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PY 155 Concepts of Physics I
Yates, David


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 155 Concepts of Physics I

Semester

UJU 2011 HO

Faculty

Yates, David

Title

Assistant Professor of chemistry/Lab Coordinator/Chemical Hygiene Officer

Degrees/Certificates

BA; BS; MS;  CSP, NRCC-CHO
HAZWOPER-40 hr cert.; HAZWOPER-Trainer
Authorized OSHA General Industry Trainer

Office Location

Science 03B

Office Hours

Sched. M, T, W, R 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.; Unsched. Open Door Policy (if my office door is open, I am available to students

Daytime Phone

584-6515

Other Phone

816-914-1728

E-Mail

david.yates@park.edu

dlyates64089@yahoo.com

Web Page

http://N/A

Semester Dates

June 6- July 1

Class Days

Lecture: M,T,W,R  Lab M,T,W,R

Class Time

Lecture 8:00 A.M.-10:15 A.M.  M,T,W, R : Laboratory 10:30 A.M.- 12:45 P.M.  M,T,W,R

Credit Hours

4


Textbook:

Physics, 4th ed. By J.S. Walker- required. 

Additional Resources:

Other materials:

You will need a non-programmable scientific calculator for this course.  You will not be permitted to use programmable calculators on the quizzes or exams.

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Course Description:
A non-calculus approach to physics designed to emphasize the concepts that are most important to students pursuing careers in the health sciences. Topics include: measurements, force and motion, statics, vectors, and wave theory as applied to heat, sound, and light. Laboratory includes appropriate experiments to illustrate concepts. 3:3:4

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor’s education philosophy is based on inquiry and constructivism utilizing lecture demonstrations, discussions, readings, laboratory investigations, cooperative learning, quizzes, examinations, videos, internet, formal write-ups and a Multicultural research paper dealing with some aspect of Physics.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. prepare a multicultural research paper pertaining to some aspect of physics in modern society using multiple sources
  2. apply Newton's three laws of motion, the universal law of gravity and the principles of kinematics to everyday situations
  3. a. design an experiment following the principles and tools of scientific investigation; b. hypothesize; c. collect, d. organize, e. analyze, and f. evaluate data; g. draw conclusions; and h. communicate their results
  4. analyze the impact of the concepts of heat and thermodynamics in real world conditions and situations
  5. evaluate authentic circumstances with regard to fluid dynamics using Bernoulli's principle, Pascal's Law, and the concepts of pressure
  6. elucidate the basic concepts of physics as a part of our daily lives using Physics terminology
  7. work cooperatively to develop solutions to problems arising from applications of physics to genuine every day situations


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. prepare a multicultural research paper pertaining to some aspect of physics in modern society using multiple sources
  2. apply Newton
  3. design an experiment following the principles and tools of scientific investigation; b. hypothesize; c. collect, d. organize, e. analyze, and f. evaluate data; g. draw conclusions; and h. communicate their results
  4. analyze the impact of the concepts of force, momentum, work, energy, power in real world circumstances
  5. analyze the impact of the concepts of heat and thermodynamics in real world conditions and situations
  6. evaluate authentic circumstances with regard to fluid dynamics using Bernoulli
  7. elucidate the basic concepts of physics as a part of our daily lives using Physics terminology
  8. work cooperatively to develop solutions to problems arising from applications of physics to genuine every day situations
Core Assessment:

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 Rubric

Class Assessment:

1. Readings-You are expected to read the assigned materials.

 

2. Attendance-Attendance is required for all scheduled classes.  Park University regulations state that a student will be withdrawn after they have been absent for two weeks consecutively.  It is a class policy that you are allowed 3 absences (not associated with school events) without penalty.  Each additional absence will result in a 5% reduction of your overall grade.

 

3. HOMEWORK & QUIZZES:

          Any homework will be due at the beginning of the class period on the assigned due date.  In order for you to receive credit for a problem on homework assignments you must show your work, equations used, and box in your answer.  As an incentive to keep up and be thorough on homework assignments, I will replace the lowest exam grade with your cumulative homework average.  Late work will not be accepted. 

