PHY 2048 - Physics 1 with Calculus - Spring 2016


Homework Assignments

The homework problems in the WileyPlus system are due weekly on Saturdays at 10:00pm. No exceptions allowed. The due dates for all HW assignments are indicated on the schedule page, and the problems are listed below. Since the WileyPlus server might have problems occasionally, be sure to start the assignments early and turn in your answers steadily, rather than all on the last day. Answers can be entered individually.

Most answers are numerical, and need to be within a certain tolerance (2%) of the correct answer. Use three significant digits to enter your answer; do not round off intermediate calculations. You get an instant feedback as to whether the answer is correct or not. You will have up to 5 attempts to get the correct answer. Solutions will become available right after the due date/time. 

The first homework assignment listed, HW1, is for practice and will not count in the homework grade.

Homework Problems
HW1 (Ch.1, 2) Ch.1: 1, 9, 15, 19, 24; Ch.2: 3, 5, 7, 11, 15
HW2 (Ch.2, 3) Ch.2: 18, 31, 43, 45, 51; Ch.3: 6, 15, 41, 60, 73
HW3 (Ch.4) Ch.4: 3, 17, 21, 26, 47, 53, 56, 67, 82, 101
HW4 (Ch.5) Ch.5: 6, 11, 17, 47, 48, 50, 51, 57, 64, 67
HW5 (Ch.6) Ch.6: 9, 10, 20, 27, 29, 49, 53, 57, 59, 82
HW6 (Ch.7, 8) Ch.7: 1, 11, 25, 30, 42, 67; Ch.8: 6, 23, 24, 38
HW7 (Ch.8, 9) Ch. 8: 45, 57, 62; Ch. 9: 4, 6, 12, 13, 37, 42, 47
HW8 (Ch.9) Ch. 9: 9, 14, 20, 36, 41, 51, 65, 73, 86, 101
HW9 (Ch.10) Ch. 10: 6, 14 22, 25, 41, 44, 51, 53, 56, 66
HW10 (Ch.11) Ch. 11: 2, 4, 12, 14, 23, 30, 33, 41, 52, 65
HW11 (Ch.12, 13) Ch. 12: 3, 6, 12, 25, 28, 37, 48; Ch. 13: 8, 13, 16
HW12 (Ch.13) Ch. 13: 26, 34, 35, 40, 42, 54, 57, 61, 64, 65
HW13 (Ch.14) Ch. 14: 2, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, 44, 50, 57, 65
HW14 (Ch.15) Ch. 15: 8, 9, 14, 26, 33, 38, 42, 47, 51, 100
HW15 (Ch.16, 17) Ch. 16: 10, 21, 22, 29, 49, 52, 58; Ch. 17: 7, 18, 21

Additional homework

Doing additional homework problems beyond those formally assigned is a critical part of getting proficient in physics and succeeding in the course. We advise you to do 5-10 extra problems per chapter, randomly picked from the beginning to the end of the block of problems at the end of each chapter.

Pick odd-numbered problems---they have answers at the end of the hardcopy textbook and in the WileyPlus on-line textbook to check yourself, and gain confidence as you build your skills. Moreover, select problems marked "SSM" have complete, worked out solutions in the on-line textbook. We caution you to refer to these sparingly, only after you've struggled with the problem and tried to get the solution on your own first. It's easy to fool yourself into thinking you understand and will be able to recreate the steps of a problem by just following along. That simply does not work.

As a rule of thumb, you should become comfortable solving two-point problems in less than 5 min and three-point problems in less than 10 min. Remember: on the exams, you will have on average about 5 min per problem of varying degrees of difficulty.