Classical Mechanics – Phys101 – Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Physics 101

University of Science and Technology at Zewail City.

Lecture times:  Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:30 – 12:45

Office hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 2:30 – 4:00 pm, Room G009/SB

Clinic time: Wednesdays, 4:00 pm, Room F025 SB

Teaching Assistant: Abdullah Ezzat, aezzat@zewailcity….

Course description: This course deals mainly with 18th century physics, the realm of physics called classical physics (without electromagnetism), or also Newtonian physics, since almost everything will be consequences of Newton’s laws of motion. We will study the physics of things in motion and in equilibrium. At the end of this course, you will hopefully have a better intuition of the physics of everyday life, a core of physical principles that will be helpful in more advanced courses, and problem solving skills that I hope will remain with you for the rest of your life.

Course Learning Objectives

Main textbook: University Physics with Modern Physics, 14th edition, by Hugh D. Young, and Roger A. Freedman

Other textbooks:
1-Fundamentals of Physics, by David Halliday, Jearl Walker and Robert Resnick

2-Physics for Engineers and Scientists, by Hans C. Ohanian and ‎ John T. Markert

Online platform: MasteringPhysics

Slides (password announced in the first lecture)



Units and physical quantities
Motion in one, two and three dimensions
Newton’s laws of motion
Work, energy and energy conservation
Momentum, impulse and collisions
Rotational motion
Equilibrium and elasticity
Periodic motion

Tentative detailed syllabus (subject to adjustments)


Assignments                                20%
Attendance and quizzes:        10%
Midterm exams:                        40%
Final exam                                   30%

Note: 75% attendance is required. No makeup for quiz or midterm exam.

More updates will follow.