PHYS 1112 - Introductory Physics II Course Syllabus Fall 2015

PHYS 1112 - Introductory Physics II
Course Syllabus Fall 2015
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Course Description
Number and Title: PHYS 1112-01 (80645) Introductory Physics II
Credit Hours: 3.0 semester credit hours (3-0-3)
Catalog Description:
An introductory course which will include electrostatics, electric current
and circuits, and electromagnetism, and may also include optics and
modern physics. Elementary algebra and trigonometry will be used.
Course Prerequisites and Co-requisites:
Prerequisite: MATH 1112A, Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry, with a minimum US
grade of D, MATH 1113, Pre-Calculus, with a minimum US grade of D, or MATH 130
with a minimum US grade of D, or MATH 1501, Calculus I, with a minimum US grade of
D, or MATH 151 with a minimum US grade of D
Prerequisite: Physics I and Introductory Physics Laboratory I (PHYS 1111
and PHYS 1111L). Certain life science students must be currently
enrolled in Physics 1112L; others are not required to take PHYS 1112L.
Consult your advisor if you are unsure whether or not you should be
enrolled in PHYS 1112L.
PHYS 1112 covers the basic concepts of Electricity, Magnetism, Electromagnetic
Waves, and Optics. The general content covered includes:
Electric charge, electric fields, and electric potential.
Current, capacitance and resistance
dc circuits
Magnetic force, fields, torque and motion in a magnetic field
Faraday’s laws, inductance and ac circuits
Waves, reflection and refraction
Mirrors and lenses
Wave optics
Computer Requirements:
Each CSU student is required to have ready access throughout the semester to a
notebook computer that meets faculty-approved hardware and software requirements
for the student's academic program. Students will sign a statement attesting to such
access. For further information on CSU's Official Notebook Computer Policy, please go
Software Requirement:
To properly access the course content you will need to download the following free software:
Adobe Reader (needed to access files in PDF format):
Adobe Flash (needed to access video content):
Software Requirement:
To properly access the course content you will need to download the following free
 Adobe Reader (needed to access files in PDF format):
 Adobe Flash (needed to access video content):
Computer Skill Prerequisites:
Able to use the WindowsTM operating system
Able to use Microsoft WordTM word processing
Able to use Microsoft ExcelTM spreadsheet
Able to send and receive e-mail using OutlookTM or Outlook ExpressTM
Able to attach and retrieve attached files via email
Able to use a Web browser.
In-class Use of Student Notebook Computers:
Student notebook computers will not be used in the classroom unless directed by the instructor
in this course. Computers will be required to access course materials and to communicate with
your instructor. Notebook computers will be used extensively in the co-requisite laboratory
course, PHYS 1112L. In this lab course, notebook computers are required for virtually all lab
Student Responsibilities:
Reading and studying from the course text book
Be prepared; read the text material before it is covered in class.
Be in class on time and every day.
Working the assigned practice problems.
Take notes from the text and during class and study them.
Answering and asking questions during class
Take the all quizzes, tests and final exam.
Keep up with the pace of the class.
Program Learning Outcomes:
General education outcomes:
The following link provides the Clayton State University Core Curriculum outcomes (see
Area D):
Biology outcomes:
PHYS 1112 supports outcomes 3 and 4 of the biology major:
 Biology Outcome 3: Knowledge of physical science, mathematics, and statistics
required to support an understanding of biology.
 Biology Outcome 4: Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear concise
Course Objectives
 To increase understanding of natural laws by surveying some of the major areas of
 To develop curiosity of science in general and physics in particular
 To enhance problem solving and critical thinking skills
 To enhance investigative and observational skills
 To develop logical qualitative and quantitative reasoning
 To develop communication skills
Course Learning Outcomes:
 Course Outcome 1: Be able to identify and describe the basic laws of classical
mechanics and wave motion.
 Course Outcome 2: Be able to apply the basic laws of physics to the solution of
conceptual and quantitative problems.
Dr. Thomas Eaves
Clayton Hall T120A (note:
Office changes to New Sci Bldg. Room 235A in September.)
phone: (678) 466-4791
Fall Semester 2014
Class Meetings:
LAB 107
9:00 -9:50
Office hours:
10:00 – 10:45 AM
9:15 – 10:00 AM
Other hours by appointment
Textbook Information:
Serway/Vuille, College Physics, Volume 2, 10th edition, Thomson, 2015.
Text Coverage: Chapters 15- 25
Tests -- 3 @ 100 points
Quizzes min. of 10 at 15 points each (probably 14 or 15 for bonus)
Final examination** (2 hours)
*Quizzes covering fundamentals of study assignments will be administered. Some
Quizzes will not be announced in advance.