          There will be weekly quizzes at the end of each lab period covering the homework, reading, and lecture material for that week.  The lowest quiz score will be dropped.  A quiz will be given each week during which there is no exam scheduled.  These quizzes will usually be given during the afternoon Lab session.  There should be 4-6 quizzes during the term.

 

4. EXAMS: - Exams will consist of multiple choice, matching, definitions, listing, problems, short-answer, and essay questions.  You will be allowed to use a single 3x5 notecard on the exams.  I would caution you however to be very familiar with your notes when you fill out the notecard for the exam.  If you write too small and have to spend a lot of time looking through your notes during the exam it will keep you from getting finished.  Also, you will serve yourself better if you read through the test before starting.  This allows you to concentrate on material you are more familiar with first, so you can have more time for the questions that you may find more difficult.  In addition you will only be allowed to use non-programmable scientific calculators.  Make-up exams will be given only if the students contacts the instructor before the exam and has a reasonable (instructors decision as to what constitutes reasonable) excuse for missing the exam.

It will difficult to pass this course without taking all 4 exams.  Make-up exams will be given only if the student contacts the instructor before the next scheduled class meeting.  A reasonable excuse will be needed.

 

5. Multicultural PAPER- due June 23, 2011.  This is a MGE class.  To fulfill this requirement you will take a topic pertaining to Physics and relate it to global cultures.  Your paper must be 5-6 pages typed, size 12 font (Times New Roman), margins no larger than 1.2 inches on the left and 1.0 inches on the right, top, and bottom sides.  The Title page and Literature Cited are not counted as pages.  The title page will contain the title, this course number, your name, and the date you submit the paper.  The paper must have a multicultural dimension in it or it will not be counted.  Include a complete Literature Cited (if it is not cited in the text it does not count as a source) at the end.  It will be expected that your paper should average a minimum of 2 total sources per page (for a 10 page paper this would be 20 sources)and a minimum of 4 citations per paragraph.  Optimally these citations should be from different sources(demonstrating analysis and synthesis of the sources).  Use a modified ACS format for citations.  A Rubric and a citation handout will be provided.

 

 

6. During each lab you will perform an experiment.  From your observations and data you will write a report about the experiment.  Before you come to the lab you should read the appropriate material.  You should take notes in your lab notebook of all important points concerning the experiment. Record your data and observations in your lab notebook in pen.  As you take data in the laboratory, it is not necessary for it to be in data tables.  You will be making new data tables for your final report in spreadsheets and/or in lab handout sheets.  Each experiment is designed to help you make observations about one aspect of the physical world.  You should follow the procedures in the experiment except where you are instructed to modify it.  The questions at the end of the experiment must be used as a guide to the necessary observations.  The notes, which you have recorded, should also help you.  From your observations and data, you will write a report about the experiment.  The reports should be written on a word processor using a scientific report format.  Tables are to be done using the table function on the word processor or with a spreadsheet.  Graphs may be hand drawn or computer generated unless one format or the other is specified.  After the report is graded and returned to you, it should be taped into your notebook.

 

7. Portfolio –Due June 30, 2011 For the portfolio assignment, you will select up to two assignments or quizzes or lab reports or tests that you believe demonstrate that you have achieved mastery of  each of the Learning outcomes listed above (two for each outcome-for a possible total of 14).  For each outcome you will write a reflection paper explaining why you selected those particular assignments, quizzes, lab reports, or tests and how they demonstrate the mastery of the outcome in question.  Be creative and analytical.  This is one way for you to take control of your own destiny in this course.

Grading:
Exams                                600 points ( 4@150 pts.)

Homework & Quizzes        300 points (HW-50, Qz-250)

Laboratory                         400 points

Multicultural Paper           200 points

Portfolio                             500 Points

Total                                   2000 points

The scale is traditional:  90% = A; 80% = B; 70% = C; 60% = D; <60% = F.

