PNC Concurrent Enrollment Program Physics Course Initial Evaluation (draft – 7/21/2015) Information to be considered during the evaluation process. School Name Teacher Name Course(s) (Content for each is listed on the next page) Prerequisites (or co-requisites) □ PHYS 220 □ PHYS 220 and PHYS 221 □ PHYS 220 and PHYS 221 in as a combined course in two years. One year per one academic year semester of college credit High School Information PNC requirements ____ Algebra I MA 153: Algebra and Trigonometry I MA 154: Algebra and Trigonometry II ____ Algebra II/ College Algebra ____ Pre-Calculus/ Trigonometry ____ Calculus Class Meeting Schedule Is additional class time available? (e.g. before/after school, study hall, summer) Approximate average amount of time spent on lab □ One semester, traditional (approximately 90 days, 45 min. per day) □ Full year, traditional (approximately 180 days, 45 min per day) □ One semester, block (approximately 90 days, 80 – 100 min. per day) □ Two semesters, block (approximately 180 days, 80 – 100 min. per day) □ Other (describe): □ Yes, required for all students □ Yes, optional or as needed □ No If yes, describe in supporting materials □ _______ class periods per week Or □ _______ % of class time Lecture: 110 min/ lecture, 2 lectures a week 220 min/ week of lecture Lab: 110 min/week One day a week for 1 hour and 50 min 330 minutes total class time/ week (equivalent to 7 school days/ week for one week at PNC- 45 min/ day) Additional time available via office hours if student deems necessary Lab: 110 min/week One day a week for 1 hour and 50 min Equivalent to 2 days/ week of traditional high school schedule 33% of class time devoted to lab 330 minutes total class time/ week Textbook used by students: indicate one of the commonly used books or write in a different one, if necessary. (Since some authors write different textbooks for different levels, please check ISBNs) □ Bauer, Wolfgang & Wesfall, Gary. University Physics with Modern Physics, McGraw Hill □ Chabay, Ruth W., and Bruce A. Sherwood. Electric and Magnetic Interactions. New York: John Wiley & Sons. □ Chabay, Ruth W., and Bruce A. Sherwood. Matter and Interactions I: Modern Mechanics. New York: John Wiley & Sons. □ Chabay, Ruth W., and Bruce A. Sherwood. Matter and Interactions II: Electricity and Magnetic Interactions. New York: John Wiley & Sons. □ Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics for Scientists and Engineers. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. □ Halliday, David, Robert Resnick, and Kenneth Krane. Physics. Vols. 1 & 2. New York: John Wiley & Sons. □ Halliday, David, Robert Resnick, and Jearl Walker. Fundamentals of Physics. New York: John Wiley & Sons. (or any variation on the Hallday text) □ Hecht, Eugene. Physics: Calculus. New York: Brooks/Cole. □ Knight, Randall D. Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics. Boston, MA: AddisonWesley. □ Serway, Raymond A. Principles of Physics. Fort Worth, TX: Saunder College Physics (1st Ed.) by Etkina, Gentile, Van Heuvelen (published by Pearson) with Modified Mastering Access. □ Serway, Raymond A., Robert J. Beichner and John W. Jewett, Jr. Physics for Scientists and Engineer. Vols. 1 & 2. Fort Worth, TX: Saunders. □ Tipler, Paul A. Physics for Scientists and Engineers. New York, NY: W. H. Freeman. □ Young, Hugh D., and Roger A. Freedman. University Physics. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Longman. □ Young, Hugh D., Roger A. Freedman, T.R. Sandin, and A. Lewis Ford. Sears and Semansky's University Physics. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. □ Other: _______________________________ ____ __ ____ __ *Students should be using a college-level book. If a college-level book is not available until the next round of adoptions, the teacher should provide supplementary information to the students. If this is the case, please describe in the attached materials. Grading Scheme: Indicate the percentage of the overall grade from each of the following components (unused categories can be left blank) HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE REQUIRED TO ADOPT PNC GRADING CRITERIA 20%: 3 exams 20% Final Exam 20%: Lab 30% homework10% in-class activities Grading Scale: HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE REQUIRED TO ADOPT PNC GRADING SCALE Grading Policies: (Check all that apply) □ Students must pass the laboratory portion of the course to pass the overall course 90-100% A 80-89% B 70-79% C 60-69% D ≤ 59% F During the last week of classes, you may make an appointment with me to retake any test on which you scored LESS THAN 70%. Your retake can boost your grade on the test to a maximum