**The final examination will be comprehensive
Total Points Earned
455 - 519
520 -584
390 - 454
< 454
Mid-term Progress Report
The mid-term grade in this course, which will be issued on the date specified in the
Academic Calendar, reflects approximately 30% of the entire course grade. Based on
this grade, students may choose to withdraw from the course and receive a grade of
"W." Students pursuing this option must fill out an official withdrawal form, available in
the Office of the Registrar, or withdraw on-line using the Swan by mid-term, shown in the
Academic Calendar.
The last day to withdraw without academic accountability is October 9, 2015 and
can be found in the Academic Calendar along with other important dates.
Course Policies:
Students must abide by policies in the Clayton State University Student Resource
Handbook, and the Basic Undergraduate Student Responsibilities.
University Attendance Policy
Students are expected to attend and participate in every class meeting. Instructors
establish specific policies relating to absences in their courses and communicate these
policies to the students through the course syllabi. Individual instructors, based upon the
nature of the course, determine what effect excused and unexcused absences have in
determining grades and upon students’ ability to remain enrolled in their courses. The
university reserves the right to determine that excessive absences, whether justified or
not, are sufficient cause for institutional withdrawals or failing grades.
Course Attendance Policy
Attendance is expected for all class periods. Attendance is required. Any absence must
be accompanied by a written excuse from a doctor or other competent authority and be
approved by the instructor. Absences of 20% or more of the course schedule will lead
to a grade of F and administrative withdrawal from the course.
Missed Work
Without a valid excuse (an excuse that the instructor approves), a grade of zero points will be
assigned for the missed work. If a valid excuse is provided:
Make-up quizzes will be given only if they are taken before quiz solutions are posted
(afternoon of the day the quiz is given). If the make-up quiz cannot be taken before the
solutions are posted, the missed quiz will be counted as a quiz which can be dropped
(approximately twelve to fourteen quizzes will be given in the course).
Make-up examinations will be given only if they are taken before graded
examinations are posted (next class period). In the event that an excused make-up
examination cannot be taken before an exam is posted, the missed examination will not
count in calculating the course grade. This means that other graded work will be
responsible for a greater weight in determining the course final grade.
Academic Dishonesty
Any type of activity that is considered dishonest by reasonable standards may constitute
academic misconduct. The most common forms of academic misconduct are cheating and
plagiarism All instances of academic dishonesty will result in a grade of zero for the work
involved. All instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Office of Community
Standards. Judicial procedures are described in the Student Resource Handbook (Procedures
for Adjudicating Alleged Academic Conduct Infractions beginning on page 16).
Plagiarism Detection Software.
Students agree that by taking this course all required papers may be subject to submission for
textual similarity review to for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will
be included as source documents in the reference database solely for the purpose
of detecting plagiarism of such papers. You should submit your papers in such a way that no
identifying information about you is included.
Disruption of the Learning Environment
Behavior which disrupts the teaching–learning process during class activities will not
tolerated. While a variety of behaviors can be disruptive in a classroom setting, more serious
examples include belligerent, abusive, profane, and/or threatening behavior. A student who
fails to respond to reasonable faculty direction regarding classroom behavior and/or behavior
while participating in classroom activities may be dismissed from class. A student who is
dismissed is entitled to due process and will be afforded such rights as soon as possible
following dismissal. If found in violation, a student may be administratively withdrawn and
may receive a grade of WF.
A more detailed description of examples of disruptive behavior and appeal procedures is
provided at:
Writing Assistance
The Writers’ Studio 224 is located in the A&S building, room 224. There you can talk with
trained writing consultants about your writing projects. They are available to work with you at
any stage of your paper, from generating ideas to organizing your paper to understanding
how to format it correctly. The service is free; you may drop in and wait for a consultant or
sign up for a regular appointment. But remember: you, not your consultant, are ultimately
responsible for the quality and content of the papers you submit.
Aside from meeting with consultants one-with-one, you can also participate in writing
workshops. In these workshops, faculty and consultants will guide you in discussions and
activities important to academic writing topics. You will be identify, analyze, integrate, and
synthesize writing principles through a series of writing exercises. Remember that we are
here to collaborate with you as you develop your own experiences as a student-writer.
Visit our website for more information:
There you will find a link to register for appointments online:
Other Policies
Operation Study
At Clayton State University, we expect and support high motivation and academic
achievement. Look for Operation Study activities and programs this semester that are
designed to enhance your academic success such as study sessions, study breaks,
workshops, and opportunities to earn Study Bucks (for use in the University Bookstore) and
other items
The use of simple calculators is allowed for all quizzes and examinations.
All tests and examinations are closed book.
No student-produced "memory sheets" or note cards are allowed.
No smoking, eating or drinking is permitted at any time in the classroom.
Tentative schedule for examinations:
15 - 18
September 25, 2015
19 - 21
October 26, 2015
22 - 25
December 4, 2015
15 - 25
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty: Friday, October 9, 2015.