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PHSC 1013: Introduction to Physical Science Daniel Bullock, Ph.D. • Office # 3 McEver Hall (entrance near BIG fish tank) McE 152 Lab 202 McE 162 X McE 172 • Course Info & Lecture Notes Link From http://pls.atu.edu/physci/physics/people/bullock/ Textbook • An introduction to Physical Science by Shipman • Use for reference Interwrite-PRS Clicker • The “other” required component of this course. – Interwrite-PRS Clicker • Daily In-Class Quizzes – Bring it EVERY DAY – NO make-up quizzes – DON’T come to me if you “Forget” your remote. – DON’T come to me if your batteries are dead – YOU’RE AN ADULT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY How to Do WELL • • • • Read slides from web and book sections before lectures Take notes Read slides from web and notes after lectures Practice homework exercises – Practice homework exercises again without the book • Read chapter summaries • Try a practice quiz or test without the book The Typical “A” Student • Attendance – Virtually perfect attendance. • Preparation – Always reading assignments. Occasionally catch the instructor in a mistake. Practices homework problems. • Curiosity – Shows interest in the material. Seeks answers. Look up what is not understood. Asks questions during class. • Retention – Ability to utilize past learning to make connections with new material. • Attitude – A winning attitude, self initiative, self discipline, determination. The “Other” Students • Attendance – Misses class. Places other priorities ahead of academic work. Health or fatigue may seem to be issues. Unable to keep up with the demands of consistent performance. • Preparation – Sometimes reads. Occasionally “cramming,” or last minute. • Attitude – Participate without enthusiasm. Not visibly committed to class. Come late and/or leave early, asleep in the back. Not determined. • Retention – Every concept seems totally new and complicated to them. • Results: – Mediocre or very inconsistent on tests. Signs of poor self initiative or self discipline. Course Objectives • Learn to use the scientific method as a model for formal problem solving and analysis. • Understand the importance of physical principles by experiencing a broad range of topics and problems applicable in today’s world. • Obtain some physical science literacy, to understand questions and concerns involving issues found in everyday life. • Understand basic principles and laws found in physics and chemistry. • • • Scientific Methodology Measurements Motion Topics – Definitions – Basic Equations – Introduction to Accident Investigation • Force – Newton’s Laws of motion – Momentum – Forces during Auto-Accidents • Energy and Work – Kinds of energy – Conservation of energy – Determining impact speeds using energy calculations • • Temperature and heat Electricity and Magnetism – Homemade generator • • • Atomic Physics Nuclear Physics Chemistry – – – – Elements Bonding Reactions Forensic chemistry Grading • SCHEME 1: 0-100 In SCHEME 1 0% of your lecture grade will come from the in-class quizzing/participation/homework and out of class assignments, and 100% will come from the average of your exam scores. • SCHEME 2: 50-50 In SCHEME 2 50% of your lecture grade will come from the in-class quizzing/participation/homework and out of class assignments, and 50% will come from the average of your exam scores. • SCHEME 3: 70-30 In SCHEME 3 70% of your lecture grade will come from the in-class quizzing/participation/homework and out of class assignments, and 30% will come from the average of your exam scores. The overall course grade will be determined from the HIGHEST of the three grading schemes. The overall course grade will be as follows: A : 100-90% B: 89.999-80% C: 79.999-70% D: 69.999-60% F: 59.999-0% Got MATH? • Did you pass Algebra? Can you do Algebra? • Do you understand that those are two different things? • Do exponents, solving for X, scientific notation, a linear fit (y = mx + b), square roots, logs, sine/cosine sound familiar? • If you answered NO to any of these questions, you might have to put in a little more work. • Try out the Math Review Program on ATU computers. • Look At This Math Skills Review http://pls.atu.edu/physci/physics/people/robertson/courses/mathreview.html