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PY 206 Introduction to Physics II
Weigand, Jimmie L.

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PY 206 Introduction to Physics II


SP 2009 HOZ


Weigand, Jimmie L.


Adjunct Faculty


BA Chemistry  
MS Analytical Chemistry  

Office Location

Science Building 216

Office Hours


Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

January 12, 2009 - May 8, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

12:25-1:40 Lab-M-1:50-4:20

Credit Hours


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Course Description:
PY 206 Introduction to Physics II: A continuation of the calculus physics sequence. Topics include: wave motion, electromagnetic and acoustic waves, properties of waves, and electromagnetic theory. 4:3:5 Prerequisite: PY 205.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Know when and how to apply the ideal gas law & non-ideal gas laws.
  2. Kinetic theory of gases and equipartition theory
  3. Identify and explain oscillatory motion and its application to the physical world.
  4. Explain and apply the concepts of electricity, magnetism and optics by: developing qualitative and quantitative descriptions of physical phenomena
  5. Predicting the results of physical occurrences based on physics theory and laboratory experiments.
  6. Outline and evaluate operation of electric circuits including the use of Kirchoff's rules.
  7. Develop knowledge of the atom and nuclear reactions.

Core Assessment:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Assignments will be made approximately one week in advance of their due date.  Tests will be announced at least 4 days in advance.  Laboratories are assigned in the week before the lab.

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 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:
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