score of 70%. This is to give you a chance to improve your grade on a test that you failed, and get it up to a minimally passing grade. You may only retake ONE test. If you have to miss a test for an emergency, email me beforehand or ASAP so that we can make arrangements for you. Only valid, documented excuses will be accepted. A scientific or graphing calculator will be needed to take the exams. Cell phones, however, must be turned off and put in your bag during a test. □ Students cannot receive an overall grade higher than the grade on their best exam □ Students may retake exams (describe the policy in the attached materials) □ An exam or lab is dropped (describe the policy in the attached materials) □ Other: (State briefly and describe in attached materials) Expectations and standards for academic integrity are online at: http://www.pnc.edu/cd/Policy/conduct.ht ml Lab Experiments: □ Labs come from one source. List title, author, ISBN or other information necessary to identify the source. Provide a list of experiments performed (can be a photocopy of the table of contents with the chosen labs marked) __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ ______________________ PNC labs are created by the PNC faculty. Each school will have variations due to differences in available materials. The actual experiment design is not as important at this level, it is the concepts that are reinforced that are important. The students need to write lab reports with certain elements included. Templates for these labs are available. Lab Assignments: Indicate all that apply. □ Labs come from multiple sources. Attach a list of experiments performed, citing the source when possible. Provide copies of at least two experiments that are representative of the rigor of the experiments. □ Prelab assignments During the labs, you will work in groups of three. Lab grades are determined based on a combination of your attendance, participation and effort, and the quality of your written lab work. Each lab is worth 10 points. □ Lab notebooks □ Formal reports for some experiments □ Formal reports for all experiments □ Oral and/or poster presentation □ Students almost always work individually □ Students sometimes work individually □ Students always work in pairs or small groups *Provide a description of lab assignments (notebook entries and/or reports) or a copy of student work with identifying information removed. Exams Number of exams: PHYS 220: _________ PHYS 221 (if applicable): _______ Format of exams: □ Multiple choice and/or matching □ Short answer □ Open-ended □ Lab/practical □ Final exam is cumulative □ Other: ____________________ *For each course, submit a final exam (preferred) or two regular exams. ______ Cumulative Final PHYS 220: 3 exams Cumulative Final Exams are short-answer, show work. Partial credit given based on how well student demonstrates mastery of declarative, conceptual, strategic, and epistemic factors. PHYS 221: 3 exams Cumulative Final Exams are short-answer, show work. Partial credit given based on how well student demonstrates mastery of declarative, conceptual, strategic, and epistemic factors Content Covered PHYS 220 □ Kinematics: Motion in One Dimension □ Newtonian Mechanics □ Applying Newton’s Laws □ Circular Motion □ Impulse and Linear Momentum □ Work and Energy □ Extended Bodies at Rest □ Rotational Motion □ Gases □ Static Fluids □ Fluids in Motion □ First Law of Thermodynamics □ Vibrational Motion □ Mechanical Waves PHYS 221 □ Electric Charge, Force, and Energy □ Insulators □ Conductors □Coulombs’ Law □The Electric Field □ field lines □ flux □ electric potential □ equipotentials □ capacitance/ capacitors □ electric current □ resistance □ resistivity □ DC Circuits □ Ohm’s Law □ emf □ combinations of resistors □ RC Circuits □ Magnetism magnets magnetic fields magnetic force motion in magnetic fields Ampere’s Law Magnetic fields and forces for wires, lops, and solenoids □ Electromagnetic Induction Induced emf Faraday’s Law Motional emf Lenz’s Law □ Generators □ RL Circuits □ AC Circuits Resistors Capacitors Inductors Power in an AC circuit Dispersion Total internal reflection □ Reflection and Refraction Reflection Refraction Dispersion Total internal reflection □ Mirrors and Lenses Flat Mirrors Spherical mirrors Thin lenses □ Wave Optics □ Electromagnetic Waves Light as a wave: Interference Light as a wave: diffraction Optical instruments: Cameras, eyes, glasses/ contacts □ Special Relativity □ Quantum Optics □Atomic Physics Quantum physics: photons, atoms, atomic processes □ Nuclear Physics Radiation, radioactivity, medical applications Atoms and molecules

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