Spring 2011

HOMEWORK

There are two parts to the homework: mastering physics (www.masteringphysics.com) and written homework. The written homework is assigned on this page. All problems listed are from the text book unless posted. The notation followed is C.NN where C is the chapter number and NN is the problem number. Hence 5.4 stands for 4th problem from chapter 5.

Mastering physics homework problems are assigned from www.masteringphysics.com. Please go to the website and register as a student using your student access code that either came with the textbook or purchased separately. Enroll in the course index that was sent to you over email.

INSTRUCTIONS

Complete instructions on how to go about solving the homework are given in this section of the syllabus.

We will select and grade in detail two problems from every homework; each of the two problems are worth 6 points each.The problems graded in detail are marked in bold red.Often, I may suggest work problems that may help students to better understand some concepts.  These problems are not due in class or will not be graded, although it would be extremely beneficial to work through them. These solutions to these problems will be put up on the website. Two of the black colored problems (are graded out of 2 points each.  An correct solution gets 2 points, a valiant attempt "almost there" gets 1.5 points, while a good attempt (right method with the correct equations, correct picture) could get 1 point, some attempt gets 0.5 points.

Some of the problems might have extra parts and these are mentioned at the end of the table. But you can access them by clicking on the link adjacent to the problem.

If you are not doing well on the homeworks consistently, then something is not right and needs to be fixed. This can only happen if you talk to us. The earlier the better.

 Week Home work # Date Due Day Due Solutions Mastering Physics Problems Suggested Problems 2 HW1 02/01 Tuesday 11:59:00pm mp-phys161-hw1 4 HW2 02/14 Monday mp-phys161-hw2 HW3 02/15 Tuesday 2.6, 2.9, 2.21, 2.25, 2.32, 2.53, 2.62, 3.23, 3.32, 2.25, 2.45, 2.49, 2.51, 5 HW4 02/21 Monday mp-phys161-hw3 HW5 02/22 Tuesday 3.16, 3.27, 3.35, 3.45, 3.46, 4.81, 4.78, 4.82, 4.53, 4.63, 4.79, 4.50, 4.49 6 HW6 03/03 Wednesday mp-phys161-hw4 7 HW7 03/10 Thursday 6.16, 6.18, 6.27, 6.29, 6.45, 6.48, 6.52 HW8 03/11 Friday 11.59pm mp-phys161-hw5 8 HW9 03/17 Thursday Problems (Click) P1 P2 P3 HW10 03/20 Sunday (11:59 pm) mp-phys161-hw6 10 HW11 03/28 Monday mp-phys161-hw7 HW12 03/30 Wednesday mp-phys161-hw8 11 HW13 04/18 Monday mp-phys161-hw9 12 HW14 04/25 Monday (9.00 pm) mp-phys161-hw10 HW15 04/26 Tuesday Click for written problems (Turn in P1, PS1, PS2, PX1) 13 HW16 05/05 Thursday 11.3, 11.5, 11.46, 11.49,11.74,11.57 HW17 05/06 Saturday (2.00 PM!!!) mp-phys161-hw11 14 HW18 Tuesday 12.41, 12.44, 12.48, 12.56, 12.67, 12 .69, 12.70, 12.88 HW19 Tuesday11:59 PM mp-phys161-hw12 Friday 15 22 Saturday 23 Saturday 16 27 Tuesday Tuesday