Physics for Medical Science
Course Description: The Physics for Medical Science course presents with emphasis on the knowledges of physics concerning biological and medical areasat the 1st year college level . It includes physical laws and applications covering the topics; Mechanics, thermodynamics, physical optics, electromagnetism, special theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, nuclear physics
Texts: Fundamentals of Physics 8-10th Edition by David Halliday, Robert Resnick (Author), Jearl Walker (Author) and Online Textbook: http://www3.nd.edu/~nsl/Lectures/mphysics/
GRADING: Your grade will be determined according to the following distribution. (Part of the homework grade may be based on work done in class.):
Homework - 10%,
Random Quizzes – 15%,
Project - 15%,
Midterm – 30%,
Final Examination 30%.
Tentative grading criterion:
Below 20 F
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: The use of unauthorized material, communication with others during an examination or quiz, attempting to benefit from the work of another student, and similar behavior that defeats the intent of an examination quiz, or other class work is unacceptable to the University. It is often difficult to distinguish between a culpable act and inadvertent behavior resulting from nervous tensions accompanying examinations. Where a clear violation has occurred, however, the instructor may disqualify the student’s work as unacceptable and assign a failing score on the paper. It is particularly important that you are aware of and avoid plagiarism, cheating on examinations and quizzes, fabricating data for a project assignment, submitting a paper to more than one professor, or submitting work authored by anyone but yourself. Violations will result in penalties, which may be severe such as resulting in a failing grade in the course, and will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct. If you have doubts about any of these policies, you must confer with the professor.
Retention of Paperwork: Graded paperwork, if not distributed to a student in class, will be available, during regular university office hours, in room R3/1 the days following its availability in class.
Mid Term - March 7, 2017
Final Exam - May 9, 2017
In addition to modifications of the proposed schedule, it may be necessary to make some other adjustments in the syllabus during the semester. The syllabus posted on the course website is the updated syllabus.
PROPOSED SCHEDULE as of 10 January 2017
Since no two classes are ever the same, you should expect that there might be changes to the schedule as the needs of the students in this class evolve. You are expected to study the reading assignments carefully before the class meetings.
NO Date Topics Instructor
1 10 Jan. Medical Mechanics WT
2 17 Jan. Medical Mechanics WT
3 24 Jan. Medical Mechanics WT
4 31 Jan. Medical Mechanics WT
5 07 Feb. Medical Thermodynamics WT
6 14 Feb. Medical Thermodynamics WT
7 21 Feb. Medical Optics WT
8 28 Feb. Medical Optics WT
9 07 Mar. Midterm Examination
10 14 Mar. Electromagnetism WT
11 21 Mar. special theory of relativity WT
12 28 Mar. special theory of relativity WT
13 04 Apr. Atomic physics and applications WT
14 11 Apr. Atomic physics and applications WT
15 18 Apr. Nuclear physics and radioactivity WT
16 25 Apr. Nuclear physics and radioactivity WT
17 09 May. Final Examination