Fall 2004


Course Description

The course text is Physics, sixth edition, Cutnell and Johnson.

Topics to be covered include:

Course Prerequisites

Students should already be able to

Course Objectives

Students will be able to

Course Structure

The course will consist of lectures Monday and Wednesday. Friday will be a student-deriven tutorial session. A poll on the material will be taken at the beginning of Friday classes and a short quiz will be given at the end.

Contact Information

Marking Scheme:

0.2 assignments + 0.4 exam + 0.2 best of(midterm1, midterm2) + 0.2 Friday quizzes

Teaching Assistant:


Physics Resource Room

The Academic Support Center at 311 Wm. Pitt Union has tutors for PY111. Call 412 648 7920 for an appointment.



Bonus Questions

Do any questions you want, hand in complete written solutions to me any time before the end of term.


mid term 1

Print out the practice midterm and try it yourself. You can check the solutions. Don't forget to bring your calculator to class on Friday. The test will be in Scaife Auditorium 6. Mid term 1 and solutions | Midt term 1 class stats

mid term 2

Practice midterm | Solutions to PMT2 | mid term 2 and Solutions | MT2 statistics

Special Dates

MCAT Statistics

topicpercent questions
work and energy 14
circuits 12
lenses, mirrors 10
electric and magnetic fields 9
ballistics 8
F=ma, free body diagrams 8
waves 8
torque and angular motion 8
definitions 5
simple harmonic motion 5
radiation 3
gravity 3
sound 2
AC circuits 2
pressure 2
density 1

If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and Disability Resources and Services, 216 William Pitt Union, (412) 648-7890/(412) 383-7355 (TTY), as early as possible in the term. DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.

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