PH211 Syllabus Welcome Fall 2015 Table of Contents Welcome to PH211, the first term of calculus-based physics. This document will orient you to the course and function as a contract between you and me. I look forward to being your instructor. Instructor Information Course Information Websites Student Resources Lectures and Labs Grading Communication Course Outcomes Chemeketa Resources Students with Disabilities Diversity Academic Honesty Instructor Information Name: Erik Jensen (please call me Erik) Office: building 8, room 221D Office Hours: MWF 9–11 am and MTWRF 1–2 pm E-mail: [email protected] Address: 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR, 97305 CV: faculty.chemeketa.edu/ejensen6/cv.html Course Information Title: Physics for Engineers and Scientists Description: Presents the first term of a three-term sequence of introductory calculus-based physics. Includes kinematics, Newton's laws, energy, momentum, rotation, and gravitation. (5 credit hours) Prerequisite: MTH251 (differential calculus) or equivalent Required Text: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Knight, 1st edition (ISBN 0805386858 or 0805389830) Other Required Resources: See below Lecture: MTWF 11:30 am–12:30 pm in 8-218 (CRN 30414) Lab: T 8:30–11:20 am (CRN 30415) or R 2:30–5:20 pm (CRN 30416) in 8-236 OR Lecture: MW 2:30–4:20 pm in 8-218 (CRN 37539) Lab: T 2:30–5:20 pm (CRN 40204) or F 2:30–5:20 pm (CRN 37552) in 8-236 Websites Course Calendar: faculty.chemeketa.edu/ejensen6/calendar211.html The Chemeketa faculty website is open to the general public. I will post specific assignments and deadlines to the course calendar which will evolve throughout the term. MasteringPhysics: www.masteringphysics.com You will use MasteringPhysics for homework. Register for the 3rd edition and use the course ID of JENSENPH211F eLearn: chemeketa-bb.blackboard.com eLearn Help: online.chemeketa.edu/help/support.asp Use your user name and password from MyChemeketa to access this site. Consult the help page or call 503-399-7399 if you have difficulty accessing it. We will use eLearn to report grades, submit lab reports, and post homework solutions. Physics is fun! Student Resources I think that anyone with the prerequisites and time on task can succeed in this class, but this is a difficult course Mental Resources: The prerequisite for this course is MTH251 or equivalent. You should also be competent at using a web browser, word processor, and spreadsheet. Note that MTH252 is a prerequisite for PH212. Temporal Resources: You will need to commit a significant amount of time each week to complete the work necessary to master the physics topics. You will read the text, participate in discussion, observe video lectures, do homework, perform labs, write lab reports, take exams, and do other activities as posted in the course calendar. All told, you should expect to spend from 10 to 20 hours per week on this class. Other Resources: In addition to paying for the required tuition and fees, you will need to purchase a variety of other resources to complete this class. I make every effort to keep costs down, but this class is likely to be more expensive than others at Chemeketa. Please consult the following list and acquire the necessary resources as soon as possible: You will need access to a computer with good internet connections and MS Office 2007, 2010, or equivalent (cost varies). I do not recommend using a Mac as it has trouble with the symbolic equations used frequently in this course. You may purchase your own textbook used from Amazon or borrow one from me. If you borrow from me, you are expected to avoid highlighting or excessively damaging the text. You will need a scientific (not necessarily graphing) calculator that does not have cell phone or internet capabilities (approximately $20). This will be necessary for the exams. A laptop (cost varies) is helpful (not required) for labs. You will need to purchase a subscription to MasteringPhysics (approximately $60). This subscription is valid for the other courses in the sequence. A stapler, pencil, and paper are required. Lectures and Labs You will attend “lectures” that might not be what you expect, given the definition or your experience in some other classes. You will frequently use colored cards to answer multiple choice conceptual questions. You will work in groups on written assignments. Traditional lectures (instructor talking while students passively listen) will usually be limited to around 10 minutes at a time. Your expectation for each “lecture” is that you will be mostly doing physics rather than watching physics. The reason I choose to run lectures in this manner is because educational research indicates that active learning is more effective for the vast majority of students. Please download and print the lab instructions (see the course calendar) before arriving at lab. You are not required to read the lab or do any pre-lab work other than staying on top of the course in general. If you own a laptop, then I encourage you to bring it to lab. If not, then you may use the computers in the lab. Labs will likely be similar to other labs you have taken. One key difference is that my physics labs tend to be fairly easy in performing the experiment itself, but fairly difficult in the analysis. You will normally have plenty of time to complete the experiment and write a significant portion of your report during the three hour lab. Please see the general lab instructions from the course calendar for more information on labs. Physics is fun! Grading Group Work: Approximately 50 points Homework: Approximately 90 points Lab Reports: Approximately 90 points Chapter Quizzes: Approximately 135 points Final Exam: 60 points A = 90%–100% B = 80%–90% C = 70%–80% D = 60%–70% F = 0%–60% Group Work: To promote active learning, you will solve conceptual problems as groups in class. Homework: Homework is due on the date posted on the course calendar. Type Description Points Reading Questions Tutorials Textbook Followup Written Simple, multiple-choice questions based on textbook reading and videos