Course Syllabus PES 213 General Physics III Spring, 2005 TR 3:05p-4:20p Columbine #117

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PES 213 General Physics III
Spring, 2005
TR 3:05p-4:20p Columbine #117
Course Syllabus
Instructor: Robert G. Gist
Office and Hours: ENG 243, by appointment (MW 11-12, M 1:40-3 or by appt.)
UCCS e-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uccs.edu/~rgist
http://www.uccs.edu/~rgist/PES/PES213_SPR05/index.htm
Prerequisite: PES 112; Co-requisite: MATH 136
Credit Hours: 3
Text: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 6th edition, by Serway & Jewett
Course Description: A continuation of PES 112. Topics covered include
fluid mechanics, waves, temperature, heat and the first law of
thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, entropy and the second law of
thermodynamics, geometrical optics, interference, diffraction, light,
and quantum physics.
GRADING
Exams: Exam material will be taken primarily from the book, but will include some
information discussed in class. There will be three mid-term exams given during the
semester, each counting as 20% of your grade. I will give you at least a week’s notice as
to the exact date of the exam as well as the material you will be responsible for on each
test. In addition to the three mid-term exams there will be a comprehensive final exam
which will count for 20% of your grade. Unless arrangements have been made prior to
any exam, missed exams will count as a zero. There will be no make-up exams. To
account for emergencies, I’ll drop the lowest exam grade (once only; final excluded)
Homework: An important component of learning physics, in addition to lecture and
reading, is application. Homework problems will be given for each chapter of study.
Each problem will be worth up to 5 points. The assignment will generally be due a week
after it is assigned. Late homework will not be accepted. Assignments will be given in
class and will also be posted on the website above.
Attendance: Attendance will not be monitored. It is each student’s responsibility to
cover any material due to missed lectures.
Grades: In summary, your grade will be based on the following:
Evaluation
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Homework
Final Exam (cumulative)
R. Gist
Approximate Date
17-Feb
17-Mar
26-Apr
Various
12-May 1:40 PM to 4:10 PM
1
Weight
20 %
20 %
20 %
20 %
20 %
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The grade ranges will be A: 90-100%, B: 80-89%, C: 70-70%, D: 60-69%, F: Below
60%. UCCS permits grades to be further specified using +’s and –‘s.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Reasonable accommodation: Students with a disability who require accommodations
should provide a letter of accommodation from Student Enrichment Services (MH 105,
x3354) within the first two weeks of the semester.
Calculators: Calculators will be of great utility for this course. Calculators will be
allowed during exams, if desired. Computers and PDAs are not allowed to be used for
exams.
Cell phones, PDAs, talking, leaving the classroom: Please show respect to the other
members of the class by turning off the sound on cell phones and PDAs. Imperative
phone calls should be taken outside the classroom. Also, keep conversation to a
minimum during the lecture so that others can hear clearly. Please remain in the
classroom unless an emergency arises, since foot traffic in the class can be disruptive to
other students.
Questions, comments: It is my hope that you will feel comfortable asking questions in
class. Chances are that if you are unsure about some topic, there are others who have a
similar question. I would like the class to be as interactive as possible. If you have
relevant experience with a subject, please feel free to share comments with the class.
COURSE OUTLINE
I.
II.
III.
IV.
Introduction, Oscillations and Mechanical Waves [Chapters 14-18] (Jan 18-Feb 15)
Light and Optics [Chapters 35-38] (Feb 17–Mar 17)
Thermodynamics [Chapters 19-22] (Mar 29 – Apr 19)
Relativity [Chapter 39 (Apr 21 - May 3)
Significant Dates
Date
Mar 21 – Mar 27
Apr 1
May 12 (Thursday)
Event
Spring Break
Last day to drop
Final Exam
Note
No class
1:40 PM to 4:10 PM
* Dates (except holidays and final) are approximate, and subject to change. Dates of exams will be
announced at least a week prior to administration.
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Topics, Read-ahead and Exam Schedule*
Date
18-Jan
20-Jan
25-Jan
27-Jan
1-Feb
3-Feb
8-Feb
10-Feb
15-Feb
17-Feb
22-Feb
24-Feb
1-Mar
3-Mar
8-Mar
10-Mar
15-Mar
17-Mar
22-Mar
24-Mar
29-Mar
31-Mar
5-Apr
7-Apr
12-Apr
14-Apr
19-Apr
21-Apr
26-Apr
28-Apr
3-May
5-May
11-May
Topic
Have Read for Today:
Introduction and Overview
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Fluid Mechanics
Ch 14 - Fluid Mechanics
Oscillatory Motion
Ch 15 - Oscillatory Motion
Wave Motion
Ch 16 - Wave Motion
Sound Waves
Ch 17 - Sound Waves
Sound Waves
Superposition and Standing Waves Ch 18 - Superposition and Standing Waves
Superposition and Standing Waves
Review
Exam
Intro to Light and Optics
Ch 35 - Geometric Optics
Geometric Optics
Image Formation
Ch 36 - Image Formation
Interference of Light Waves
Ch 37 - Interference of Light Waves
Interference of Light Waves
Diffraction, Polarization
Ch 38 - Difraction Patterns & Polarization
Review
Exam #2
Spring Break
Spring Break
Temperature
Ch 19 - Temperature
Heat and 1st Law of Thermo.
Ch 20 - Heat and 1st Law of Thermodynamics
Heat and 1st Law of Thermo.
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Ch 21 - Kinetic Theory of Gases
Heat Engines, Entropy
Ch 22 - Heat Engines, Entropy (1st half)
2nd Law of Thermodynamics
Ch 22 - 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
2nd Law of Thermodynamics
Review
Exam #3
Relativity
Ch 39 - Relativity
Relativity
Review
Final Exam
* Dates (except holidays and final) are approximate, and subject to change. Dates of exams will be
announced a week prior to administration.
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