Physics 158 – Introductory Physics for Engineers II

Physics 158 – Introductory Physics for Engineers II Jan 2015 Instructors: Section 201 MWF 9-­‐10am Dr. Steven Plotkin Section 202 MWF 1-­‐2pm Dr. Sean Stotyn (filling in for Dr. Don Witt ) Section 203 TR 2-­‐3:30pm Dr. Michael Hasinoff Topics: Waves – Superposition, interference, reflection, boundary conditions, thin films ( Ch 15, 35 ) E&M – DC time-­‐dependent circuits -­‐-­‐ RC, Inductors, LR, LC, LRC, AC circuits, Electric Field and Potential, Gauss’s Law, Electric Flux, Magnetic Field, Ampere’s Law, Faraday’s Law, Maxwell’s Equations, Electromagnetic Waves ( Ch 21—32 ) See course Learning Goals (posted on Connect) for detailed outline of material covered. Required Materials:  "University Physics with Modern Physics" (Vol A + B Special UBC 13th Ed) by Young & Freedman  Access code for MasteringPhysics (bundled with text or purchased separately as: ISBN: Mastering Physics Plus card – 0558789250)  iClicker  Materials and pre-­‐reading quizzes will be posted on Connect (log in with your CWL at  Most materials: 2014W2-­‐PHYS158-­‐All Sections -­‐-­‐ Introductory Physics for Engineers II  iclicker section: 2014W2-­‐PHYS158-­‐20X -­‐-­‐ Introductory Physics for Engineers II Grading Rubric: Phys 158 -­‐ Intro Phys II Term 2 In-­‐class & Homework*** 10 % Midterm 1 15 % Midterm 2 15 % April Exam*** 60 % Total 100 % *** Important: You must obtain at least 45% on the April exam and at least 50% on the combined midterms + Final exam. Otherwise your final grade will be an F. This is to ensure that your mastery of the material is demonstrated on an individual level. Midterm exams: Tuesday, Feb 10/15 and Wednesday, Mar 18/15 from 7:15-­‐-­‐-­‐8:30PM. The detailed room assignments (by activity ID) will be posted before each midterm. What to expect in this course: “Lecture” time will consist of a mixture of lecture, clicker questions, discussions, and activities to work on with your peers. These learning exercises are designed to encourage you to practice the new skills you are acquiring in an environment where you can receive feedback. When we ask questions in class, it is not a “test” for evaluating you, but you should consider it a personal challenge. Ask yourself: “Do I know how to apply this concept ?” -­‐-­‐ “Did I really understand the last activity ?” -­‐-­‐ “Would I be able to produce a similar result on an exam ?” Being totally honest with yourself will guide you to the areas on which you need to do additional work, and this will help you to gauge your own mastery of the material. Pre-­‐reading assignments will be given on a weekly basis. These will provide you with the vocabulary and tools you need to build the skills we will work on in lecture and they are a very important part of your learning. Pre-­‐reading quizzes on Connect will provide a check that you have absorbed the information and help you to prepare for class. Tutorials will give you a chance to practice problem solving with your peers and teaching assistants and help to prepare you for your next assignment. Tutorials begin on Jan 13, 2015. The Phys 159 Laboratory sessions will also begin on Monday, Jan 13, 2015. Homework assignments will provide you with the practice you need to improve your problem solving skills and apply the various concepts. This practice is essential to your learning !! You may discuss concepts and approaches with your peers, but we expect you to submit your own independent work. There are two types of homework: MasteringPhysics online questions and full written solutions to be handed in during tutorials. Midterm and exam questions will be problems similar in style to the homework and activity problems. The exam will also have a set of 10 short multiple choice questions. At least one question will be based on an activity or previous homework question. Ultimately the learning goals (posted on Connect) are your guide to what we expect you to be able to do, so consider using these as a study guide alongside reading and practicing problem solving. Academic Integrity: We take the standards of academic integrity and honesty very seriously at UBC. This is to ensure that the grades submitted are a meaningful representation of each student’s individual performance and to ensure fairness to everyone. All exams are to be written using only the allowed materials, and no communication is allowed during individual exams. Some in-­‐class work and homework may be done using peer discussion, however, your final submitted homework assignments ( MP, tutorials ) should reflect your own individual effort. Peer discussion can be helpful for learning and we encourage you to discuss general concepts and approaches to problems, but when an assignment is submitted with your name on it then it must represent your work. In class, we will often have you work in groups and ask you to discuss concepts, however when we ask you to perform an individual task, we again expect this to represent your abilities, in order for you to gauge your own mastery of the material and to provide you with meaningful feedback. For more on UBC Academic Honesty policies and standards please read the following: Academic Misconduct:,54,111,959 Guide to Academic Integrity:­‐to-­‐academic-­‐integrity/