# PHYS 215G - Engineering Physics I

## General Information

Lecture prerequisite: |
MATH 191G ( Calculus and Analytical
Geometry). |

Venue: |
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:30-10:20, GD Hall 230 |

Instructor: |
Professor Edwin Fohtung office: GD Hall 259A, email: efohtung@nmsu.edu, office hours: Tuesdays 15:00-16:00, otherwise you may arrange a meeting by appointment. |

Teaching Assistant: |
TBA |

Textbook: |
Young & Freedman, University Physics with Modern Physics, 13th edition, Addison Wesley (required) |

## Course Overview

Calculus-level treatment of kinematics, work and energy, particle
dynamics, conservation principles, simple harmonic motion.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 191G. The aim of the course is to familiarize the
student with concepts
and methods used to find a workable description of the physical world.
We cover the main principles of mechanics and show how these principles
can be applied to solve real-world problems. Understanding of the
concepts is stressed more than memorization of mathematical formulas,
and the meaning behind the formulas is explained. The students are
expected to develop quantitative and qualitative scientific reasoning
skills and to acquire knowledge to approach problems found in
engineering and scientific applications. See objectives at
http://assessment.nmsu.edu

It is quite important to do exercises
and assignements, in order to digest notions and methods in engineering
physics learned in the lectures. The assignments are not only used to
help you understand the material but also to give you a broader insight
from into the subject.

Grading Weighting: You may bring a calculator and one handwritten
A4 letter-size sheet with any notes and equations you fit on it. No
books, laptop computers, smart phones, etc. or any other print or
electronic media are allowed in quizzes and exams

The final grade will be determined by the following weighing:

Homework
20%

Quizzes
20%

Midterm Exam
25%

Final Comprehensive Exam
35%

TOTAL:
100%

Their problems will be largely selected from the problems
found at the end of chapters and those discussed during the
lectures.

Quizzes: There will be three
classroom quizzes, with the lowest quiz grade being dropped. There are
no makeup quizzes unless you have a medical doctorâ€™s note or you are
absent on university business.

Exams: There will be two
exams during the semester (see the schedule for dates) one midterm and
one final comprehensive exam. There are no makeup exams.

## Syllabus &
Tentative Schedule

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