 

CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF DURING EXAMS AND QUIZZES.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

No Late Work Will be Accepted.

 

 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Shoes(no open toed shoes) must be worn.

No horseplay.

No food or drink allowed.

Show respect for one another and cooperate with each other at all times.

Safety Glasses MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES IN LAB.

 

 

 

 

 

CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF DURING EXAMS AND QUIZZES.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Exam Date coverage

Exam one- 6/13- chas. 1,2,3,4

Exam two- 6/20 - chas. 5,6,7,8,9

Exam three- 6/27 - chas. 10,11,12,13,15

Exam four- 6/30- chas.  14,16,18,parts of 25 and 28

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
I suggest very strongly that you read the penalties paragraph located on page 93 of the catalog.  Academic dishonesty is not a fivolous charge.  It can affect your academic career for the rest of your life.

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
See above.

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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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 .


Attachments:
Multicultural Paper Rubric

Lab report scoring guide

ACS guidelines for documenting sources

Physics tutorial sites

Periodic Table

Plagiarism

Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1,3a,3b,3c,3d                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Strong evidence of mastery of 7or 8 core outcomes, adequate evidence for the remaining: reflection papers address outcomes correctly with definite integration across concepts. Facts used consistently to support positions or opinions. Strong evidence of mastery of 6 of the 8 core outcomes, adequate evidence for the other 2: reflection papers address outcomes correctly with some integration across concepts. Few facts used to support positions or opinions. Strong evidence of mastery of 3-5 of the 8 core outcomes, adequate evidence for the others: reflection papers address outcomes sometimes incorrectly but no integration across concepts.  Facts not used to support positions or opinions. Adequate evidence of mastery of 3-5 of the 8 core outcomes, weak evidence for the others: reflection papers usually incorrectly address outcomes with no integration across concepts.  Facts not used to support positions or opinions. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2,3a,3e,4,5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Artifacts chosen for evidence fit into an easily recognized organizational structure for all of the core outcomes. Artifacts chosen for evidence fit into an easily recognized organizational structure for 6 of the 8 core outcomes. Artifacts arranged with some evidence of organization and care No evidence of organization in artifact arrangement 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1,3a,3f,3g,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Reflection papers place all outcome related concepts in contextual framework of previous knowledge. Reflection papers place 6 of 8 outcome related concepts in contextual framework of previous knowledge. Reflection papers place 2-5 outcome related concepts in contextual framework of previous knowledge. Reflection papers place 1 or none of the outcome related concepts in contextual framework of previous knowledge. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1-8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
No factual or terminology related errors 1-2 factual or terminology related errors 3-4 factual or terminology related errors 5 or more factual or terminology related errors 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,2,3,4,5,6,7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Artifacts chosen for evidence demonstrate mastery of all of the 8 core outcomes. Artifacts chosen for evidence demonstrate mastery of 6 of the 8 core outcomes. Artifacts chosen for evidence demonstrate mastery of 2-5 of the 8 core outcomes. Artifacts chosen for evidence demonstrate mastery of 1 or none of the 8 core outcomes. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2,4,5,6,8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Artifacts chosen and/or reflection papers demonstrate real-world applicability of all 8 core outcome concepts. Artifacts chosen and/or reflection papers demonstrate real-world applicability of 6 core outcome concepts. Artifacts chosen and/or reflection papers demonstrate real-world applicability of 2-5 core outcome concepts. Artifacts chosen and/or reflection papers demonstrate real-world applicability of 1 or none core outcome concepts. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1-8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
No errors in organization, presentation or relevance 1-2 errors in organization, presentation or relevance 3-4 errors in organization, presentation or relevance 5 or more errors in organization, presentation or relevance 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1-8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
No spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors 1-2 spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors 3-4 spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors 5 or more spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors 

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