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PY 205 Introduction to Physics I
Weigand, Jimmie L.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

PY 205 Introduction to Physics I

Semester

FA 2008 HO

Faculty

Weigand, Jimmie L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BA Chemistry
MS Analytical Chemistry

Office Location

SC 216

Office Hours

TBA

Daytime Phone

587-8411

E-Mail

jimmie.weigand@park.edu

jlweigand1@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

8-18-2008 to 12-12-2008

Class Days

-M---F-

Class Time

1:50 - 3:05 PM

Prerequisites

MA210

Credit Hours

5


Textbook:

Physics for Scientists & Engineers, Douglas C. Giancoli,  Prentice Hall, ISBN0-13-227559-7
Cioffari's Experiments in College Physics, Dean S Edmonds, Jr., Houghton Mifflin, ISBN 0-669-41830-7

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
PY 205 Introduction to Physics I: Lecture and laboratory introducing the calculus based physics. Topics include:introductory kinematics and Newtonian dynamics of both particles and solid bodies, work and energy, momentum, and thermodynamics. 4:3:5 Prerequisite: MA 210. Co requisite: MA 211.

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactivity based on lectures, readings, quizzes, problems, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings along with the lab experience.  The goal is to transfer adequate and sufficient amount of knowledge to all students at the appropriate level. In doing so making sure 1) students understand what is being conveyed; 2) prepare students for the next level of education; 3) develop the understanding of study such that they adapt the process of thinking rather than memorize facts and principles; 4) develop practical skills and techniques to work confidently in the laboratories; 5) demonstrate how Physics is part of our daily lives; 6) to use alternative and diverse methods of teaching to keep the student motivated and interested during the course of study during the semester and hopefully the rest of their lives.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply Newton's three laws of motion and the universal law of gravity
  2. Perform vector analysis to the physical world
  3. Explain and analyze relative motion.
  4. Explain and calculate the energies involved in the physical world
  5. Recognize, discuss, and calculate moment of inertia, torque, and angular momentum
  6. Compare and contrast Kepler's laws and Newton's Laws
  7. Apply Pascal's principle, Archimedes' principle, fluid flow: continuity, Bernoulli's equation, the Venturi effect, coefficient of viscosity, Poiseuille's law, Laminar flow, turbulent flow
  8. Identify and interpret the laws of Thermodynamics and apply these laws to thermodynamic and phase change.
  9. Use spreadsheets such as Window's Excel to analyze data and produce tables and graphs as part of a laboratory report.


Core Assessment:

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Your final grade will be based on three (3) one-hour exams, a comprehensive final, lab reports, and homework. (See dates under COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGN- MENTS.)  Your grade will also reflect your lab performance (see separate syllabus for lab) and homework. (The material in lab is very important. Know what you do in lab – it may appear on exams.)  If there is no class due to inclement weather, the scheduled exam will be given the next class time. If the weather affects the final, check with the office or your email for an alternate date. This will most likely be the following day.

Hour Exams

I expect not only that you know something, but also you can use what you know.  Your future employer or research director is going to ask you to do this.  In other words, you will have to use what you have learned. Think critically! This course will also stretch you analytical thinking skills

There will be three 50-minute exams during the semester. Exams will be based mainly on material studied since the last exam, but all previous material is also possible. It would be to your advantage to learn any questions you may have answered incorrectly from the previous exams. 

Make Up Exams

If you know you will be absent for an exam, see me, call, or e-mail to set up a time to take it before the class. You will have this privilege once during the semester. 

Homework

You are expected to read the assignment and work problems. The best way to learn Physics is to work problems. Assigned problems will be given during the discussion of the chapters. Fully understand these problems and the worked out problems in the text.

The problem set is due for discussion the class after the day we finish the chapter. 

For the assigned problem-sets and exam problems you must show all work. You must show all steps to get to that answer that appears in back of the text if there is one. Box in the final result. Staple the pages. Be careful not to staple through problems. The grader will not struggle to try to read your work through a staple. Put your name on the top one. Failure to show all work will result in no credit for the problem.

 If you staple through written work, the grader will not struggle to try to read your work. Zero credit will be given for that problem. 

Failure to put your name on the top page will result in no one grading the problem set. 

Late Homework: You will be given a check mark for any homework late. This is a zero numerically.  

No Homework:    You will be given a zero. More than three zeros will result in a decrease of one letter grade for the course. More than five zeros will result in a decrease of two letter grades for the course. 

