kinematics in Two or Three Dimensions; Vectors 
3 
Ch. 4 Dynamics: Newton's Laws of Motion 
4 
Ch. 5 Using Newton's Laws: Friction, Circular Motion 
5 
Review Problems 
6 
Ch. 6 Gravitation and Newton's Synthesis 
7 
Ch. 7 Work and Energy 
8 
Ch. 8 Conservation of Energy 
9 
Ch. 9 Linear Momentum 
10 
Review Problems 
11 
Ch. 10 Rotational Motion 
12 
Ch. 11 Angular Momentum and General Rotation 
13 
Ch. 14 Oscillators 
14 
Review Problems 
Labs
Labs will start
during the second week of the semester with an orientation meeting.
Please refer to
the lab web page (www.fen.bilkent.edu.tr/~physlab/) for more information on all
labrelated questions.
For laboratory
inquiries send email to your lab assistant. You can find the name and email
address of your lab assistant on the course web page under the “Staff” menu.
Best wishes for a prosperous semester.