Conceptual problems with hints available Mostly numerical problems from the text, though the given values may be individually randomized. I will post solutions to the eLearn website. You will complete follow-up problems when you get below 90% on tutorials or textbook homework You must show work to receive full credit. All homework must include acknowledgements of assistance from instructors (besides me), tutors, other students, etc. If you did not receive any assistance, then write "no acknowledgments" on your work. Submission 0.5 MasteringPhysics Due Time 11:55 pm 1 1 MasteringPhysics MasteringPhysics 11:55 pm 11:55 pm 1 MasteringPhysics 11:55 pm 1 to 5 In class or my mailbox 5:30 pm Lab Reports: You will submit lab reports on eLearn. Lab reports must obey the lab instructions as posted on the course calendar. Lab reports are due at 11:55 pm on the date following the lab. Each lab report will be worth up to 10 points. I will drop a lab report from your grade at the end of the term if it increases your percentage. Chapter Quizzes: You will demonstrate your learning by solving problems. Quizzes are open-note and openbook. There will be a time limit. Quizzes are worth up to 15 points each. Points will be awarded both for correct processes and correct answers. I will drop a quiz from your grade at the end of the term if it increases your percentage. Final Exam: The comprehensive final is worth up to 60 points. The format and grading will be the same as the quizzes. Late Policy: No late work or make up exams will be allowed without prior arrangements. In advance, you may negotiate alternate due dates. Incomplete Policy: A grade of incomplete (I) may be negotiated when a student with passing work needs additional time to complete the course. An incomplete will not be granted as a substitute for a failing grade (F). Extra Projects: You may earn up to 15 points with extra projects. You may also earn credit for reporting correctable errors in the websites or class documents (including this one). Report errors to the discussion board on eLearn. Submit extra projects by the end of week 9. Suggestions for extra projects are available here: faculty.chemeketa.edu/ejensen6/extra.html Grade Reporting: I will post grades to eLearn. Physics is fun! Communication I will not provide any personal or academic information to people besides Chemeketa employees without your specific permission. I will respond to e-mail within two working days. I will grade work within one week of the due date. You have one week from the time anything is graded to appeal its score in writing. Failure to do so constitutes acceptance of the grade. Course Outcomes Performance Based Learner Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. Apply mathematical and physical principles to specific problems based on identified physics topics. 2. Evaluate reliability and relevance of physical evidence gathered by self and others. 3. Apply mathematical and physical principles to observed, measured, and given physical data to make predictions and explain past observations. 4. Communicate results of work using scientific writing. Statewide General Education (AAOT) Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. Gather, comprehend, and communicate scientific and technical information in order to explore ideas, models, and solutions and generate further questions. 2. Apply scientific and technical modes of inquiry, individually, and collaboratively, to critically evaluate existing or alternative explanations, solve problems, and make evidence-based decisions in an ethical manner. 3. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific studies and critically examine the influence of scientific and technical knowledge on human society and the environment. 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Students with Disabilities Accommodations are collaborative efforts between students, faculty, and the Disability Services office. Students with accommodations approved through Disability Services are responsible for contacting the faculty member in charge of the course, ideally prior to or during the first week of the term to discuss accommodations. Students who believe they are eligible for accommodations but who have not yet obtained approval through Disability Services should contact V/TTY 503.399.5192 or [email protected] Diversity and Affirmative Action We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all. It is the policy of Chemeketa Community College and its Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, pregnancy and related conditions, family relationship, veteran’s status, disabilities and tobacco usage in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity/affirmative action should contact the Affirmative Action Officer at 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, Oregon 97305-7070, or call 503.399.4784. To request this publication in an alternative format, please call 503.399.5192. Academic Honesty Chemeketa’s Academic Honesty policy: www.chemeketa.edu/aboutchemeketa/collegelife/academichonesty/ Here are some specific examples for this particular course: It is a violation of academic honesty to receive help on labs or homework without attribution (exception: online homework). Sources of help that must be cited include other instructors, lab partners, tutors, websites, relatives, and friends. It is a violation of academic honesty for two or more students to produce identical or extremely similar homework, lab reports, or exams (exception: data tables and graphs in lab reports may be shared with attribution). It is not a violation of academic honesty to use notes or books during exams (exception: e-books). It is a violation of academic honesty to use any human help (exceptions: computer technical support and disability services) during an exam. It is a violation of academic honesty to use a cell phone during an exam. Amendment Policy Any portion of this syllabus may be modified by agreement of the instructor and students provided those changes do not violate Chemeketa policy or the course outline. Physics is fun!