Grading:

Your earned final grade is bases on you performance on three examinations, a comprehensive final examination, homework, and your performance in the laboratory no more stringent than according to the following:

Exams(3)                40%                       A                             87.5-100

Final                       20%                        B                             75-87.5

Lab                         20%                        C                             62.5-75

Homework             20%                        D                             50-62.5

                                                                F                              <50

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Assignments not submitted on the due date will lose 10%/day. Papers more than 5 days late will receive a grade of “zero”. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Remember, you are not the only one in class and we have a lot of material to cover. Ask questions, but do not monoplilize the class time. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Measurement and Uncertainty,

Kinematics in one dimension

Kinematics in two or three dimensions

Newton’s laws of motion

Use of Newton’s Laws

Gravitation

Work and Energy

Conservation of Energy

Momentum

Rotational Motion

Angular Momentum

Static Equilibrium

Fluids

Oscillations

Waves

Sound

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Derive from basic principles an expression for mtion - including relative motion                                             Calculate and discuss the energies involved in the physical world
 
Formulate an expression for motion and assess the energies involved in the physical world
 
Formulate an expression for motion  or assess the energies involved in the physical world
 
Use the given expressions for motion or determine the energy involved in a physical process
 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Differentiate the three laws of thermodynamics                            Relate Newton's laws to linear and rotational motion                                           Relate a problem to Newton's laws or the Laws of Thermodynamics to solve it.
 
Classify the three Laws of Thermodynamics                            Relate Newton's laws to linear and rotational motion                              Analyze a Newtonian or Thermodynamics problem and solve it.
 
Relate the three Laws of Thermodynamics to a problem  or                         Relate Newton's laws to linear and rotational motion to a problem                            Analyze a Newtonian or Thermodynamics problem and solve it.
 
Solve a problem dealing with Newtonian mechanics or Thermodymanics
 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Evaluate the energies involved in a   real world physical process           Calculate the moment of inertia, torque, and angular momentum of simple systems.                                  Evaluate projectile motion problems.                                                        Evaluate various forces.

 
Evaluate the energies involved in a   real world physical process           Calculate the moment of inertia, torque, and angular momentum of simple systems                                  Evaluate projectile motion problems.                                      Evaluate various forces.   (Three of these)
 
Evaluate the energies involved in a   real world physical process           Calculate the moment of inertia, torque, and angular momentum of simple systems                                  Evaluate projectile motion problems.                                              Evalulate various forces.  (Two of these)
 
Evaluate elimentary problems involving energy, moment of inertia, torque, angular momentum, projectile motion, and forces.                                            
 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Use and explain appropriate terms with no errors.  Specifically: displacement, velocity, acceleration, projectile motion, force, torque, fluid flow, torque, inertia, momentum, heat.
 
Use and explain appropriate terms with no errors.  Specifically, eight to nine of the following:  displacement, velocity, acceleration, projectile motion, force, torque, fluid flow, torque, inertia, momentum, heat.

 
Use and explain appropriate terms with no errors.  Specifically, five to seven of the following:  of the following:  displacement, velocity, acceleration, projectile motion, force, torque, fluid flow, torque, inertia, momentum, heat.
 
Use and explain appropriate terms with no errors.  Specifically, four or less of the following:  of the following:  displacement, velocity, acceleration, projectile motion, force, torque, fluid flow, torque, inertia, momentum, heat.
 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Given a physical world process, fully discuss the relevance of Newtonian mechanics, thermodynamics, and fluid flow
 
Given a physical world process, fully discuss the relevance of Newtonian mechanics and thermodynamics

 
Given a physical world process, discuss in part the relevance of Newtonian mechanics and thermodynamics
 
Given a physical world process, discuss in part the relevance of Newtonian mechanics or thermodynamics
 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
 Apply Newton's three laws of motion    Apply the universal law of gravity     Apply the laws of thermodynamics
 
  
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Construct a graph and/or interpret information from a graph                       Draw diagrams of the problem asked   Analytically solve word problems                                    Discuss the relevance of the kinetic theory of gases to heat and temperature and determine appropriate conclusions.
 
Construct a graph and/or interpret information from a graph                       Draw diagrams of the problem asked   Analytically solve word problems                                                     State the kinetic theory of gases to heat and temperature and determine appropriate conclusions
 
Construct a graph and/or interpret information from a graph                       Draw diagrams of the problem asked   Analytically solve word problems                                                     State the kinetic theory of gases to heat and temperature and determine appropriate conclusions
 
Construct a graph and/or interpret information from a graph                       Draw diagrams of the problem asked.                                  Analytically solve word problems                                                     Use the given kinetic theory of gase equations as applied to heat and temperature.
 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Recognize and interpret a cooling curve                                                  Draw force diagrams and use them to explain and evaluate physical phenomena                                   Select the correct or derive the correct thermodynamic expression for the problem             Recognize and interpret a cooling curve                                                  Draw force diagrams and use them to explain and evaluate physical phenomena                                   Select the correct or derive the correct thermodynamic expression for the problem                
 
 
Recognize and interpret a cooling curve                                               Draw force diagrams and use them to evaluate physical phenomena                                        Select the correct thermodynamic expression for the problem                
   
 
Recognize and interpret a cooling curve                                               Draw force diagrams and use them to evaluate physical phenomena                                        Select the correct thermodynamic expression for the problem                                                                  (Two of these)        
 
Recognize and interpret a cooling curve                                               Draw force diagrams and use them to evaluate physical phenomena                                        Select the correct thermodynamic expression for the problem                                                                  (One of these)        
 

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