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PY 205 Introduction to Physics I
Silvius, Alexander A.


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Course

PY 205 Introduction to Physics I

Semester

FA 2012 HO

Faculty

Silvius, Alexander A.

Title

Assistant Professor of Physics

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D. Physics - Missouri Science and Technology

Office Location

Science 308

Office Hours

M-W 9:30-11:00, Open Door Policy, or by appointment.

Daytime Phone

816-584-6883

E-Mail

Alexander.Silvius@park.edu

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Credit Hours

5


Textbook:
Text:  Physics for Scientists & Engineers    Giancoli 4th edition

Lab Book:  Physics Laboratory Manual, David H. Loyd, 3rd Ed.  ISBN-13:978-0-495-11452-9

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Course Description:
PY 205 Introduction to Physics I: Lecture and laboratory introducing the calculus based physics. Topics include:introductory kinematics and Newtonian dynamics of both particles and solid bodies, work and energy, momentum, and thermodynamics. 4:3:5 Prerequisite: MA 221. Co requisite: MA 223.

Educational Philosophy:

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply Newton's three laws of motion and the universal law of gravity
  2. Perform vector analysis to the physical world
  3. Explain and analyze relative motion.
  4. Explain and calculate the energies involved in the physical world
  5. Recognize, discuss, and calculate moment of inertia, torque, and angular momentum
  6. Compare and contrast Kepler's laws and Newton's Laws
  7. Apply Pascal's principle, Archimedes' principle, fluid flow: continuity, Bernoulli's equation, the Venturi effect, coefficient of viscosity, Poiseuille's law, Laminar flow, turbulent flow
  8. Identify and interpret the laws of Thermodynamics and apply these laws to thermodynamic and phase change.
  9. Use spreadsheets such as Window's Excel to analyze data and produce tables and graphs as part of a laboratory report.


Core Assessment:

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

1.  Assigned Reading:  each student is expected to read the textbook, carefully and critically.
 
2.  Homework & Quizzes:  Homework will be assigned from the end of the chapter problems. The assignments will be collected and a single problem will be arbitrarily be selected and graded. To ensure that an appropriate level of understanding is acquired from the homework, there will be weekly quizzes covering the homework, reading, and lecture material for that week.  The lowest homework and quiz scores will be dropped.  A quiz will be given each week during which there is no exam scheduled.
 
3.  Examinations:  Exams will consist of multiple choice, matching, definitions, and short-answer problems. Make-up exams will be given only if the student contacts the instructor prior to the scheduled exam time and has a reasonable excuse for missing the exam.

Grading:
Exams (10)              40%
Homework  10%
Quizzes  10%
Laboratory  20%
Final  20%


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

Late Submission of Course Materials:
No late work will be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phone usage is not allowed during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Derive from basic principles an expression for mtion - including relative motion                                             Calculate and discuss the energies involved in the physical world
 
Formulate an expression for motion and assess the energies involved in the physical world
 
Formulate an expression for motion  or assess the energies involved in the physical world
 
Use the given expressions for motion or determine the energy involved in a physical process
 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Differentiate the three laws of thermodynamics                            Relate Newton's laws to linear and rotational motion                                           Relate a problem to Newton's laws or the Laws of Thermodynamics to solve it.
 
Classify the three Laws of Thermodynamics                            Relate Newton's laws to linear and rotational motion                              Analyze a Newtonian or Thermodynamics problem and solve it.
 
Relate the three Laws of Thermodynamics to a problem  or                         Relate Newton's laws to linear and rotational motion to a problem                            Analyze a Newtonian or Thermodynamics problem and solve it.
 
Solve a problem dealing with Newtonian mechanics or Thermodymanics
 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Evaluate the energies involved in a   real world physical process           Calculate the moment of inertia, torque, and angular momentum of simple systems.                                  Evaluate projectile motion problems.                                                        Evaluate various forces.

 
Evaluate the energies involved in a   real world physical process           Calculate the moment of inertia, torque, and angular momentum of simple systems                                  Evaluate projectile motion problems.                                      Evaluate various forces.   (Three of these)
 
Evaluate the energies involved in a   real world physical process           Calculate the moment of inertia, torque, and angular momentum of simple systems                                  Evaluate projectile motion problems.                                              Evalulate various forces.  (Two of these)
 
Evaluate elimentary problems involving energy, moment of inertia, torque, angular momentum, projectile motion, and forces.                                            
 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Use and explain appropriate terms with no errors.  Specifically: displacement, velocity, acceleration, projectile motion, force, torque, fluid flow, torque, inertia, momentum, heat.
 
Use and explain appropriate terms with no errors.  Specifically, eight to nine of the following:  displacement, velocity, acceleration, projectile motion, force, torque, fluid flow, torque, inertia, momentum, heat.

 
Use and explain appropriate terms with no errors.  Specifically, five to seven of the following:  of the following:  displacement, velocity, acceleration, projectile motion, force, torque, fluid flow, torque, inertia, momentum, heat.
 
Use and explain appropriate terms with no errors.  Specifically, four or less of the following:  of the following:  displacement, velocity, acceleration, projectile motion, force, torque, fluid flow, torque, inertia, momentum, heat.
 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Given a physical world process, fully discuss the relevance of Newtonian mechanics, thermodynamics, and fluid flow
 
Given a physical world process, fully discuss the relevance of Newtonian mechanics and thermodynamics

 
Given a physical world process, discuss in part the relevance of Newtonian mechanics and thermodynamics
 
Given a physical world process, discuss in part the relevance of Newtonian mechanics or thermodynamics
 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
 Apply Newton's three laws of motion    Apply the universal law of gravity     Apply the laws of thermodynamics
 
  
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Construct a graph and/or interpret information from a graph                       Draw diagrams of the problem asked   Analytically solve word problems                                    Discuss the relevance of the kinetic theory of gases to heat and temperature and determine appropriate conclusions.
 
Construct a graph and/or interpret information from a graph                       Draw diagrams of the problem asked   Analytically solve word problems                                                     State the kinetic theory of gases to heat and temperature and determine appropriate conclusions
 
Construct a graph and/or interpret information from a graph                       Draw diagrams of the problem asked   Analytically solve word problems                                                     State the kinetic theory of gases to heat and temperature and determine appropriate conclusions
 
Construct a graph and/or interpret information from a graph                       Draw diagrams of the problem asked.                                  Analytically solve word problems                                                     Use the given kinetic theory of gase equations as applied to heat and temperature.
 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Recognize and interpret a cooling curve                                                  Draw force diagrams and use them to explain and evaluate physical phenomena                                   Select the correct or derive the correct thermodynamic expression for the problem             Recognize and interpret a cooling curve                                                  Draw force diagrams and use them to explain and evaluate physical phenomena                                   Select the correct or derive the correct thermodynamic expression for the problem                
 
 
Recognize and interpret a cooling curve                                               Draw force diagrams and use them to evaluate physical phenomena                                        Select the correct thermodynamic expression for the problem                
   
 
Recognize and interpret a cooling curve                                               Draw force diagrams and use them to evaluate physical phenomena                                        Select the correct thermodynamic expression for the problem                                                                  (Two of these)        
 
Recognize and interpret a cooling curve                                               Draw force diagrams and use them to evaluate physical phenomena                                        Select the correct thermodynamic expression for the problem                                                                  (One of these)        
 

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