PY 205 Introduction to Physics I
FA 2007 HO
20 Aug - 14 Dec 2007
12:25 - 1:40 PM one additional day and Lab T 1:50-4:40 PM
Prerequisite: MA210. Corequisite: MA211.
COURSE TEXTBOOK(S): Fundamentals of Physics, Part 1 & 2, 7th edition, Halliday/Resnick/Walker, Wiley, 2003. ISBN 0-471-42961-9 (Part 1-paper back edition), Ballpoint pen, -A scientific calculator (with statistical capabilities)
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FACULTY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, problems, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings along with the lab experience. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions. 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 chemistry 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
I expect not only that you know something, but also to use what you know. You may not have been asked to do this before. 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 miss an exam and choose to make up the zero, an exam will be given the Thursday of finals week. This exam will count as the missed exam. This exam will be over any material I choose. You cannot miss more than one exam. Any exams missed over one will have a grade entered as zero.
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.
You are expected to read the assignment and work problems. The best way to learn chemistry 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, for a few may appear on exams in some form or another.
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.
Failure to box in the final answer will result in a deduction of ¼ problem credit.
Failure to staple the pages will result in a deduction of ¼ credit of the problem-set.
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 PLAN: (This section is where you list your course grading plan(s) for assessment measures. 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) 50% A 86-100
Final 15% B 74-85
Lab 20% C 62-73
Homework 15% D 50-61
Exam1 (50 minute) around 12 Sept. Chapt. 1-3
Exam2 (50 minute) around 17 Oct. Chapt. 4-8
Exam3 (50 minute) around 07 Nov.. Chapt. 9-13
Final (two hour) 10 Dec, Mon. 1:00-3:00 PM Cumulative Chap 1-14, 18-20
Late Submission of Course Materials:
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: The instructor will not accept assignments late. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”. See lab section for late labs.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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 TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS **: -- unofficial – see my website for official syllabus
All problems at the end of
The chapter unless special
Problems assigned by
Instructor in class.
Vectors and physics
Position and displacement
Average vs. instantaneous
Newtonian Mechanics, first law
Exam I (chapters 1-3)
Newton’s second & third law
Uniform circular motion
Chapt 7 Kinetic energy
Chapt 8-potential energy
Conservation of mechanical energy
Conservation of energy, Center of Mass
Chapt 9 Newton’s 2nd Law for particles
Exam II (chapters 4-8)
Linear Momentum, collisions
Chapt 10 Rotation
Kinetic energy of rotation, torque
Chap 11 translational & rotational
Torque and angular momemtum
Chap 12 requirements of equilibrium
Chapt 13 Newton’s law of gravitation
Gravitational potential energy
Chapt 14 Fluids, density, pressure
Exam III (Chapters 9-13)
Pascal’s, Archimedes’ principle, Bernoulli
Chapt 18 temperature, heat, & thermodynamics
Heat and work
Chapt 19 Ideal gases, mean free path
Degrees of freedom & specific heat
Chapt 20 Entropy
Second law of thermodynamics
Engines and refrigerators
Efficiency & statistical view
* All problems are due. Instructor has the right to assign a minimum of problems during class
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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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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Purchase a stapler. All reports and papers must be stapled.
The course will follow somewhat, the traditional lecture format. However, the class will be flexible enough to allow for vigorous discussions of the various topics. As such, you will be required to read the chapter material prior to coming to class. The lectures will be supplemented by a number of reading assignments
Homework problems will be assigned. It is the student’s responsibility to use these questions as a guide to their studying. They are representative of possible exam questions and may even show up on an exam. The suggested problems should always be viewed as the minimum you need to be doing. It is highly recommended that you do as much as possible.
Class: You should be familiar with the material before coming to class by reading the text. I will try to make the class more practical problem oriented. Thus, questions will be asked questions during the class and you are to intelligently respond. (“I don’t know” is not an acceptable answer.) I will know your names. Too many incorrect responses will be remembered and included in the grade. At the end of each chapter you will find a summary. Use this as a study guide to study for exams.
Everyone working in the laboratory is responsible for laboratory safety. Common sense will take care of most situations but if you have any questions or concerns, please ask the instructor. Anyone who seriously endangers the safety of themselves or others in the laboratory will be given only one warning. In the event that a second warning is to be issued, the student will be removed from the laboratory and a grade of zero for the laboratory experiment.
Each student must wear approved safety glasses/goggles in the laboratory. Only one warning will be given: each additional warning will result in a five-point fine (see above).
1. All students are required to wear goggles or other approved eye protection in the lab at all times.
2. An instructor must be present for you to be in the laboratory
3. All students must come to the laboratory prepared to perform the experiment. This means that you have read and understand what you are going to do before coming to lab. Your notebook is up-to-date with your procedure written out.
4. The proper attire is worn, (NO shorts, short skirts, sleeveless shirts or blouses, tank tops, sandals or open-toed or open-back shoes will be allowed in the laboratory.).
5. No FOOD or DRINK will be permitted in the laboratory at any time. (No gum, no bottled beverage, even if it is closed in your backpack. Leave it outside the room.)
6. You should keep your bags and coats on the side benches. Under no circumstances will they be allowed to be in your work area.
7. Chemicals or equipment are not to be removed from the laboratory.
8. You must beaware of the required safety precaution by reviewing the MSDS provided for you in the lab if appropriate.
These rules are for your protection and no exceptions will be permitted.
Last Updated:8/14/2007 5:24:59 PM