PY 156 Concepts of Physics II
SP 2011 HO
Miller, Christopher O.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Monday, January 10 - Wednesday May 4, 2011
--T-R-- lecture, ----R-- lab
11:35 - 12:50 PM lecture, 2:25 - 5:15 PM lab
Physics, 4th edition, by J. S. Walker.
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: A learner has three assets they should make use of to succeed: their textbook, their facilitator, their peers. Their textbook (and other resources, e.g. internet) will be ready when they are and give them as much time as they require. Their facilitator will adapt to their needs and guide their efforts so they are focused efficiently. Their peers, especially at the university level, are potentially their greatest asset. Discussing concepts with peers will force them to refine their reasoning. Whenever a learner requests or receives help from a fellow learner, both find the process elucidating.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The Portfolio assignment is worth 500 pts (out of 2000).
For the portfolio assignment, in addition to the multicultural paper, the student will select up to two assignments, quizzes, lab reports, tests that the student believes demonstrates that they have achieved mastery of the Learning outcomes listed above. For each outcome the student will write a reflection paper explaining why those particular assignments, quizzes, lab report, or tests were selected and how they demonstrate the mastery of the outcome in question. Points will be given for creativity and analysis. This is one way for the student to take control of their own grade in this course.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
10% Classwork & Homework
25% Lab Reports
The scale is traditional: 90% = A; 80% = B; 70% = C; 60% = D; <60% = F.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late homework or classwork is never accepted and missed exams can not be made up (although you can overcome for a missed exam with your Portfolio). Labs can be made up for full credit if done in a timely fashion (i.e. within two weeks).
Computer and printer malfunctions will not be considered acceptable excuses for late assignments. The instructor recommends that work be saved and backed up--a life lesson in general.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students should have read the assigned material and finished any homework prior to class. This will prepare them to get the most out of the lectures. (Printing out the lecture notes ahead of time and bringing them to class is also encouraged.)
Students are encouraged to work in groups called TeslaTeams (except on Exams and Multicultural Papers!).
PHYSICS 156 §HO: Spring 2011 Tentative Calendar
Tue, Jan 11, 2011
Thu, Jan 13, 2011
Tue, Jan 18, 2011
Thu, Jan 20, 2011
Tue, Jan 25, 2011
Thu, Jan 27, 2011
Exam 1: Electricity and DC Circuits
Tue, Feb 1, 2011
Thu, Feb 3, 2011
Tue, Feb 8, 2011
Thu, Feb 10, 2011
Tue, Feb 15, 2011
Thu, Feb 17, 2011
Exam 2: Electricity and Magnetism
Tue, Feb 22, 2011
Thu, Feb 24, 2011
Tue, Mar 1, 2011
Thu, Mar 3, 2011
Tue, Mar 8, 2011
Thu, Mar 10, 2011
Tue, Mar 15, 2011
Thu, Mar 17, 2011
Tue, Mar 22, 2011
Exam 3: Light and Optics
Thu, Mar 24, 2011
Tue, Mar 29, 2011
Thu, Mar 31, 2011
Tue, Apr 5, 2011
Thu, Apr 7, 2011
Tue, Apr 12, 2011
Thu, Apr 14, 2011
Exam 4: Modern Physics
Tue, Apr 19, 2011
review Electricity and DC Circuits
Thu, Apr 21, 2011
review Electricity and Magnetism
Tue, Apr 26, 2011
review Light and Optics
Thu, Apr 28, 2011
review Modern Optics; Portfolio’s Due
Tue, May 3, 2011
Thu, May 5, 2011
Final: 10:15 - 12:15 PM
The assigned reading should be done before the relevant date.
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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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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Additional Information:lLectures and other useful documents are uploaded to our class's parkonline.org website.
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