PY 155 Concepts of Physics I
FA 2012 HO
Silvius, Alexander A.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Ph.D. Physics - Missouri Science and Technology
M-W 9:30-11:00, Open Door Policy, or by appointment.
11:35 - 12:50 PM
Textbook: Physics, 4th edition, by J. S. Walker.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is based upon inquiry utilizing lecture, directed discussion, demonstrations, discussions, assigned reading assignments, homework, quizzes, examinations, and a Multicultural research paper dealing with some aspect of Physics.
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:
Exams 400 points ( 4@100 pts.)
Homework 200 points
Quizzes 200 points
Laboratory 400 points
Final 300 points
Portfolio 500 Points
Late Submission of Course Materials: No late work will be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell phone usage is not allowed during class.
Exam one - chapters. 1,2,3,
Exam two - chapters. 4,5,6,7,
Exam three - chapters. 8,9,10
Exam four - chapters. 11, 12, 13
Final -Dec 8 (10:15-12:15) comprehensive, including chapters. 14, 15
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